Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Overnight

Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez, What Do You Want, 2003.

Lester Young
, with Count Basie, Freddie Green and Shadow Wilson, Blue Lester, 1944.

The Count Basie Orchestra, with Thad Jones and Al Aarons, Corner Pocket, 1962.

Freddie Green, with the Count Basie Orchestra, Lil' Darlin', 1957.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Patria o busto

Putting the Che in Michelle


I'd hate to shoot a baby

Jefferson Airplane, Law Man, 1971.

Further adventures in make-believe governing

Faster, President! Drill! Drill!

The Mudflats:

Senator Ellis actually got the message that governor Palin was rejecting a third of the stimulus money, including $160 for education, while at a meeting in the White House in Washington D.C. Ellis reports being stunned and having legislators from other states ask him, “Doesn’t Governor Palin have a special needs child?”

The meeting today was the first meeting after her rejection of the funds, and the first after backtracking saying she hadn’t really rejected them which is really ”political face-saving” and “damage control.” The meeting, was scheduled on the calendar as an “in person” meeting.
It was originally scheduled at the governor’s house, where legislators had recently been invited to breakfast. But the Legislators wanting to “get down to business” requested that it be scheduled in the conference room in the capitol building.

But this morning, the morning of the meeting, Senate President Gary Stevens was informed by Palin aide Gerry Gallagher that she was not in Juneau, and had other things to do like announce Wayne Anthony Ross as Attorney General. He wanted to know would we be willing to meet with staff? We said, politely, no, that we need to meet with governor because we need soemone with authority to make decisions. Palin has made it very clear that none of the staff can speak for her or make decisions. We had gotten as far as we could go with staff. We want to know going in if the governor is going to veto things, and what to expect. We need face time. So, because the gov was not here we declined to meet with staff.

Then things started to get interesting. The Governor’s office released an official press release which began:

March 26, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin was scheduled to participate telephonically in a meeting with legislative leadership today when legislative leaders cancelled the meeting to host their own press conference.

h/t: gentleman 'Edward Teller' of Progressive Alaska.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

He wrote my life story too

Jerry Reed, Guitar Man, 1967.

Who's An Unsexy Boy?


Nope, sorry Orally, there's still some juice to be squeezed from that falafel. You'll be Mr. Congenital.

Der Nacht Loofah

...Now just you stop it, mister - besides, it's not time for the swimsuit competition yet. And you, Beck - You'll get the prize when...well...

Dick Kickin'

Hey, who let that old-timer in here? Someone put Grandpa Caligula back into the cone of silence.

Big Boy

...Ah, at last - That's our winner. Shake it for the folks back home, big boy.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Overnight

George Benson, with Jorge Dalto, Ronnie Foster, Ralph McDonald, Stanley Banks, and Harvey Mason, Affirmation, Bremen, 1982.

The Pat Metheny Group, San Lorenzo, 1978.

Thelonious Monk, with Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop, Off Minor, Baden, 1963.

Brand X, Euthanasia Waltz, 1976.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fuck you, Fox Network

Longer video of FOX segment


Since the Taliban regime fell in late 2001, Canada has steadily increased its military involvement in Afghanistan.
By 2006, Canada had taken on a major role in the more dangerous southern part of the country as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). By February 2009, 108 Canadian military personnel had died in the country. One Canadian diplomat and two Canadian aid workers have also been killed.

'...didn't even know we were there'...?

You have peddled your disinformation long enough, parasites.

The Voice Of America

Pie Hawker

Glenn Pick

Liar Of The Right Worm

None of you are fit to lick filth from the boots of those who have died in service to our country.
Enjoy your growing irrelevance. I'll be happy to assist in that downward trajectory in any way I can.


HT: Warren Kinsella.

In a free country everyone has to choose

Tackhead Sound System with Gary Clail, Hard Left, 1986.

I'm Hawkin' Here

I'm Hawkin' Here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Overnight

Nat 'King' Cole, with Coleman Hawkins and the Oscar Peterson trio (Herb Ellis, Ray Brown), Sweet Lorraine, 1957.

Bill Evans & Jim Hall, Dream Gypsy & Skating in Central Park, New York City, 1962.

Lennie Tristano, You Don't Know What Love Is, Copenhagen, 1965.

The 1949 Metronome All-stars (Dizzy Gillespie, Kai Winding, Buddy DeFranco, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, Serge Chaloff, Lennie Tristano, Billy Bauer, Eddie Safranski and Max Roach), Double Date, New York City, 1950.

Change The Channel

It's Scooter Libby Time

...some out-of-work Dick's on.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Oh, you mean like White House spokepeople?

Party Girl

If You Can't Do The Mime...

Obama: "'rarely' reads blogs, says they're misleading"

The simple fact is that what blogs often lack in access to 'factual' data (read: classified government reports and reportorial access to officials) they more than make up for in critical thinking and moral clarity, subjective ideological bias for the most part notwithstanding - Something which cannot be said for the current purveyors of mainstream mass 'newspapers – in their paper form – and weekly news magazines', for example.


Sunday Overnight

Paul Bley, Sad, Zagreb, 1979.

Archie Shepp, segment from The Leaders, Paris, 1988.

Jimmy Giuffre trio (Jim Hall, Jim Atlas) The Train And The River, New York City, 1957.

Last Exit, Deutsches Jazzfestival, Frankfurt, 1986.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Two for TenGrain

I survived the 80's, he embraces them - And who's happier?...My pal Tengrain.


XTC, Respectable Street, 1981.

Nina Hagen, Smack Jack, 1982.

Don't Fight The Rush

Don't Fight The Rush

...Those clowns can be murder.


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sunday Overnight

Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with the Modernaires and Dorothy Claire, Perfidia, 1941.

Artie Shaw, Stardust, 1940.

Ralph Towner, with Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, and John Christensen, Nimbus, 1974.

...And the Lyman Woodard (R.I.P.) Organization, with Ron English, Norma Bell, Leonard King, Lorenzo Brown, Bud Spangler and Charles Moore, Saturday Night Special, 1975

Four More Reichs

True To His Uniform

Think Progress:

...After his speech, CPAC presented Rush Limbaugh with a “Defender of the Constitution” award, which included a document signed by Benjamin Franklin. The presenter then compared Rush to Franklin:

The king of England sat with his advisers, and they read the writings of Ben Franklin. They said, “The colonists will never be successful if they read what he writes.” Just as the king’s successor, who is in the White House, said the other day, that conservatives will never be successful if they listen to Rush Limbaugh. The only way we will be successful is if we listen to Rush Limbaugh!

Let me see if I understand this correctly...A doctor-shopping, drug addicted radio comedian and purported sex tourist with a rather blatant sideline in mass media bloviation is comparable to this modest fellow?

'He that spits against the Wind, spits in his own Face.'