Aggie87

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  1. Record Stores in Philadelphia?

    I haven't been there in a long time, but i'll second Long in the Tooth. Also Princeton Record Exchange, if you're mobile and willing to drive there.
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    Batsto River, New Jersey 6/13/21
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    Somewhere in Manhattan, 5/30/21 The Dakota, 5/30/21
  4. I was there about a week and a half ago too, and wasn't overly impressed with their inventory in general. I suspect the pandemic is the main culprit, as well. I don't know that that will change until life starts getting back to "normal", whatever that means anymore. At least to the point where high volume sales and purchases start happening again.
  5. *** Cecil Taylor ***

    I'm a relative newbie with respect to Cecil Taylor. In fact I presently own only Love for Sale and Conquistador. I'd like to get a little more into Taylor, but after Conquistador I don't know if I'm ready for the deep-end just yet. I'd like to ease into this music a little more. Any recommendations? Also, I happened to notice that although Dennis Charles is listed as the drummer on LFS, the liner notes mention Rudy Collins. Is this correct, or a mistake on William Thompson's part? Finally , I noticed an album called Coltrane Time, but haven't determined if that's his date or Trane's. How is that one? Believe it's their only collaboration, and sounds intriguing, though I guess it's pretty early - relatively speaking - in both of their careers.
  6. The USPS SUCKS

    My turn for some fun. I pre-ordered a signed book for my wife, from one of her favorite authors when she was younger, about 6 months ago. Release date was March 16. So the package started in Auburn, Washington on the 16th. 3/17 - Shipment received, Auburn, WA. 3/18 - Arrived at Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr 3/18 - Left Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr 3/18 - Arrived at Seattle WA Distribution Ctr 3/19 - Departed Seattle WA Distribution Ctr 3/19 - Arrived BACK at Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr (Sigh. I guess the package was wined and dined here the first time, so it went back for more) 3/20 - Departed Seattle WA Network Distribution Ctr ** 5 days with no updates, so it's a mystery where the package went ** 3/25 - Arrived at Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr (Yeah! Philadelphia is only 25 miles from my house!) 3/25 - Departed Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr (ok, so it's gotta be getting closer) ** 8 days with no updates ** 4/2 - Arrived Jersey City NJ Network Distribution Ctr (crap, this is like 90 miles away, not the right direction, not touristy either so what gives, package? I could see going to Atlantic City or Cape May or something, but Jersey City??) 4/3 - Departed Jersey City NJ Network Distribution Ctr (hmmm) ** 3 days with no updates ** 4/6 - Arrived BACK at Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr (jeezus, Philly's a great food city but.. My package must REALLY show it's appreciation when it's wined and dined) 4/6 - Departed Philadelphia PA Network Distribution Ctr, to destination unknown. Hopefully it arrives by my wife's birthday in June at this point.
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    Lakota Wolf Preserve, Columbia NJ - 3/12/21
  8. Son-of-a-Weizen?

    Thanks for that opinion. I have an engineering degree from A&M. They are ranked #13 currently (rankings from 2020) in the nation for engineering programs on U.S. News & World Report. Ahead of Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Princeton, & Harvard, all of which are obviously Ivy League. I'd say for engineering they're fairly top shelf. On Money.com they're ranked #8 nationally.
  9. Youtube.com

    I've been surfing videos at youtube.com over the past few days, having recently discovered them. There are some interesting things there, both musically and otherwise. This one is a fun blast from the past: Herbie Hancock - Rockit live in 1984 And here's an interesting Monk video... Thelonious Monk 1966 Anybody else find any noteworthy there?
  10. RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Ray Wylie Hubbard wrote that, based on an experience he had in New Mexico, and probably owes his career to Jerry Jeff's cover.
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    Portland Head Light, 14 Oct 2020
  12. When I was a little (i.e. elementary school aged) kid, we lived in Arcadia, CA. A few doors down from Michael Anthony's parents' house. Mike's youngest brother and I were friends, and ran around the neighborhood together. I was in and out of their house regularly, and remember many older teenagers and maybe 20 somethings coming in and out. Very possible EVH and Roth amongst them. But they were all just older, long haired guys to me at the time. We moved away before Van Halen took off, but that connection kept me a fan of the band as I grew older and moved around many times. As has been referred to a few times already, Eddie wasn't nice to Mike at all, for most of the time the band existed. Mike is as friendly, nice, and low-key as they come, and Ed simply screwed him out of his rightful piece of VH's royalties etc, when he fired Mike and then only allowed him to come back as a salaried employee. So as great a musician as Ed was, he wasn't the greatest bandmate or person, as evidenced by his treatment of Mike, Roth, Hagar & Cherone over the years. So I have mixed feelings about him, but regardless, Rest in Peace, Eddie.
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    Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY 8/13/20
  14. What Are You Watching

