mike s.

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  1. I would like to buy Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band Live at Newport II (BMG Japan) LP-style slipcase $20. PM sent.
  2. Discs for sale

    PM sent on charlie Christian - The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Sony/SME SRCS 9612) Japanese remastered reissue, w/obi $9
  3. The cd's I bought arrived in fine condition - thanks for a smooth transaction.
  4. What to Reissue Number Two

  5. Jazz CD's

    CD arrived yesterday - looks brand new. Thanks for the careful packing & very fast shipping to Canada.
  6. Jazz CD's

    PM coming for Archie Shepp Horace Parlan "Goin' Home"
  7. I just received the 3 cd's I bought - they arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks
  8. Sale over...cheers & thanks.

    PM coming on Budget Columbia Ellington...
  9. I got my cd today (Braxton Quintet Basel) - great packing job - thanks again.
  10. PM sent re: Evan Parker - topography of the lungs
  11. The cd I bought from Hans arrived yesterday - very fast shipping from Europe. It was the most carefully packed item I've ever received. Thanks Hans. Mike
  12. PM send re: Ernest Tubb collectors choice
  13. Jim Jarmusch

    I've seen most of his films when they came out and at the time I thought they were great - particularly the first one - Stranger than Paradise. But recently I was watching one of the films (might have Mystery Train) again and, I dunno, I got totally bored halfway through. I thought to myself, why am I watching this? Other than there being some trendy 'rock star' types attempting to act, there is virtually no plot development, no character development, nothing ever happens - in fact, watching paint dry is more exciting. Even the soundtrack for Dead Man - western sounding electric guitar wanking - had been done better years ago by Ry Cooder for Paris, Texas. Today I would describe Stranger than Paradise as a 'cute' film rather than great. I just see Jarmusch as being another pretentious 'artiste' who has found an appropriate audience. I guess my tastes have changed over the years; either that or I'm not as gullible as I once was.
  14. Rap and the attendant so-called "hiphop culture" (if you can call gangs of semi-literate thugs wearing baggy pants, waving guns, and using lots of drugs to be a "culture") is full of the glorification of violence, racism, and degrading attitudes towards women. This is the message. The fact that there are ocassionally more positive messages is the exception, not the rule. There is very little musical content, and comparisons to earlier forms of black music such as jazz or blues are pretty dubious, in my opinion. The fact that professors of "American studies" (what???) think otherwise says more about the current tate of higher education than anything else.

    You might want to check out Stern's Music (www.sternsmusic.com), who have a large selection of African and other so-called world music items. The left side of their web page has some links to a variety of African music info sites of one kind or another.