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  1. Jimmy Giuffre, R.I.P.

    It's hard for me to put into words how much this man's music has meant and will continue to mean to me. RIP
  2. My LPs and CDs are retentively filed alphabetically by artist last name or by group name. They are then organized by earliest recording date (if known) or by release date (this means that a few titles get shuffled around when I get additional info). Titles by two artists are filed under the first artist's last name ("John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman" is filed under Coltrane, "Duke Ellington and John Coltrane" is filed under Ellington). I used to separate by genre, but I don't anymore (except, for some reason, for classical and holiday. Those I do file separately. They're even kept in a completely separate location from the rest of my collection. I'm not sure why). What would you do with the Storyville with "Bobby Brookmeyer - Zoot Sims" on the spine and "Zoot Sims and Bob Brookmeyer on the front cover?
  3. I want to say it was issued with the Kenny Drew New Faces, New Sounds reissue - but AMG isn't helping. It's a Japanese pressing (King ~ K18P 9273) from 1983 w/ the Julius Watlkins 10" lp's 5053 & 5064
  4. What's for Dinner?

    a. the thin strip of white meat that is a part of the breast or b. to the left of the nugget That would be my best guess.
  5. Our first dance was Louis and Ella's rendition of "You Go To My Head", after that the emphasis was more on up-tempo dancing. Elvis, James Brown, Digable Planets, whatever it took to keep the bodies moving. Last song was Tom Wait's "The Piano Has Been Drinking". I have heard people say that they didn't really enjoy their own wedding, that's too bad I had a blast at ours. Prior to the dancing we had a string quartet, but if I was going to go with pre-recorded I would make sure to have a lot of Ellington on the list.
  6. joke thread

    A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist. Just to see what would happen, on the twins' birthday their father loaded the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist's room he loaded with horse manure. That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly. "Why are you crying?" the father asked. "Because my friends will be jealous, I'll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually get broken," answered the pessimist twin. Passing the optimist twin's room, the father found him dancing for joy in the pile of manure. "What are you so happy about?" he asked. To which his optimist twin replied, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!"
  7. Paul Desmond

    Smooth sheen is a good description for Skylark, but not with the usual negative connotations. It has a great version of Take Ten and Mr. Szabo fits in nicely.
  8. Carla Bley

    Last week I picked up 3/4 on Watt and have really been enjoying it. I became curious about her music through pieces recorded by Paul Bley and Jimmy Giuffre. Sometimes her work is a bit melodramatic for my tastes but I am looking forward to exploring whatever of hers I can chase down. I wish I was better able to put into words what attracts me to certain music, or even really understand why I like one piece of music better than another. When listening to music I really connect with, my response is more visual than anything else, sort of like an evolving abstract painting, fleeting patterns textures and colors. The ability of some people at this forum to go from music to words in mind boggling to me. I am very grateful as it has opened my ears and head to some very beautiful music I may have otherwise dismissed.
  9. jail for 172mph porsche driver

    130mph at age 16. Quickly decided i had had enough, slowed down to the speed limit came around a corner and there was a cop. Now I just set the cruise at 70 sit back and enjoy the cd d' jour.
  10. What's for Dinner?

    Picked 57lbs of apples this weekend, pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  11. Select the song with a click and a drag, Under File you will "export selection as" once it has been exported hit delete so the next track will start right where the previous ended.
  12. Youtube.com

    A game for the whole family
  13. Dave Brubeck

    It took me a while to realize the only thing I really liked about Brubeck was Desmond, Take Ten probably gets the most play.
  14. I am reminded of what a good friend, who has known my wife and I back before we were married, said at our wedding. "You two are the only people I know who could put up with one another." I have long thought this was the secret to our relationship. Mr. Sngry is right on, everyone has baggage, the trick is finding someone who is sympathetically screwed up.
  15. New Blue Note 45rpm sets

    I did a quick google to figure out what YMMV means and found this. •What is the meaning of YMMV? What does YMMV stand for? Definition: YMMV stands for "Your Mileage May Vary" the escort does certain things with one guy, but not with another - depending on her mood or a many other reasons.