Friday, December 02, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Overnight

...The last one for a while, as I think the series has run its course.

My sincere thanks to all whom have showed an interest or commented over the years, especially Blckdgrd.

McCoy Tyner, with Sonny Fortune, Calvin Hill, and Alphonse Mouzon, Rebirth, 1972.

Charles Mingus, with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Doug Watkins, & Dannie Richmond, Oh Lord Don't Let them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me, 1962.

Bill Evans, with Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund, Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless), 1977.

Coleman Hawkins, Harry "Sweets" Edison, "Sir" Charles Thompson, Jimmy Woode, & Jo Jones, Centerpiece, 1964.

Jaco Pastorius, Word Of Mouth, 1981.

George Benson, The Shadow Of Your Smile, 1972.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack deJohnette, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, 2009.

Thelonious Monk, Bolivar Blues, 1963.

Charles Mingus, Peggy's Blue Skylight, 1972.

Lester Young, Freddie Green & Count Basie, A Ghost Of A Chance, 1944.

Hampton Hawes, The Green Leaves Of Summer, 1964.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Chet Baker & Paul Bley, You Go To My Head, 1985.

Freddie Hubbard, But Beautiful, 1960.

Sammy Davis Jr., accompanied by Michael Silva & Johnny Mendoza, I've Got You Under My Skin / You Came A Long Way From St. Louis / You Are My Sunshine / Bee-Bom, 1962.

Hubert Laws, Yoruba, 1972.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Overnight

The Special Quartet (Pat Metheny, Ernie Watts, Charlie Haden, Paul Wertico), The Good Life, 1988.

Eddie Lang & Bix Beiderbecke with the Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra, I'm Coming Virginia, 1927.

The Jimmy Heath orchestra, Big "P", 1960.

Milton Nascimento, Novena, 1993.

Horace Parlan, Lonely One, 1961.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis, Theme From The Flintstones, 1980.

Anita O' Day, My Funny Valentine, 1958.

Esperanza Spalding, Espera, 2009.

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet featuring Lalo Schifrin, Tocatta from Gillespiana, 1961.

Urszula Dudziak, Butterfly, 1975.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Sunday Overnight

The Thelonious Monk orchestra, Friday The 13th, 1959.

Yusef Lateef, Eboness, 1970.

Art Blakey, So Tired, 1960.

Abdullah Ibrahim, Mindif, 1997.

Art Tatum, All The Things You Are, 1953.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Howard Roberts, Girl Talk, 1965.

Ronnie Laws, Never Be The Same, 1975.

Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters, Palm Grease, 1974.

Carla Bley and Steve Swallow, Lawns, 1987.

Tuck & Patti, Castles Made Of Sand / Little Wing, 1989.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Oscar Pettiford, Seabreeze, 1957.

Tony Williams & Sam Rivers, Two Pieces of One: Green, 1964.

Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman, HCKHH Blues, 1968.

Bud Powell, Ray Brown & Buddy Rich, Tea For Two, 1950.

Buddy Rich, Preach And Teach, 1970.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Wilbur Ware & Shadow Wilson, Ruby My Dear, 1957.

Lee Konitz & Red Mitchell, Just One Of Those Things, 1974.

Eric Gale, Ginseng Woman, 1977.

Muhal Richard Abrams & Malachi Favors, Sightsong, 1976.

Cleo Laine & John Dankworth, Woman Talk, 1965.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Overnight

The Cannonball Adderley sextet, Brother John, 1963.

Barbara Dennerlein, Sonny Fortune, and Emily Remler, Stormy Weather Blues, 1986.

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Swingin' 'til The Girls Come Home, 1960.

Brother Jack McDuff, The Honeydripper, 1961.

Don Byas and Slam Stewart, I Got Rhythm, 1945.

Monday, September 05, 2011

The day after Sunday Overnight

Billy Hart & Oliver Lake, Rahsaan Is Beautiful, 1977.

