Friday, October 31, 2008

WPKN folded, according to Long Island newspaper

The East Hampton Press is reporting that WPKN folded, although it is not certain when.

In an article published this week announcing a local studio in Springs, NY, the paper stated
The station was founded in 1963 by the University of Bridgeport. It was sold some years later, when the university’s radio station folded, to its own membership. It is run and owned by a board of directors that is elected each year by the members, according to Mr. Ernst.
I've been at WPKN for many years, and to my knowledge the station never folded. Learn something new every day.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Playlist, October 26, 2008

Set One
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
Lisa Hilton; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Sunny Day Theory (2008 Ruby Slippers)
Pamela Luss; For All We Know; Magnet (2008 Savant)
Stan Bock Ensemble; I'll Remember April; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
[mic break 10:24 a.m.]

Set Two
Pete Zimmer Quartet; Search; Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory (2008 Tippin')
Jimmy Herring; Lifeboat Serenade; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
Bill Bruford; Sample and Hold; Feels Good to Me (1977 Epic)
Lee Ritenour; Captain Fingers; Captain Fingers (1977 Epic)
Lee Ritenour; The Captain's Journey; The Captain's Journey (1978 Elektra)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
JJ Grey & Mofro; Higher You Climb; Orange Blossom (2008 Alligator)
David Sanborn; Brother Ray; Here & Gone (2008 Decca)
Max Creek; Leaves; Spring Water (1998 Wranger)
Gilfema; Fiesta; Gilfema +2 (2008 ObliqSound)
[mic break 11:32 a.m.]

Set Four
Mothers of Invention; Big Leg Emma; Absolutely Free (1968/1995 Rykodisc)
KU Jazz Ensemble; Ain't That a Kick in the Head; The Best is Yet to Come (2008 Sea Breeze)
Roxy Perry; Stone in the Sea; Back in Bluesville (BluePerry Hill)
Cynthia Holiday; More Today Than Yesterday; All the Way (2008 Miles High)
Jimmy Herring; Lost; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
[mic break 11:58 a.m.]

Interview with Matt DeTroy

Set Five
Bill Heid; 400,000 Miles; Wet Streets (1999 Savant)
Weather Report; The Juggler; Heavy Weather (1977 Columbia)
Ratdog; Easy To Slip; 8/22/08 Canandaigua, NY (2008 Ratdog Live)
[mic break 1:13 p.m.]

Set Six
Boris Garcia; Captain Jack; Once More Into the Bliss (2008 Dig Music)
Heavy Metal Duo; Broken Open; Work Songs and Other Spirituals (2004)
Frank Zappa; Theme From the Third Movement of Sinister Footwear; You Are What You Is (1981 Rykodisc)
Portinho Trio; Aquarela do Brasil; Vinho do Porto (2008 MCG Jazz)
[mic break 1:38 p.m.]

Set Seven
Sonny Rollins; Best Wishes; Road Shows vol. 1 (2008 Doxy)
Tim Warfield; Make it Last; One For Shirley (2008 Criss Cross Jazz)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bill Ayers planned re-education camps

And if 25 million capitalists couldn't be re-educated, they would be killed.

Isn't it comforting to know that Bill Ayers is now an educator?

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Cartoon of the day

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Things I wonder about

Who from Tempe, Arizona and Sacred Heart University find this blog so interesting?
Are really there that many people looking for pictures of Donna Jean?
Are all the 24 fans looking for anything and everything about the show until it comes back?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Playlist, October 19, 2008

Set One
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
Weather Report; Havona; Heavy Weather (1977 Columbia)
Patrick Arena; How Could I Not Love You; Night and Day (2008 Patrick Arena)
Sarah Vaughn; Out of This World; Incomparable (2000 Just Jazz)
[mic break 10:22 a.m.]

Set Two
Stanley Turrentine; Sunny; The Story of Jazz (2000 EMI)
Stanley Turrentine; A Little Sweetness; T Time (1995 MusicMasters)
Dr. Lonnie Smith; River Walk; The Turbanator (2000 32Jazz)
Mulgrew Miller; Small Portion; With Our Own Eyes (1994 Novus)
[10:55 a.m.]

