Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Ben digs into the ballad Old Folks, with the impeccable Teddy Wilson on piano, in a 1970 Copenhagen performance that took place the day after the passing of the incredible Ellington orchestra saxophonist Johnny Hodges. It was no doubt an emotional and sad time for all involved, yet they transformed sadness into music that is moving, heartfelt and beautiful.
Hey, if any jazz fans read this blog, tell me where I can buy a DVD of this!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Since one Coleman Hawkins clip simply isn't enough, here's the swingin' saxophonist's rendition of a great ballad, Indian Summer.
And now I must find that recording with Hawkins, Coltrane and Thelonious Monk playing together. Otherwise known as healing music, baby.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thanks, flashbackcaruso, for posting this on YouTube!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This Palin is all right by me: has been for a long time.
The other Palin? The recent incident involving bigots in the Alaska governor's rally audiences yelling "TERRORIST!", "OFF WITH HIS HEAD" and "KILL HIM!" about Senator Obama was an ugly and appalling blast from the past, a most unwelcome throwback to the bad old days of 1965 George Wallace and 1948 Strom Thurmond.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
- If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you would have $49 left.
- With Fannie Mae, you would have $2.50 left of the original $1,000.
- With AIG, you would have less than $15 left.
- If you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, guzzled all of the suds, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have $214 cash!