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|May-03-12|| ||HeMateMe: I still would love to see the video of Fischer singing with Smyslov. I think it was in a cafe somewhere, at a chess tournament. I suppose there is no video, just first hand accounts.|
|May-03-12|| ||Everett: ... and the first hand accounts probably include how Fischer switched between the six different languages that he supposedly mastered, how he outsung Smyslov, and was playing flawless blindfold chess at the time on 60 boards... while levitating. I swear, this is how it all went down.|
<chessgames.com: OK folks, this has clearly gotten way off topic. We already have a music forum; it's call the Kibitzer's café.>
I am not surprised by the quick trigger on this page. The sycophants must have been in a froth over the hijacking of "their" page.
|May-03-12|| ||harrylime: To begin any post on here with the legend ' You know nothing' is naff! |
Classical music died as a beacon of the masses a looooong time ago.
Classical music is pretty dead. I'd say the 'Jackson Pollock' stage has long been reached/breached.
The Fabs are a beacon of the masses..Pushing popular music as far as it could go. They are the Beethoven of our age.. Culturally more significant than any musician that's ever existed.
Beethoven did the same in an age of revolution.
Beethoven breathed revolution.
|May-03-12|| ||harrylime: <TheFocus>
What date was your 'latest' source ?
Hey .. He played so few games (relatively) , but moved chess on in such sublime fashion !
|May-03-12|| ||TheFocus: <harrylime> <TheFocus> <What date was your 'latest' source ?>|
Are you talking about this one?
<Bozidar Kazik, was a member of the FIDE Bureau, an international referee and a prominent chess organizer. Kazik, a prominent Yugoslav journalist, promoted and refereed the famous “Match of the Century” and is the author of a number of books and publications on chess. He interviewed all 8 of the Candidates: Geller, Fischer, Huebner, Korchnoi, Larsen, Petrosian, Taimanov and Uhlmann. These appeared in the Belgrade newspaper, Politika, and were reprinted by a number of papers throughout the world. They were also reprinted in Chess Life, April 1971, pg. 186 – 189, and May 1971, pg. 239 – 241.>
Here is Kazic's question to Bobby and his reply: <It is well known that you always play to win. This is attractive for spectators and organizers. Have you had any short draws at all? What is your best game so far?>
<Fischer> <Yes, I like to win. I remember I had a short draw in the U.S. Championship in 1957, 15 moves. My best game so far is the one with Donald Byrne in the U.S. Championship in 1956.>
I will point out that the game actually occurred in the Rosenwald Cup Tournament, which morphed into the U.S. Championship the next year.
|May-03-12|| ||harrylime: <Keypusher> I can play chess lol |
More so .. I would say you're the one who can't read !
Now go away zzzzz
|May-03-12|| ||harrylime: <Focus>
I meant date as in 'date' lol
What source have you got supporting your argument post ..say.. '73?
But even so the ice seems a bit thin.
|May-03-12|| ||TheFocus: After 1973, Bobby maintained in a radio interview, of which I do not know the exact date, and am not about to dig for, his best game to still be the game against Donald Byrne.|
You can't fight City Hall, <harry>! Just accept Fischer at his word.
|May-03-12|| ||harrylime: Robert Fischer is the greatest chess player of all time. Of that, I have no doubt whatsoever.|
|May-03-12|| ||wwall: Brady writes that Fischer liked pop music, rhythm and blues, and later listened to Thai music.|
|May-03-12|| ||TheFocus: I think he was more interested in the Thai women dancing to Thai music.|
The most beautiful woman I know in Hawaii is Thai. She cuts hair for a living.
|May-03-12|| ||MarkFinan: <wwall> So would you say Fischer himself was a fan of The Beatles, as he more or less grew up in the 60's, and musically they defined that decade, and set the standard for every other musicians and artists since then..|
Lets talk about his musical tastes for a change, as opposed to having to listen to how one/two/three?? of his fan's, who's been writing a never to be published phantom book on him for the last 5 years, talking about his own health problems..
Bobby's fan's have their own forums for that rubbish, right ?
So...... Who did Bobby like musically, i just can't wait to hear!
|May-03-12|| ||parisattack: <TheFocus: I think he was more interested in the Thai women dancing to Thai music.
The most beautiful woman I know in Hawaii is Thai. She cuts hair for a living.>|
Angie the Lotion Lady was half-Thai; gorgeous gal. She danced at Misty II.
