Monday, May 26, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Playlist, May 25, 2008

Set One
Miles Davis; Footprints; Miles Smiles (1998 Sony)
Miles Davis; Walkin'; Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1984 (2005 Sony)
[mic break 10:19 a.m.]

Set Two
Miles Davis and His Orchestra; Jeru; The Complete Birth of the Cool (1949 Capitol)
Miles Davis and His Orchestra; Move; The Complete Birth of the Cool (1949 Capitol)
Miles Davis and His Orchestra; Godchild; The Complete Birth of the Cool (1949 Capitol)
Miles Davis; On Green Dolphin Street; Live at the Plugged Nickel (1965 Columbia)
Miles Davis; So What; Live at the Plugged Nickel (1965 Columbia)
[mic break 10:58 a.m.]

Set Three
Miles Davis/John Coltrane; Straight No Chaser; Miles & Coltrane (1988 Columbia)
Miles Davis/John Coltrane; Fran Dance; Miles & Coltrane (1988 Columbia)
Miles Davis; 'Round Midnight; The Best of Miles (2002 Sony)
Miles Davis; So What; The Best of Miles (2002 Sony)
[mic break 11:32 a.m.]

Set Four
Thelonious Monk; 'Round About Midnight; Live at the Jazz Workshop (1982 Columbia)
Thelonious Monk; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Live at the Jazz Workshop (1982 Columbia)
[mic break 11:52 a.m.]

Set Five
John Beasley; Bedtime Voyage; Letter to Herbie (2008 Resonance)
Hadley Caliman; Kickin' on the Inside; Gratitude (2008 Origin)
Marlene del Rosario; Alone Together; Marlene Live with a little help from her friends (2008 Blue Earth)
Cynthia Holiday; My Little Rainbow; All the Way (2008 Miles High)
Ed Reed; Where or When; The Song is You (2008 Blue Shorts)
David "Fathead" Newman; Cedar's Blues; Diamondhead (2008 Highnote)
[mic break 12:36 p.m.]

Set Six
Rowan & Martin; Monologue and Cocktail Party; Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969 Epic)
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra; Morning Mood (from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1); Nutcracker Suite/Peer Gynt Suites (1960 Odyssey)
Miles Davis; Springsville>The Maids of Cadiz>The Duke; Miles Ahead (1957 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Concierto de Aranjuez; Sketches of Spain (1959 Columbia)
[mic break 1:20 p.m.]

Set Seven
Miles Davis; Miles Runs the Voodoo Down; The Best of Miles (2002 Sony)
Miles Davis; Directions (12/18/70 2nd set); The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (2008 Sony)
Rowan & Martin; Goodnight Dick!; Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969 Epic)

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dead commies aren't cool

No, I'm not talking about the Butcher of Havana, Ernesto Guevara. U. Utah Philips died yesterday. The only time I ever walked out of a concert was when I went to see him. According to Wikipedia, "He often promoted the Industrial Workers of the World in his music, actions, and words."

Genius. Watch people fall all overthemselves to eulogize this dead commie.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Joe Lieberman: Democrats and Our Enemies

This essay was published in the Wall Street Journal today, adapted from a speech the Senator gave a few days earlier.
How did the Democratic Party get here? How did the party of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy drift so far from the foreign policy and national security principles and policies that were at the core of its identity and its purpose? ...

There are of course times when it makes sense to engage in tough diplomacy with hostile governments. Yet what Mr. Obama has proposed is not selective engagement, but a blanket policy of meeting personally as president, without preconditions, in his first year in office, with the leaders of the most vicious, anti-American regimes on the planet.

Mr. Obama has said that in proposing this, he is following in the footsteps of Reagan and JFK. But Kennedy never met with Castro, and Reagan never met with Khomeini. And can anyone imagine Presidents Kennedy or Reagan sitting down unconditionally with Ahmadinejad or Chavez? I certainly cannot.
Read it all.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

What's on WPKN today?

Playlist, May 18, 2008

Set One
Marco Benevento; Diego Garcia>Church of God Victory>Chalaza; Live at Tonic (2008 Ropeadope)
The Bobs; Disappointment Pants; Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (2007 The Bobs)
Punch Brothers; The Blind Leaving the Blind, 4th Movement; Punch (2008 Nonesuch)
[mic break 10:47 a.m.]

Set Two
Miles From India; In A Silent Way>It's About That Time; Miles From India (2008 Times Square)
Northern Lights; Oh, Lady Be Good; New Moon (2005 Fifty Fifty)
Vincent Herring; Star Eyes; The Days of Wine and Roses (1996 MusicMasters)
Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet; Black Dog; Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet (2008 Summit)
[mic break 11:17 a.m.]

Set Three
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; Homegrown Tomatoes; Relax Your Mind (2003 Angel)
Debbie Cunningham; Overjoyed; The Rest of Your Life (2008 Oasis)
Milt Jackson/Kenny Clarke; Bluesology; Bluesology (1980 Arista)
Steve Nelson; One Thin Dime; Sound Effect (2007 HighNote)
[mic break 11:43 a.m.]

