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  1. Sonic Youth......

    The Kim Gordon memoir is excellent. It begins with Sonic Youth's final concert, then moves into a rather Joan Didion-esque rendering of her adolescence in southern California late 1960s/early 1970s, and then jumps to NYC at the beginning of the 1980s. She crossed paths with a lot of people early on who went on to become "notable" in one way or another, which is also interesting. BTW, I highly recommend the deluxe edition of Daydream Nation. The second disc includes some covers from the Daydream Nation period (an awesome one of the Beatles' "Within You Without You"--I bought the various-artists Sg. Pepper Knew Our Fathers tribute in 1988 just to get this track) and live versions of all the DN songs from 1988-89 concerts. Good booklet, too.
  2. Sonic Youth......

    Recently reading Kim Gordon's memoir Girl In A Band sent me back to some of the Sonic Youth records that I lived with in the late 1980s and early 90s, and they still hold up really well, especially Daydream Nation (which marks its 30th anniversary this Thursday). God, they were an amazing band. I really need to check out some of the later records... sort of drifted away from them after Dirty (not because I disliked that record--I like it better than many other SY fans do, I think--but just because I'd been listening to them so intensively for 6-7 years at that point and felt a bit burned out). Daydream Nation, though, man, that's practically a Sgt Pepper of American indie rock for me, and it capped an incredible run of albums (Bad Moon Rising 1985, Evol 1986, Sister 1987).
  3. Did Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Scores Inspire You to Learn Jazz?

    I think I was merely accepted as a little bundle o' love , though my poll ratings fluctuated wildly during my adolescent years.
  4. Did Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Scores Inspire You to Learn Jazz?

    I was born that day! (Dec 9, 1965) Arrived in the morning, doubt my mom was tuned into CBS that evening, though.
  5. Paul Gonsalves

    Yep, and much of the concert has been released on CD—but D and C in Blue is not included: Duke Ellington and Friends: the First Connecticut Jazz Festival I came across mention of this particular post-Newport Gonsalves performance yesterday in Eddie Lambert’s invaluable book on Ellington. Not sure yet, but I may have turned up a digital download of this track for purchase on Amazon; only other place I’ve found it so far has been the YouTube link above.
  6. Paul Gonsalves

    Three weeks after Newport ‘56, Gonsalves takes 37 choruses on D & C in Blue:
  7. Well, the rhythm section alone is enough to pull me on board for this one.
  8. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Going to be introducing some Ellington pieces at a concert tomorrow night in Bloomington, including selections from Afro-Bossa, so revisiting this set tonight:
  9. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Boston's much-maligned pen has actually done a good job tonight, following another not-so-great outing from David Price--though Cora did have to lean on a starter again (Porcello this time) to pitch the 8th. Kimbrel will be taking at least a two-run lead into the 9th; Sox have a good chance at going to Houston with the series tied.
  10. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Night-and-day difference watching the Astros play the Red Sox as opposed to the Yankees. Plate discipline, for starters. Unfortunately, the NY Post has reported that Boone's entire coaching staff is coming back for 2019, which doesn't leave me feeling optimistic about the team changing its approach much.
  11. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Brewers just drew first blood in a pitching duel.
  12. Hey Joe, last update I received was in mid-June, saying that all of the tracks for the set had been successfully licensed. Nothing since then--it's supposed to be coming out at the end of this year, I believe.
  13. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    ... just to keep him from pitching against us anymore! I do wonder what NY will do re the shortstop situation. Gleyber Torres is actually a natural shortstop, so they could move him over there for the first half of the season, and maybe resign Walker to play second base. Defensively speaking, Machado is supposedly much better as a third baseman than a shortstop, but that would entail (a) Machado being willing to play third (he's said he wants to play ss) and (b) moving Andujar elsewhere--first base, maybe? Left field? I dunno. Anyways... here's a preview of Houston vs Boston, and one of Milwaukee vs Los Angeles. Also, if this report is true, Kris Bryant is an idiot, IMO. Maybe the landscape will be different in 2022 when he hits free agency, but he'll still be 30 years old by then, which is becoming a fatal milestone, contractually speaking, in modern-day baseball.
  14. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Whoa! I had not seen that news... wouldn't be surprised if that at least includes the likelihood of NY going after Machado. The priority still needs to be pitching, though--pursuing most likely Corbin and perhaps even Yankee-turned-Ray-turned-Red-Soxer Eovaldi. Looks like Price is slotted to start Game 2 at home against Houston? As you pointed out, Dan, his stats line up much better against them than NY. Easy to forget in all of the "can't-beat-the-yankees" hubbub that he was one of the best starting pitchers in the American League for the second half of 2018.
  15. The future of new CDs?

    Don't forget this Perry, who fronted Spitter for many years: