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  1. Frances Davis RIP

    Oh dear. I saw her a couple of times when she was working at the Hamburger Hamlet in Hollywood. She was the hostess and was very pleasant.
  2. OK: Can You Ever Forgive Me, The Green Book, Bad Times at the El Royal, The Front Runner, The Hate U Give, They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, The Happy Prince, First Man, A Star is Born, Overlord, Susperia and RGB. Tomorrow I hope to see Cold War and the new Coen Brothers movie.
  3. The All Things Van Morrison Thread

    That seems to be how every concert ends nowadays. I can't remember if he ever did encores (I first saw him about 1970). Anyone remember one? Here's Van back on Cypress Avenue:
  4. Is streaming technology saving the music industry?

    I think I'll keep my cds and my hard disc backup of music on my computer but I can see streaming music and "capturing" rare material that I worry might disappear.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I saw him a couple of years ago and was just as enthralled as I was the first time I saw him nearly 50 years ago. I saw him about 5 times in between and I don't think I ever saw him do an encore though the band keeps playing as if he might reappear.
  6. Happy Birthday Neal Pomea!

    Happy B'day!
  7. Happy Birthday jeffcrom!

    Happy B'day young man.
  8. The Lost Tapes: Charles Mingus Live In Detroit

    I feel the same way. And I also think Brooks is great.
  9. "Green Book," new movie about pianist Don Shirley

    So did Isaac Stern (well at least he had an office there) and Bill Cunningham.
  10. Just as his best playing reminds me of Pres in his prime, some of his latter day playing reminds me of what I consider Pres in his decline. (And I know some here don't think Pres was ever in decline.) It sounds like there was even later playing that shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Lester.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Moondance!? Wow I 'd love to hear that.
  12. Rock's appearance vs Jazz's appearance

    Was My Blue Heaven the flip side of I'm in Love Again or was it just out around the same time? And how did you avoid hearing Rock Around the Clock in 1955?
  13. Rock's appearance vs Jazz's appearance

    Going back to the original question: Am I the only one here who remembers "the days before rock n' roll"? (As I think VanMorrison once sang.) In the summer of 1955 there was nothing intellectual about it-- it was like being hit by a bolt of lightening. In the summer of 1956 adults were still arguing about whether rock and roll would last and I had an epiphany: I was in a restaurant when someone put Elvis singing "Don't be Cruel" on the juke box and I realized that not only would Rock and Roll last but in 50 years we'd still be listening to many of the same songs.
  14. Rock's appearance vs Jazz's appearance

    IIRC it was originally released in the UK as two EPs. Is the cd based on the US Lp release?
  15. Rock's appearance vs Jazz's appearance

    Not "Let it Bleed" or "Sticky Fingers"?
  16. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    I remember listening to his his first MLB game on the radio. IIRC he got 4 hits and I was thinking "who is this guy?"
  17. Jazz's Transition to CDs

    For some strange reason my parents had an 8 track player as part of their Hi Fi cabinet and a few 8 tracks as well.
  18. Jazz's Transition to CDs

    Do you mean you actually had the turntable in your car or that you recorded the Lps to tape and then played them back in your car?
  19. Jazz's Transition to CDs

    Wow. No one's accused me of that in a while.
  20. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    White enough to get in trouble during the LA riots until he was recognized. (And of course yo might well asl "which LA riots" there's been so many.
  21. Jazz's Transition to CDs

    Which reminds me that before cars had cd players they usually had cassette players. You could buy a portable cd player and attach it to a device that somehow wired the player to a cassette mechanism that you then inserted into the cassette player to listen to the cd. Anyine else remember these?
  22. Happy Birthday brownie!

    Happy B'day!