Set Four
Karrin Allyson; O Morro Nao Tem Vez; Imagina (2008 Concord)
Piers Lawrence Quartet; Stolen Moments; Stolen Moments (2007 JazzNet)
Laurie Anderson; Let X=X; Big Science (2007 Nonesuch)
Russell Gunn; Bitches Brew; Plays Miles (2007 HighNote)
[mic break 12:11 p.m.]

Set Five
Greg Abate; Dreaming in Color; Evolution (2008 IWS)
Tardo Hammer; Hot House; Stop Look & Listen (2007 Sharp Nine)
Mothers of Invention; The Air>Project X; Uncle Meat (1968 Bizarre)
Alison Ruble; Something in the Way She Moves; This is a Bird (2008 Origin)
Larry Willis; Theme From Star Trek; The Offering (2008 HighNote)
Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet; The Simpsons; Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet (2008 Summit)
Cynthia Holiday; Knock on Wood; All the Way (2008 Miles High)
[mic break 12:54 p.m.]

Set Six
The Jack Wilkins Quartet; Falling in Love with Love; The Jack Wilkins Quartet (1977 Chiaroscuro)
Grateful Dead; Wharf Rat>Playing in the Band (reprise); 5/17/77 Tuscaloosa AL
Weather Report; Mysterious Traveller; Mysterious Traveller (1974 Sony)
Ray Mantilla; For Keeps; Good Vibrations (2006 Savant)
[mic break 1:42 p.m.]

Set Seven
John Beasley; Three Finger Snap; Letter to Herbie (2008 Resonance)
Mike Ellis; Part 15; Chicago Spontaneous Cumbustion Suite (2007 AlphaPocket)
Ben Riley's Monk Legacy Septet; Rhythm-a-Ning; Memories of T (2006 Concord)
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Barack Obama: Empty Suit or Trojan Horse?

At first, I thought Citizen Obama was merely an empty suit from the Chicago political machine. The more I read about his background and associate, it becomes obvious that he is a Trojan horse, carrying all that is wrong with the American left. Investor's Business Daily puts it very well in this editorial
As this long primary season drags on, the presumed Democratic nominee for president still won't bring his vision for "change" into focus. He continues to speak in glittering generalities, providing few details.
The reticence, combined with Obama's radical ties, begs the question: Is he hiding an un-American agenda? ...

Rated the most liberal member in the Senate, Obama wants to soak the most productive members of society and subsidize those who are not. He wants to hit small businesses and big corporations alike with major tax hikes — singling out for special rebuke oil producers and "Wall Street predators" who have "tricked" blacks out of their homes. At the same time, he plans to expand the welfare state with massive increases in domestic spending.

"We have more work to do," he told black graduates at Howard University last September. "It's time to seek a new dawn of justice in America. . . . We can right wrongs we see in America."

Cone says he wants to see a "new system" in America "in which people have the distribution of wealth." He adds, "I don't know how quite to do that institutionally."
Enter a Harvard-educated lawyer and Southside Chicago-trained community organizer who has a real shot at institutional power. As Obama promised black graduates at Hampton University last June, "We're going to usher in a new America."

Sounds like a Trojan horse. Will traditional America let it in?
Let's hope not. 

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Grounds crew appreciation

Kudos to the Little League grounds crew for some great work. When I arrived at the field at 8:45 this morning it looked something like this.

After a couple of hours of work, it was ready for play.
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Another reason the Yankees turn my stomach

The New York Post treats us with way too much information today.
Forget steroids.
Yankee slugger Jason Giambi tries putting pop in his bat with a performance-enhancing thong.
The scandal-scarred first baseman reportedly has admitted that he dons a sensual, tiger-striped, gold lamé undergarment in a bid to boost his confidence when his bat goes cold.
"I only put it on when I'm desperate to get out of a big slump," Giambi told Portfolio magazine's Franz Lidz.
What's more, he has loaned the magic thong to past and current Yanks Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano and Robin Ventura when they went into hitless streaks.

And Yankees fans give me snide remarks when they see my son in a Mets t-shirt.
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Friday, May 16, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Packaging Nakba

From Soccer Dad:
The earliest reference I can find to the term "Nakba" (or "Naqba") in the New York Times is this article, from Israel's 50th birthday, a decade ago.

So for 50 years, the NYT didn't see fit to use the term to describe the Arab reaction to Israel's independence. It's only recently that the terms has come into widespread use.
Read it all.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Asshole fraternity boys...again

This time it's Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin. It's a gross hazing incident.
Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon dumped a bucket of indecent substances on fellow fraternity members on Langdon Street late Friday night, the fraternity’s president told The Badger Herald Tuesday.

Mike Miesen, president of the UW chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, said the incident did not constitute hazing and occurred after the conclusion of other non-hazing initiation events. The bucket incident was not sanctioned or supervised by fraternity leadership, he added.
"Indecent substances" is a very polite way of putting it. Unbelievable.

