Sunday, December 31, 2006

Playlist, December 31, 2006

Set One
Miles Davis; So What; Kind of Blue (1997 Sony)
John Hicks; One Peaceful Moment; Sweet Love of Mine (2006 HighNote)
John Hicks; Blue in Green; Live at Maybeck Recital Hall (1991 Concord)
John Hicks; It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing); Friends Old and New (1992 BMG)
John Hicks; Impact; After the Morning (1979 West 54)
[mic break 10:41 a.m.]

Set Two
The Carla White/Manny Duran Band; Fats Flats; Andruline (1984 Stash)
Ray Barretto; Song for Chano; Ancestral Messages (1993 Concord Picante)
Ray Barretto; Freedom Jazz Dance; Ancestral Messages (1993 Concord Picante)
Johnny Lytle; Caravan; Moonchild (1992 Muse)
Freddie Hubbard; Little Sunflower; Backlash (1966/1985 Atlantic)
Hilton Ruiz; A Night in Tunisia; Cross Currents (1985 Stash)
[mic break 11:27 a.m.]

Set Three
Greg Abate Quintet; Nutville; Horace Is Here (2004 Koko Jazz)
Rashaan Roland Kirk; Donna Lee; Aces Back to Back (1998 32 Jazz)
Rashaan Roland Kirk; Arrival; Aces Back to Back (1998 32 Jazz)
Hilton Ruiz; On Green Dolphin Street; Live at Birdland (1993 Candid)
Hilton Ruiz; Round Midnight; Hands on Percussion (1995 TropiJazz/Sony)
[mic break 11:02 a.m.]

Set Four
Lou Rawls; Stormy Monday; Live! (1966 Capitol)
Lou Rawls; Tobacco Road; Live! (1966 Capitol)
Lou Rawls; I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues; Portrait of the Blues (1992 Capitol)
Lou Rawls; My Kind of Town/Chicago; Rawls Sings Sinatra (2003 Savoy)
[mic break 12:24 p.m.]

Set Five
James Brown; Think/I Don't Mind; Live at the Apollo vol. 1 (1962 King)
James Brown; Sex Machine/It's a Man's Man's Man's World; Hot on the One (1980 Polydor)
[mic break 12:51 p.m.]

Set Six
Dewey Redman; I Should Care; In London (1997 Palmetto)
Dewey Redman Quartet; As One; Living on the Edge (1980 Black Saint)
Keith Jarrett; Inflight; Backhand (1975 impulse)
[mic break 1:19 p.m.]

Set Seven
Jay McShann; Jumpin' the Blues; The Big Apple Bash (1979 Atlantic)
Malachi Thompson; Freebop Now!; Freebop Now! (1998 Delmark)
Jackie McLean; The Breakout; Hipnosis (1967/1978 Blue Note)
[mic break 1:41 p.m.]

Set Eight
Grateful Dead; Samba in the Rain; 8/1/94 Auburn Hills MI
John Hicks; Sunset Blues; Sweet Love of Mine (2006 HighNote)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Playlist, December 24, 2006

Set One
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; "Absolutely Free" suite; Absolutely Free (1967/1988 Ryko)
The Mothers; Call Any Vegetable; Just Another Band From L.A. (1970 Reprise)
Frank Zappa; Duke of Electric Prunes; Orchestral Favorites (1979 DiscReet)
[mic break 10:33 a.m.]

Set Two
Frank Zappa; The Downtown Talent Scout; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More vol. 5 (1992 Ryko)
Frank Zappa; Charles Ives; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More vol. 5 (1992 Ryko)
Mothers of Invention; Are You Hung Up?; We're Only In It For The Money (1968/1995 Ryko)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; Who Needs the Peace Corps; We're Only In It For The Money (1968/1995 Ryko)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; Holiday in Berlin; Ahead of Their Time (1993 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves the Stage; Ahead of Their Time (1993 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; Undaunted, the Band Plays On; Ahead of Their Time (1993 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; "This Town is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich" suite; 200 Motels (1970 MGM/Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Bogus Pomp; Orchestral Favorites (1979 DiscReet)
[mic break 11:21 a.m.]

Set Three
Frank Zappa; Piano/Drum Duet; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More vol. 5 (1992 Ryko)
Jean-Luc Ponty; Music for Electric Violin & Low-Budget Orchestra; King Kong (1970 Liberty)
[mic break 11:49 a.m.]

Set Four
Frank Zappa; A Pound For A Brown; The Yellow Shark (1973 Barking Pumpkin)
Frank Zappa; A Pound For A Brown; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More vol. 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; A Pound For A Brown; Ahead of Their Time (1993 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; Sleeping in a Jar; Ahead of Their Time (1993 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; A Pound For A Brown; 11/21/1981 U of Illinois
Frank Zappa; A Pound For A Brown; 2/26/1978 Brussels
The Ed Palermo Big Band; A Pound For A Brown; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention; Legend of the Golden Arches; Uncle Meat (1968 Bizarre)
[mic break 12:51 p.m.]

Set Five
Frank Zappa; T'Mershi Duween; 1/10/1975 Vancouver
Frank Zappa; Zoot Allures/Sleep Dirt/Black Napkins; 1/10/1975 Vancouver
Frank Zappa; Ship Ahoy; 2/3/1976, Osaka
Frank Zappa; Sleep Dirt; Sleep Dirt (1979/1991 Barking Pumpkin)
Frank Zappa; Zoot Allures; The Best Band You Never Heard In Your LIfe (1991 Barking Pumpkin)
[mic break 1:36 p.m.]

Set Six
Frank Zappa; "The M.O.I. American Pageant"; Absolutely Free (1967/1988 Ryko)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Playlist, December 18, 2006

Set One
James Moody; A Message to Moody; Homage (2006 Savoy)
Mark Applebaum; Agitprop; 56 1/2 Ft. (2005 Innova)
Frank Zappa; Welcome to the United States; The Yellow Shark (1993 Barking Pumpkin)
[mic break 2:39 p.m.]

Set Two
Rashied Ali Quintet; Sidewalks in Motion; Judgment Day Vol. 1 (2006 Survival)
Arthur Blythe; And One; Bluthe Byte (2001 Savant)
McCoy Tyner & Jackie McLean; Hip Toe; It's About Time (1985 Blue Note)
Dexter Gordon; More Than You Know; Nights at the Keystone (1985 Blue Note)
[mic break 3:15 p.m.]

Set Three
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman; Friend of the Devil; Grateful Dawg (2001 Acoustic Disc)
Andy Statman & David Grisman; Der Rebbe; Songs of our Fathers (1995 Acoustic Disc)
John McLaughlin; Anna; Remember Shakti (2000 Verve)
Zakir Hussain; Nines Over Easy; The Rhythm Experience (1991 Movement)
Grateful Dead; Not Fade Away>Playin' (reprise); Dick's Picks Vol. 10 (2000 Grateful Dead)
[mic break 4:04 p.m.]

Set Four
Mark Egan; Spirals; As We Speak (2006 Wavetone)
Afro-Celt Sound System; Éireann (remix by Mass); Pod (2004 Real World)
Dhamaal; Chalan; Soundsystem (2004 Surya Vault)
DJ Cheb i Sabbah; The Mount Kailash Mix: Waiting for Parvati; Shri Durga (1999 Six Degrees)
DJ Cheb i Sabbah; The Prakriti-Purusha Mix: River of Mercury; Shri Durga (1999 Six Degrees)
[mic break 4:46 p.m.]

Set Five
Henry Kaiser/Wadada Leo Smith; Sivad>Gemini Double Image>Little Church; Yo Miles! Skygarden (2004 Cuneiform)
Vijay Iyer; Revolutions; Reimagining (2005 Savoy)
Sue Pasquale & the Windy City Be-Bop Trio; Honeysuckle Rose; Mostly Bop (2006 Pasquale Music)
Mickey Hart; Tall Grass; Supralingua (1998 Ryko)
Huun-Huur-Tu; Sygyt: "Lament of the Igil"; 60 Horses in My Herd (1993 Shanachie)
Spike Jones; I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Frank Zappa; What's New in Baltimore; FZ Meets the Mothers of Prevention (1985 Ryko)
[mic break 5:37 p.m.]

Set Six
Mike LeDonne; French Spice; Smokin' Out Loud (2004 Savant)
Frank Zappa; The Black Page; You Can't Do That on Stage Any More vol. 5 (1992 Ryko)
[6:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Playlist, December 17, 2006

Set One
Weather Report; Cucumber Slumber; Mysterious Traveler (1974 Columbia)
The Crusaders; Sweet 'n' Sour; Free As the Wind (1977 ABC)
The Crusaders; Production Techniques (interviews); The Crusaders Story (1996 GRP)
The Crusaders; So Far Away; The Crusaders Story (1996 GRP)
Steely Dan; Kid Charlemagne; The Royal Scam (1976 ABC)
[mic break 10:43 a.m.]

Set Two
Milt Jackson; Killer Joe; Live at the Kosei Ninkin (1977 Pablo)
J.A.T.P. in Tokyo; Tokyo Blues; J.A.T.P. in Tokyo (11977 Pablo)
[mic break 11:21 a.m.]

Set Three
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans; Young and Foolish; The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album (2006 Fantasy)
Keith Jarrett; Part Vii; The Carnegie Hall Concert (2006 ECM)
Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau; Ring of Life; Metheny Mehldau (2006 Nonesuch)
Ahmad Jamal; Billy Boy; A Jazz Piano Anthology (1973 CBS)
Red Garland; Billy Boy; A Jazz Piano Anthology (1973 CBS)
Miles Davis; Surrey With the Fringe on Top; Steamin' (1956 Prestige)
[mic break 12:03 p.m.]

Set Four
Red Garland; Billie's Bounce; The Best Of (2005 Prestige)
Ahmad Jamal; The Night Has a Thousand Eyes; Live in Concert (2000 Just Jazz)
Milt Jackson; Opus de Funk; Goodbye (1973 CTI)
Milt Jackson; Stolen Moments; Live at the Kosei Ninkin (1977 Pablo)
Cedar Walton; Strayhorn Medley; One Flight Down (2006 HighNote)
[mic break 12:52 p.m.]

Set Five
Bill Frisell/Ron Carter/Paul Motian; Eighty-One; Bill Frisell/Ron Carter/Paul Motian (2006 Nonesuch)
Joe Pass; I Never Knew (That Roses Grew); Virtuoso in New York (2004 Pablo)
Mike Stern; Tumble Home; Who Let the Cats Out? (2006 Heads Up)
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood; In Case the World Changes its Mind; Out Louder (2006 Indirecto)
Al DiMeola; Tao; Consequence of Chaos (2006 Telarc)
[mic break 1:23 p.m.]

Set Six
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers; Blue Moon; Three Blind Mice (1972 United Artists)
Frank Morgan; Solar; Reflections (2006 HighNote)
Charles Mingus; Moanin'; The Art of Charles Mingus (1972 Atlantic)
Billy Hart; Moment's Notice; Quartet (2006 Jazz Depot)
The Ed Palermo Big Band; Sleep Dirt; Take Your Clothes off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

When old buildings were new

I found an interesting digital collection of maps at the N.Y. Public Library. I have always been fascinated by maps, and to a lesser degree, aerial photographs and urban architecture. As I was browsing, I came across a collection titled "Classic Six:" New York City Apartment Building Living, 1880s-1910s.

Here are two adjacent buildings on the same block, the west side of Broadway between 136th & 137th Streets. The buildings went up in 1907, with rents from $480 (probably for the first floor behind the storefronts) to $1,500 (probably the two front corner apartments).

Leslie Court, 137th & Broadway.

The Saxonia, 136th & Broadway.

Here is an aerial view of the two buildings as they stand today. You can clearly make out the plan of the Leslie Court building in the photograph.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Lynne Stewart, Ward Churchill, and other festivities

Urban Infidel reports from a moonbat party in New York City:
We crashed Lynne Stewart's 'GLOAT PARTY' last night at the Judson Memorial Church downtown across from Washington Square Park. It was a rousing affair to say the least. It came as a complete surprise to the Lynne Stewart folks who were throwing a celebration called 'Ode to Joy and Struggle' thanking everyone for their support over the 4 years of her trial and also to 'unite for the struggle ahead'. 'Struggle' they say? As in 'Mein Kampf' maybe? As in 'jihad' too perhaps..?
The photos speak for themselves.

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Playlist, December 10, 2006

Set One
Mike LeDonne; Night Song; Night Song (2005 Savant)
The Mike Longo Trio; All Or Nothing At All; Still Swingin' (2001 Consolidated Artists)
Dave Valentin; Enciendido; Come Fly WIth Me (2006 HighNote)
Dave Valentin; Mind Games; Come Fly WIth Me (2006 HighNote)
Martiro & Chano Domínguez; Torre De Arena; Acoplados (2006 RTVE)
Ottmar Liebert; Night Traveling Raindrops; One Guitar (2006 SSRI)
Tony Bennett; The Very Thought of You; Duets (Sony)
John Hicks; Hold It Down; Sweet Love Of Mine (2006 HighNote)
[mic break 10:43 a.m.]

