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  1. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    AZ has just been approved by Canada, so if the Germans and French and Dutch are still wary of AZ, start sending it to us. Much appreciated.
  2. The Chet Baker Prestige albums

    Larry, how do you rate Live in London (I or II) among these late recordings? https://chetbaker.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-london I thought they were solid, but I am not an expert on Chet Baker by any means.
  3. Prince Lasha - Insight

    I definitely owned Insight at one point, though it doesn't appear I hung onto it. I suspect I did pick it up at Dusty Groove on some visit, though maybe for more than the current low, low price of $6.99.
  4. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    I realize it hasn't actually been approved by Canada or the US, but it should be almost any day now. Please ship it over to Canada, as I am quite sure people here will take it.
  5. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/25/acceptance-problem-as-most-oxford-covid-jabs-delivered-to-eu-not-yet-used "Four out of five of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine doses delivered to EU countries are yet to be used on a patient, a Guardian investigation has found" This is completely unacceptable.

    That happened a couple of times to me, where obviously the seller hadn't bothered to keep up with postage and was totally surprised when they went to post office. Once was on discogs and once was on some book site (not Amazon, which I think really does lock you into whatever postal rates the seller has selected). I followed through, as the alternatives weren't any better -- and they still weren't asking for $20 shipping -- but I was extremely aggravated.
  7. Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

    If TikTok can make sea shanties entertaining, I can't believe it can't "save" jazz for at least another media cycle or two... Somebody should get on that.

    I was checking with this small indie press. They took two chapbooks to the USPS, where they wanted over $20 to mail to Canada! So I said, sorry but no. Sometimes you can slip stuff into a thin envelope and get a lower rate, but it is just getting harder and harder to escape these ridiculous rates. Fortunately, I have built up a big enough collection of everything that I can basically just accept that I won't be getting anything from the States from here on out. And my kids are basically of the mind that they aren't interested if it isn't digital.
  9. https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/lawrence-ferlinghetti-beat-poet-dies-1.5924790 He died at 101! Hell of a run. RIP. He must have been the last of the original Beats. I've been to the City Lights bookshop on several trips to SF over the years, though never when he was in the shop, as least as far as I know.
  10. The USPS SUCKS

    My favorite was when I had an UK company that was shipping a couple of DVDs and a book marked on the invoice that the shipment was complete (when only the DVDs had arrived). I wrote them and said are you sure about that? They said, yes everything is shipped. I waited quite a while and finally wrote back and said I'd like a refund. At that point, they went back and said that I was in luck, they could send as a replacement the exact book that hadn't arrived. Sure. This did eventually turn up, so it was a happy ending, but was it that hard to confirm (or admit) that they just hadn't shipped the item in the first place?
  11. A fair number of these (mostly the saxophone players) have been compiled into "episodes" of two or three interviews and added to iTunes (maybe Spotify as well). I'm listening to the Bobby McFerrin/Ken Nordine episode, which is most excellent, as Sidran convinced Nordine to create a short Word Jazz piece during the interview. Not sure if all the pianist and trumpeter interviews will eventually be added or not.
  12. New World Records

    The LP cover (with Romare Bearden collage) is amazing. The CD reissue cover is truly horrible. Not even going to link to it.
  13. RIP Chick Corea

    It beats busking in the subway... I mean if I could convince someone to pay $5000 to watch me work on spreadsheets for an hour, I wouldn't turn that down.
  14. Evan Parker

    Indeed, Eno did speak out from Brexit from the very beginning (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/20/brian-eno-vote-remain-brexit-eu-referendum ), but then saw Trump/Brexit as a sort of wake up call for the left: https://pitchfork.com/news/71097-brian-eno-pleased-about-trump-and-brexit-because-it-gives-us-a-kick-up-the-arse/ But yeah, I think, all in all, we could have done without that particular "learning moment."
  15. New to the world of Online Vinyl Shopping

    I did a reasonable amount of shopping at Sam's in 93-94 on my first stint in Toronto, though on a student budget! Then hit it for the last time in '97 or '98 on a visit. If my memory hasn't completely failed me, Sam's was one of the merchants that pushed for liberalized Sunday shopping rules.