Biréli Lagrène & Roy Haynes, Autumn Leaves, 2009.

Tal Farlow, Meteor, 1956.

Sonny Rollins, Wilbur Ware & Elvin Jones, A Night In Tunisia, 1957.

Israel "Cachao" Lopez, A Gozar con Mi Combo, 1994.

Where does the time go?


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Overnight

The Art Pepper quartet, Summertime, 1956.

Sonny Rollins, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and Albert Heath, Four, 1968.

Lester Young and the Oscar Peterson trio, Ad-Lib Blues, 1952.

Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Stan Tracey, Dave Green, & Phil Seamen, What the World Needs Now / Doodle-Oodle, 1968.

Charles 'Yardbird' Parker, Autumn In New York, 1949.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Overnight

John Lee Hooker & The Meters, Bluebird, 1974.

Art Farmer, Chanson, 1977.

Pat Martino, You Don't Know What Love Is, 1976.

Wayne Shorter, Tom Thumb, 1967.

Ray Charles & the Count Basie Orchestra, The Long And Winding Road, 2006.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Overnight

George Shearing & Jim Hall, To Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1981.

Mal Waldron
, Warm Canto, 1961.

Oscar Peterson Trio, The Windmills Of Your Mind, 1970.

The Johnny Smith quartet (Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Ed Shaughnessey), Embraceable You, 1961.

Sam Butera & Louis Prima, They'll Be No Next Time, 1957.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sunday Overnight

George Van Eps and Howard Alden, What's New?, 1992.

Eddie Harris and Joe Diorio, Theme From Exodus, 1961.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Spirits Up Above, 1969.

Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Denardo Coleman, Jack DeJohnette & Charlie Haden, Trigonometry, 1986.

Allan Holdsworth, Tokyo Dream, 1983.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, Why Was I Born?, 1958.

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington, Azalea, 1961.

Joachim Kuhn, with Alphonse Mouzon, Terumasa Hino, Nana
Vasconcelos, John Lee & Philip Catherine, First Frisco, 1975.

Herb Ellis and Jimmy Giuffre, A Country Boy, 1959.

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, Waltz For Debby, 1975.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Annie Ross & Gerry Mulligan, Let There Be Love, 1957.

Benny Goodman Octet (Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Freddie Green, Count Basie, Artie Bernstein & Jo Jones), Lester's Dream, 1940.

Hank Jones, What Am I Here For / Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me / Sophisticated Lady / Oh Look At Me Now, 1979.

Johnny Hodges, Gentle Breeze / My Reward, 1954.

Don Ellis, Open Beauty, 1967.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Tal Farlow, Flamingo, 1980.

Weather Report, Young And Fine, 1978.

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Purdie Good, 1971.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Rhythm Box, 1984.

Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra, Smoke Rings, 1933.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'Would You Believe...2013?'

Would You Believe...2013?

'But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.'

...And that's all I (or anyone sensate) need opine on this pedlar of falsehoods.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Overnight, post-Rapture edition

Charles Mingus, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, 1959.

Miles Davis, Guinnevere, 1970.

The Artie Shaw orchestra with Pauline Byrne, Gloomy Sunday, 1940.

Chet Baker with Doug Raney & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Someday My Prince Will Come, 1979.

Archie Shepp, A Prayer, 1972.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Sun Ra, Astro Black, 1972.

Polytown (David Torn, Mick Karn and Terry Bozzio), Bandaged By Dreams, 1994.

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Malachi, 1998.

Billy Cobham, Heather, 1974.

King Crimson, Epitaph, 1969.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Ralph Towner and Gary Peacock, Witchi Tai To, 1997.

The Gil Evans Orchestra, La Nevada (excerpt), 1960.

Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard, Ups And Downs, 1992.

John Scofield, Dennis Chambers and Gary Grainger, Blue Matter, 1986.

Bruford, The Sahara Of Snow, 1979.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

'Death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart...'

