Monday, May 28, 2007

All Hail Chavez

Told you so. He's a thug, no better than the Soviets or the ChiComs.

Gateway Pundit has a compendium of links to the crackdown.

It's such a shame we live in the fascist United Snakes of Amerikkka instead of Hugo's Bolivarean paradise.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Playlist, May 27, 2007

Set One
Miles Davis; Orbits; Miles Smiles (1967 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Circle; Miles Smiles (1967 Columbia)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane; Love For Sale; The Complete Columbia Recordings (1975 Columbia)
[mic break 10:31 a.m.]

Set Two
Miles Davis; Concierto de Aranguez; More Music from the Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (1987 Columbia)
Miles Davis +19; Blues for Pablo; Miles Ahead (1957 Columbia)
Miles Davis +19; New Rhumba; Miles Ahead (1957 Columbia)
Miles Davis +19; The Meaning of the Blues; Miles Ahead (1957 Columbia)
Miles Davis +19; Lament; Miles Ahead (1957 Columbia)
[mic break 11:06 a.m.]

Set Three
Miles Davis; Ah-Leu-Cha; At Newport 1958 (1964 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Straight, No Chaser; At Newport 1958 (1964 Columbia)
Charlie Parker; 52nd Street Theme; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Ko Ko; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Groovin' High; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Hot House; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Salt Peanuts; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
[mic break 11:43 a.m.]

Set Four
Miles Davis & John Coltrane; Sid's Ahead; The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 (1965 Columbia)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane; Sweet Sue, Just You (false start with discussion by Leanard Bernstein & Miles Davis); The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 (1965 Columbia)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane; On Green Dolphin Street, Just You (alternate take); The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 (1965 Columbia)
Miles Davis; So What; Kind of Blue (1959 Columbia)
[mic break 12:23 p.m.]

Set Five
Miles Davis; Someday My Prince Will Come; In Person At the Blackhawk (2003 Sony)
Miles Davis; Milestones; In Europe (2005 Sony)
Miles Davis; If I Were a Bell; The Best of Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964 (2005 Sony)
Miles Davis; So Near, So Far; Seven Steps to Heaven (2005 Sony)
[mic break 1:04 p.m.]

Set Six
Miles Davis; Petits Machines (Little Stuff); Filles de Kilimanjaro (1969 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Sweet Pea; Water Babies (1976 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Splash; Water Babies (1976 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Pharoah's Dance; Bitches Brew (1969 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Gone; Porgy & Bess (2000 Sony)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Playlist, May 20, 2007

Set One
The Who; Overture; Tommy (1969 MCA)
The Who; Love Ain't For Keeping; Who's Next (1970 MCA)
The Who; Amazing Journey/Sparks; Tommy (1969 MCA)
The Who; I'm The Face; Thirty Years of Maximum R & B (1994 MCA)
The Who; My Generation/Magic Bus; Live at Leeds (1971 MCA)
The Who; Getting in Tune; Who's Next (1970 MCA)
[mic break 10:59 a.m.]

Interview with Jerry Vigorito about Band Together benefit concert

Set Two
Fats Waller; A Porter's Love Song; Distilled
Fats Waller; Somebody Stole My Gal; Distilled
Fats Waller; Sweet Sue, Just You; Distilled
Fats Waller; Got A Bran' New Suit; Distilled
Fats Waller; I'm On A See-Saw; Distilled
Fats Waller; (Oh Susannah) Dust Off That Old Pianna; Distilled
[mic break 11:28 a.m.]

Set Three
Christian McBride; Divergence; Number Two Express (1996 Verve)
Ray Brown/John Clayton/Christian McBride; Papa Was a Rolling Stone; SuperBass 2 (2001 Telarc)
Christian McBride; Technicolor Nightmare; Live at Tonic (2006 Ropeadope)
[mic break 12:00 p.m.]

Set Four
Sun Ra; Outer Nothingness; Heliocentric Worlds (2005 Syndicore)
Sun Ra Arkestra; Mayan Temples; Mayan Temples (1990 Black Saint)
Sun Ra & his Myth Science Arkestra; Voice of Space; Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy (1992 Evidence)
[mic break 12:31 p.m.]

Set Five
Hot Club Sandwich; Twilight in Turkey; Green Room (2007 Modern Hot)
Bethany & Rufus; Samson & Delilah; 900 Miles (2006 Hyena)
They Might Be Giants; In The Middle, In The Middle; No! (2002 Idlewild)
Frank Zappa; A Pound For A Brown; You Can't Do That on Stage Any More Volume 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle; GoGo's Theme; Battery Milk (2007 Hyena)
They Might Be Giants; I Am Not Your Broom No! (2002 Idlewild)
Alex DeGrassi/Michael Manring/Christopher Garcia; Homestyle; demania (2006 Tropo)
Joel Harrison; Hudson Shining; Harbor (2007 Highnote)
The Doobie Brothers; Listen to the Music (Malibu remix); What is Hip? Remix Project Volume One (2004 Warner Bros)
The Greyboy Allstars; Pigeons Under Water; What Happaned to Television? (2007 Sci Fidelity)
[mic break 1:28 p.m.]