I'm sure she was a Fischer fan! (Want to keep things on topic here.)
|May-03-12|| ||TheFocus: Gotta keep it on Fischer. Don't want to upset <Mark>.|
|May-03-12|| ||parisattack: No, don't want to be sent to i9 for a week, either! :)|
|May-03-12|| ||harrylime: I reckon <Keypusher> is better at deleting than he is at chess, Discuss.|
|May-03-12|| ||JustWon: Well <Everett> since his singing is basically unrecognizible we can let it slide.|
|May-04-12|| ||Joshka: <MarkFinan> From what I can recall, Bobby always talked about liking the music from the late 50's early 60's, Jackie Wilson, R&B.....I'm sure it crossed over into DooWop....The Beatles being the most dominant force from the 60's, Bobby of course had to appreciate. Hearing Bobby gush about "song writing" in the movie "Bobby Fischer and Me" and also the latest one "Bobby Fischer Against The World, shows just how amazed Fischer was, with the "magical" properties involved in making hit records. He seems to regret immersing his life with chess and wished he would have been involved in music.|
|May-04-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Joshka>
quite amazingly, the great Lajos Portisch sometimes thinks he ought to have followed music as a career. It is really nice he didn't and we can enjoy his singing when he isn't playing chess!
Wasn't it Larry Evans who said Bobby was just terrible when he sang?
|May-04-12|| ||Joshka: <SimonWebbsTiger> Thanks, never knew that about Lajos!! Recall reading, that once Bobby took the stage after some chess tournament, and started singing with the band? Maybe it was karaoke though? Didn't know he played accordion until I read a blurb about it in one of Brady's books. Bobby did have perfectly shaped hands and fingers for the piano! He would have easily been able to play 10ths in his left hand, where as most pianists play just octaves. Well maybe Evans was right about Bobby's singing, but that should not have stopped him, if he really had wanted to get involved with music. If that was the case, Bacharach would never have become one of the top writers of popular music!;-) It's just amazing how certain roads in life are never followed. Regina probably gives Bobby's sister Joan a dollar, and tells her to go below to the candy store and get a board game for Bobby to be occupied with. Had Regina been maybe able to afford an old beat up whore upright for 25 bucks or so, .......we probably are NOT even blogging on a chess website!!!|
|May-04-12|| ||technical draw: Mark Taimanov was a concert pianist.|
|May-04-12|| ||JohnDahl: <Beethoven breathed revolution>|
Whereas you breathe ignorance and talk @#$%. Fall-down-funny was your boast regarding Mozart and Beethoven that:
<It's exactly your kind of artistic snobbery which they fought against ..>
Wolfgang and Ludwig were the elite of a musical elite. They wrote for the Church, members of the aristocracy, other rich benefactors, or they didn't write at all. When they deigned to perform publicly it was in front of the great and good of Viennese society. They did not busk in the streets, nor play in the local tavern on Friday nights.
In the Europe of the late 18th/early 19th centuries, 85-90% of the population lived on and worked off the land. A large proportion of those would never even have heard of Beethoven or Mozart, let alone been familiar with their music. The invention of the gramophone and the popular classics album was a century and more in the future.
|May-04-12|| ||MarkFinan: Even without Turk, <JD>'s still a barell of laughs ;)|
|May-04-12|| ||tpstar: IF FISCHER WERE A BEATLE
Loud, difficult, opinionated, controversial, anti-war activist, raised by aunt and uncle/estranged from father, loved New York City, bed-in for peace, Revolution, Double Fantasy, more popular than Jesus
The Cute One, hard-working, extroverted, conceited, controlling, busy career, romantic balladeer, lost mother, Helter Skelter, The Long and Winding Road, Live and Let Die, exploited by former wives for money, legal trouble in Japan
Cool, loyal, angst-ridden, dark horse, Quiet Beatle, racing cars, big black guitar, spiritual, Eastern mysticism, Don't Bother Me, died young
Goofy, underrated, funny nose, sense of wonder, very lucky replacement, Yellow Submarine, With a Little Help From My Friends, Caveman, surrogate parent to Julian
YouTube has a video of Fischer performing "All You Need Is Love" but it is painfully bad.
|May-04-12|| ||MarkFinan: <tpstar> You missed out walking Contradiction for Lennon, and funnier than people give him credit for for Ringo..|
Plus hardly a lucky replacement when all the others wanted him in, and he was classed as the best drummer in Liverpool at the time...
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