Set Three
Doug Hamilton Jazz Band; Paula; Doug Hamilton Jazz Band (2008 OA2)
Charles Mingus; Passions of a Woman Loved; Tonight at Noon (2000 Label M)
Art Farmer/Jim Hall; A Child is Born; Big Blues (1979 CTI)
Tom Beckham; Tiny Star; Rebound (2008 Apria)
[mic break 11:30 a.m.]

Set Four
Ray Brown; St. Louis Blues; Some of My Best Friends are the Piano Players (1995 Telarc)
Bob Stewart/Ray Anderson; Time After Time/Sugar Pie Honey Bunch; Heavy Metal Duo (2004 Ray Anderson)

12:30 p.m.
Live Music: The Kind Buds

Set Five
The Neville Brothers; Love the One You're With/You Can't Always Get What You Want; Mardi Gras to the World (1994 A&M)
Barbara Streisand; Life on Mars; Butterfly (1974 Columbia)
Lake Street Dive; Death on Pluto; Promises, Promises (2008 Westside Music)
Joe Roccisano Orchestra; Throw Back the Little Ones; Leave Your Mind Behind (1995 Landmark)
Frank Zappa; Strictly Genteel; You Can't Do That on Stage Any More vol. 6 (1994 Rykodisc)
[mic break 1:54 p.m.]
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Going John Galt

Dr. Helen Smith wonders if it's time to "go John Galt" -- a reference to the hero of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, who led a strike of the productive industrialists against the government backed looters.
Obama talks about taking from those who are productive and redistributing to those who are not — or who are not as successful. If success and productivity is to be punished, why bother? Perhaps it is time for those of us who make the money and pay the taxes to take it easy, live on less, and let the looters of the world find their own way.

My question to readers is, what are some ways to “go John Galt” (legally, of course) — that is, should productive people cut back on what they need, make less money, and take it easy so that the government is starved for funds, or is there some other way of making a statement?
Think "going Galt" is too extreme? Watch this video and think again.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Playlist, October 12, 2008

Set One
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
Miles Davis; In A Silent Way/It's About That Time; In A Silent Way (2969/2002 Columbia)
[mic break 10:28 a.m.]

Set Two
Lew Soloff; Little Wing; Little Wing (1991 Sweet Basil)
Jimi Hendrix; Drivin' South; Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story (1990 Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix; Manic Depression; Live at Winterland (1987 Rykodisc)
Eric Clapton; Little WIng; Rainbow Concert (1973 RSO)
[mic break 11:00 a.m.]

Set Three
Gil Evans Orchestra; 1983 - A Merman I Should Turn to Be; Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (1974 Bluebird)
Miles Davis with Gil Evans; Buzzard Song; Porgy and Bess (1958 Columbia)
Miles Davis with Gil Evans; Bess, You Is My Woman Now; Porgy and Bess (1958 Columbia)
[mic break 11:22 a.m.]

Set Four
Miles Davis; Right Off; Jack Johnson (1970 Columbia)
[mic break 11:53 a.m.]

Set Six
Bernard Allison; Hear My Train Comin'; Blue Haze: Songs of Jimi Hendrix (2000 Ruf)
World Saxophone Quartet; Hear My Train A Comin'; Experience (2004 Justin Time)
Beautiful People; Rilly Groovy; If 60s Were 90s (1992 Continuum)
Frank Zappa; Purple Haze; The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1990 Barking Pumpkin)
Kennedy; Fire; The Kennedy Experience (1999 Sony)
[mic break 12:44 p.m.]

Set Seven
Miles Davis; Ife; Big Fun (1974 Columbia)
[mic break 1:10 p.m.]