Set Six
Charlie Bertini's AppleJazz Band; Caravan; Classic Performances (2006 AppleJazz Records)
Robert Irving; New Momentum; New Momentum (2007 Sonic Portraits)
Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra; Another Star; High Octane (2006 Sea Breeze Jazz)
Ryan Haines Big Band; Thicker Than Water; People & Places (2006 Sea Breeze Jazz)
John Hicks; Things We Did Last Summer; Sweet Love of Mine (2006 Highnote)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Playlist, May 13, 2007

Set One
Mothers of Invention; WPLJ; Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1969 Reprise)
Mothers of Invention; Holiday in Berlin; Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1969 Reprise)
[mic break 10:20 a.m.]

Set Two
Cecil Brooks III with Gene Ludwig; Serenade in Blue; Double Exposure (2006 Savant)
Cecil Brooks III with Gene Ludwig; Tea for Two; Double Exposure (2006 Savant)
John Scofield; Kubrick/Green Tea; A Go Go (1998 PolyGram)
Wayne Wallace; Tune Up; The Reckless Search for Beauty (2006 Wayne Wallace)
MIles Davis; If I Were a Bell; The Best of Seven Steps 1963-1964 (2005 Sony)
[mic break 10:59 a.m.]

Set Three
Zvonimir Tot; Blue Quest; Blue Quest (2006 GrooveArt)
Pamela Luss; Over the Rainbow; Your Eyes (2007 Savant)
Etta Jones; My Romance; Doin' What She Does Best (1998 32 Jazz)
Gregory Tarrdy; Blues to Professor Pickens; Serendipity (1998 Impulse!)
[mic break 11:25 a.m.]

Pledge Break 11:40-1:00

Set Four
Charlie Parker; Cherokee; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Scrapple From the Apple; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Ornithology; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Charlie Parker; Hot House; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
[mic break 1:33 p.m.]

Set Five
Gary Burton; Open Your Eyes You Can Fly; The New Quartet (1973 ECM)
Mothers of Invention; Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue; Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970 Warner Bros.)
Ben Allison; Apostles of the Ugly; Medicine Wheel (1998 Palmetto)
Armando Rodriguez-Victor Rendon Latin Jazz Orchestra; Palabras de Mujer; Havana Blues (1998 Palmetto)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

An Open Letter to the Parents of Rachel Corrie

Written by Prof. Steven Plaut, published in Israel National News.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Corrie,
You are continuing with your campaign of demonization and delegitimization against Israel, a campaign that now manifests itself in a shallow anti-Israel propaganda play being staged in Seattle. All this, of course, came after your earlier open letter to the world, "A Call to Action; Rachel's Words Live," which was reprinted in many different media outfits, including the viciously anti-Semitic Counterpunch magazine, and the Guardian of the UK. ...
Your daughter was in a war zone as a belligerent, as one who had - perhaps wittingly and perhaps not - recruited herself on behalf of a genocidal movement of Arab fascists seeking to destroy Israel and murder as many Jews as possible. Your daughter died while interfering with an anti-terror operation carried out by an army in a land in which she had no business being at all. You demand that we in Israel feel your pain at the loss of your daughter, yet your daughter conscripted herself as an aid for those seeking to murder my children.
Read it all.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What I learned between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.

  1. hehehe...Jack said "damn it!" before the first break. *drink*
  2. These people never sleep.
  3. The Red Shirts don't wear red any more.
  4. Stay out of Chloe & Squidward's fight.
  5. Nadia is teh h0ttt.
  6. Blue-green side lighting makes the bad guys look especially threatening.
  7. The mole sleeps with no shirt. It's kind of like on Cops, where the guy with no shirt always gets arrested.
  8. Nothing makes a difficult phone call even more awkward like Caged Weasel listening in with headphones and the old man boyfriend glaring at you.
  9. The old man boyfriend has NO F'N NECK!
  10. The Chinese Irregulars have a super-generator.
  11. OK...if the CIs have 500-watt halogen lamps powered by a generator, what is the source of the evil blue-green side lighting?
  12. The CTU tac team™ wears full body armor. Doyle wears the Black T-shirt of Badness™.
  13. The sewer under CTU: it's an old trick, but it just might work.
  14. Chloe is lost for an answer. When IS Squidward ever wrong?
  15. Josh & Marilyn have been at CTU the whole time. Remember Alice Marilyn?
  16. Uh oh...RED SHIRT DOWN!
  17. This is bad. If CTU were any more porous, it would live in a pineapple under the sea.
  18. Milo just gave himself a promotion.
  19. The CIs just gave him a demotion.
  20. Nadia is in a Flank Two Position.
  21. No silent clock for Milo.
  22. Chloe is almost as cursed as Jack.
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Monday, May 07, 2007

Barry O. -- Democratic Neocon?

Jacob Aronson at TCS Daily analyzes a recent speech by Senator Obama, and his findings are surprising.

Obama's Monday night foreign policy speech is more than just clever language. He displays a commitment to moral principles and a serious foreign policy usually found in the halls of the American Enterprise Institute, or the pages of the Weekly Standard: promoting the American interest through a strong offensive military that, in conjunction with diplomatic, political and economic means, is used to remake foreign nations in a liberal democratic image. ...

