David Ayers

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  1. Evan Parker

    I think what I’m saying is that I’m used to deciding for myself how and whether to deal with this kind of thing, and that everyone can decide for themselves. Re. counter-cultural idiosyncrasies, I remember when I was growing up that Thor Heyerdahl and Erich von Däniken were common talking-points and seemed not easily distinguishable.
  2. Evan Parker

    I’m long familiar with these topics (as a professional scholar) re. e.g. Pound et al. I’m not going to set out my stall on that here. Anyone can decide whether and how to engage with any artist based on feeling about their opinion. In the case of EP, maybe some are disappointed that their assumptions about the leftist nature of this sub-genre are not confirmed. Not only does it not surprise me, but it is of a piece with a strain of autodidacticism found in other artists of that generation (think ley lines, Wilhelm Reich, LSD, Ron Hubbard, etc. etc.). So - yeah. EP’s my neighbor, so I’m not going to bale on him.
  3. Evan Parker

    Kofsky mentions the Shepp/Baraka leafleting in his Black Nationalism/John Coltrane book, and I have always known it, but I don’t know where you’d look for full information.
  4. Evan Parker

    He is said to have joined in with Jones/Baraka in his anti Semitic period. They are reported as doing anti-Semitic street agitation together.
  5. Evan Parker

    I guess EP has always had this side. His label is named after “Psi phenomena”. Discourses of hate and/or violence are one thing (Shepp? Gayle?); paranoid conspiracy theories without those things are a bit less harmful.
  6. ebay madness re: vinyl

    I wonder how new classical vinyl can sell at such a premium.
  7. ebay madness re: vinyl

    Is something going on with new classical vinyl. The one at this link was the cheapest I could find. https://www.propermusic.com/cc72840-shostakovich-tchaikovsky-violin-concertos.html
  8. Billy Harper Quintet - Antibes 1975

    Mosaic has done a small number of original releases, in fact. On licensed reissues, I suspect that the license is sold for a fixed sum and not on a royalty basis.
  9. PostNL is slooooow....
  10. Billy Harper Quintet - Antibes 1975

    So is this the Eleventh Commandment or the First Amendment to the Ten? Asking for a friend. “Thou may rip but if thou seeest Billy/Duke/Pops (insert name here) round or near thine ownmost gaff or within a few clicks bung him threefold of tenners and be on thine way mutely and meekly.” And by the way somebody should have explained the morality of the limited edition to Mosaic a long time ago...
  11. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Sad but true. Don’t get me started. Exception for Downbeat. Anything reviewed there I don’t need to hear. Except for the ‘sad’ part. Late to that particular party. Though I believe they have won prizes for the most meaningless uses of the words ‘tonal’ and ‘Stockhausen’.
  12. He said he was going to get tested for Covid last year and we haven’t heard from him since.
  13. My reading of the law is that £135 is the threshold. Below that the websites are supposed to collect the VAT on behalf of HMG. The big ones do - Amazon, eBay - but others escape for now and I’m guessing will continue to do so if they are located outside the UK. We’ll see.
  14. Heino - Because We Need Him Now More Than Ever

    I...
  15. Heino - Because We Need Him Now More Than Ever

    I’m liking his current logo - gone a bit DTH himself...
  16. Heino - Because We Need Him Now More Than Ever

    Glad to see Campino keeping up the pressure in 2013 https://kurier.at/kultur/heino-attackiert-die-toten-hosen/3.402.981
  17. Never saw one though I remember seeing the series advertised in the UK. Started in 2011!
  18. Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

    So who is playing bassoon on these three ? oh sorry not a bassoon thread
  19. Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

    There’s a contrabassoon muddling along on some of those Coltrane Village Vanguard tracks. Braxton occasionally features a bassoon. Oh and I found this link: https://bassoonbrothers.com/inside-oondom/jazz-bassoonists/
  20. This needs a footnote... Oh wait, I get it. Ha ha.
  21. It’s extracted from Endless Waltz, the movie about Abe directed by Koji Wakamatsu.
  22. Re. Abe, a little drollerie from Haino - I’m guessing some of you guys know this Warning: may contain Fushitsusha
  23. What music did you buy today?

    Good haul. I’m guessing 3 Blind Mice isn’t actually an RVG - or is it?
  24. What music did you buy today?

    We need to know which - ?
  25. Good article. It’s kind of what you assume but now we see the cold facts. The beauty of the CD changer is ease of use but for me only if you have the cartridge version in the trunk (so you can change them over inside the house and not sit there like a doofus waiting for the dash version to change one at a time with all the hassle that involves). My present car accepts just one CD which is basically so it can accept software that way. I use it for music because I find that easiest (but I’d prefer the changer for variety). Playing from the phone I find usually a hassle. It can also play mp3s from a memory stick or CD-R but I can’t be bothered with that. So the changer ruled. I’m glad the car has a better memory of who I know and where I’ve been than I do.