Thursday, September 29, 2016

In support of Gary Johnson

I didn't write this, but it says everything I could possibly want to say. 

After seeing the postings and reviews on Gary Johnson and Bill Weld’s Town hall Wednesday evening on MSNBC with Chris Mathews, I can honestly say that Hillary was right, but it is about this election in general that there are many “deplorables” out there.
Gary Johnson was called stupid, dumb, loopy, ignorant, a joker, dumber than a box of rocks, a braindead stoner, as well as the ever popular pothead.
This was said about a guy that while in college started his own business, Big J Construction. He sold that business for multi-millions of dollars after growing it to over 1,000 employees. He ran as a Republican for Governor of New Mexico, a state at the time that was 2 to 1 Democrats and won. He then won re-election because he did what he promised he said he would do and always put people before politics. He was described by his constituency as honest and trustworthy, a person with integrity, with perseverance, and passion. While governor he vetoed over 750 bills, over 1/3 of them sponsored by republicans. The question he always asked when presented with a bill was should government be involved and at what cost. He actually vetoed a bill that a Republican had sponsored and was called on it by that republican who stated, “But, I gave $30,000 to your campaign”. Gary’s response was, “I am sorry that is not the way it works, would you like a refund?” On the third Thursday of every month from 4PM to 10PM he would have an open door policy at 5 minute intervals for anyone to come and meet with him personally even if it was only to shake his hand or take a picture. He was a governor that loved and respected the people he represented. Due to term limits, which to this day he endorses in all levels of government, he left as governor after his second term.
In 2003 he climbed Mt Everest, and has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents. He has competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii and has completed it three times. He has also run and biked in numerous marathons. 
In 2005 he suffered a severe paragliding accident and suffered a burst vertebra making him 1.5 inches shorter. It was at this time facing approximately 3 years of rehabilitation and daily extensive pain he began using marijuana rather than the highly addictive opioids. While he continued the use of marijuana recreationally, he has stopped the use for the campaign run. His campaign run with Bell Weld has no large donors and has approximately 8 Million dollars all from small dollar donations. Compare this to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump who have well over 200 million with numerous large donors in their campaigns. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is now spending over 15 million dollars attacking Gary Johnson and Bill Weld now. Even the president, vice president, and Tim Kane are speaking out against them now. Who would have thought they could even get to where they are now considering they are not well known and are cut out of the debates and many polls allowing them the exposure they require. They get no Secret Service protection and are not afforded the luxury of the Intelligence briefings that Clinton and Trump both receive. They travel by Southwest air, no private jets, and usually stay in Motel 6 and user Uber to get around. Their campaign is without a doubt is getting the biggest bang for their buck. 
Gary Johnson’s vice president selection was Bill Weld of Massachusetts who himself was a 2 term Governor of the state of Massachusetts. He also was a republican that won election and re-election by the largest victory ever in the 80% Democratic state. Bill Weld has been described by other governor’s and Bill and Hillary Clinton as a brilliant man and he was even chosen by Bill Clinton to be the Ambassador to Mexico. Bill Weld was denied this position due to his liberal social beliefs by Republican Jesse Helms who was the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Bill Weld withdrew his nomination. 
Gary and Bill’s first promise is to have a balanced budget submitted to congress within the first 100 days of being in office. They will start the cutting right off the bat working as a team with only one staff shared by both of them. Gary often refers to this as two for the price of one as decisions will be made unilaterally. They believe that government should be fiscally conservative and socially liberal, in other words keep government out of your pocketbook and out of your bedroom. 
So the question begs to be asked is Gary Johnson, stupid, dumb, loopy, ignorant, a joker, dumber than a box of rocks, a braindead stoner, pothead, or just someone that you or your children should aspire to be living the American dream.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Playlist, September 25, 2016


Set One
Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow; Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow; Work in Progress; Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow (2016 OA2)
Steve Gadd Band; The Windup; Way Back Home (2016 BFM Jazz)
John Scofield; Jolene; Country for Old Men (2016 impulse!)
[mic break 10:30 a.m.]

Set Two
Charles Earland; Sweetie Pie; I Ain't Jivin' I'm Jammin' (1994 Muse)
Sound Underground; Tiny Kingdom; Quiet Spaces (2016)
Karl Latham; White Rabbit; Living Standards (2016 DropZone Jazz)
Grateful Dead; Sage and Spirit; One from the Vault (1991)
Matt Reynolds; Good Outlaw's Wife; Been Long Gone (2015)
Carol Bach-y-Rita; T'is Autumn; Minha Casa/My House (2016)
[mic break 11:02 a.m.]

