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  • Birthday 06/19/1966

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  1. Star Trek TV Show

    I was a big fan from 1970s reruns and myself in early teens. Basically, the first two seasons have a reasonable number of worthy shows, and the third season is a waste. (although Spock's Brain is fun in the "so bad it's good" way.). I saw Star Trek The Next Generation as it happened. The first season of that had too many retreads of the original story, and the kid saving the day too often, but starting in the second season it had a good number of good shows. Deep Space Nine is a totally different type of series, once it got going, more about negotiations and diplomacy. (or at least the episodes I liked). Haven't seen Voyager or Discovery, and now Picard. Yes, lots of mini-skirts and women's legs.
  2. The Haig

    Thank you for all of this. Sorry for disappearing. I would be interested in the Tiffany ad. I don't have all the Saxophongraph LPs because I got many of the recordings on CDs from Jay; I'll check out more of the liners. Jack Millman - my mom and aunt were friends with him (and maybe his brother?). I have an LP autographed from him to my mom. I think they went to high school together. I'll try to post, and get more clarification from my aunt. 1950s Los Angeles jazz scene. My mom's first husband was a jazz musician Chuck Geisel, but he was too much of a druggie, I believe, and she left him.
  3. Brand new New Yorker interview with Pharoah Sanders:
  4. Mal Waldron

    Someone somehow really needs to do an affordable reissue of all the Japanese Waldron albums. Sigh.
  5. Mal Waldron

    Where does one get "The Reminiscent Suite"? Thanks!
  6. Just saw Don Preston a few weeks ago playing keyboards with Bobby Bradford in Pasadena as part of Bradford's band for his Jackie Robinson suite.
  7. Now reading...

    Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram Kendi. Really liking it.
  8. Article in LA Times: Performing 4 times between now and the end of the year. The other person interviewed, Terry Cannon, is a wonderful person who, besides running the Baseball Reliquary now, also founded Pasadena Filmforum in 1975. Pasadena Filmforum evolved into Los Angeles Filmforum, which I now run.
  9. 2019 MacArthur Grants - Mary Gets Paid!

    I just saw Mel Chin present thoughts at the Getty. he did indeed seem quite brilliant.
  10. That's really quite the set; not to figure out if I actually have money for it. I noticed Vol. 14 has the titles in alphabetical order. Curatorial humor?
  11. Any way to see what might be on the discs, please?
  12. It will be really long, and there are lots of photos, but mostly of people whose recordings were lost. It's from the Magazine. The Day the Music Burned It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire. By Jody Rosen June 11, 2019 1. ‘The Vault Is on Fire’ A version of this article appears in print on June 15, 2019, on Page 27 of the Sunday Magazine with the headline: The Day The Music Burned . Moderator, please Delete if not allowed Summary of what was lost:
  13. More for those who can't access the NY Times: "One insider said, “Most senior executives in the record business have no understanding of what masters are, why you need to store them, what the point of them is.” Crucially, masters were not seen as capable of generating revenue. On the contrary: They were expensive to warehouse and therefore a drain on resources. To record-company accountants, a tape vault was inherently a cost center, not a profit center. These attitudes prevailed even at visionary labels like Atlantic Records, which released hundreds of recordings by black artists beginning in the late 1940s. In his Billboard exposé, Holland mentioned a 1978 fire in an “Atlantic Records storage facility in Long Branch, N.J.” Holland did not reveal that the “facility” was the former home of Vogel’s Department Store, owned by the family of Sheldon Vogel, Atlantic’s chief financial officer. Late in the 1970s, Vogel told me, Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic’s president, complained about tapes cramming the label’s Manhattan office. Vogel suggested moving the material to the empty Long Branch building. Vogel was on vacation on Feb. 8, 1978, when he learned the building had burned down. The 5,000-plus lost tapes comprised nearly all of the session reels, alternate takes and unreleased masters recorded for Atlantic and its sublabels between 1949 and 1969, a period when its roster featured R.&B., soul and jazz luminaries, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. Today the importance of those tapes is self-evident: thousands of hours of unheard music by some of history’s greatest recording artists. But to Atlantic in 1978, the tapes were a nuisance. According to Vogel, Atlantic collected “maybe a couple of million dollars” in insurance on the destroyed masters. It seemed like a good deal. “We thought, Boy, what a windfall,” Vogel says. “We thought the insurance was worth far more than the recordings. Eventually, the true value of those recordings became apparent.”
  14. A lament for Trout Mask Replica

    Jack White's Third Man Records did an elaborate LP reissue last year, a deluxe edition sold out in presales. But the straight LP seems to be in print: