Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Change we can believe in

Coming soon to a republic near you.

L'Shana Tovah. May you be inscribed for a sweet and prosperous New Year.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Playlist, September 28, 2008

Set One
Jaco Pastorius; Black Market; Live in Italy (1986 Jazzpoint)
Ed Spargo; Clumber Slumber; Ed Spargo (2005 ESJ)
Steely Dan; Aja; Footprints: The LIfe and Music of Wayne Shorter (2004 Sony)
Weather Report; Mysterious Traveller; Footprints: The LIfe and Music of Wayne Shorter (2004 Sony)
Miles Davis; Milestones; Miles In Berlin (2005 Sony)
[mic break 10:38 a.m.]

Set Two
Belinda Underwood; Odd Meter Blues; Greenspace (2008 Cosmik Muse)
Gary Burton; A Dance for Most of You; Next Generation (2005 Concord)
Bob Mintzer Big Band; Runferyerlife; Old School: New Lessons (2006 MCG)
Keith Jarrett; The Rich (and the Poor); Treasure Island (1974 Impulse)
Keith Jarrett; Autumn Leaves; Tokyo '96 (1998 ECM)
Miles Davis; Autumn Leaves; Miles In Berlin (2005 Sony)
Nicholas Payton; The Three Trumpeters; Payton's Place (1998 Verve)
[mic break 11:32 a.m.]

Set Three
Duke Ellington; Tonight I Shall Sleep; Unknown Session (1979 Columbia)
Clifford Brown/Max Roach; Woodyn' You; Live at the Bee Hive (1979 Columbia)
[mic break 12:01 p.m.]

Set Four
Shirley Horn; My Funny Valentine; I Remember Miles (1998 Verve)
Cynthia Felton; All Blues; Afro Blue: The Music of Oscar Brown, Jr. (2008 Felton Entertainment)
The Roy Hargrove Quintet; The Stinger; Earfood (2008 Groovin' High)
[mic break 12:36 p.m.]

Set Five
Corey Christiansen; Kaiya's Dance; Roll With It (2008 Origin)
[1:06 mic break]
John McLaughlin; Mr. D.C.; The Heart of Things (Verve)
Phish; You Enjoy Myself; A Live One (1995 Elektra)
[mic break 1:38 p.m.]

Set Six
Stan Bock Ensemble; Bouncin' the Baby; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
The Ed Palermo Big Band; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
Boris Garcia; Skootch; Once More Into the Bliss (2008 DigMusic)
Jimmy Smith; Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix); Verve Remixed 3 (2005 Verve)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet

NewsBusters has the story, including audio from a radio interview with the solder's father.
Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.

Read the transcript and listen to the interview. If you didn't already think Obama was a cynical Chicago machine politician, you will now.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Urban Infidel: Ahmadinejad Protest New York City

Once again, Urban Infidel got some great photos of a protest in New York. This time it's folks coming out to protest Iran's nasty little leader's visit to the den of vipers known as the United Nations.

Urban Infidel: Ahmadinejad Protest New York City

Monday, September 22, 2008

Astroturfing the Obama campaign

Is a large PR firm connected to the Obama campaign spreading false rumors about Gov. Sarah Palin in a way that appears to be a grassroots effort? Rusty Shackleford thinks so, and presents a compelling case against Winner & Associates and Obama's chief media strategist David Axelrod.

Hope, Change, & Lies: Orchestrated "Grassroots" Smear Campaigns & the People that Run Them
Extensive research was conducted by the Jawa Report to determine the source of smears directed toward Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Those smears included false allegations that she belonged to a secessionist political party and that she has radical anti-American views.

Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign.
Read it all.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Playlist, September 21, 2008

Set One
Jaco Pastorius; Medley: Purple Haze/Third Stone From the Sun/Teen Town; Heavy'n Jazz (1986 Jazzpoint)
Jaco Pastorius; Continuum; Jaco Pastorius (1976 Epic)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
Tom Beckham; Tiny Star; Rebound (2008 Apria)
RCC Jazz Ensemble; Nasty Dance; Upside Out (2003 Sea Breeze Vista)
Mitch Paglia; Op Doll; Fall Night (2008 Origin)
[mic break 10:57 a.m.]

