Aggie87

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  1. Apparently a random/chance meeting in a studio in L.A., pre-Thriller. http://joenickp.blogspot.com/2009/06/when-michael-jackson-sang-with-joe-king.html The song's pretty average - it sounds like what you'd think a Joe King Carrasco reggae styled song might sound like. But not developed enough.
  2. Joe King Carrasco - Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) Michael Jackson of all people sings background vox on one track
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    BFrank & Aggie87 - Manhattan, 9/27/21 ...also present was board member Pete C. A fine time was had!
  4. Had Madeleine Peyroux (and Joan Osborne) on tap for tonight in Philadelphia, but they rescheduled it for May 2022, just yesterday. Blah. On the brighter side I got to see King Crimson last week, my first show since the pandemic started. They were fantastic, as was the Zappa Band, who opened.
  5. It's a group created by Bill Rieflin to perform live ambient soundscapes with improvisations over the top. At least that's the simplest description I can give. I think this is their only physical release (and it didn't have a wide release to start with, only available at their shows for the most part), though they supposedly went into the studio and did some recording. I don't think that ever came out though. Here's an old article about a performance in L.A. - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-may-15-et-slow15-story.html
  6. Slow Music Project - Live at the Croc
  7. Lucinda Williams

    A number of artists are cancelling shows/tours because of COVID (and the Delta variant) currently. Not surprised.
  8. Hope she is too. I'm really enjoying her Lu's Jukebox series. The first two albums (Petty and Southern Soul covers) are fantastic, looking forward to the upcoming releases.
  9. Jansen Barbieri Karn- Beginning to Melt
  10. Porcupine Tree - House of Blues 2003
  11. Los Lobos goes Disneyj - not their best but still some interesting twists on familiar music
  12. Solomon Ilori

    I was reading through a TOCJ insert earlier, and noticed this album, which I hadn't seen before. What's the story on this one? It doesn't seem like a typical Blue Note release, but it was recorded by RVG, with a Miles cover and everything. Is it worth seeking out? And is it available domestically, or just in TOCJ form? Solomon Ilori: African High Life
  13. MLB 2021: it’s baseball season!

    I think it's a great name. Hopefully the WFT is as creative when (if?) they come up with a new name as well.
  14. Record Stores in Philadelphia?

    I haven't been there in a long time, but i'll second Long in the Tooth. Also Princeton Record Exchange, if you're mobile and willing to drive there.
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    Batsto River, New Jersey 6/13/21
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    Somewhere in Manhattan, 5/30/21 The Dakota, 5/30/21
  17. I was there about a week and a half ago too, and wasn't overly impressed with their inventory in general. I suspect the pandemic is the main culprit, as well. I don't know that that will change until life starts getting back to "normal", whatever that means anymore. At least to the point where high volume sales and purchases start happening again.
  18. *** Cecil Taylor ***

    I'm a relative newbie with respect to Cecil Taylor. In fact I presently own only Love for Sale and Conquistador. I'd like to get a little more into Taylor, but after Conquistador I don't know if I'm ready for the deep-end just yet. I'd like to ease into this music a little more. Any recommendations? Also, I happened to notice that although Dennis Charles is listed as the drummer on LFS, the liner notes mention Rudy Collins. Is this correct, or a mistake on William Thompson's part? Finally , I noticed an album called Coltrane Time, but haven't determined if that's his date or Trane's. How is that one? Believe it's their only collaboration, and sounds intriguing, though I guess it's pretty early - relatively speaking - in both of their careers.
  19. The USPS SUCKS

    My turn for some fun. I pre-ordered a signed book for my wife, from one of her favorite authors when she was younger, about 6 months ago. Release date was March 16. So the package started in Auburn, Washington on the 16th. 3/17 - Shipment received, Auburn, WA. 3/18 - Arrived at Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr 3/18 - Left Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr 3/18 - Arrived at Seattle WA Distribution Ctr 3/19 - Departed Seattle WA Distribution Ctr 3/19 - Arrived BACK at Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr (Sigh. I guess the package was wined and dined here the first time, so it went back for more) 3/20 - Departed Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr ** 5 days with no updates, so it's a mystery where the package went ** 3/25 - Arrived at Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr (Yeah! Philadelphia is only 25 miles from my house!) 3/25 - Departed Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr (ok, so it's gotta be getting closer) ** 8 days with no updates ** 4/2 - Arrived Jersey City NJ Network Distribution Ctr (crap, this is like 90 miles away, not the right direction, not touristy either so what gives, package? I could see going to Atlantic City or Cape May or something, but Jersey City??) 4/3 - Departed Jersey City NJ Network Distribution Ctr (hmmm) ** 3 days with no updates ** 4/6 - Arrived BACK at Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr (jeezus, Philly's a great food city but.. My package must REALLY show it's appreciation when it's wined and dined) 4/6 - Departed Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr, to destination unknown. Hopefully it arrives by my wife's birthday in June at this point.
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    Lakota Wolf Preserve, Columbia NJ - 3/12/21
  21. Son-of-a-Weizen?

    Thanks for that opinion. I have an engineering degree from A&M. They are ranked #13 currently (rankings from 2020) in the nation for engineering programs on U.S. News & World Report. Ahead of Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Princeton, & Harvard, all of which are obviously Ivy League. I'd say for engineering they're fairly top shelf. On Money.com they're ranked #8 nationally.
  22. Youtube.com

    I've been surfing videos at youtube.com over the past few days, having recently discovered them. There are some interesting things there, both musically and otherwise. This one is a fun blast from the past: Herbie Hancock - Rockit live in 1984 And here's an interesting Monk video... Thelonious Monk 1966 Anybody else find any noteworthy there?
  23. RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Ray Wylie Hubbard wrote that, based on an experience he had in New Mexico, and probably owes his career to Jerry Jeff's cover.
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    Portland Head Light, 14 Oct 2020