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About JSngry

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    While logic makes its demands, emotion lends its voice
  • Birthday 12/14/1955

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  1. Her singing on these is surprisingly (or maybe not) "churchy", in the African-American way, many of the songs are as well. People expecting drone-y micro-tonal melismatic trance music might find themselves very surprised, one way or the other.
  2. Sounds like money was raised for a good cause. Just glad I wasn't there for it.
  3. The cassettes (and, as I understand it for some items, CDs) were sold here: http://www.innerpath.com/swamini-turiyasangitananda-alice-coltrane/ And ok, pre-order now if you like: https://alicecoltrane.bandcamp.com/
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/arts/television/erin-moran-dead-happy-days.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&action=click&contentCollection=obituaries&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0 Before playing Joanie, Ms. Moran played an orphan on the show “Daktari” and a daughter on “The Don Rickles Show.” Later in her life, she moved to Indiana with her second husband, Steve Fleischmann. A complete list of survivors was not immediately available.
  5. I've heard some of the cassettes. Not going to change anybody's mind, but I found the music to have integrity within itself, and also to be surprisingly accessible.
  6. Punch cards! That was what I found so interesting in the Robert Taylor RIP from Monday, his story about the first time he had to do punch cards, it got him angry, he felt insulted, that was the word he used, insulted. I'm like, whoa, this is a guy moving things ahead, not as a matter of "progress" or "convenience" or simple "efficiency", but genuine regard for human dignity (his own, anyway). I always dig it when innovators think in those kinds of terms, like, yeah, we're better than this, let's get busy being better. Everybody gets "insulted" these days, but somebody who goes about effecting a fundamental systemic change to remove the mechanics that generate the insult, that's pretty...high-level humanity, I think.
  7. The way the whole computer technology evolution thing just took sooo long to get going but exploded exponentially once it did is on of the more interesting phenoms of our time, at least for me.Seems like once the silicon chip started happening, BOOM!
  8. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/us/harry-huskey-dead-computer-pioneer.html Harry Huskey, circa 1950, with an early computer prototype. Credit via the Computer History Museum Dr. Huskey, a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, began his digital career in the mid-1940s with the Eniac, a behemoth that was considered the country’s first general-purpose programmable electronic computer. A top-secret federal government project at the University of Pennsylvania, it measured 100 feet long, weighed 30 tons and contained 18,000 vacuum tubes. He later worked with the pioneering British mathematician Alan M. Turing on a prototype of another early computer, the Automatic Computing Engine; oversaw development of yet another, the SWAC (Standards Western Automatic Computer); and in 1954 designed the G-15, a 950-pound predecessor to today’s laptops. The G-15, a problem-solving computer that could be operated by one person, was sold to the Bendix Aviation Corporation, which sold it to scientific researchers and corporate customers for the retail price of $50,000. Dr. Huskey in his barn in 1988 with the G-15 — which he designed in 1954 and was billed as the first personal computer — before it was shipped to the Smithsonian Institution. Credit Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel In his interview for the Computer History Museum, Dr. Huskey said that the computer revolution he had helped create posed profound questions for society that it had never had to grapple with before. “What is the effect of almost instantaneous communication on society — the fact that we can look at what’s going on in Burma today and other places? The Constitution was written when you had to go from New York to Boston by horse, and it took you three days, or something. And if you look at it purely as a dynamic system, the stimuli can arrive much faster than you can respond to it.” “And what do you do about it?” he continued. “I don’t know.”
  9. Who's is the guitarist?

    A little digging into the image seems to indicate that it was taken at Parnell's, a Seattle club, ca. 1980. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Milt_Jackson_07.jpg And this article suggests that Parnell's often hired name attractions with local rhythm sections. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20060223&slug=parnellobit23m The original photographer is still(?) reachable: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=727988