There were plenty of Democratic tropes. Global climate change is mentioned, and venom for the current administration and the War in Iraq is frequent. But issues like "oil addition" are mentioned not as environmental concerns but as a way to "weaken the hand of hostile dictators." Taken as a whole, and enacted with a willingness to pursue the American interest, Obama's speech shows an understanding—dare I say a conservative understanding—of America's foreign policy challenges. If nothing else it raises the hope that, as Professor Weinberg of Puget Sound reminds us, "candidate Obama may want to bring the boys home, but President Obama will see that decision in a different light."
Read it all.

UPDATE: Ed Lasky at American Thinker advises following the money. It smells like Soros. (Hat tip: Atlas.)

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The revolution will not be blogged

Somebody posted this on LGF last night.

You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, log on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on vicodin and viagra,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be blogged.

The revolution will not be blogged.
The revolution will not be brought to you by blog-ads
In 4 parts on YouTube withou interruptions.
The revolution will not show you pictures of the Silky Pony
blowing a bugle and leading a charge by Richard Clark, Obama and Al Gore to eat
hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
The revolution will not be blogged.

The revolution will not be brought to you by the
Air America and will not star Rosey O'Donnald and George Clooney or the Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
thinner, because the revolution will not be blogged, Brother.

There will be no pictures of you and Slick Willie
pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
or report from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be blogged.

There will be no pictures of cops shooting down
Che supporters in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of cops shooting down
Che supporters in the instant replay.
There will be no pictures of Hillary being
run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Al Sharpton strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion.

Survivor, CSI, and Paris Hilton will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
Jane on Search for Tomorrow because anti-idiotarians will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be blogged.

There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
news and no pictures of hairy armed women
liberationists and Cheryl Crow blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Snoop Dog, P Diddy, nor sung by Kelly Clarkston, Sanjiya, Englebert Humperdink, or the Pussy Cat Dolls.
The revolution will not be blogged.

The revolution will not be right back after a pop up ad
about a new mortgage, erectile disfunction pill, or Nigerian bank scam.
You will not have to worry about a virus in your
inbox, $4 gas in your tank, or the flame war on your board.
The revolution will not go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.

The revolution will not be blogged, will not be blogged,
will not be blogged, will not be blogged.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
The revolution will be live.

(With apologies to Gil Scott-Heron)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Salute to Israel Parade

Two slide shows from today's event.
(Hat tip: Urban Infidel)

UPDATE: Atlas has more photos and some video.

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Premiums, May 6th


CDs ($50)

Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger, In This Room
Putumayo World Party
Putumayo New Groove

Book ($50)
Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and TImes of Doc Pomus

Playlist, May 6, 2007

Set One
The Ed Palermo Big Band; RDNZL; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
McCoy Tyner; The Greeting; Milestone Profiles (2006 Concord)
McCoy Tyner; Naima; The Greeting (1978 Milestone)
John Coltrane; Crescent (first version); The Classic Quartet (1996 Impulse)
[mic break 10:35 a.m.]

Set Two
John Coltrane; Nature Boy; Legacy (2002 Impulse)
John Coltrane; Greensleeves; The Complete Africa Brass Sessions (1995 Impulse)
John Coltrane; Equinox; The Very Best Of (2000 Rhino)
[mic break 11:05 a.m.]

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Carnival of Bauer

The Carnival of Bauer!!! has been roasted over at TruthvsMachine. Go check it out!

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Ballad of St. Pancake

This performance took place in March, but it was a benefit for today's May Day event in New Haven. Here's an account from the New Haven Independent:
Connecticut native and global troubadour David Rovics sang at a fundraising concert Thursday night at Edge of the Woods to benefit this year's (21st annual) May Day celebration on the New Haven Green. Introduced by Paula Panzarella, who's been the co-organizer of the event for all but two of those years, Rovics sang a dozen of his own compositions, which ranged from hysterical ("I'm a Better Anarchist Than You") to romantic to as timely as the day's headlines, like this song for Rachel Corrie. The fourth anniversary of her killing by an Israeli soldier driving a U.S.-funded bulldozer as she tried to protect a Palestinian's home in Gaza was Friday, the day after the concert, and articles appeared in various media taking note of it.
Actually, St. Pancake was trying to protect terrorist smuggling tunnels, and the home itself was not being razed that day. But don't let the facts get in the way of a good Jew-bashing. Check out the words to the song. Rovics seems to have the idea that the bulldozer actually ran over St. Pancake, when it was the blade and the dirt pile that struck her. Don't forget that Rachel Corrie was still alive when she was taken from the scene, but seeing how a dead martyr is more useful than an injured activist, it makes me wonder what took place in the ambulance.

The article was supposed to be about the benefit concert, but the reporter just couldn't help herself, and apparently the editors were not on the job that day. How does the anti-U.S. and anti-Israel sentiment get into the first paragraph, while the actual event this story purports to be about is buried at the bottom? It's interesting that comments were disabled for this one article. Are they afraid of comments, or afraid to edit?

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