Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Confirmed: I am humor-challenged

I responded to a snarky headline in the New Haven Independent, saying in essence that I didn't think a mugging was something to joke about.
I must be humor-challenged. "Just Don't Take the Pooch" seems very light-hearted for a crime headline. I'm sure the mugging victim is laughing it up after four thugs took his stuff. Maybe Melissa Bailey, Paul Bass, and the Independent readers think a "spontaneous redistribution of wealth" is an acceptable form of urban tzedakah, but there are still some people who think of it as crime.
I have it on good authority -- well, as much authority as an Independent reader can carry -- that I am indeed humor-challenged. There must be some government grant money available to rehabilitate me, or at least buy me a copy of Zinn's History.
Yes, you are humor-challenged.

I take my dog to the Edgewood run frequently, and could easily have been in that victim's place. Even so, I don't object to a little humor in the Independent's reporting of non-violent crime.

Things in our fair city are a little tense. Curmudgeony is not the answer.
The crime may only have been non-violent because the victim was outnumbered 4-1 and he gave up his stuff without a fight. I have a scar on my face because I did fight for my property the last time a group of yutes tried to rob me. It's good for a laugh every time I look in the mirror.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Cognitive dissonance

The only explanation I can think of is that this geek joined the cause to get laid. Something tells me he's not succeeding.

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This is the "peace and justice" movement

Human rights activist Reza Moradi protested against support for terrorists during the "Time To Go" demo in Manchester, 23 September. His female friend gets manhandled by Ghada Razuki of Stop The War Coalition.

They always talk about democracy, but the standard operating procedure is "free speech for me, but not for thee." Try disputing the "peace and justice" activists on WPKN and see how far you get.

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No power, no program today

There is a power outage in our building, and WPKN is off the air today. I'll be back next week.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Haben sie Juden blut?

Senator Allen (VA) asked about whether he has Jewish ancestry, and his response. Video link.

UPDATE: Anne at Boker Tov, Boulder points out that Sen. Allen is what the Nazis called Mishlinge 2.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Playlist, September 17, 2006

Set One
Steely Dan; Things I Miss the Most; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
Bill Evans; Easy Living; Plays for Lovers (2006 Riverside)
Bill Evans; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Plays for Lovers (2006 Riverside)
Jerry Bergonzi; Bob Berg; Tenor of the Times (2006 Savant)
[mic break 10:37 a.m.]

Set Two
Joe Henderson; Canyon Lady; Milestone Profiles (2006 Milestone)
Big Neighborhood; The Rise and Fall of the Deceivers; 11:11 (2006 Origin)
Frank Morgan; Nefertiti; Raising the Standard (2005 HighNote)
Frank Morgan; Don't Get Around Much Any More; Raising the Standard (2005 HighNote)
Roberta Gambarini; No More Blues; Easy to Love (2006 Groovin' High)
Sarah Vaughn; My Old Flame; Sings for Lovers (2006 Riverside)
Joel Harrison; I Walk the Line; Free Country (2003 ACT)
Joel Harrison; Here Comes the Sun; Harrison on Harrison (2005 HighNote)
Alex Skolnick Trio; Money; Transformation (2004 Magnatude)
Alex Skolnick Trio; Pinball Wizard; Goodbye to Romance (2002 Skol Productions)
Jack DeJohnette/Miroslav Vitous/Terje Rypdal; Believer; Jack DeJohnette/Miroslav Vitous/Terje Rypdal (1979 ECM)
Weather Report; Boogie Woogie Waltz; Sweetnighter (1973 Columbia)
[mic break 12:04 p.m.]

Set Three
Miles Davis; (side 3); In Concert (1973 CBS)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith; Miles Star; Yo Miles! Skygarden (2004 Cuneiform)
Trio East; Hat in Hand; Best Bets (2006 Origin)
Tomasz Stanko; Domino; From The Green Hill (1999 ECM)
Guillermo Gregorio; Construction with Coplanar; Coplanar (2005 New World)
Frank Zappa; Times Beach II; The Yellow Shark (1993 Barking Pumpkin)
[mic break 1:20 p.m.]

Set Four
Jimmy Ponder; Wave; Ain't Misbehavin'; (1999 HighNote)
Roberta Gambarini; Easy to Love; Easy to Love (2006 Groovin' High)
Richard Davis; Forest Flower; Forest Flowers (2000 32 Jazz)
Miles Davis All Stars; Solar; Walkin' (2006 Concord)
Larry Vuckovich Trio; Blue Bohemia Suite; Street Scene (2006 Tetrachord)
[mic break 1:54 p.m.]

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Playlist, September 10, 2006

Set One
Miles Davis; Shhh/Peaceful; In A Silent Way (1969/2002 Sony)
[mic break 10:37 a.m.]