Set Three
Mulgrew Miller; Small Portion; With Our Own Eyes (1994 Novus)
Gerald Clayton; Bossa Beguine; Oscar, With Love (comp.) (2015 Two Lions)
The Jack Walrath Group; A Plea for Sanity; A Plea for Sanity (1983 Stash)
Jake Shimabukuro; Blue Haiku; Nashville Sessions (2016 JS)
Bireli LaGrene; Autumn Leaves; 15 (1983 Antilles)
[mic break 11:35 a.m.]

Set Four
David Grisman; Dawg Jazz; Dawg Jazz (1983 Warner Bros)
David Grisman; Steppin' with Stephane; Dawg Jazz (1983 Warner Bros)
Jerry Garcia/David Grismam; Russian Lullaby; Jerry Garcia/David Grismam (1991Acoustic Disc)
Opaluna; Instinto Ornitológico (2016 Ridgeway)
[mic break 11:57 a.m.]

Set Five
Larry Coryell; Nefertiti; Shining Hour (1990 Muse)
The Dutch Jazz Orchestra; Swing Dance; Plays the Music of Billy Strayhorn (1996 Radio Netherlands)
Lang Lang; Rhapsody in Blue; New York Rhapsody (2016 Sony Classical)
[mic break 12:31 p.m.]

Set Six
Afro Bop  Alliance Big Band; Créencias; Revelation (2016 OA2)
Buckwheat Zydeco; What You Gonna Do?; Where There's Smoke There's Fire (1990 Island)
Buckwheat Zydeco; Turning Point; Classics (2003 Rounder)
[PSA break 12:55 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert: Today in Jam Band History
Furthur; Victim or the Crime; WAMU Theatre, Seattle,WA  (9/25/2012)
Furthur; Lost Sailor; WAMU Theatre, Seattle,WA  (9/25/2012)
Furthur; Saint of Circumstance; WAMU Theatre, Seattle,WA  (9/25/2012)
Ali Baba's Tahini; Ringo; South Bend, IN (9/25/1997)
Twiddle; Mamunes the Fawn; Manchester, VT (9/25/2013)
Twiddle; Polluted Beauty; Manchester, VT (9/25/2013)
God Street Wine; Don't Tell God; Toads Place, New Haven, CT (9/25/1997)

[2:00 p.m.]

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Playlist, September 18, 2016


Set One
Mothers of Invention; Plastic People; Absolutely Free (1967 Verve)
Mothers of Invention; The Duke of Prunes; Absolutely Free (1967 Verve)
John Scofield; Wayfaring Stranger; Country for Old Men (2016 Verve)
Joey DeFrancesco; Five Spot After Dark; Wonderful! Wonderful! (2012 HighNote)
Steve Davis; How Deep is the Ocean; Eloquence (2009 JLP)
Jim Pearce; Even Big Monsters Love Music; You are an Edgy Visionary Seer (2013)
[mic break 10:36 a.m.]

Set Two
Bob Mintzer Big Band; Good Morning, Good Day, Good Night; Only in New York (1994 dmp)
Carol Bach-y-Rita; The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines; Minha Casa/My House (2016)
Afro-Bop Alliance Big Band; Créencias; Revelation (2016 OA2)
Roland Vazquez; The Visitor; Urban Ensemble (1979 Arista)
Karl Latham; Us and Them; Living Standards (2016 DropZone Jazz)
[mic break 11:15 a.m.]

Set Three
Shirley Horn; Hi-Fly; Live at the 4 Queens (2016 Resonance)
Shirley Horn; You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To; Live at the 4 Queens (2016 Resonance)
Cedar Walton; Another Star; Voices Deep Within (2009 HighNote)
Ray Barretto & New World Spirit; Work Song; Taboo (1994 Concord)
[mic break 11:45 a.m.]

Set Four
Donald Brown; I Should Care; Cause and Effect (1992 Muse)
Sari Kessler; The Fram Sauce; Do Right (2016)
Jeremy Pelt; The Ballad of Ichabod Crane; Jeremy Pelt (2012 HighNote)
Charles Rutherford's Jazz Pacific Orchestra; Rebel Rouser; Note Walker (1995 Sea Breeze)
[mic break 12:14 p.m.]

Set Five
Earl Hines & his Orchestra; Indiana; The Father Jumps (1975 Bluebird)
Earl Hines & his Orchestra; G.T. Stomp; The Father Jumps (1975 Bluebird)
Earl Hines & his Orchestra; Ridin' and Jivin'; The Father Jumps (1975 Bluebird)
CoDoNa; Codona; Codona (1979 ECM)
Mothers of Invention; Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue; Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970 Bizarre)
Al Kooper; Easy Does It; Easy Does It (1970 Columbia)
Supertramp; Just Another Nervous Wreck; Breakfast in America (1979 A & M)
Kavita Shah; Paper Planes; Visions (2014)
[mic break 12:52 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert: Odds & Ends
Jimi Hendrix w/Band of Gypsys; Hear My Train A Comin'; Machine Gun (2016)
Jimi Hendrix w/Band of Gypsys; Izabella; Machine Gun (2016)
Jimi Hendrix w/Band of Gypsys; Bleeding Heart; Machine Gun (2016)
Phish; Party Time; Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO (9/4/2016)
Phish; Bathtub Gin; Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO (9/4/2016)
Grateful Dead; Going Down thte Road Feeing Bad; Madison Square Garden (9/18/87)
Grateful Dead; All Along the Watchtower; Madison Square Garden (9/18/87)
Grateful Dead; Morning Dew; Madison Square Garden (9/18/87)

[2:00 p.m.]

