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#21 Bact PhD

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

If you like jazz/swing, this is worth the nearly 18 minutes of your time.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:30 AM

Good viewing to get through a couple hours on a sick day...or, if you're healthy and want to hear about the history of trains in the US.


Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:20 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 08 February 2018 - 11:26 AM, said:

If you like jazz/swing, this is worth the nearly 18 minutes of your time.

I have always liked this song. Years ago when I got my Audigy 24-bit sound card it came with some demo songs. One of them was this. Sing, Sing, Sing in lossless 24-bit sound will blow your socks off.
Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

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“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:49 AM

A reminder to all of us, the young ladies in this video are pushing 60.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:47 AM


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:57 AM


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:40 PM

View PostAnBr, on 24 February 2018 - 12:47 AM, said:


LOVE the Williams insertion at ~4:30!
Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:15 PM


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:15 PM

Special dedication: The song with false endings to the winter with false endings (at least in northern FL -- we had temps in the mid-80s in mid-February, followed by a series of days with lows on the upper 30s/highs in mid-60s, followed by a return to the 80-degree temps, now we have the possibility of freezing temps tomorrow night...)


Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:57 AM


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 03:17 PM

Continuing with the jazz motif, 2 versions of a standard.
First, Satchmo (this is actually a slightly different orchestration than what's in my CD library, but oh, well):



Next, Al Hirt, a few decades later:

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:53 AM

I just looked for this one about a month ago out of mild curiosity, but I was struck by the beautiful trumpet tone. Hugh Masekela: Grazing in the Grass.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:49 AM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 23 March 2018 - 02:53 AM, said:

I just looked for this one about a month ago out of mild curiosity, but I was struck by the beautiful trumpet tone. Hugh Masekela: Grazing in the Grass.

I posted something about this when Hugh Masekela died but basically their biggest hit was a slam-bam recording to fill a contractually required 3 minute shortgage for their album.

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When Hugh Masekela's producer Stewart Levine delivered Masekela's latest album to the record company, Uni, it was pointed out to him that it was 3 minutes short of the contractually agreed length of 30 minutes. Stewart Levine suggested that they filled the gap by covering a 7-inch single that Hugh had recently bought in Zambia, a novelty tune called "Mr. Bull #5" that started with a cowbell. Neither Masekela nor his producer Stewart Levine saw any potential in the track but Uni Records executive Russ Regan thought it would be a hit record and persuaded him to issue it as a single. It became one of the all time summer anthems.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:04 AM

View PostLFC, on 23 March 2018 - 09:49 AM, said:

I posted something about this when Hugh Masekela died but basically their biggest hit was a slam-bam recording to fill a contractually required 3 minute shortgage for their album.

I was expecting a reply like this, on this top-class and erudite board. That's why I chose my words carefully. There is not a single millisecond of jazz in this number, but, as your link says, it's a summer crowd-pleaser that stays with you—well, it does with me.

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 23 March 2018 - 02:53 AM, said:

I just looked for this one about a month ago out of mild curiosity, but I was struck by the beautiful trumpet tone. Hugh Masekela: Grazing in the Grass.

Reality is a hallucination caused by alcohol deprivation.

Only Satan can rebuke sin. The righteous don't know enough.

God is not dead. He was merely voted out of office.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 10:52 AM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 23 March 2018 - 10:04 AM, said:

I was expecting a reply like this, on this top-class and erudite board. That's why I chose my words carefully. There is not a single millisecond of jazz in this number, but, as your link says, it's a summer crowd-pleaser that stays with you—well, it does with me.

Hey, it's on my iPhone. So is the version by The Friends of Distinction. So is the version by Rick Braun and Boney James. And because of this conversation I just found out about a version by George Howard that I may have to buy. I find that there's something magical about a song that can have so many versions that I like. That's pretty rare for me. One other tune that comes to mind like that for me is "Spooky". I own versions by Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and David Sanborn and I've heard others that I like.

And I'm not sure I'd agree there isn't a "single millisecond of jazz" in Hugh Masekela's version of Grazing in the Grass mainly because the definition of jazz is awfully tough to pin down. I guess it's kinda' like porn. You "know it" when you hear it but then people have that annoying trait of being very different. No matter to me because it's a song I love to listen to. (Hell, I was singing to "Love Shack" on my way to work this morning. It ain't jazz but I sure do love the way it was put together.)
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:04 AM

View PostLFC, on 23 March 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

And I'm not sure I'd agree there isn't a "single millisecond of jazz" in Hugh Masekela's version of Grazing in the Grass mainly because the definition of jazz is awfully tough to pin down. I guess it's kinda' like porn. You "know it" when you hear it but then people have that annoying trait of being very different. No matter to me because it's a song I love to listen to. (Hell, I was singing to "Love Shack" on my way to work this morning. It ain't jazz but I sure do love the way it was put together.)

Yes, perhaps that's why i call it beautiful trumpet tone. A great jazzman's sensibility and a great jazzman's technique.

Agreed about "Love Shack". A work of art. It all came together on that occasion. And they certainly went with the right take for the guitar line.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:26 AM

Speaking of favorite music one of my top rock bands is Little Feat. I actually have a hard time categorizing them. It's kind of Southern Rock, but then it's kinda' blues and/or jazz. I think one of the most abused terms in popular music is "musical genius" but I have no trouble applying it to Lowell George. He just knew how to make everything fit together so perfectly. The guitar arrangement from 1:50-2:30 is like nothing else I've ever heard. Different lines filling the gaps of one another but neither one stepping on the other. It's one of my favorite headphone pieces.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:38 AM

I get "This video is not available". YouTube is so hit-and-miss like that. But somebody played me Little Feat not long after they broke internationally, I would add "musicianship" and "class" to your description of the music. Haven't heard them for years! Must give them another go.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 23 March 2018 - 11:38 AM, said:

I get "This video is not available". YouTube is so hit-and-miss like that. But somebody played me Little Feat not long after they broke internationally, I would add "musicianship" and "class" to your description of the music. Haven't heard them for years! Must give them another go.

The song is "Skin It Back". Maybe you can find it in your own search.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:03 PM

Feets, don't fail me now, Little Feat. with all your friends. "Skin it back" youtube

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