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.

“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.

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Michael Hill participates in JMG thread. The League Of The South celebrates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The League defends the white supremacist who inspired Charleston terrorist Dylann Roof. The League provides protest signs at rally to support Roy Moore. Creationist Ken Ham headlines convention held by former League head Michael Peroutka. Right Wing Watch reports that Michael Peroutka bankrolled the return of Roy Moore to the Alabama Supreme Court. The SPLC reports that the membership rolls of the League and the Council of Conservative Citizens “overlap greatly.” Tony Perkins speaks at 2001 meeting of the Council Of Conservative Citizens.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Smoke From Your Cigarette-The Mellows

Charlie Parker Greatest Hits (FULL ALBUM) 00:00 - Donna Lee 03:07 - My Old Flame 06:23 - Ornithology 14:04 - Now's the Time 17:30 - Lover Man 20:54 - Blues for Alice 23:42 - Round Midnite 28:48 - My Melancholy Baby 32:13 - She Rote 35:20 - Mohawk 39:09 - Half Nelson 42:00 - Au Privave 44:44 - I Get a Kick out of You 49:39 - Star Eyes 53:15 - Dexterity 56:10 - I've Got You Under My Skin 59:44 - K. C. Blues 01:03:12 - Swedish Schnapps 01:06:26 - Bebop 01:09:18 - Chasin' the Bird 01:12:14 - Leap Frog 01:14:42 - I Love Paris 01:19:51 - Milestones 01:22:36 - Old Folks 01:26:11 - Relaxin' with Lee 01:30:06 - Bloomdido 01:33:28 - In the Still of the Night 01:36:53 - Just One of Those Things 01:39:35 - Back Home Blues 01:42:24 - Why Do I Love You

 Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), famously called Bird, or Yardbird was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker, with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, is widely considered one of the most influential of jazz musicians. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career, and the shortened form "Bird" remained Parker's sobriquet for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology" and "Bird of Paradise." Parker played a leading role in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuoso technique, and improvisation based on harmonic structure. Parker's innovative approaches to melody, rhythm, and harmony exercised enormous influence on his contemporaries. Several of Parker's songs have become standards, including "Billie's Bounce", "Anthropology", "Ornithology", and "Confirmation". He introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including a tonal vocabulary employing 9ths, 11ths and 13ths of chords, rapidly implied passing chords, and new variants of altered chords and chord substitutions. His tone was clean and penetrating, but sweet and plaintive on ballads. Although many Parker recordings demonstrate dazzling virtuosic technique and complex melodic lines – such as "Ko-Ko", "Kim", and "Leap Frog" – he was also one of the great blues players. His themeless blues improvisation "Parker's Mood" represents one of the most deeply affecting recordings in jazz. At various times, Parker fused jazz with other musical styles, from classical to Latin music, blazing paths followed later by others. Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat generation, personifying the conception of the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual, rather than just a popular entertainer. His style – from a rhythmic, harmonic and soloing perspective – influenced countless peers on every instrumen

