Goodbye Bowie

January 11, 2016

Sad news about the passing of David Bowie, one of the greats of rock.

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Never imagined having to post something like this for Music Monday. But David Bowie has left us. He was only 69. Sitting here at 2:30 in the morning, I’m at a loss for words. It seems he was battling cancer for many months and kept it a secret. The words “icon” and “legend” are thrown around indiscriminately these days, but in Bowie’s case they are truly applicable. I’ve been a Bowie fan for as long as I can remember. To blend rock and roll, art, and theater – and do it effectively – is not an undertaking for the mediocre or the uninspired. David Bowie could do it. Personally, I liked Bowie the best when he presented himself as a straight-up singer and rocker, and I chose our video accordingly. He really had a great voice. And a great presence. Also, David Bowie was an art aficionado and collector. Here…

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Sporadic posting for the foreseeable future, but have some “Cornbread.”

November 23, 2015
And this is just the start.

And this is just the start.

I try to put up at least one post a day, even if it’s just a “Hey, look at this” post, but changes in the real world are going to make even that a difficult schedule to hold to. The changes are, in the main, good ones, but nonetheless they’ll eat into my time for reading the news and looking for the interesting bits.

Hopefully things will eventually stabilize and allow more time for posting, but, until then, do check out the sites listed in the sidebar to the right: they’re all good ones.

Though I do need to update that list…

In the meantime, let me leave you with some hot hard-bop jazz: the great Lee Morgan playing “Cornbread.”

And if I don’t post before Turkey Day, have a wonderful Thanksgiving one and all!


Musical Interlude: Kid Ramos, “Devil’s Foot”

March 18, 2015

Another one of *those* days. smiley angry As an apology to make up for the lack of foaming-at-the-mouth right-wing rantiness, I offer one of my favorite electric Blues instrumentals, Kid Ramos’ “Devil’s Foot.”

If this doesn’t have you at least foot-stompin’ in rhythm in a few seconds, check your pulse.

Rants (hopefully) resume tomorrow.

 


Musical Interlude: Lee Morgan, “Search for the New Land”

March 11, 2015

Sigh. Another one of those days when work is determined to interfere with my blogging. If the federal government is so anxious to ban everything, couldn’t they ban demanding bosses?

Anyway, whilst I unwind with a martini, let me make it up to you with one of my favorite Lee Morgan tunes, “Search for the New Land.”

It’s a shame Morgan died so young.


Musical Interlude: Freddie Hubbard, “Open Sesame” #jazz

February 27, 2015

Another day in which work actually made me do work and left no time for blogging… How dare they??

While you contemplate that violation of my civil and human rights, enjoy Freddie Hubbard’s classic “Open Sesame:”

Not up there with a Lee Morgan/Art Blakey-led combo, but Hubbard and McCoy Tyner made a pretty darned good team on their own.


Musical Interlude: Lee Morgan, “Sidewinder” #jazz

February 11, 2015

Busy day today left no time for posting, so here’s one of the greats of the Hard Bop era, trumpeter Lee Morgan, with a classic — “The Sidewinder”

Needs good bourbon and a smokey dive club… smiley cool bubblegum


Nothing today, so how about some music?

January 15, 2015
"I got nothing."

“I got nothing.”

Been busy all day with meetings. Sadly, not the plotting to take over the world kind. Maybe something later. In the meantime, enjoy this clip of the great Wayne Shorter playing one of my favorites, “Adam’s Apple:”

Yeah, he could kind of play sax….


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