Set Three
Belinda Underwood; The Oasis; Greenspace (2008 Cosmik Muse)
Christian Howes; The Wind; Heartfelt (2008 Resonance)
Boris Garcia; Through the Window; Once More Into the Bliss (2008 Dig Music)
Kathy Kreger; Can't Find My Way Home; Grand Central Waltz (1989 Passing Tone)
[mic break 11:30 a.m.]

Set Four
CNY Jazz Orchestra; Get Smart; Then, Now & Again (2008 CNY)
Eric Reed; E-Bop; E-Bop (2003 Savant)
[mic break 11:58 a.m.]

Set Five
Wayne Escoffery; Love Walked In; Hopes and Dreams (2008 Savant)
Wayne Shorter; Atlantis; Footprints Live! (2002 Verve)
Sammy Figueroa; Crossroads; The Musician (2007 Savant)
[mic break 12:36 p.m.]

Set Six
Preston Reed; Last Scene in September; Playing By Ear (1984 Flying Fish)
Houston Person with Ron Carter; Meditation; Just Between Friends (2008 Highnote)
John Patitucci; Circular; Line by Line (2006 Concord)
[mic break 1:10 p.m.]

Set Seven
Russell Gunn; Park Avenue Petite; Mood Swings (2003 Highnote)
Jerry Bergonzi; Left Of Memory; Tenor Talk (2008 Savant)
Stan Bock Ensemble; Crystal's Waltz; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
Matt Ulery's Loom; Slow and Awake; Music Box Ballerina (2008 Woolgathering)
Rodney Jones; Light My Fire; Soul Manifesto Live! (2003 Savant)
[mic break 1:49 p.m.]

Set Seven
Russell Gunn; Park Avenue Petite; Mood Swings (2003 Highnote)
Jerry Bergonzi; Left Of Memory; Tenor Talk (2008 Savant)
Stan Bock Ensemble; Crystal's Waltz; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
Matt Ulery's Loom; Slow and Awake; Music Box Ballerina (2008 Woolgathering)
Rodney Jones; Light My Fire; Soul Manifesto Live! (2003 Savant)
[mic break 1:49 p.m.]
Charles Rutherford's Jazz Pacific Orchestra; Battle of the Bop Brothers; Reunion (1993 Sea Breeze)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

KPFA meltdown and the opportunists

A few weeks ago KPFA management called the police to remove somebody from the studio. The ongoing drama from this incident has made for amusing reading, if only because it makes WPKN look like paradise.

Much to my surprise, a group from KPFA wrote a letter to the Berkeley Daily Planet that isn't completely crazy. In fact, it almost sounds sane.
They have used KPFA’s airwaves to launch sensationalized reports that are both false (reporting a sprained arm as a broken one, and a pregnancy that did not exist), mistargeted (calling for the resignation of two managers who had nothing to do with the decision to call the police), and self-serving (concluding one on-air segment with a demand for a regular show).
What a surprise--Nadra Foster and her supporters lied. 

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Playlist, September 14, 2008

Set One
Lawson Rollins; Through the Night; Infinita (2008 Infinita)
Russ Mullen & the Jazz Associates; Back East; Metro Mile (2008 Russsongs)
Garaj Mahal; 7 Cows Jumping over the Moon; w00t (2008 OwlStudios)
[mic break 10:19 a.m.]

Set Two
Shirley Scott; A Shot in the Dark; Great Scott!! (1958 impulse!)
The Ed Palermo Big Band; RDNZL; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
The Persuasions; Electric Aunt Jemima; Frankly A Cappella (2000 EarthBeat!)
The Bobs; Naming the Band; Shut Up and Sing (1993 Rounder)
Kimber Manning; Blue Skies; Eventually (2006 Kimber Manning)
Lucky 13; Monsters in the Dark; Lucky 13 (2008 Sunic Underground)
[mic break 10:50 a.m.]

Set Three
Gail Storm; Blues Never Die; Just the Blues (2003 Gail Storm)
Roxy Perry; Whole Dog; Back in Bluesville (2005 BluePerry Hill)
Wallace Roney; Just My Imagination; Mystikal (2005 Highnote)
The Stylistics; It's Too Late>Children of the Night; Round 2 (1972 Avco)
Pat Metheny; Third Stone From the Sun; Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (1993 Reprise)
[mic break 11:27 a.m.]

