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  1. Berklee in the News (and it ain't pretty)

    That may have been true before the METOO movement. It's unclear to me from reading the article whether Osby left or was terminated. The article says Osby, in an hourlong interview with the Globe, disputed the woman’s claims. He also said that he received a severance package from Berklee that included a gag order. That's part of the missing context. Severance package mean he was shown the door, or what? I haven't worked in a company environment for 25 years, so I wouldn't know. Just checked up on his Twitter feed, and looks like he deleted everything pertaining to this matter.
  2. Berklee in the News (and it ain't pretty)

    I didn’t write a word about Weinstein in this duscussion. And I’m not crazy...just misunderstood. I will summarize again - press and media in general can and does change history, put the course of human events on a sometimes disastrous tack. What worse being to illustrate that other than Stalin being lionized by the most respected newspaper in America? Point two - I provided some key individual cases from the not so recent past, where the media had caused serious, potentially career-ending, and life-altering harm to innocent people. The Globe reporter interviewed Osby for an hour, and proceeded with printing a couple self-implicating sentences, with no context. Does that still look legitimate to anyone here? Am I crazy to point that out?
  3. Berklee in the News (and it ain't pretty)

    I would like you to explain what you mean by that.
  4. Happy Birthday Felser

    I second that!
  5. Crazy sale at Leo Records

    That makes this sale pretty unattractive to me.
  6. Another year is coming to an end, and I just wanted to resurrect this thread. Last year I donated about 10 wine boxes of classical LPs to the library, probably about 500-600 albums in total. What's the fair market value? Who the heck knows. Some could be sold for real money, but most are probably worth a buck. Since I'm not itemizing my donations, I just have my accountant write off $500, for this and all the Salvation Army stuff we donate every year. Seems fair to me. If you go above $500, you must itemize, and fill out the IRS Form 8283, and to me it's just not worth the hassle. The form is for stuff with FMV of $501-$5,000. Obviously you need the paperwork to prove it, in case IRS takes interest. Also, if you think your donations are worth more than $5000 FMV, you have to hire an appraiser. Back to the LPs. Library put them up for sale in their annual drive. I think they were pricing them at $.50 a pop, but I 'm not sure. That was last year. Three weeks ago I went to this year's sale, and the records weren't there. Had they put them in a dumpster, or did someone buy the's a library mystery. All I know is that my basement has more standing room for other stuff to gather dust.
  7. Classic Blue Notes on SHM-CD

    Interesting. What about the liner notes and graphics?
  8. Crazy sale at Leo Records

    I find it improbable that a music label owner wouldn't know why a customer would object to buying a cd-r. Did they at least come with proper tray cards and booklets?
  9. Well, I go to jam-packed local jazz gigs and to near-empty local jazz gigs. This is no different than the late 1990s, when I consciously got into this. In fact, this year I have gone to more local jazz concerts than I ever have since leaving NY for a place 180 miles away a dozen years ago. There are two independent record stores within a 20-30 minute drive that stock large numbers of jazz cds and records, and two local chain store branches that have some. There probably were more shops that closed in the last 15 years than opened, so that's different, but this didn't happen because jazz is in the toilet commercially, according to Nielsen. So this is different than in the pre-iPod era, when I was addicted to hunting the record stores in NY, and could [and would] visit a dozen in a mile radius. However I can and do live with that, since music is easily available in the on-line stores. Then I read this thread, and prospects appear bleak. Yet I see no significant difference in the way things used to be and the way they are. The only irreversible problem is that the originators are dying.
  10. Only GBP2.50 per disc. Now I just have to figure out what to buy. The only Sun Ra title I have from them is Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt. What are you getting?
  11. And they turdified Dyer on these pages for bringing up Yeats and Adorno. How is this different?
  12. When I read threads like this, I get depressed. But life goes on.
  13. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Fantastic! Even has compartments for cds. 😎
  14. Happy Thanksgiving!

    I am thankful for my children and wife being healthy, and my mother and in-plaws being alive. It’ll be a chamber Thanksgiving for us today, but next year we will have a full symphony of our extended family over. After so many years I publicly came out as a “never been a turkey lover”, so I picked up two delicious roasted whole chickens at Cabral’s. Cheers to all!
  15. Lee Morgan's Candy

    Wow, I was wrong. They are different photos.