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October 16th, 2016, 10:10 pm #161

NYC, late 60's, WBAI-FM, 3 or 4 in the morning, Steve Post closing song before radio silence.  Song always got to me.
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October 22nd, 2016, 1:44 pm #162

I was thinking of this song this morning.  It was composed around 1875 by Camille Saint-Saens and was based on a poem about a superstition that the dead get up from their graves every Halloween night at midnight and dance.  One of my French teachers would play this every year for us around now along with an animated spooky film...
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October 22nd, 2016, 7:53 pm #163

Anyone who knows Stanley Clarke for his bass, knows how incredible the 1974 album School Days was in defining a new bass generation.

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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October 22nd, 2016, 8:22 pm #164

Jaco Pastorius, in his usual easy style, lays it all out for bass aficionados.

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October 22nd, 2016, 8:29 pm #165

Cook Me.
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October 22nd, 2016, 8:36 pm #166

The finale of Sainte Saëns's Synphony for Organ was the finale of my Bose speakers. Shredded. Deutche-Grammaphone produced an early CD IN 1984 and I failed to heed their advice. It's a good piece to "fake being the conductor"

It was a recurring theme in the mega hit movie "Babe". This choral version should be okay on speakers but it too is fairly dynamic.

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October 22nd, 2016, 8:57 pm #167

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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October 22nd, 2016, 8:59 pm #168

Oh, it was TelArc not D-G. In the notes it said the recording engineer had to request the local police department to re-route traffic within a three block (+/-) area. They did.

Yeah, this is the actual CD that shredded a pair of 301s back around 1983. A pair of infinity floor and a pair of infinitesimal wall speakers replaced the Bose. Caution - very dynamic! BTW Bose offered me 80% off a new pair with exchange, but I didn't need speakers then.

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October 22nd, 2016, 9:18 pm #169

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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October 22nd, 2016, 11:52 pm #170

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November 8th, 2016, 8:25 pm #171

So here is a song for Mississippi.  I saw the Doobie Brothers in concert in upstate New York back in the day.
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November 16th, 2016, 8:26 pm #172

I haven't listened to this in probably a year but I think Jeff Buckley's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah is one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded...
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November 16th, 2016, 8:50 pm #173

Karly, that entire album, Jeff Buckley's Grace is amazing. Lilac Wine and Lover, You Should Have Come Over tracks in particular.
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November 17th, 2016, 12:10 am #174

You guyz realize it would be Jeff Buckley's 50th TODAY!???

Did not really know him or his Dad, Tim but 70% sure a former GF of my 60s - 70s dating era went with Tim Buckley in the late 60s.

We were all 17 to 20 (alcohol was legal at 18) and her brother was really into the Village/NYC music scene - a roadie type, not a musician... and I never found out what happened. Tim Buckley is engrained in my brain though. Her brother had something to do with getting us tix for the Mothers of Invention at the Cafe au Go Go. Her brother probably set her up with a date with Tim ... hmmmmmmm AND out of the blue loaned me his surf board for the summer. Wiki shows Jim Underwood of the MoI to influenced Tim to come to NYC from LA around 1966/67. In 1966 Tim left his wife, then in LA, just before Jeff was born. That MoI concert (1967) is at he top of life experiences and without medical marihuana or Alcohol. Most clubs in the Village didn't have liquor licenses.

The postlude is that my GFs brother was lucky to work as "Set Manager" at Studio 54. When I knew him he was always energized and loved being with people of all kinds --- and music. I have read his blog nearly 50 years later and he, as a recovering addict, writes a fantastic column - he still shows how much he really likes people... and helps them - which Tim could have used.

So here's Tim Buckley live at the Fillmore. By the way I doubled with friends and we group-eed ourselves to the MoI Fillmore's stage door and followed Zappa et. al. through Washington Square. Sooooo dorky yet sooooo cool.

I just lost track of the Tim Buckley at Fillmore YouTube video but here's another about Jeff and his Dad. Happy 50th Jeff.

I don't know Karly and Sigurdr. Looks like Tim and Jeff might be sending us some vibes.

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November 17th, 2016, 1:53 am #175

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November 17th, 2016, 2:01 am #176

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November 17th, 2016, 8:35 pm #177

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December 2nd, 2016, 2:33 pm #178

New Stones. Out today.

Go buy this album. I think it's the best thing they've done since the 1970s. It's super greasy and gritty. What a comeback album. Wow. It's killer

"The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.
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December 2nd, 2016, 4:13 pm #179

brainfix wrote:
Anyone who knows Stanley Clarke for his bass, knows how incredible the 1974 album School Days was in defining a new bass generation.

I toured with Stanley Clark and Miroslav Vitous (Weather Report) in the mid '80s...doing all the European Jazz Festivals. Great, monster players. No, I was not playing - it was a "bus-man's holiday" for me, driving their double basses aroundin a van (they couldn't be flown). I got to see Miles Davis twice in 10 days.
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December 2nd, 2016, 4:22 pm #180

Villians, their only commercially successful album. They got the contract, blew the money yet still remain influential.

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