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  1. Josh Hamilton begins his new Redemption From The Dark Side narrative with a pretty deep descent into said Dark Side: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27968802/ex-ranger-josh-hamilton-faces-felony-charge-injury-child Yeah, fuck this guy. Repetitive Redemption Narratives are for suckers.
  2. If they need the material to make it a "big box", they could add the Argo sessions.
  3. Mosaic Apology

    Then of course our computers aged out software-wise and we had to get used to new ones and set three dozen new passwords. That was/is entirely preventable. Crashing, not necessarily. But "aging out", hell yeah. That's definitely preventable. The rest, maybe not so much.
  4. "New" Gene Ammons footage

    Hey. look - it's Don Byas!
  5. "New" Gene Ammons footage

    Not a joke. For realz! There's a live thing or two with it on as well.
  6. Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets

    Well, that was easy. Thanks!
  7. Unheard Bird!

    Big Nick made two for IN. His latter-day playing might well be an "acquired taste", as he had developed a very personal intonation, and a vocal style to go with it. But I love it (and the records that showcase them), having heard him first on the Dizzy Salle Pleyel thing. His extended solo on "Ooo Pa Pa Dah" continues to fascinate, now more than ever. I can definitely here how he got there from here.
  8. BFT 190 Link and Discussion

    It's on YouTube, and I played a few cuts. It's solid, but I don't think a whole album of it is in the cards for me. Still and all, the Hodges vocabulary (both as a player and as a composer/bandleader) is wide and deep, and Watson does not trifle in his engagement with it. A very admirable undertaking, I should say. The only thing that wore on me was the rhythm section, they just didn't have the variety/nance/subtlety of their predecessors over an entire program. But really, that's to be expected. But as a BFT selection, yeah, that was a good'un!
  9. Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets

    I'd be good with just the Larkins stuff, of which I've only heard bits (and pieces). Is there a non-EuroPD set of this available somewhere?
  10. "New" Gene Ammons footage

    Not really glad it disappeared, but not unhappy. It's just a sound, albeit a limited one. Check out Sonny Stitt using it on that live Left Bank thing, that's the perfect use of it. Let Don Patterson scream as loud as he wants to and you can still be on top of it. Momentum on top of momentum, Billy James working hard for his money! Lee Konitz used it to good effect also, believe it or not. He seemed to use it to obliterate the acoustic sound and to put out just the electric sound. For the way he played, that was interesting.
  11. Apostrophe

    I think it's fine as is. We could call it "Ask The Musician" even though in context it would mean ask the musicians. It's a bit pompous, but it works, Similarly. "Musician's Form" refers to the body of musicians as a single collective entity. I get the "complaint", but seriously, roll with it, ok? This is the least of worries about pretty much anything.
  12. Seriously, until last week I have never, not once, seen a complete episode of the original Star Trek TV show. My hair stylist nearly stabbed me with her scissors when I told her this yesterday, so...I know. Never watched the movies, or the follow-up serieses although Next Generation was on my radar very infrequently in real time, and not unpleasantly so. Anyway they gots it on the Netflix, and I figure now is as good a time as any, and I'm up to about Episode 10 of Season 1. Not enraptured or anything, but am really enjoying it and plan to watch it on out. I would really appreciate any tips on what to look out for (good and/or bad) as the series develops, good or bad. No real spoiler alerts if meaningly impactful though, please. Right now, I'm already sensing the whole "social commentary" thing, which as retro as it comes off now, has not yet taken on the heavy-handed silliness that it migh, or at least not yet. Otherwise, what I've noticed as constants so far are: Legs of women Landscapes like the Outward Bound cover or some such Colors like Sun Ra Shirtless Shatner...was this really a thing back in the day, shirtless Shatner? Kinda kreepy if you ask me, although thankfully not present in the episode where they land on the planet with all the kids whose growth is slowed down and Kim Darby gets a Kirk Krush...I kept telling LTB, keep your shirt on for thios one Kirk, PLEASE keep your shirt on for this one, because that would have been SO inappropriate, no matter where what or when. I have actually seen Leonard Nimoy's complete run as Paris on Mission Impossible before seeing him as Spock, but Leonard Nimoy appears to have been no slouch at delivering character after all, actually, Women legs for days. Does this yeoman stick around for the duration? Uhura does, right? So if you like, talk about Star Trek, the TV show, the original one. Please?
  13. BFT 190 Link and Discussion

    How about five minutes? https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-year-of-the-rabbit-mw0000037130
  14. Unheard Bird!

    At this point, I think I'd be more interested in hearing more Big Nick. That guy...
  15. Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)

    The countdown begins... RIP
  16. Star Trek TV Show

    Eminently bong-worthy in 1977.
  17. Apostrophe

    That CD's looking for a place with my other CDs. Won't you help it - and them? Please? Love, Sally Struther's
  18. "New" Gene Ammons footage

    Whoa.... Nope, he's in Round Rock, which is basically Austin...a little bit closer than San Diego is to Oxnard, distance-wise, and a whole other world "culturally".
  19. Don't forget Knucklebean! And I'm one of the few(?) who actually likes Hutcherson Columbia output a good deal, and even more than some of his "lesser" BN work.
  20. Star Trek TV Show

    Green Acres had some very surreal moments. I've been watching Ozzie & Harriet lately, and there are some moments in some of the episodes where the dialogue gets really "outside the lines". The writers credits for those particular episodes invariably contain Jay Sommers' name.
  21. Star Trek TV Show

    70s reruns brings Stoner TV. 60s stoners weren't really TV types, at least not that I've seen real evidence of. Us 70s stoners, otoh, realized what a great too for brain rot it was, and embraced it fully! Also, The Prisoner & Green Acres were prime fare. At least in my world.
  22. Montara...yes, I "like" it, but more as "concept executed" than as music I really engage in. I like Dale Ohler's work elsewhere, but here it sounds like he was bringing hutch into his world rather than the other way around, and no harm/no foul, of course, but still, I'd like to have heard the premise executed with a different concept, say...Clare Fischer's. But this was George Butler Time, so...