He's Just Not That Into You Anymore

Ah, he's not dead. D'you know why...?

Because...he's a dancer!


Sunday Overnight

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Bo Duddley, 1976.

Derek Bailey & Han Bennink, 'An Old Woman...' from ICP 4, 1969.

The Avishai Cohen trio, Chutzpan, 2008.

The Paul Chambers quintet (Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Kelly, & Jimmy Cobb), Ease It, 1959.

The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Meeting of The Spirits / You Know You Know, 1972.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You're Gonna Fake It After All

You're Gonna Fake It After All

The overly observant among my dwindling fellowship (and for that fact, I have only myself to blame) might have noted that a certain person is rarely if ever 'profiled' anymore - seemingly gone from headlining Carnegie Hall to demonstrating time-saving devices at a local supermarket, as it were.

This removal from a minor-league photoshop gadfly's A-list of pixilated playthings is due in part to the subject's own diminished capacity for purveying political self-aggrandizement into electoral success, as their ideological perversions became subsumed into a grabastic pattern of personal grift... possibly because of a glint of interior knowledge that the Big Prize for showing a bit of leg and saying something outrageous has skittered away across the tiles forever, and baby still needs new Ferragamos.

Yet journalists gnaw at the bleached bones of such petty infamy, looking to find relevance and gravitas upon an entity which cannot sustain either.

Here is a rather pointed question: Why should anyone believe a so-called journalist in this day and age, especially ones who contradict themselves a few years after the fact?
There is no credibility to be found by me in bought-and-paid-for opinions jotted by corporate minions, and no point in accepting such opinions as a form of honest reporting unless one wishes to fool themselves into a coma.
I was raised to respect the craft of investigative journalism used as a spur to public awareness, and perhaps even justice or hoped-for change...but sadly, that era has passed and nothing has risen to take its mantle in this neo-conformist, go-along-to-get-along-or-else age.

Frankly, whether or not one one has questions regarding the murky circumstances - and any thinking person regardless of their ideology should - if we are to accept someone's own account of a frenzied hejira from state to state, supposedly performed so that an at-risk baby could be born in a desired homeland - the simplest, starkest explanation on offer is that someone wanted that baby to die, and didn't give a damn how it a plane, on the road, in the maternity ward or wherever...if we take their statements as a form of unqualified truth.

Therefore, my personal binary is this: either it's all a set of lies to cover up some deep-seated familial dysfunction...or it's all another set of lies to cover up a failed prenatal murder plot.

And that's who could have been within a shaky heartbeat of the presidency three years ago, should tits and ass wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross have won the day over reason.

Enjoy the sunset, America.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blog Against Theocracy 2011

Bled White And Blue

Blog Against Theocracy 2011 - because do you really want to kiss the ring of someone else's moral doctrine fantasy construct...?



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stepping In The Future

Peter Tosh, Mystic Man, 1979.

Does Your Koch Taste Different Lately?

Koch Sucker

...Thanks for the laffs galore there, Arbuckle.

As for 'Hell', paid it a visit last decade, pal - it was called the Bush Administration.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard & Dannie Richmond, Meditations On Integration, 1964.

Slide Hampton, Joachim Kühn, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, & Philly Joe Jones, Last Minute Blues, 1969.

The Tito Puente Latin Jazz Orchestra with Israel 'Cachao' Lopez, Solo / Oye Como Va, 1990.

Archie Shepp, Bakai, 1974.

Jeff Beck,
Sophie, 1976.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Elvin Jones, Bireli Lagrene, and Joey DeFrancesco, Night In Tunisia, 1999.

Stuff (Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, and Gordon Edwards), Groovin', 1976.

Richard Davis, Epistrophy / Now's The Time, 1972.

Herbie Hancock, Hang Up Your Hang Ups, 1975.

