Wednesday, November 14, 2018

George Shearing Quintet - Lullaby of Birdland



Personnel: George Shearing (piano), Marjorie Hyams (vibraphone), Chuck Wayne (guitar), John Levy (bass), Denzil Best (drums)

George Shearing East of the Sun West of the moon


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Roy Hargrove / You Go To My Head

Roy Hargrove  --  RIP  --  We,re losing too many great musicians.  --  DAMN!


Sonny Fortune ~ In A Sentimental Mood

RIP: Sonny Fortune


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Clifford Brown & Max Roach - Study In Brown ( Full Album )

Yesterday would have been Clifford Brown's 88th birthday. 



Clifford Brown - trumpet.... Harold Land - tenor saxophone.... Richie Powell - piano.... George Morrow - Bass.... Max Roach - drums.... ................................................................. "Cherokee" - 5:44 "Jacqui" - 5:11 "Swingin'" - 2:52 "Lands End" - 4:57 "George's Dilemma" - 5:36 "Sandu" - 4:57 "Gerkin for Perkin" - 2:56 "If I Love Again" - 3:24 "Take the 'A' Train" - 4:16

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Heartland

Ever notice how they started calling it "The Heartland" not long after its industrial might was gutted, not long after they moved all the jobs out of the country, or out of town?  It's as if getting a title was the consolation prize.  After they left a bunch of polluted industrial sites, no longer fit for man or beast - "The Heartland".  Now there's an "opioid crisis" in the former Midwest ( IE: "The Heartland")  --  broken bodies, broken minds, people thrown away with no place to go. 

Rather than deal with the fallout of greed, of jobs being moved for 1% more profit, we discard the workers, the people, then start another "War On Drugs" so those no longer warring against pot can still have jobs. 

All this will make the "crisis" WORSE simply because those who actually NEED painkillers to function will get them wherever they can  --  legal or not.  A nation of 60, 70, 80 year old junkies. 

Then what's left of our once strong middle class can go tsk, tsk, and continue along their merry way blaming those "weak people", those "losers", for being human, for being broken, for trying to keep body and soul together any way they can.  It must be really tough to live in a place where your father and grandfather managed to make a good living  --  and you can't even feed your family decently. 

By the way   ----   so far Trump is not the answer.  Perhaps some REAL Democrats might be.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Trash Calls

Just received another phone call from someone "offering" to help with back pain, diabetes supplies, internet and phone service, etc., etc.  This was not another scam call (another issue altogether), but one sponsored by one or another legitimate company.  These calls are often intrusive, off base, and just a big pain in the ass.  Always from a person speaking heavily accented, near unintelligible English.

These calls are often poorly scripted, and RUDE.  It almost seems as if they are designed to foster hatred of foreigners.  Coming from some South Asian country, these calls often feature a contempt for Americans.  People with little command of my language acting as if I'm a total moron (also a feature of many scam calls).

The folks on the phone seem unaware of American mores, customs, and conventions, asking questions that no person in their right mind would answer.

Though it may sound strange, right after another one of these calls, I said, "I feel like voting for Trump"  --  then laughed.  The irritation I felt after another call that caused me to stop what I was doing, try to decipher what was being said, try to politely disengage, being bombarded by rude questions and/or statements questioning my intelligence, leads me to hang up, and wonder who hires these people who act like we are dopes and dupes.  Next reaction: "damn foreigners, know nothing about us  --  keep 'em out". 

Totally irrational, but a response to the near constant bombardment of trash calls  --  this without even the "We are from Microtech", or "I'm calling to you from investigations department of IRS  --  I am Mike Smith of investigations departments"  --  all with a HEAVY accent  --  not typical of "Mike Smith".

Is it all a plot?  Do anti-immigrant, anti-foreigner folks plan this stuff?  Is it timed to cause major disruption in your day?  Probably not   ----   but   ----   How many folks want to build a wall, close all borders, end immigration, in a hope it will end these insane phone calls?

  The issue with teen age girls speaking at a rate that makes every other word unintelligible is another issue altogether.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sonny Stitt - Alone Together



Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone) Jimmy Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Blue N' Boogie (Live at Birdland)





Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes, from a radio broadcast hosted by Symphony Sid Torin, March 31, 1951.

Charms, The - Bazoom ( I Need Your Lovin' ) - 1954


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Christian Hate Group Burns Israeli Flag, Throws Hitler Salutes, Calls For End To “The Holocaust Hoax”

Sooner or later they ALWAYS get back to "the Jew".  This from "Joe.My.God, - follow link to original  -- There you can view the video.

 http://www.joemygod.com/2018/08/30/christian-hate-group-burns-israeli-flag-throws-hitler-salutes-calls-for-end-to-the-holocaust-hoax


“We are here tonight as the League of the South to put three items to the flame, into the ovens of justice. One is this insidious star of Remphan, the symbol of the Jew. The second is ‘The Communist Manifesto,’ written by Jew Karl Marx, which was responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people in the 20th century. And the Talmud, the blueprint for international Jewry’s plan to rid the world of the white race.
“All of these will be consigned to the flames of justice tonight. 109 times in the history of the world, the Jew has been banished from our midst. Lord, we ask that you make number 110, come soon, for our Southland.
“And we also, father, ask you to reveal to the world that hoax that the Jew has been perpetrating now for many years—something called the Holocaust, which is nothing but a con game based on all three of these symbols. We stand for the white race against all of our enemies, particularly the Jew, and all of these symbols represent that enemy.” – League of the South president Michael Hill.

From their website:
The League of the South is a Southern nationalist organization, headquartered in Killen, Alabama, whose ultimate goal is “a free and independent Southern republic.” The League defines the Southern United States as the states that make up the Confederate States of America. While political independence ranks highly among our goals, we are also a religious and social movement, advocating a return to a more traditional, conservative Christian-oriented Southern culture.

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