Set Two
Jimmy Ponder; TNT; What's New (2006 HighNote)
Scenes; Stay Right There; Along The Way (2006 Origin)
Big Neighborhood; Sometimes; 11:11 (2006 Origin)
Christian McBride; Out Jam/Via Mwandishi; Live at Tonic (2006 Ropeadope)
Maria Aurigema; Miracle Man; Take Me (2006 Silvacity)
Medeski, Martin & Wood; Hermeto's Daydream; Notes From The Underground (2004 MMW)
Oregon; Rainmaker; Winter Light (1974 Vanguard)
Mothers of Invention; Little House I Used To Live In; Burnt Weenie Sandwich (1969 Reprise)
[mic break 12:04 p.m.]

Set Three
Joey DeFrancesco; Teach Me Tonight; Plays Sinatra His Way (2004 HighNote)
Jimmy Ponder; That's All; What's New (2006 HighNote)
Wes Montgomery; The Girl Next Door; Impressions of Paris (2000 Recall)
Wes Montgomery; 'Round Midnight; Impressions of Paris (2000 Recall)
Wes Montgomery; Blue 'n' Boogie; Full House (1987 Riverside)
[mic break 12:52 p.m.]

Set Four
Bette Midler; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Cool Yule (2006 Columbia)
Loreena McKennitt; Sacred Shabbat; An Ancient Muse (Quinlan Road)
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix; Winter Morning; Holiday Time (2006 Woodstock)
Brubeck Brothers Quartet; Parade du Funk; Intuition (2006 Koch)
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans; Some Other Time; The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album (2006 Concord)
Ahmad Jamal; Aftermath; Olympia 2000 (2001 Birdology)
[mic break 1:28 p.m.]

Set Five
Buddy Rich/Lionel Hampton; Fum; Transition (1974 Groove Merchant)
Steve Turre; Faded Beauty; Keep Searchin' (2006 HighNote)
Don Braden; Code Blue; The New Hang (2004 HighNote)
de Grassi/Manring/Garcia Trio; Paint It Black; de man ia (2006 Tropo)
Mothers of Invention; Little House I Used To Live In; Burnt Weenie Sandwich (1969 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

MF'n Grinches

From Seattle:

All Holiday trees at Sea-Tac Airport were removed this morning after several community member complaints. They say the trees don't represent all cultures and religions...The trees will not go up again...the airport policy on decorations will be reviewed after the holidays.
I don't celebrate Christmas, but this is beyond stupid. The Winter Solstice is a time to celebrate the return of sunlight, whether or not the trees are associated specifically with Christmas. I enjoy the decorations. The complaining community members would do well to impale themselves on a nice, sharp tree. Does anybody know who they are? Does anybody CAIR?

UPDATE: The person complaining was identified as "a Seattle rabbi with the Central Organization for Jewish Learning who hired an attorney and threatened to sue if the airport did not erect an eight-foot menorah...." I couldn't find an organization by that name, but I did find Chabad-Lubavitch Central Organization for Jewish Education. Chabad puts up those humongous menorahs on town greens. They're usually pretty cool, but somebody is not playing well with others.

UPDATE: CNN has more. Even Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky, who made the original request, is upset. (It didn't help that he lawyered up.) The Port of Seattle apparently fears problems with identity politics and grievance mongering, and decided to remove all decorations.

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The high school popularity contest continues

I got the latest email from Classmates.com today. I have had 23 visits to my profile.

Lifetime.

I registered about ten years ago.

The funniest part is viewing my profile. It lists my various communities, and there are a couple of stretches not associated with anything. They list the range of years and ask "Where were you?"? Believe me, if I could either remember or wanted to admit to it, I would have posted it.

I've Googled some of my high school classmates. The comparison is not pretty. Some of them are successful. Then there are others whose claim to fame lies within the grimy studio walls of an obscure noncommercial radio station. I may be an unpopular fuck-up, but I certainly enjoy doing radio at equally unpopular WPKN.

Don't forget to hit the tip jar.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Judenrein Venezuela

This is a translation of a column that appeared in El Diario de Caracas.