Freddie Hubbard, Keep Your Soul Together, 1973.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Blogging Macht Frei

'I'm wearing your panties'

A lot of hoopla lately over l'affaires HuffPo of late...various newsy items, casual disinformation and outright knee-slappers being proffered to a guileless public.

For example, take the 'no longer left' brou-hardy-har-har...please.

Technically, if HuffPo had even a scrap of socialistic pretense it would be a non-profit with a begging bowl button.

(Pause while I adjust my tie)

Let's quickly dispense with that alluring mirage, call it a New Media capitalist thought dispensary and move on.

A quick thought on subjective context, take it as one wills.

I think that a lot of people drawn to islets of community during the recent express ride to the Dark F*cking Ages wanted their own 'quasi-socialist news outlet with gossip 'n recipes' very badly - bold adventurers seeking compatriots, conspirators, or maybe even hot steamy approval for their own subjective biases - who willed such a thing to be so...and made it so.

Since not everybody getting onto the Internet in those wacky, zany 2000's was a raging me-me-mehadist (hard to believe, I know)....what we have is a triumph of implicative branding over reality.


However, and typical of all other media games 'it's all the news that fits'...the agenda of the principals.

Visualize the background of one such principal...Investor class, not playing a game for little people and no real reason to care about anything save portfolio depletion, and therefore my internal binary contrasting oscillates between 'sounds like bullshit, Maurice' and 'whatta darling deep pockets do-gooder'.

Gah, set my hair on fire now, a sugar mommy with a heart - and of course we all know the worst kind of 'liberal' (my sincere apologies for using a devalued, deprecated word) is one who just wants to help the unwashed.

DoublePlus Phooey.

Regarding 'working for free' - When my viewers come to visit for a time during their day, they get some things unique to this location.
This is the only blog that has all my public art works, located somewhere back in time and to the right...and most of the Youtubes still work - at least until the next round of corporate lawsuit wars.

It doesn't cost anything to look, and coming up on 5 years in this racket the returns have dwindled somewhat...but so what?
Although what I perform within these confines is a very secondary consideration to the rest of my life, I'll continue to provide it here at my leisure to those with an interest...and I'm not at liberty to enrich the wealthy for 'exposure', or some other ephemeral conceit. Pay the writer!

So how 'bout that sale?

And all the fuss being raised by an outraged community, amplified by the bored editors of old media conzerns? Breathtaking...but so's a yawn. Business as usual, a big fish late to the party looks to splash out into that big steaming pool of page stats and ad views. Who needs relevance when one has commercial viability?

Tell you one thing - being a comment editor sucked ass. But I was only a pawn in the game of life.

And if I modded you, you deserved it. You betcha.


Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow and Bob Moses, General Mojo's Well-Laid Plan, 1967.

Donald Byrd and Booker Little, Quiet Temple, 1960.

Stan Getz, Steve Kuhn, Scott LaFaro and Roy Haynes, Airegin, 1961.

Jimmy McGriff and Richard 'Groove' Holmes, The Preacher's Tune, 1973.

Thelonious Monk, Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales and Ben Riley, Ugly Beauty, 1967.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Cecil Taylor, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, 1961.

Geri Allen, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian, Lonely Woman, 1988.

Sarah Vaughan, Lush Life, 1980.

Roy Eldridge, Tommy Turk, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich, Embraceable You, 1949.

Michael Brecker, Monk's Mood / Hot House, 2003.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Bill Frisell, Han Bennink, and Ernst Reijseger, WOW, 1997.

Paul Horn & Haida, Tunin' In, 1972.

The Gene Ammons quintet (Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor, and Ray Barretto), Canadian Sunset, 1960.

The Nat 'King' Cole trio, The Frim-Fram Sauce, 1945.

Lennie Tristano, Spontaneous Combustion, 1947.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shall We Go You And I While We Can

The Grateful Dead, Dark Star, 1969.

R.I.P., Bear.

