Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Merry Christmas To All

...and may the year to come be filled with health and prosperity for you and yours.

(The above blog image is 100% recycled)


Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dycke II

Dycke II  

"And thus I clothe my naked villany 
With odd old ends stol'n out of holy writ, 
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil."  

King Richard III (I, iii, 336-338)


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This Is The Trip, The Best Part

The Doors, The Soft Parade, 1968.

R.I.P., Raymond Daniel Manzarek.

...and with that, darkblack goes on hiatus for a time - not that you might tell the difference lately, dear reader.
See you in the night sky.


Saturday, May 04, 2013

Weekend Overnight - Happy Birthday, Godfather

Celebrating the birthday of James Brown.

Sex Machine / It's A Man's World /Soul Power / Get Up Get Into It Get Involved, 1971.

I Can't Stand It '76, 1974.

Out Of Sight / Prisoner Of Love / Please, Please, Please / Night Train, 1964

That's Life, 1969.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Weekend Overnight

The Dixie Dregs, I'm Freaking Out, 1980.

Bruford, The Sahara Of Snow, 1979.

The Eleventh House with Larry Coryell, Yin, 1974.

King Crimson, Easy Money, 1974.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Herbie Mann, Comin' Home Baby, 1961.

Howard Roberts, Mr. Lucky, 1966.

Richard Davis, Forest Flower, 1977.

The Jan Hammer Group, Red & Orange, 1976.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekend Overnight

The Elvin Jones Quintet, 5/4 Thing, 1970.

Ed Bickert, Terry Clarke and Don Thompson, Nica's Dream, 1976.

Oscar Peterson & Count Basie, various solo and duet performances, 1974.

...and a non-musical interlude of history and culture (unfortunately non-embeddable)-  a 2002 multi-part interview with one of the greatest comedians of the 20th century, Jonathan Winters.

R.I.P, sir.


Friday, April 05, 2013

Weekend Overnight

The Elvin Jones quartet, The Children/Merry-Go-Round, 1973.

McCoy Tyner Trio with Freddie Hubbard & Joe Henderson, Inner Glimpse, 1986.

The Miles Davis quintet, Walkin', 1967.

Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous,and Roy Haynes, Steps/What Was, 1968.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers with Freddie Hubbard, Crisis, 1965.

Bill Evans, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life, 1969.

Michael Brecker & Pat Metheny, Everyday I Thank You, 2003.

Johnny Smith, Black Is The Color, 1956.

Friday, March 29, 2013

It's All So Obvious

 I fought their "anal probe", my friends...

...that you're nuttier than a jar of chunky peanut butter, Glenn.

per Raw Story:

Conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck warned viewers of his Internet channel Thursday night that a set of public education standards encouraging math and language development is actually a massive global conspiracy designed to help the Chinese and, somehow, Muslims, take over the United States.
The standards were fashioned by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. And according to Beck, those two organizations have conspired with multinational corporations to sell America out to China and Islam.
Of course, I knew those Comislamunist so-called 'Governors' (if that's what they're really so-called... hmmm?) were up to some insidiously fiendish bit of plot designed to bring America to its knees all along.

Can't fool me.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekend Overnight - 'Libera'

Ornette Coleman, Good Old Days, 1966.

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, Stretching Out, 1961. 

Henry Grimes trio, The Call, 1965.

Sunny Murray,  This Nearly Was Mine, 1969.

Jeanne Lee, Your Ballad, 1974.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Old Memes In New Bottles 24 - That Old Black Devil

Oh My God They Grilled Cheney

Apparently, American television producers are no longer capable of rendering unto their slack-jawed public a believable caricature purported to represent his most infernal prince of darkness, the Imperial Luciferian Executive.
Too bad, so sad.
However, I'm at pains to point out to those with diminished attention spans that a Dark Sith does not a devil make.

Cue the announcer:

Hey, Hollywood types - If you're going to geek out ...you've got to get up early.

...from 2009.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ten Years And It Never Ends

Whitewash Away Your Woes

...except for some:

...I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.
Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.  - Tomas Young


Monday, March 18, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Overnight

The Benny Carter Trio (Oscar Peterson, Gene Krupa), Laura, 1953.

Sarah Vaughan, The Man I Love, 1964.

Bill Evans, Sometime Ago, 1977.

Thelonious Monk, Caravan, 1955.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekend Overnight - the solo survivors

Art Tatum, Elegy, 1940.

Joe Pass, Giant Steps, 1976.

Michael Brecker, Round Midnight, 1998.

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Samba Petit, 1994.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Old Memes In New Bottles 22 - Naked Came The Preznit

BarneyCam Blooper 1

...One candid snap that the hacker missed. Wholesome post-Presidential self-entertainment at its finest.


Friday, February 01, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Duke Ellington, Diminuendo In Blue, 1956.

Art Blakey - Love, The Mystery Of, 1962.

Charles Mingus, Peggy's Blue Skylight,  1963.

Horace Silver, Lonely Woman, 1964.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Wes Montgomery, The Girl Next Door, 1965.

Johnny Hartman & the John Coltrane quartet, Lush Life, 1963.

Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, Star Eyes, 1950.


Django Reinhardt, Improvisation #1, 1937.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Stanley Clarke & George Duke, School Days, 1981.

Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho, 1980.

Herbie Hancock, Actual Proof, 1974.

Weather Report, Port Of Entry, 1980.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Wayne Shorter, De Pois Do Amour O Vazio (After Love, Emptiness), 1970.

Dizzy Gillespie, Manteca, 1970.

Freddie Hubbard, Mr. Clean, 1970.

Miles Davis With John McLaughlin, What I Say, 1970.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Weekend Overnight

Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny, Mob Job, 1986.

John Coltrane, Om (part 1), 1965.

Duke Ellington, Blood Count, 1967.

Vince Guaraldi trio, Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental), 1965.