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Playlit, September 11, 2016


Set One
Daniela Schlächterl; Here's That Rainy Day; VanHeusenism (2016)
Dyad; Habanera; Dyad Plays Jazz Arias (2016 Ringwood)
Lee Morgan; The Procrastinator; The Procrastinator (1978 Blue Note)
Dave Stryker; Time of the Season; Eight Track II (2016 StrikeZone)
[mic break 10:35 a.m.]

Set Two
Afro Bop Alliance Big Band; Family of Four (2016 OA2)
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra; Low Down; All My Yesterdays (2016 Resonance)
The Tierney Sutton Band; Driven to Tears; The Sting Variations (2016 BFM Jazz)
Milt Jackson/Count Basie; Shiny Stockings; Volume 2 (1978 Pablo)
[mic break 11:04 a.m.]

Set Three
Milt Jackson/Count Basie; Blues for Me; Volume 2 (1978 Pablo)
Steve Gadd Band; Freedom Jazz Dance; 70 Strong (2015 BFM Jazz)
Miles Davis; Pharoah's Dance; Bitches Brew (1970 Columbia)
[mic break 11:39 a.m.]

Set Four
Duke Ellington/Count Basie; Battle Royal; First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961 Columbia)
Duke Ellington/Count Basie; To You; First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961 Columbia)
Duke Ellington/Count Basie; Take the "A" Train; First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961 Columbia)
[mic break 11:56 a.m.]

Set Five
Mickey Hart, Endless River; Supralingua (1998 Rykodisc)
Mickey Hart, Wheel of Time (remix); Supralingua (1998 Rykodisc)
Diga Rhythm Band; Happiness is Drumming; Diga (1976 Round Records) 
Grateful Dead; Shakedown Street; New Haven, CT (10/25/1979)
[mic break 12:30 p.m.]

Set Six
Medeski Martin & Wood; Start•Stop; Combustication (1998 Blue Note)
Levon Helm; Take Me to the River; Levon Helm (1978 ABC)
Red Star Orchestra; Speak Low/Lush Life; Broadways (2016 Label Bleu)
[mic break 12:53 p.m.]

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Playlist, September 4, 2016


Set One
Tierney Sutton; Fortess Around Your Heart; The Sting Variations (2016 BFM Jazz)
Lonnie Smith; Dancin' in an Easy Groove; The Lost Grooves 67-70 (anthology) (1995 Blue Note)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
John Beasley; Little Rootie Tootie; MONK'estra (2016 Mack Avenue)
Bruce Forman; In Transit; In Transit (1983 Muse)
Sari Kessler; The Gal from Joe's; Do Right (2016)
Dave Stryker; Trouble Man; Eight Track II (2016 Strikezone)
Paul Motian & the Electric Bebop Band; Half-Nelson; Reincarnation of a Love Bird (1994 Verve)
[mic break 11:02 a.m.]

Set Three
Kat Gang; They Were You; Love & the Lack Thereof (2016)
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?' Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Jazz Orchestra in C; Resolution (2016 Dünya)
[mic break 11:27 a.m.]

Set Four
Eddie Harris; Freedom Jazz Dance; The Best of Eddie Harris (1970 Atlantic)
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra; Alone; Masters of Jazz: Big Bands of the '50s & '60s (1996 Rhino)
Madeleine Peyroux; If the Sea was Whiskey; Secular Hymns (2016 Verve)
The Isley Brothers; That Lady; Greatest Hits Volume 1 (1984 TNeck)
George Duke; Love; Feel (1974 MPS)
[mic break 11:59 a.m.]

Set Five
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra; Slings and Arrows; Live at Montreux 1997 (1998 Sea Breeze)
Duke Ellington; In a Sentimental Mood; Piano Reflections (1989 Capitol)
Oliver Lake; You Only Believe; Jump Up (1982 Gramavision)
Jefferson Airplane; Embryonic Journey; The Worst of Jefferson Airplane (1970 RCA)
Circuline; Stay; Counterpoint (2016)
The Ventures; Peter & the Wolf; Joy (1972 United Artists)
Frank Zappa; The Black Page; You Can't Do That on Stage Any More Vol. 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
[mic break 12:45 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert: The Moho Collective (original broadcast 7/10/2011)