    Hey Matthew, how about Asian eating videos?
  15. Mobley played with Johnny Griffin on "A Blowin' Session". Griffin played with Nat Adderley on Griffin's "White Gardenia". Adderley played on Tony Bennett's "Beat of My Heart" album. Bennett did a duets album with Lady Gaga, "Cheek to Cheek". Gaga had a music video directed by Hannah Lux Davis, "Rain on Me". Davis directed 3 different Paris Hilton videos. Sorry, that's 6 steps. Best I could come up with.
  16. John Prine R.I.P. (COVID-19)

    I discovered John Prine a bit later in my life than other singer/songwriter types. Perhaps because of that, I'm still in love with his music currently. And I find heart and humor in equal parts in his music. I thought he would make it through this, but no. Hurts my heart that he's gone. I was able to meet him a few years back, after a show in Texas (double bill with Alejandro Escovedo). The crowd skewed older, but I could tell everyone in the auditorium loved him and felt a personal connection with his music. I did too. He was as sociable and happy in person as I had hoped, especially after his previous health/cancer issues. Rest in Peace, John.
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    Can you deliver to Medford?
  18. *** John Scofield ***

    Restarting the Sco-corner, since mjzee apparently isn't around any more (hope I don't end up just talking to myself about Sco)... Anyway, I found two Scofield related items at my used store, but haven't pulled the trigger on either. Can anyone recommend either of these titles: Eero Koivistoinen (try saying that fast!)- Picture in Three Colours, Core Records 1983 (also includes Jack DeJohnette) and All Strings Attached, Verve 1987 - some sort of guitar summit or something, with John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, Larry Coryell, Tal Farlow, and John Patitucci Thanks, Erik
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    Albert Einstein's home at Princeton NJ, Monday 2/17/20. Einstein lived in this house the last 20 years of his life. His step-daughter Margot owned it later, until she passed in 1986. Two Nobel Prize winners have lived in it since then.
  20. The Madonna show was interesting. She's playing smaller theaters, but multiple nights at most stops. It's not a greatest hits type concert, but focuses mostly on her newest material. It's more of a Broadway type show than a concert. It includes conversations with the audience, her politics, dancers, interactive video work (sort of like Roger Waters' Wall shows, but probably not as elaborate), a women's choir from Portugal, and only 4 or so songs that were played on MTV back in the day. They do take your phone and lock it in a small bag during the show, but you hold the bag, so it's never out of your possession. Annoying at first, but this type of show I think benefited from the lack of constant pictures and video recording. It also got moved from an 8:30 start to a 10:30 start, on a Tuesday night, which sucked for me on a work night. Some fan in Florida sued her for moving the starting time for all of her shows from what was originally publicized.
  21. Wow, Buzz! Slightly envious here! From your perspective does the film do the show justice? I'd also be curious to hear your impression of Pineapple Thief. I really wanted to go see them a couple of weeks ago in Phl, but couldn't make it. Going to see Madonna tonight (who doesn't even start until 10:30, but I've read she doesn't come on until closer to 11 pm, just great for a work night!), and Los Lobos on Sunday.
  22. Yo Chew-Dog... Yeah, I was able to hip Was (Not Was) to the Tyrone Washington railroad accident. He said "Ag, WTF you breakin' my balls about? That side ain't worth putting out, no way no how. And I'm boss-man, ain't nobody else decidin' 'cept me. Now go back and spin "Love Shack" 47 times in a row for penance and then we'll talk about what's in the vaults and what I'mma share witcha." ...or something like that.
  23. Caught the Last Waltz 40 Tour at the Tower Theater in Philly last night. I don't know much about the background of this, but I saw some amazing musicians playing some amazing music for almost 4 hours. Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, and Lukas Nelson on guitars & vocals, with John Medeski, Don Was, and Terence Higgins on keys/bass/drum. Also a full horn section (Mark Mullins and the Levee Horns) and guests Cyril Neville, Dave Malone from the Radiators, and Bob Margolin (who was in Muddy Waters' band and was in the original Last Waltz film/show). Got to chat with Haynes, Medeski, and Blue Note President Don Was after. All very friendly. Going back out to see my Texas buddies the Flatlanders tonight.
  24. No value?

    That is getting more difficult in many cars, as the audio is integrated into the GPS and other controls, with a larger touch screen. It's not usually a stand alone radio head unit like decades ago.