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  2. The Apocalypse Is Nigh

    40 years ago, I compared Rumours to For What It's Worth, saying that Fleetwood Mac was representative of Rock not believing in anything anymore, while it had previously on (e.g.) the Buffalo Springfield record. I got laughed at for my troubles - that's when I stopped believing in Rock, asserting that people didn't have anything to say, but they were very good at saying it.
  3. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Didn't know about the retractable roof but I would propose a requirement that unless weather is predicted to be inclement then the roof stays open. To get thru the Sox have to ride the RH starters, it seems to me. They have to keep the momentum up behind Porcello tonight and they could still end up leaning on Eovaldi in Game 7.
  4. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I see Randy Peterson is on a recent piano trio date led by Rema Hasumi: The label's site also has an interview with him:
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A recording I could not do without. Disappointingly this cd issue doesn't use the original art work.
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  7. My pre-ordered copy is due in mid-December, says.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Enrique Villegas / Paul Gonsalves / Willie Cook ‎– Encuentro (Trova/FSR, 1969)
  9. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    He played a wonderful duo set with Mat Maneri at Willisau 2016 (I was there).
  10. It will finally be out in a few weeks!
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Paul Gonsalves ‎– Gettin' Together (Jazzland, 1960)
  12. Did Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Scores Inspire You to Learn Jazz?

    Is "Bluesette" Mannix Jazz, or is Toots' theme not sunny enough?
  13. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    A gritty game going on in L.A. tonight. Tied at 1 after seven innings.
  14. The only Peanuts I knew about was the comic strip we used to read in the International Herald Tribune because we lived overseas. What planted the Jazz seed in me — which didn’t germinate for many years — was Time for Jazz hosted by Willis Conover on the Voice of America. I still can’t listen to Take the A Train (his introductory theme) without thinking about that show.
  15. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Minute Maid Park has a retractable roof. But they're apparently going to keep the roof closed for all three of this week's games in Houston, which from the baseball purist POV doesn't sit well, especially since we're finally getting the first taste of fall in Houston this week with temps in the 50s and 60s. I don't have as much confidence in Keuchel as I do in the other starters (although to be fair his record this year is more a reflection of how uneven he was early in the season, and he has been mostly solid since then), but I certainly didn't expect Osuna to be the real weak link tonight. He's occasionally gotten into trouble since becoming the designated closer but has always managed to pitch out of it until tonight, and had likewise never given up a grand slam previously. Combine that with Cole's worst outing of the season in game 2, and we're setting the wrong kind of benchmarks at a very inopportune time. On to game 4 tomorrow, and hopefully a better performance by the home team.
  16. Did Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Scores Inspire You to Learn Jazz?

    I don't think she had any musical experience at all (none). She liked music, but entirely as someone who didn't own any music herself (far as I'm remembering - this was almost 30 years ago). I'm almost positive the jazz she heard me playing all the time was by far the most she'd ever heard jazz. She didn't listen to the radio a ton, but did hang out with lots of different kinds of people, who listened to music some (and not all the same kinds). Come to think of it, I think she liked to use lots of different people she knew in various contexts sort of as conduits for her exposure to art and music, and anything else you can think of. Like somewhere along the line she figured out that one way to get a wide sampling of artistic expression, was just to experience what all sorts of other people sought out and liked. She was a pretty free spirit, I do remember that. Sort of a child of the 60's, but circa the early 90's. She wasn't a stoner (and never drank either, iirc), but she definitely had a little bit of a "hippy"-vibe going for her. I would say she was very interested in becoming at least a little bit informed about everything, and she was kind of passionate about everything, but in a sort of indiscriminate way. She liked things, and didn't like other things, but was NEVER overly critical of anything. She liked making ceramics, iirc. And dabbled in visual art stuff, painting and such. Not highly skilled or anything, but she really loved to just try stuff, and see what it was like.
  17. 2018 #CFL

    Week 19 power rankings ***** Week 19 picks ***** The Stampeders have signed Bakari Grant. ***** The Riders have signed their top draft pick, Dakoda Shepley. ***** The Argos have signed Travon Van. ***** Arash Madani of SportsNet reports that Jim Popp and Marc Trestman are not getting along with the Argos' new owners; and that one or both may be gone before next season (despite their winning the Grey Cup last year). ***** Terrell Sinkfield has signed with the Ticats.
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