Sunday Overnight

The Tubby Hayes big band, Killers Of W1, 1965.

Astor Piazzolla, Fuga y Misterio, 1998.

Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, and Roy Haynes, Groovin' High, 1982.

The Quincy Jones big band with Clark Terry, Moanin', 1960.

The Charles Lloyd quartet, Dreamweaver, 1966.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Open For Business

Open For Business

But I've Never Seen The Sky

Lee Michaels and Bartholomew 'Frosty' Smith-Frost, Tell Me How Do You Feel / Don't Want No Woman / My Friends / Frosty's / Think I'll Go Back, 1969.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Ray Charles, You Don't Know Me, 1963.

Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Skillet, 1958.

Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Buell Neidlinger and Sunny Murray - Number one (take 2), 1960.

The Elvin Jones / Jimmy Garrison sextet (Sonny Simmons, Prince Lasha, Charles Davis and McCoy Tyner), Half and Half, 1963.

The Lyman Woodard Organization with Norma Jean Bell, Joy Ride, 1975.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Time Capsule: Washington, D.C.

As The Progressive Parade Passes

'A weeping Republican laments as triumphant progressives march past into the city' (date unknown).


Your wig in one hand and your teeth in the other

King Biscuit Boy (Richard Newell), You Done Tore Your Playhouse Down Again, 1971.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

F*ck FOX, redux

Much To Earn, I Still Have

The Globe & Mail:

Canada's broadcasting regulator has abandoned its attempt to change a regulation that prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading news.

The decision from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission followed a meeting last week of Parliament’s joint committee for the scrutiny of regulations, which ended its 10-year bid to get the regulation to comply with the law.
But the CRTC's call for public input on the proposal resulted in a tidal wave of angry responses from Canadians who said they feared such a move would open the door to Fox TV-style news and reduce their ability to determine what is true and what is false.

...which was preceded by this story:

Then, on Jan. 10, the commission announced it was seeking comments on a proposal to change the wording of the regulation to say that it applied only in cases in which broadcasters knew the information was false or misleading and that reporting it was likely to endanger the lives, health or safety of the public. The cut-off date for public input was set at Feb. 9.

NDP MP Charlie Angus noted that the proposed change precedes the start of Sun TV, a network that has been shepherded in large part by Kory Teneycke, the former director of communication to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

We all know our Prime Minister well enough to say we don’t have to be in the realm of conspiracy theory here,” Mr. Angus said at a news conference on Monday. “We can draw our conclusions and they are pretty clear."

Now, in the service of remaining clear, '...Although there is no corporate connection between Fox and Sun, there is a visceral one. In March 2009, CP has reported, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lunched in New York City with Murdoch, accompanied by Fox news president Roger Ailes and then- Harper communications director Tenycke.'

So, to sum up - Our Canucklestanikazh© Conservative minority overlords (the nice polite version of the GOP), hankering to git that sweet, sweet corporate spooge all over their mugs and earn those electo-bucks the oldest-professional way, wanted to make it legal for TV talking heads to spout right-wing lies in our faces all day long - just like they do for you down U.S.A. way, my dear American readers.

And they failed.

'Ha ha'

Oh, and f*ck you again, FOX.


Moving through the shadows at night

Iron Maiden, Murders In The Rue Morgue, 1981.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Doc Severinson and Tommy Newsom, In The Court Of The Crimson King, 1970.

Larry Carlton, Only Yesterday, 1979.

The John Coltrane quartet ( McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones) with Art Davis and Archie Shepp, Acknowledgement (Alternate take), 1964.

Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Barney Bigard, Mood Indigo, 1961.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Steady on, Junior

What Price Fleadom?

Raw Story:

WASHINGTON — Former president George W. Bush scrapped plans to address a summit of young leaders and business executives this weekend because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would also speak to the group, his office said Friday.

"The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States," his spokesman said in a statement.