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on my blog posting lolz

more cat pictures

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Playlist, May 11, 2008

Set One
The Marty Sheller Ensemble; Mahjong; Why Deny (2007 PVR)
Bobby Broom; The Surrey with the Fringe On Top; The Way I Play (2008 Origin)
John Ellis & Double Wide; Dream and Mosh; Dance Like There's No Tomorrow (2008 Hyena)
[mic break 10:23 a.m.]

Set Two
Frank Sinatra; Dancing in the Dark; Live in Australia 1959 (1997 Blue Note)
Stan Bock Ensemble; Crystal's Waltz; Your Check's in the Mail (2007 OA2)
Marco Benevento; The Weathermen; Live at Tonic (2007 Ropeadope)
Sun Ra; The Cosmos; Heliocentric Worlds Volumes 1 and 2 (2005 Syndicore)
[mic break 10:58 a.m.]

Set Three
Hadley Caliman; Kickin' on the Inside; Gratitude (2008 Origin)
Santana; Side 1; Caravanserai (1972 Columbia)
West, Bruce & Laing; Out Into the Fields; Why Doncha (1972 Columbia)
The Bobs; Howard Peterson; Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (2007 Bobs)
Rickie Lee Jones; Little Yellow Town; Ghostyhead (1997 Reprise)
[mic break 11:50 a.m.]

Set Four
Andreas Öberg; Updtown Down; My Favorite Guitars (2008 Resonance)
KJ Denhert; Lucky 7; Lucky Seven (2008 Motéma Music)
KJ Denhert; Over the Rainbow; Lucky Seven (2008 Motéma Music)
Steely Dan; Bodhisattva; Countdown to Ecstasy (1973 ABC)
Spike Jones; I'm in the Mood for Love; The Spike Jones Anthology (1994 Rhino)
Dissidenten; Lobster Song; Instinctive Traveler (1997 Exil Music)
Erroll Garner; I'm in the Mood for Love; Closeup in Swing (1997 Telarc)
[mic break 12:26 a.m.]

Set Five
Jackie Greene; I Don't Live in a Dream; Giving Up the Ghost (2008 SLG)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse; When You Dance; Year of the Horse (1997 Reprise)
Miles From India; So What; Miles From India (2008 Times Square)
Andreas Öberg; Valdez in the Country; My Favorite Guitars (2008 Resonance)
[mic break 12:54 p.m.]

Set Six
Grateful Dead; Terrapin>Playing in the Band; 5/17/77 Tuscaloosa AL
[mic break 1:26 p.m.]
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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy Grateful Dead High Holy Days

Hat tip: Dan Rappaport

Courtesy of (click on the shows to listen)

05/07/77 (Sat) Boston Garden - Boston, MA
Set 1: Bertha, Cassidy, Deal, Jack Straw, Peggy-O, Minglewood Blues, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Big River, Tennessee Jed, Music Never Stopped
Set 2: Terrapin Station > Samson & Delilah, Friend Of The Devil, Estimated Prophet, Eyes Of The World > Drums> The Wheel > Wharf Rat > Around and Around, E: U.S. Blues

05/08/77 (Sun) Barton Hall, Cornell U - Ithaca, NY
Set 1: Minglewood Blues > Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightning > Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancing In The Streets
Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet, St. Stephen > Not Fade Away> St. Stephen > Morning Dew, E: One More Saturday Night

05/09/77 (Mon) Community War Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NY
Set 1: Help On The Way> Slipknot> Franklin's Tower, Cassidy, Brown Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Big River, Peggy-O, Sunrise, Music Never Stopped
Set 2: Bertha, Good Lovin', Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet> The Other One> Drums > Not Fade Away > Comes A Time> Sugar Magnolia, E: Uncle John's Band

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Fraternity boys doing what they do best

Pi Kappa Alpha brothers at Tulane seriously burned pledges.

Much worse than the TKE assholes who threatened to break my legs.

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday Night Jazz

Joe Locke Geoffrey Keezer Group "Honu"

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

May 1 - Communist Christmas

Communist Body Count

People's Republic of China
Body Count: 73,237,000
1949-Present (57+ years and counting)

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Body Count: 58,627,000
1922-1991 (69 years)
The body count only covers the years 1923-1987

Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
Body Count: 3,284,000
1918-1922 (4 years)
This body count does not include the 6,210,000 killed in the civil war

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Body Count: 3,163,000
1948-Present (58+ years and counting)
1,663,000 is attributed between 1948-1987 excluding the Korean War (Rummel 1994). 2,500,000 is the mid-estimate for those who starved to death between 1995-1998 (U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea 2006).

Body Count: 2,627,000
1975-1987 (12 years)
The body count estimate is complete (Rummel 1994). The offical country name was Democratic Kampuchea during Pol Pot's reign and then known as People's Republic of Kampuchea afterwards.

Republic of Cuba
Body Count: 73,000
1961-Present (45+ years and counting)
The body count only covers the years 1959-1987.

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Rememberance Day

Atlas Shrugs has a good post today.

Israel Observes Moment of Silence (Jerusalem Post)

Melanie Phillips in the Spectator.