Set Four
Vincent Herring; August Afternoon; Dawnbird (1993 Landmark)
Mike LeDonne; After the Rain; Night Songs (2005 Savant)
Idit Shner; Tuesday's Blues; Tuesday's Blues (2008 OA2)
Wayne Escoffery & Veneration; Chronic Blues; Hopes and Dreams (2008 Savant)
Mitch Paglia; Brittle; Fall Night (2008 Origin)
[mic break 12:12 p.m.]

Set Five
Tom Beckham; Cee's and Dee's; Rebound (2008 Apria)
Houston Person with Ron Carter; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Just Between Friends (2008 Highnote)
Steve Turre; Rainbow People; Rainbow People (2008 Highnote)
Wayne Wallace; Serpentine Fire; The Nature of the Beat (2008 Patois)
[mic break 12:44 p.m.]

Set Six
Cynthia Felton; Dat Dere; Afto Blue: The Music of Oscar Brown Jr. (2008 Felton Entertainment)
George Duke; Images of Us; Dukey Treats (2008 Heads Up)
Grateful Dead; St. Stephen; 6/9/76 Boston Music Hall
Ratdog; William Tell Bridge>The Eleven; 8/11/07 GOTV Bridgeport
[mic break 1:20 p.m.]
Donald Fagen; New Frontier; The Nightfly (1982 Warner Bros.)
[1:30 p.m.]

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Playlist, September 7, 2008

Set One
Joe Locke; Like Joe; Force of Four (2008 Origin)
Larry Willis; TD's Tune; The Offering (2008 Highnote)
David "Fathead" Newman; Mama-Lou; Diamondhead (2008 Highnote)
[mic break 10:30 a.m.]

Set Two
The Bruce Saunders Quintet; Half Right; 8x5 (2006 Mel Bay)
Betty Buckley; The Surrey With the Fringe on Top; Quintessence (2008 Playbill)
The Jay D'Amico Trio; Tuscan Prelude; Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass (2008 Consolidated Artists Productions)
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble; Que Sera Sera; Forked Tongue (2008 Cuneuform)
Wayne Wallace; Besame Mucho; The Nature of the Beat (2008 Patois)
McCoy Tyner Quartet; Passion Dance; McCoy Tyner Quartet (2007 Half Note)
[mic break 11:20 p.m.]

Set Three
Return to Forever; After the Cosmic Rain; The Anthology (2008 Concord)
Cathy Kreger; Can't Find My Way Home; Grand Central Waltz; (1989 Passing Tone)
Alfonso Velez; End of the World Blues; Make it Plain (2007 DJ Boy)
Robin Rogers; Can You Hear Me Now; Treat Me Right (2008 Blind Pig)
[mic break 11:48 a.m.]

Set Four
Joe Locke; Ruminations; Force of Four (2008 Origin)
Donald Fagen; Maxine; The Nightly (1982 Warner Bros.)
Gerry Eastman Quintet; Just Like the First Time; Brown Skin Gal (007 WMC)
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet; Caravan of Winder; Tabligh (2008 Cuneiform)
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio; Autumn Leaves; Ooh Live! (Katalyst)
[mic break 12:39 p.m.]

Set Five
Corey Christiansen; Kaiya's Dance; Roll With It (2008 Origin)
Jamie Baum Septet; South Rim; Moving Forward, Standing Still (2004 OmniTone)
Chris Potter 10; Chief Seattle; Song for Anyone (2007 Sunnyside)
Shea Brezux Wells; Blue Skies; A Blind Date (2007 Ultimate)
Curtis Fuller; Wheatleigh Hall; All-Star Sextets (1979 Savoy)
[mic break 1:20 p.m.]

Set Six
Duke Ellington; Dimuendo and Crescendo in Blue>Satin Doll; All-Star Road Band Vol. 2 (1985 Doctor Jazz)
Mark Applebaum; Depth for trombone & contrabass; 56 1/2 Ft. (2005 Innova)
The Beatles; The Fool on the Hill; Magical Mystery Tour (1967 EMI)
Garaj Mahal; Pundit-Ji; w00t
[mic break 1:52 p.m.]
Joe Locke; Available in Blue; Force of Four (2008 Origin)
[2:00 p.m.]

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