Far be it from me to contrast the relative amount of '...harm to the interests of the United States' performed by either of these fellows - for that, we have the incomparably succinct emptywheel.

That being said, don't let that nasty Australian barebacker frighten you, Georgy boy - his lusty convict bloodline is no match for your fine breeding. You go on in there with those noted oratorical skills and tell him all about the price of freedom...or oil...or even...


Dirty, mean and mighty unclean

AC/DC, T.N.T., 1975.

'God rest ye, Bon'

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh, that wacky, wacky Keyes!

Wacky Keyes

I cognitively fractured do you have to be to drop a pearl of weapons-grade insipidity such as this?

If that's a wake-up call...well,'ding-a-ling', sweetheart.

Now push that mess elsewheres


My love goes deeper than sin

Johnny Winter, Can't You Feel It, 1973.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Overnight

The Miles Davis quintet, Mood, 1965.

Shorty Rogers and His Giants (Pete Jolly, Jimmy Giuffre, Larry Bunker and Barney Kessel), If I Only Had A Brain, 1959.

Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell, Very Early, 1969.

Stan Getz with Michel Legrand, Now You're Gone, 1972.

The Thelonious Monk orchestra, Friday The 13th, 1959.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

M-O-O-N, That spells FOX


Apologies for my dilatory contribution to the piled-on swarm of the sentient upon this virtual shanty-dweller - The siren song of RL and all that - but late as it were here I am, and frankly I remain gobstruck that willful pig-ignorance is so easily maintainable in the public as a vote getting stratagem proffered by the cynical toward the gullible, of course.

Now, now, Bill-O - Have you heard that old saw about 'when you're in a hole, quit digging, chucklenut'...? Oh, wait:

"Why the Sun comes up and goes down"...? What a peculiarly medieval mindset this double-stuffed bloviator proffers, and what a charming mirror of his bundle-of-contradictions constituency he remains.

Why a world-renowned physicist would deign to explain remedial 6th grade science - without (snicker*chortle) interruption (guffaw*teehee) - in an environment where long technical explanations delivered via voice synthesizer are as welcome as a Kayne West video - Methinks the deity herself might be challenged to clarify that conundrum in a fashion that even a FOX set of chattering teeth might comprehend without needing a strategically placed drool cup.

That said, no doubt a suitable barber could be found for performing a mild degree of trepanning to 'let the sunshine in'...and the whiskey fumes out.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Overnight

Bill Laswell, Aisha, 1999.

Maceo & All The Kings Men, Maceo, 1970.

Joni Mitchell, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, 1980.

Steely Dan, Your Gold Teeth II, 1975.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You Ain't So Tough

The Public Enema

CBS: Rumsfeld Criticizes Condoleezza Rice

Rumsfeld was also critical of Powell's successor, Condoleezza Rice, for her lack of experience in government.

"She'd never served in a senior administration position," he said. "She'd been an academic. And, you know, a lot of academics like to have meetings. And they like to bridge differences and get people all to be happy."

Of course, this isn't the first time that der Donald has shared his smoldering contempt for the touchy-feelie frilly undie-wearing world of foreign policy process - after all, why bother to find a committee-driven consensus toward resolving an international issue when one can just drop a daisy cutter on the problem and build a truck plaza upon the smoking crater, amirite?

Diplomacy is icky girlie stuff, and real manly men don't do such unknown unknowns...No fog of war looming around here, no sir.


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ronald Reagan

Why, you don't look a day over 90...In dog years.

That said, a centennial event like this doesn't come along just every century. Why, you'd have to go pretty far back to find a topper for the luckiest pitchman ever.

Allow me to review some of the warmth that I feel for this fellow who put so much glamor and dash into the banality of evil, dear readers.

Ronbo 2

Who Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Bin One For The Chipper

The Beck'ses Cheneyspaw Massacree

Run it's Che, again

In closing, all the best to the Great the torrid climate to which he was doubtless assigned...eternally.