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Campaign to give Duke Ellington Pulitzer he was denied

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Signed.  At 123, he's no longer too young!

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How would that work?

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Maybe they can take Wynton's away and give it to Duke instead?

Damage done, though.

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Duke Ellington’s name easily dwarfs any of the clowns on the Pulitzer committee who voted against the award.

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42 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

I thought Duke already received one posthumously.  Am I misremembering?

Nope. 1999.

https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/duke-ellington

He was dead then. He's still dead now.

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Ted Gioa has been a manufactured rage-machine lately, imo.

I don't subscribe (aka pay) for his stuff (nor, to his cresit, are you required to), but it seems like every time somebody sends me something of his, there's this rageyness going on that seems totally directed towards making me think that he is One Righteous Dude.

The guy wrote a TOTALLY magnificent book about West Coast Jazz, but since then....

And now...he bills himself as "The Honest Broker", so at least he warns you in advance.

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45 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Ted Gioa has been a manufactured rage-machine lately, imo.

I don't subscribe (aka pay) for his stuff (nor, to his cresit, are you required to), but it seems like every time somebody sends me something of his, there's this rageyness going on that seems totally directed towards making me think that he is One Righteous Dude.

The guy wrote a TOTALLY magnificent book about West Coast Jazz, but since then....

And now...he bills himself as "The Honest Broker", so at least he warns you in advance.

I used to read his stuff on his Substack page and Twitter but stopped doing so, I found him tiring. 

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He got good traction with a series of an microwave ready articles about how, statistically, new music is less present now than it was twenty years ago. I think the social media fame has gone to his head.

I think I'm this kind of harmless stuff is just how you keep up your media profile these days.

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8 hours ago, JSngry said:

Maybe they can take Wynton's away and give it to Duke instead?

Damage done, though.

Made me laugh, hard.  don't stop being you.  On the other hand, I was damned glad that they finally fully corrected the record for Jim Thorpe.

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10 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Yeah, but why the second Pulitzer?

 

I have the same question

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Did they half-ass it in 1999 somehow?

Or maybe it’s necessary to take away Wynton’s to truly correct the wrong.

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5 minutes ago, Rooster_Ties said:

Did they half-ass it in 1999 somehow?

Or maybe it’s necessary to take away Wynton’s to truly correct the wrong.

Wait, I thought Wynton is Ellington.  At least that is what Wynton told me.

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And you were on the Pulitzer jury....now it starts to make sense.

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8 hours ago, JSngry said:

And you were on the Pulitzer jury....now it starts to make sense.

You are mixing me up with one of the other jurors. I voted for Ken Nordine and Babs Gonzales.

Edited by Teasing the Korean

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Oh, so you were on the Fiction jury.

Well done!

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