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  • Birthday 10/29/1966

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  1. Yes! Still available on US Netflix I believe.
  2. Willie Pickens - RIP

    With affection and respect, RIP Mr. Pickens.
  3. Photo doesn't look authentic--shouldn't it always be round midnight?
  4. Seeing Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live

    Recall seeing Art Blakey twice. The second time was February 9, 1989, at Mandel Hall at Univ of Chicago. Memorable in part because the ensemble was late getting to the gig (flight problems in Minnesota if I recall correctly, or something). In any event, they showed up like 90 minutes late. They walked out and immediately got into it for two or three solid numbers before Art made any introductions/apologies which I thought was the right way to handle it. Neil Tesser blurb in the Reader reminds me that the band included Benny Green, Philip Harper, Robin Eubanks. My memory of the first time is a bit less reliable -- a jazz festival at Blossom Music Center outside Cleveland, in early eighties (when I was a hip junior high student or something). Bill included Miles Davis noodling on keyboards or something that I didn't understand or appreciate at the time (including the reverential standing ovations after many of these). Most exciting part was Jazz Messengers with Wynton and what I recall as a Dizzy Gillespie band featuring Jon Faddis. Perhaps my memory is incorrect and Dizzy and JF played with Blakey band. Concert also included a cool Gerry Mulligan small group.
  5. Happy Birthday Patrick!

    Thanks guys. Rather subdued this year. Cracked open the James P Johnson Mosaic while staying warm and dry inside.
  6. Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg at MCA Chicago.
  7. Congrats to the Yankees getting by the Tribe. What would one predict if Judge, Lindor, and JRamirez gave you close to nothing?[Yes, Lindor had the epic blast, but anything else? at all? ...besides the great smile, and Judge made a key catch]. Sabathia pitched well, and the Indians starters--well there was game 1 Bauer and Carrasco. Still, Tribe season was fun as hell, esp after Francona's wake up team mtg around all star break. Had been pulling for the Nats in the NL--painful to see Scherzer pitch so poorly. Quite naturally, I'm a bit skeptical of "short rest" these days. I guess I'm pulling for Houston (not raised the trophy, had some weather) getting past the Cubs. For Cleveland fans--hoops starts this week, LeBron and the geezer crew hosting Kyrie and the Celts.
  8. Brutal call and an injury to Encarnacion, just what I had hoped against. Injury perhaps not as severe as initially feared, but we shall see. Big drop off going w arrhythmic Michael Brantley. Don't buy any of what Girardi is (or was) selling. Why pull CC when he's cruising, pitch count is low, and margin is 5? Chad Green was in rhythm? Late in game, what are you saving challenge for? I followed first few innings on phone. Initially thought Kluber may have given up an early tater and then settle down, but obviously not the case. 8-3 during pre-performance dinner. One last check before turning off phone before Jason Moran/Q-Tip had it at 8-7, so just maybe. 90 minutes later, after performance, it's tied in the 12th. Cheered the Gomer game winner on Metro riding home. What a scrappy long at bat. Wild! Okay by me if Bosox win a game--not optimistic, but... And my hometown Nats now showing a pulse (and beautiful hair)
  9. Friday: Jason Moran and Q-Tip Sunday: Monk Centennial fest featuring Moran, Kenny Barron, and unfortunately not Geri Allen
  10. Somewhat surprised to see CLE announce Trevor Bauer as game 1 starter, followed by Kluber and Carrasco. Understand TB not facing Severino or Santana, and Carrasco excellent on road, but...
  11. Fun season w Giancarlo, Judge, Astros, and a couple of scrappy teams from north coast. Good luck to those w rooting interest. Hopefully no tough injuries or esp bad umpiring. Go Tribe!
  12. Free shipping promo ends tonight. Pulled trigger on Dial and Savoy. Thinking about MJQ and Lester before final curtain.
  13. Last two L's with Bauer on mound, though he pitched fine. Jay Bruce a bit scary in right.
  14. What is that, like 500 miles? You should go. Maybe Jaret Wright will let you stay at his place in San Clemente.