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|Apr-14-14|| ||juan31: Master R. Taylor: I live in Mexico city, Aztec of blood, the game was important to my for many reasons; the beauty of the knigth, the end of the game, and more important ( in my opinion ) is a game very close to a piece of art in the field of chess.|
|Apr-15-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <juan31> Thanks. Very flattering. Yes, the game seemed to "flow" unlike some of the other games I played. |
My main pleasure overall was that, unlike a lot of my games in the last 2 years, I didn't make those stupid blunders (more or less one movers). Of course I made a lot of misjudgments and errors but no really stupid ones of the kind that have plagued me so that I am pleased even with the games I lost!
|May-11-14|| ||Domdaniel: Hi Richard ... I saw your post in the CG forum, where you said you only had access to one other database.
If you want more, there are links in my forum header to 3 or 4 more ...|
|May-11-14|| ||Domdaniel: Here are some of 'em:
|May-11-14|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: Some more (somewhat surprising that I did not see them in <Domdaniel>'s forum):|
|May-13-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Domdaniel><MostlyAverageJoe> I have access to the 365 data base and the one on here. |
Thanks for these others. It happens sometimes when I'm playing an opening book I can't find the game quoted on here. This means a search of these will maybe find some of them. Then they could be added to here and / or used by myself.
I know there is that huge data base the GMs use (Chess Base).
There is another I should get - it is a data base of New Zealand players - compiled by Peter Stuart. I must buy it. Once bought he updates it. Useful especially if players stick to their openings. By and large I do (unless I see the need for surprise, depends on the opponent!)
By the way I just swept my comp.with a Malware thing and it picked up 50 objects which when deleted made my computer go faster.
|Jun-07-14|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Congrats on tying for the NZ Veterans Champs! http://www.chesschat.org/showthread...|
|Jun-09-14|| ||Domdaniel: Hey, Richard ... I see you've become a Marxist, <tendence Groucho>. Congrats. But what became of the 'old you'?|
|Jun-11-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <JonathanSarfati> Thanks! I was surprised. I went out to try to get Stuart but missed there - probably attacked and sacrificed too soon and Peter defended well. I really was quite lost against Bernard Carpinter. I also missed a counter against Morrel although he played well. |
Of course it is easier than playing when the strong juniors are around! Haven't been able to play as I have car problems etc just now, but aim to play at the NZ Open which Murray Chandler is organising or has done. It is an interesting idea to have the champs open now and then.
|Jun-11-14|| ||Richard Taylor: < Domdaniel: Hey, Richard ... I see you've become a Marxist, <tendence Groucho>. Congrats. But what became of the 'old you'? >|
I admire them both although Karl had the tougher life perhaps.
I liked them as a kid but not so much now...but they were good value for sure.
I remember my father reading biographies and one was about
the Marx brothers and one about Nixon!
He was English born but liked reading the New Yorker!
|Jun-11-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <DomDaniel> The old RT was too grumpy and old looking! |
I should give you a link to my conversation with the Richard Taylors where I interview myself. It was published in a kind of 'radical' lit. journal called Brief a few years ago...
In the interview I am split into thousands rather than the conventional 2!
|Jun-11-14|| ||Domdaniel: <Richard> -- <In the interview I am split into thousands>|
As some Shakespearean character (was it Hotspur?) said: "I could divide myself and go to buffets".
To which the answer, I suppose, is "Hey, don't beat yourself up".
|Jun-30-14|| ||Richard Taylor: I don't know that "quote"? but it is good. I read the Henry plays some time ago. Falstaff is the man of course (he's in one of the "in-between" plays.|
I had car troubles etc so I didnt get around to either the Waitakare or the Rich Sutton Cup.
(We have been ordering our groceries via the internet and it works well - pay a bit more but it is much easier and less stressful..)
Sorry Dom I thought I was talking to Benzol! Oh well, it's still all true!
My computer video card packed it in and my car and my daughter had another child as well as we were doing a lot of work clearing trees back of my section...in any case I was "off air".
|Jun-30-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Domdaniel> re that I saw - forget the names or the name - but I'm pretty sure it was the Cambridge Circus - here in Auckland with my father about 1962 or some such time. One skit one of the chaps had a fight with himself! I'm sure those were ones in the Goodies or Monty Python.|
When I first saw Monty Python I actually found it quite frightening so I didn't watch it much. Later I came to like some of it.