Monday, August 20, 2018

Robert Reich - pease go to original for more

Musk, Trump, and the Second Gilded Age

Monday, August 20, 2018
I’ve long admired Elon Musk as a technological visionary. But I worry about his sense of responsibility to the public.
Last week Musk announced on Twitter that he intended to turn Telsa, the electric-car maker he founded, into a private company. He said the funding was “secured” – a claim that sent Telsa stock skyrocketing – yet he produced no evidence that the funding was nailed down.
There are laws against corporate officials making these sorts of untethered claims, because if untrue they could hurt lots of innocent bystanders – including unwary investors and employees.
Does Musk’s behavior remind you of any other powerful person who also makes unfounded claims on Twitter that send heads spinning?
Donald Trump is no Elon Musk. Musk seems to genuinely care about the future of humanity.
But, like Trump, Musk loves to upend the status quo by breaking norms and maybe even some laws.
He also seems share Trump’s unrelenting combativeness and penchant for hitting back. A few weeks ago, after a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue termed Musk’s offer of a submarine a publicity stunt, Musk called him a pedophile.
Musk has little patience for the media. At a recent quarterly earnings conference he refused to answer what he termed “boring” or “bonehead” questions.
Musk and Trump aren’t the only notable people in modern America exhibiting these tendencies.
Think of Travis Kalanick, the pugnacious founder of Uber. Or Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
Which raises the question: Is it necessary for true innovators to break norms and rules?
Some years ago the most fashionable buzzword in business was “disruption.” Real entrepreneurs, it was said, disrupt the status quo. They shake up conventional ways of doing things and upturn hidebound institutions.
Trump loyalists think that’s exactly what he’s doing in Washington.
But there’s a less charitable view of why these outsized personalities break the rules. They feel entitled to.
Consider Martin Shkreli, who, after buying the rights to sell Daraprim, a lifesaving drug, promptly raised the price by over 5,000 percent.
Shkreli was unapologetic. And he lashed out at journalists who criticized him, even buying Internet domains associated with their names and then mocking them on the sites.
(Last March Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for criminal fraud in an unrelated scheme to bilk his former hedge fund investors.)
Add the former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. And many of the people Trump has surrounded himself with over the years.
Trump himself continues to place himself above the law.
All these men (note the absence of women) are driven. They’re often brilliant. (Trump is a gifted conman.)
They’ll also do whatever it takes to get what they want. They believe the norms other people live by don’t apply to them.
Their attitude toward the law is that anything they want to do is okay unless it’s clearly illegal. And even if it’s illegal, it’s okay if they can get away with it.
And they have contempt for anyone who gets in their way.
Researchers have found that great wealth and power often correlate with less compassion and stronger feelings of entitlement.
The very rich cheat more on their taxes, are more likely to shoplift, and more likely to cheat at games of chance.
The research doesn’t tell us the direction of causation – whether the rich act these ways because they’re rich, or if they got rich because they act these ways.
Whatever the causal relationship, the era we’re now in has created a few big winners – who, at least in their own eyes, are so successful they’re entitled to do whatever they want.
In the words of railroad magnate William H. Vanderbilt, “the public be damned.”
Vanderbilt said this in 1882, during America’s first Gilded Age – whose entrepreneurs created railroads, telephones, electric power, and steel mills, but who also bent the laws to suit their purposes.
Their wealth was unprecedented. Yet most workers barely eked out a living.
We’re now in the America’s second Gilded Age.
Last week it was reported that in 2017 the average CEO of the 350 largest firms in the U.S. received $18.9 million in compensation. That’s a 17.6 percent increase over 2016.
At the same time, the typical worker’s compensation remained flat, rising merely 0.3 percent.
The first Gilded Age fueled a progressive era that tamed and regulated its excesses, beginning in 1901.
In very different ways, Trump and Musk epitomize America’s second Gilded Age. Will their audacity and excesses usher in a second progressive era?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aretha has died.  Our "Queen of Soul" has left us.  I am beyond sad.  I mourn our loss.  She was one of the voices of freedom, of The Sixties. 


Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Aretha Franklin - Rocksteady

Aretha Now - Aretha Franklin [Full Album 1968]

Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools

Aretha Franklin's Performance of "Amazing Grace" That Made Oprah Cry

Duane Allman & Aretha Franklin The Weight

Aretha Franklin - Think (The Blues Brothers 1980)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Republicans Undermine Affordable Care Act - Robert Reich - Wednesday, August 15, 2018



Trump and Republicans in Congress haven’t been able to officially kill the Affordable Care Act. But they’re quietly using 5 strategies to destroy it. Know what they’re doing so you can hold them accountable on Election Day.
1. They’ve repealed the requirement that all Americans sign up for health insurance. Republicans slipped this repeal into their tax cut for the wealthy and corporations.
But that requirement had meant enough healthy people were enrolled to cover the sick. Without it, 4 million Americans will lose coverage by 2019 and premiums will increase by 10 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
2. They’ve cut subsidies that help an estimated 6 million low-income Americans afford coverage through private insurers. Trump wants you to believe these cuts will save money. Baloney. Ending the subsidies is expected to drive up premiums, thereby increasing costs for taxpayers.
3. They want to flood the insurance market with junk plans. They’ve made it easier for small businesses and individuals to buy alternative types of health insurance with fewer benefits and weaker protections. This will leave sicker people and those with pre-existing conditions out in the cold.
4. They’ve made it harder for people to sign up for coverage – shortening the enrollment period, scaling back outreach efforts, increasing the amount of paperwork. It’s even been reported that the Trump administration redirected funds from a marketing campaign designed to promote enrollment to a campaign criticizing the law.
5. They’ve stopped defending key provisions of the law in court. The Justice Department has stopped defending the Affordable Care Act’s protections for Americans with preexisting conditions in a case brought by Republican attorneys general.
Remember, the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010 in order to make health insurance available to people regardless of their income or their health condition.  It wasn’t perfect and was just one step toward a real solution like Medicare for All, but it was a historic piece of legislation.
Now, Trump is taking a wrecking ball to it. He promised during his campaign he’d repeal and replace it with something “far better,” but he’s not replacing it with anything. He’s just destroying it, step by step.
Don’t let Trump and his enablers hide what they are doing. When millions – including huge numbers of Trump supporters – lose the health coverage they had or their premiums go up, make sure Trump and the Republicans are held accountable.