Set Eight
Jimi Hendrix; Stone Free; Radio One (1988 Rykodisc)
Jimi Hendrix; Radio One Theme; Radio One (1988 Rykodisc)
Jimi Hendrix; Day Tripper; Radio One (1988 Rykodisc)
Jimi Hendrix; Killing Floor; Radio One (1988 Rykodisc)
Miles Davis; Spanish Key; Bitches Brew (1969/1988 Columbia)
[mic break 1:41 p.m.]

Set Nine
Jimi Hendrix; 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be); Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story (1990 Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix; Purple Haze; Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story (1990 Reprise)
Miles Davis; Orbits; Miles Smiles (1967 Columbia)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

ACORN voter fraud continues

How much of this goes on in their Bridgeport chapter? ACORN is under investigation in Connecticut, among several other states.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

ACORN Submitting False Registrations In CT

Bridgeport Registrar Joe Borges explains the problem with ACORN's bogus voter registrations.

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Playlist, October 5, 2008

Set One
Charles Mingus; Peggy's Blue Skylight; Tonight at Noon (2000 Label M)
Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet; On the Way...; Andarta (2008 Origin)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
Chris Potter 10; Against the Wind; Song for Anyone (2007 Sunnyside)
George Cables; Little B's Poem; Morning Song (2008 Highnote)
Idit Shner; Ha Lachma; Tuesday's Blues (2008 OA2)
Funky Pieces of Silver; Sister Sadie; The Horace Silver Songbook (2007 Highnote)
Charles Earland; Milstones; Cookin' with the Mighty Burner (1999 Highnote)
[mic break 11:01 a.m.]

Set Three
Bill Charlap Trio; Somewhere; Somewhere (2004 Blue Note)
DF Dolores vs Taraf de Haidouks; Dumbala Dumba; Electric Gypsyland (Crammed)
Shantel vs Mahal aRai Banda; Dumbala Dumba; Electric Gypsyland (Crammed)
Ken Nordine; A Thousand Bingbangs; A Transparent Mask (2001 Asphodel)
Grateful Dead; Victim or the Crime; 7/2/1988 Oxford ME
The Roches; Piggy Mask; Moonswept (2007 429 Records)
[mic break 11:31 p.m.]

Set Four
The Blues River Jazz Orchestra; Prince Albert; The Blues River Jazz Orchestra (2007 Phoenix)
Russell Gunn; Eighty One; Plays Miles (2007 Highnote)
Jason Miles; Flamenco Sketches; Miles to Miles (2005 Narada)
pledge break 12:05 p.m.
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond; You Go To My Head; 1975: The Duets (1975 A&M)
Charles Earland; Seven Steps to Heaven; Cookin' with the Mighty Burner (1999 Highnote)
[mic break 12:29 p.m.]

Set Five
Stan Bock; I'll Remember April; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
Heavy Metal Duo; East St. Louis Toodle-oo; Work Songs and Other Spirituals (2004)
Pat Metheny Group; Part 4; The Way Up (2005 Nonesuch)
[mic break 1:05 p.m.]

Set Six
Howard Tate; Hope Springs Eternal; Blue Day (2008 Evidence)
Garnet Mimms; Muddy Water; Is Anybody Out There? (2008 Evidence)
Sammy Price & The Blues Singers ; Let Me Rock Your Home; Volume 2 - 1939-1949 (2001 Document)
Lucky Thompson; Why Not; Complete 1944-1947 Recordings (2001 Discomforme)
Count Basie; Goin' To Chicago Blues; Count Basie And Friends (1996 TKO Magnum)
[mic break 1:29 p.m.]

Set Seven
Pete Zimmer Quartet; Search; Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory (2008 Tippin')
Tish Oney; There'll Be Another Spring; Dear Peg (2008 Rhombus)
Van Morrison; Baby Please Don't Go; At the Movies: Soundtrack Hits (2007 EMI)
Jay McShann; Vine Street Boogie; Picking The Blues: Boogie Woogie Pioneers (2008 Document)
The Blues River Jazz Orchestra; Ancestral Chants; The Blues River Jazz Orchestra (2007 Phoenix)
[2:00 p.m.]

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