I did like the Goon Show and later the Goodies etc.
I'm ambiguous about Rowan Atkinson. When as Mr. Bean things go wrong I hate it.
I am a strange person: I watched Serpico several times but what I most liked about that was when the cop would stop for a coffee. As long as he HAD that coffee! But if in a movie someone starts a nice meal or about to have a coffee but then leaves it off or something gets smashed I hate that. I get distracted wanting the person to finish their meal or drink or whatever!
But used to love the Three Stooges and of course the Marx Brothers as a boy.
|Aug-07-14|| ||Domdaniel: Hi Richard ... I just saw your reference to 'Tarzan Presley' by Cox, from a few weeks ago.|
It threw up a few random connections:
I met and interviewed Priscilla Presley, aka Elvis's widow, about 20 years ago. She had recently been in one of the Naked Gun movies, and she struck me as an extraordinarily good-looking woman.
I'm surprised, in a way, that Cox's novel had copyright trouble, as there are precedents. 'Elvissy' by Jack Womack is Elvis in an alternate universe. A series of books by SF writer Philip Jose Farmer deals with the origin of, and relationships between, Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Captain Nemo, and others.
There's a lot of parasitic literature out there.
|Aug-08-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Domdaniel> Thanks: I read a book by Priscilla Presley, I don't know why as pop music in general and "stars" doesn't normally interest me. (I see that Presley was indeed quite a good looking man before he got overweight etc - and he knew some hot women for sure!(perks of being who he was)); It did Cox, although he was also interested in books and things otherwise, he worked at the Jewish Museum in Germany (he had worked at Te Papa here). I had read another book he wrote. |
I read the book in question, it is good, hard to get hold of, I think they are going to re-issue it with a different title.
I have no problem with taking texts etc and re-using them although I only ever satirically claim them as my own. I have aways liked copying things from books and now I make it part of my ongoing lit. project. But at one extreme there is Kenneth Goldman (who started Ubu Web) who writes 'uncreative writing' which is not quite what I do, my ideas came from some of my own and via say, an essay by Charles Bernstein and other things (some of the ideas of Beuys, Charles Ives ideas of mixing "bad" and good singing (from his father who did this in the bands he ran), some ideas of Zukofsky (the NZ Poet Michelle Leggott did a PhD on him and also wrote a book about his '80 Flowers', Bach's methods of recycling music he had already written, perhaps Wagner's idea of a total work, Z's 'A', Pound and so on. But I had my own take...
Now in Nigel Cox's case the whole thing is more complicated as he wrote a criticism (not wholly hostile) of C. K. Stead who is either hated or admired a lot here, but in the course of his writing he said that Stead (then in his 60s I think)was more or less washed up. Then Cox died of Cancer (tragically at a fairly young age, he had written some novels, worked at a well known book shop called Unity books in Wellington and Auckland (where I am sure I saw him as I called in to get 'Continuum' by the great NZ poet Alan Curnow (who knew Stead well, in fact they lived opposite each other in the same street for years!) - now after he had died, Stead wrote a book about an older writer who had been criticized, but the man who criticized him died of cancer, then the older man - and here is the evil schadenfreude - seduced and then married his wife! He then went on to win great recognition and win many awards in a long life! Into the bargain he got a good payout for the story which won some prize... (Cox's wife was pretty upset by this.)
It was that and a few other controversies that got me interested in Cox, but I had overlooked the book (I'm sure I saw it years ago and just put it aside) but a friend of mine who has an eye out for the bizarre, and / or interesting: purchased a copy. I read a library copy.
Interesting there are precedents. The problem came from the estate of Edgar Wallace not the Presley's.
Not long before I caught up with a lot of this I was talking about copywrite with Jack Ross (a local writer and lit. person) and I mentioned my interest in signing my name to a Frost poem! I had heard an announcer on our 'Concert Program' talking about music based on Frost's poetry, and the trouble a composer got, so I thought I might generate some interest!
Of course the main thing is music.
