Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring 2008 Pledge Drive

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Playlist, April 20, 2008

On-air fundraising 10-11 a.m.

Set One
Wake the Dead; Coleman's Cross/Birdsong; Wake the Dead (2000 Arista)
Pentangle; So Early in the Spring; So Early in the Spring (1990 Green Linnet)
Pentangle; Open the Door; Open the Door (1985 Rounder)
Darrell Scott; Miracle of Living; Live in N.C. (2004 Full Light)
Sam Bush; River Take Me; Laps in Seven (2006 Sugar Hill)
Sam Bush; White Bird; Laps in Seven (2006 Sugar Hill)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Two
Freddie Hubbard; Fantasy in D; First Light (1971 CTI)
Maceo Parker; Off the Hook; Roots & Grooves (2007 Heads Up)
Victor Wooten; Imagine This; Live in America (2001 Compass)
Four Finger Five; Rewind; Four Finger Five (2007 Terrestrial)
John Popper/Bettye LaVett/DJ Logic; Joy; Best of the Jammys volume two (DVD 2007 Relix)
[mic break 12:27 p.m.]

Set Three
Kat Parra; Esta Montanya D'Enfrente; Azucar de Amor (2008 Patois)
Phil Lesh & Friends; Passenger; Best of the Jammys volume two (DVD 2007 Relix)
Don Braden; The Traveler; The New Hang (2004 Highnote)
Irene Reid; What Now My Love?; I Ain't Doing Too Bad (1999 Savant)
Charles Earland; The Burning Spirit; Live (1999 Cannonball)
[mic break 1:03 p.m.]

Set Four
Ray Mantilla; Midnight Sun; Good Vibrations (2006 Savant)
Eddie Henderson Quintet; Saturn's Child; Reemergence (1998 Sharp Nine)
Sonny Rollins; I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face; Rudy Van Gelder Remasters Sampler (2008 Prestige)
Malicorne; Branle de la haie; Almanach (1976 Hexagone)
Frank Zappa; Drowning Witch; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 3 (1995 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Bacon Fat>Stolen Moments>Murder By Numbers; Broadway the Hard Way (1988 Barking Pumpkin)
[mic break 1:50 p.m.]

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Audacity of the Beloved Leader

Peggy Shapiro at American Thinker has a chilling analysis of the Obama poster campaign.

Obama's Posters: Message in the Image

There is something unsettling and very familiar in the Obama poster campaign which has plastered his image over the country. The posters depict the same graphic closeup of the candidate with one block word either "Hope," "Change" or "Progress" at the bottom. I knew that I had seen this before, and then it came to me that this image appropriates the graphic style of totalitarian Soviet propaganda. It recalls the idealzed portraits and personality cult of the "Beloved Leader" such as Stalin and Lenin. The leader, face illuminated by a "holy" light, looks off to the horizon and sees the truth that is not available to his mere mortal followers, who must look up to his image.

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lamest. Reunion. Ever.

My high school class was pretty lame, and as far as I know, never got it together to have a reunion. The school itself is long-defunct. I just got an e-vite for our 30th anniversary reunion. The same pattern from high school is holding.
  • '76 - a very cool class, people I looked up to, and their 30th reunion sounded really cool with a more formal evening and a picnic the next day. Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn got a lot of mileage blogging her reunion planning, the actual event, and aftermath. Of course, OTBKB is a very engaging writer and it was a fun read, especially since I knew her classmates.
  • '77 - not quite as cool as '77 but still cool, and their 30th reunion was an evening in someone's apartment
  • '78 - lame, and the reunion is going to be in the afternoon in the same building that housed our former school. Sounds absolutely craptastic.
I am blessed with my daughters' gymnastics show that afternoon, and have a handy excuse to avoid this event. Maybe I can sit in my basement office, flip through my yearbook, and read OTBKB again. At some point my flashback will be interruped by one of my kids showing me his or her latest creation in GarageBand or iMovie.

I grew up. My kids are growing up. It's good to be alive. End of story.

Playlist, April 6, 2008

Set One
Pat Metheny Group; James; Offramp (1981 ECM)
Pat Metheny Group; Eighteen; Offramp (1981 ECM)
Bryant Doherty Band; Zigurat; Rigamarole (2008 Origin)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Two

Hadley Caliman; Back for More; Gratitude (2008 Origin)
Mike Ellis; Part 13; Chicago Spontaneous Combustion Suite (2007 Alphapocket)
Sumi Tonooka Trio; The Clinging; Long Ago Today (2008 ARC)
The Gust Spenos Quartet; Looking for Someplace to Be; Swing Theory (2007 Swing Theory)
Lorraine Feather; Traffic and Weather; Language (2008 Jazzed Media)
[mic break 12:04 p.m.]

Set Three
Miles Davis; Improvisation #1>Inamorata; The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (2005 Sony)
Blue Floyd; Money; Begins (2008 Airline)
[mic break 12:45 p.m.]

Set Four
Miles Davis; Directions; The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (2005 Sony)
[mic break 1:12 p.m.]

Set Five
Ron Kaplan; New York New York/Broadway; New York (2008 Kapland)
Unexplained Bacon; Cavernous Wind; Right Off The Bone (2006 Unexplained Bacon)
Jackie Greene; Just As Well; American Myth (2006 Verve)
Punch Brothers; Nothing, Then; Punch (2008 Nonesuch)
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem; What's That; Big Old LIfe (2007 Signature Sounds)
[mic break 1:40 p.m.]

Set Six
Frank Sinatra; Come Fly With Me; With Red Norvo Australia 1959 (1997 Blue Note)
Jen Durkin & Equinox; Heart on a Chain; demo
Frank Zappa; Outside Now; Broadway the Hard Way (1988 Barking Pumpkin)
[2:00 p.m.]

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