Anti Semitism in Venezuela: it is planned
Zionists, the destructive sect of radical Jews, are again impregnating the Jewish community with its animosity towards humanity. The genocide they executed in Palestine and Lebanon is similar to the Holocaust which the Nazis executed against them, and they will undergo another Holocaust because of the global hatred they are accumulating. If the Jews have charged the Nazis for their victims, they will have to pay Lebanon for their killings. The Jewish race is condemned to disappear, because if they continue marrying among themselves they will continue to degenerate; if they open their marriages they will racially dilute themselves, so they only recourse is to stay united, to provoke wars, and auto-genocides. ...

Israelis are lying when they say they are the favored people of God; on the contrary, because they are always at war and without their own land, it seems that they are marked for having destroyed Jesus Christ. We should reform the Bible which falsely refers to them as the chosen race by God, and we will act to stop them from manipulating the Jewish community. The United States is trapped by Zionists who control their economy and many critical positions in their government; and we must avoid that this critical situation takes place in Venezuela before they also ruin us, because they can possess any nationality, but first they act as Jews in whatever land they plant themselves....

Let's pay attention of the Israeli-Zionist associations, unions and federations which are conspiring to Venezuela to take over our finances, our industries, commerce, construction; which are infiltrating government positions and politics. Possibly, we'll have to expel them from the country, as other nations have done, which is the reason that Jews remain in a continuous state of stateless exodus, and it is why in 1948 they invaded Palestine, guided by Albion.
Did they miss any points?
  • Untermenschen? check.
  • Christ-killers? Check.
  • Control the economy? Check.

This is straight-up European antisemitism, coming soon to a South American socialist paradise near you. WAKE UP!!!

(Hat tip: Daniel at Venezuela News And Views)

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Playlist, December 3, 2006

Set One
Stone Jazz; As Tears Go By; Stone Jazz (2003 Lightyear)
Danilo Perez; Overjoyed; Till Then (2003 Verve)
Danilo Perez; Trocando em Miúdos; Till Then (2003 Verve)
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet; Bullwinkle's Revenge; Intuition (2006 Koch)
Taylor Eigsti; Giant Steps; Lucky to be Me (2006 Concord)
Paul Carlon Octet; The Spirit Calls; Other Tongues (2006 Deep Tone)
Mayra Casales; Take the Time; Woman on Fire (2006 Afrasia)
[mic break 10:54 a.m.]

Set Two
Mark Egan; Depraw; As We Speak (2006 Wavetone)
Rashied Ali Quintet; The Big Push; Judgement Day vol. 1 (2006 Survival)
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio; Big M; Big M: A Tribute to Malachi Favors (2006 Delmark)
Dom Minasi Trio; All Blues; Goin' Out Again (2002 CDM)
Rodney Jones; Five For The Duck; Dreams and Stories (2005 Savant)
Gordon Johnson; Canzone Por Nino Rota; Trios Version 3.0 (2004 Tonalities)
Joe Jewell Quartet; Alone Together; Every Note Counts (2006 Joe Jewell)
[mic break 11:53 a.m.]

Set Three
John Patiticci; Circular; Line By Line (2006 Concord)
Lynne Arriale; Arise; Live (2006 In+Out)
Lynne Arriale; Come Together; Live (2006 In+Out)
Frank Rosolino; Misty; The Last Recording (2006 Sea Breeze Jazz)
[mic break 12:38 p.m.]

Set Four
Osland Saxophone Quartet; Cityscapes; Commission: Impossible (2006 Sea Breeze Jazz)
Joe Jackson; Loisaida; Body and Soul (1984 A&M)
Club D'Elf; Vision of Kali; Now I Understand (2006 Accurate)
Tabla Beat Science; Tala Matrix; Live in Stan Francisco (2002 Axiom)
Christian McBride; Ab Minor Jam; Live at Tonic (2006 Ropeadope)
Grateful Dead; New Minglewood Blues; Ladies and Gentlemen... (2000 Arista)
Delta Moon; Baby Please Don't Go; Live (2003 Delta Moon)
[mic break 1:40 p.m.]

Set Five
Cosmis Jibaros; Te Veo; Yo Soy Del Mundo (2006 Cosmic Jibaros)
Joe Jackson; Heart of Ice; Body and Soul (1984 A&M)
[2:00 p.m.]

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