But Jack had been reading about copywrite (he discovered Kathy Acker [she was sued for "borrowing" other writings for her own works] many years ago and in his work he 'samples', I get to the stage that I sometimes don't or am not sure always what part of what I have done is my own writing. I am interested in the mix of texts and textures, and images and text and all the rest...
I've hear of Farmer. But he obviously hasn't tackled Tarzan, that might be when the ax might fall! I believe there the ruling was no more publication even in here, in NZ.
But you can still buy a copy if you dial up ADD ALL and search for it.
My interest in Cox increased when my friend wanted me to value his own book (he thought the ban meant it was say NZ$300 or something, but it would be about $40 or something or possibly more, but not enough, (he is paying a mortgage as when his mother died she left the house to all 4 children despite the fact that while 2 were in the house on low incomes, the other two had their own homes etc): so then I decided to get a copy from the library inter-loan here.
I dallied with the idea of re-writing the entire book verbatim and publishing it under my own name a la Goldsmith and the author in Borges story who re-wrote Cervantes verbatim, claiming it was different as written at a different time; also in theory it might happen by chance! Or a la Kenneth Goldsmith, who re-wrote and entire copy of the NY Times and published it as part of his project: it is interesting that he finds it often very boring exercise...but he does other strange and innovative works I believe.
|Aug-12-14|| ||Octavia: Hi why did you change your pic? It used to look genuine but now with this coloured hair...|
how's your women's team doing in the olympiad? the scots are ok as you can see from here: Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant after all your top woman comes from Sco
|Aug-12-14|| ||Octavia: Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant|
|Aug-20-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Octavia> Hi. I didn't like it and I think people associate Groucho Marx with fun or funny things. |
I've lost track of the Olympiad, I couldn't understand how to work out who had played who. I'm not on here much.
Chess limited to playing over the odd master game or say a 3 0 game or two now and then.
Yes, Helen is from Scotland. I only beat Helen once in a Rapid game. Otherwise I lost all the others except for a draw last time I think.
She is not as confident as she needs to be but plays well when she gets going.
That Ketevan is way out of my league I'm afraid. Thanks for dropping by...!
|Aug-30-14|| ||Benzol: <Richard> Are you going to play in the North Shore Open next weekend?|
|Sep-02-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Hi. I haven't been able to play in any tournaments as I lack a car, but I am getting one, but it will be too late for that. I will play in a few other things possibly, and hopefully in Chandler's NZ Open which is this year an Open tournament, so I suppose it means you have a chance to get a game with a GM or some IMs or whatever as well as getting wiped out by E. Green's little masters, fully prepared with the latest theoretical ideas and traps etc!! But I'll see how all goes...|
I only missed the car for a few things, such as visiting my daughters, and perhaps the odd trip into town. Otherwise we now get almost all our weekly supplies delivered, costs a bit more but even with a car it is very convenient, as you avoid the hoi polloi (the great unwashed) and checkouts etc
Chesswise, just the odd game played over, and some 3 minute games on FICS.
|Sep-09-14|| ||Richard Taylor: Back in business with a Mazda, should be able maybe to play in the Merv and possibly the Open at Xmas.|
|Sep-09-14|| ||technical draw: Strange <RT>. My wife just gifted me a Mazda Protege. After about $500 of repairs it's working fine (but I'll just use it for local transportation). My other car is a Mercedes Bent.|
|Sep-10-14|| ||Richard Taylor: The old Mercedes Bent! The other car I had they couldn't find and ECU unit anywhere in NZ less than NZ$900 so I sent it to the car meat works for NZ$400...|
This one is a Mazda 323, 1997. Seems to go well. The Mitsubishi also used to turn off the dashboard lights so it was a bugger for going out to play at chess clubs in the evening, and suspected it would shut down my lights altogether. I took the dash board panel out and got someone to rewire the circuit but it was more than that...so even if I had got the ECU fixed...
But now I have this. I recall when the Japanese cars came here, they and everything else Japanese was called "Jap crap" but I saw a skit on the BBC, two English men having a duel with pistols which failed to fire, they looked at them and exclaimed: "Ah! No wonder! Made in Britain!"
|Sep-16-14|| ||cormier: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/16/world...|
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