Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Artie Shaw, Nightmare, 1938.

The John Coltrane quartet(Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Albert Heath), Violets For Your Furs, 1957.

Oscar Peterson with Ben Webster, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Tony Inzalaco, Poutin', 1972.

Oliver Nelson, Blues And The Abstract Truth, 1964.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Overnight

Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, Moose the Mooche, 1980.

The Miles Davis septet, What I Say, 1971.

The Neil Cowley trio (Richard Sadler & Evan Jenkins), Radio Silence, 2010.

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago with Fontella Bass, Theme De Yoyo, 1970.

A day late, but 'Every Good Blogger Deserves Forgiveness' - Not that I'm a good blogger, particularly.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Charlie Ventura, Kai Winding, Lou Stein, Bob Carter, Shelly Manne, and Buddy Stewart, East Of Suez, 1947.

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

The Woody Herman big band, with Joe Lovano and Frank Tiberi, Giant Steps, 1977.

The Mahavishnu Orchestra, You Know You Know, 1972.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

No Juice For You, Obama

No Juice For You, Obama

Since when does adherence to a particular faith matter when one adjudicates in America?

Besides, I thought only the 'godly' (whatever their socially approved stripe) were permitted to play that game, or the game such as proffered by legions of timorously conniving elected officials frantically seeking new means of pandering to an electorate of snake-handling zealots.
After all, filthy disbelievers couldn't be trusted to bring sober reflection upon weighty matters like justice and the law, not having an approved soul and therefore the 'correct' conscience to properly rule upon such issues.

Why, they might thwart the will of the Lord or something.

Ah, but this is just Nixon's favorite scribbler, who evidently shared Dick's paranoia regarding certain conspiratorial theories, and who is now too old to care whether his perception by the public is swathed in religious bigotry and racism...A robust buffoon eager to smear his unwanted opinions upon the public like a coprophiliac on a bus station restroom wall.

What did Hunter S. Thompson ever see in you, Pat? Must have been the drugs thinking.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Sunday Overnight

The Charles Lloyd quartet (Don Friedman, Eddie Khan, and Roy Haynes), The Days Of Wine And Roses, 1964.

Carla Bley & Steve Swallow, Sing Me Softly Of The Blues, 1989.

Ahmad Jamal, Pastures, 1974.

The Chick Corea quartet (Joe Henderson, Gary Peacock, Roy Haynes), Up, Up, And..., 1981.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Best Served Cold

One Of Those

Raw Story:

"If you're attacking your fellow Americans in an act of war you lose the rights that come with citizenship," Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, an independent, told reporters.

Lieberman said he was trying to amend an old US law "that says that if an American citizen is found to be fighting in the military of a nation with whom we are at war, they lose their citizenship."

The lawmaker from Connecticut said the law should state that "any individual apprehended, American citizen, who is found to be involved with a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the Department of State, would be deprived of their citizenship rights."

"If you have joined an enemy of the United States in attacking the United States to try to kill Americans I think you sacrifice your rights of citizenship," said Lieberman.

Isn't it fascinating to consider that a sitting U.S. senator appears to have no fundamental understanding of how due process in America works? ...That it's not a candy to be taken away when you've been a naughty child, or an empty prize sachet placed at the bottom of the cereal box by a smirking factory worker but a basic tenet of United States society...?

Does America even bother to teach Civics in school anymore?

Of course, Lieberman is actually stumping for his true constituency here...the sort of concerns for whom fear-based lies are like mother's milk in a gold-rimmed highball glass (when served guilefully to others), and he's happy to take their money and shake his buttocks for them anytime.
Frankly, not one anti-(small d) democratic position that he has advocated since 2006, or for that matter long before, should surprise observers in the know.

The only reason that I don't go full Godwin on this coddler of fascism at the moment is due to a lack of Photoshop - but I stung you with one of your true faces before, Joe...and someday I'll hold that mirror up to you again.



Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Richard "Groove' Holmes, Misty, 1965.

The Miles Davis quintet, Joshua, 1964.

Hampton Hawes, with Scott LaFaro, Harold Land, and Frank Butler, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, 1958.

James Brown, Fever, 1967.