Set Two
Grover Washington, Jr.; Mr. Magic; Greatest Performances (1983 Motown)
Kenny Garrett; G.T.D.S; Simply Said (1999 Warner)
Deodato; Also Sprach Zarathustra; Prelude (1972 CTI)
Return to Forever; Song to the Pharoah Kings; Where Have I Known You Before? (1974 Polydor)
[mic break 11:23 a.m.]

Set Three
Jay Hoggard; Come Sunday; Something 'Bout Believing (1999 Twin)
Ahmad Jamal; Chega de Saudade (Gary Burton solo); Live in Concert (2000 Just Jazz)
John Coltrane; Lush Life; Lush Life (2006 Prestige)
Gloria Lynne; It's Autumn; This One's On Me (1998 HighNote)
Mike LeDonne; Continuum; Night Song (2006 Savant)
Eric Reed; Maria; Pure Imagination (1998 Impulse)
Eric Reed; Hello, Young Lovers; Pure Imagination (1998 Impulse)
[mic break 12:20 p.m.]

Set Four
Oscar Levant; Preludes for Piano; Levant Plays Gershwin (1987 CBS)
Billie Holiday; The Can't Take That Away From Me; The Original Authentic Recordings (2000 Just Jazz)
Billie Holiday; Lover Come Back To Me; The Original Authentic Recordings (2000 Just Jazz)
Jimmy Scott; How Long Has This Been Going On?; Milestone Profiles (2006 Milestone)
[mic break 12:40 p.m.]

Set Five
Ahmad Jamal; One; Live in Concert (2000 Just Jazz)
[1:00 p.m.]

Live Broadcast: Swing 39 from Kasbah Garden in New Haven
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Playlist, September 3, 2006

Set One
The Temptations; Papa Was a Rolling Stone; All Directions (1972 Motown)
Andrew Bassie Campbell; Oh Jah (remix); Live & Direct (2006 Andrew Bassie)
Christian McBride; Bitches Brew; Live at Tonic (2006 Ropeadope)
Christian McBride; Out Jam/Via Mwandishi; Live at Tonic (2006 Ropeadope)
Hancock/Hubbard/Turrentine; Gibraltar; In Concert vol. 2 (1974 CTI)
[mic break 11:01 a.m.]

Set Two
Frank Morgan; Walkin'; Reflections (2006 HighNote)
Moncef Genoud; Times Square Circle; Aqua (2006 Savoy)
Billie Holiday; What a Little Moonlight Can Do; God Bless the Child: The Very Best Of (2006 Columbia)
Count Basie; Taxi War Dance; One O'Clock Jump: The Very Best of (2006 Columbia)
Swing 39; Stomping at Decca; Live From Where? (2005 Swing 39)
Trudy Lynn; Everbody's Got a Blues Song to Sing; I'm Still Here (2006 Sawdust Alley)
The Brecker Brothers; Tabula Rasa; Sneakin' Up Behind You: The Very Best of (2006 Columbia)
[mic break 11:44 a.m.]

Set Three
Miles Davis; Autumn Leaves; In Europe (2005 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Milestones; In Europe (2005 Columbia)
Miles Davis; I Thought About You; In Europe (2005 Columbia)
[mic break 12:24]

Set Four
Larry Vuckovich Trio; Come Rain or Come Shine; Street Scene (2006 Tetrachord)
Larry Vuckovich Trio; Oh, You Crazy Moon; Street Scene (2006 Tetrachord)
Dafnis Prieto; One Day Suite: Morning; Absolute Quintet (2006 Zoho)
Casey Driesen; Sugarfoot Rag; 3D (2006 Sugar Hill)
Dr. Lonnie Smith; Freedom Jazz Dance; Jungle Soul (2006 Palmetto)
[mic break 1:00 p.m.]

Set Five
Swing 39; Limehouse Blues; Live From Where? (2005 Swing 39)
The Sai Ghose Quartet; Cinq-to-mesh; New Blood (2006 Summit)
Matthias Lupri Group; Wondering & Wandering; Metalix (2006 Summit)
Charnett Moffett; Jubilant; Internet (2006 Piadrum)
Tony Levin; What Would Jimi Do; Resonator (2006 Narada)
Tony Levin; Sabre Dance; Resonator (2006 Narada)
[mic break 1:45 p.m.]

Set Five
Swing 39; Limehouse Blues; Live From Where? (2005 Swing 39)
The Sai Ghose Quartet; Cinq-to-mesh; New Blood (2006 Summit)
Matthias Lupri Group; Wondering & Wandering; Metalix (2006 Summit)
Charnett Moffett; Jubilant; Internet (2006 Piadrum)
Tony Levin; What Would Jimi Do; Resonator (2006 Narada)
Tony Levin; Sabre Dance; Resonator (2006 Narada)
[mic break 1:45 p.m.]

Set Six
Dr. Lonnie Smith; Trouble Man; Jungle Soul (2006 Palmetto)
Grateful Dead; Box of Rain; Fallout From the Phil Zone (1997 Arista0
[2:00 p.m.]

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