Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
"Sunrain" LTJ Bukem
"Bright Size Life" Pat Metheny and Richard Bona
"Airborne" by Jaga Jazzist
"Sanctuary" by Wayne Shorter (explorer only)
"Summer Sun" Koop
Remixed Jazzy Bjork Tune
Amateur Esthero Tune
"Scarlet Woman" by Weather report
"A Song" from the Coryell, Assad, and Abercrombie live DVD, which a station which allegedly promotes jazz should play. (explorer only)
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Now, Chuck did have a few flaws. He was just a terrible fundraiser. Of course, had the netroots chipped in, say Kos and Atrios, who knows how much he could have raised. He also didn't try my plan--simple version: replicate ACT in at least Philly and Pittsburgh-- which, on paper anyway, could have raised his name recognition and put him in a position to win. My plan only cost about 10 to 30 thousand dollars by the way. But he never tried it fully. Paying one guy (me) to canvass in the city isn't enough. And I think he abandoned it once I left the campaign. I can now state that his secondary plan wasn't very good, unless its for running again in the future, which I would hope that he would do. He was having trouble meeting my massive $200 a week salary. Not good at fundraising.
I'm very proud of the candidate and the fact that he stood for something. I just wish YouTube had peaked two months ago. That's what the FCC was worried about in retrospect. Thousands of websites running television ads that had the same reach as TV...all for cheap. That would mean you wouldn't need big donors to run campaigns, which would be quite a shame, which I'm sure is what the FCC was thinking....
As for the krazy Jewish conspiracy idea I had in my had head...well, why else do you push a pro life guy in a blue state? (The machine guy they should have drafted was Mark Singel, betrayed by Bob Casey's father by the way...) Because the machine guy will back the war--which, and here's the conspiracy part, the Jewish Democratic congressional delegation secretly and not so secretly likes--and get the money from the Jewish donors, who, according to Alexander Cockburn, dominate Democratic Party fundraising. Of course, in my overall drug fueled Oliver Stone conspiracy theory, American Jews are the Mentats and the Money Men behind the party. Both of the men responsible for taking back the majorities in the House and Senate are Jewish. Rahm is a former Israeli soldier for god's sake....
I guess the question is: what if they've joined the other side? What if they want to reward the Republicans for fighting proxy wars on behalf of Israel? And as I've mentioned before, if your people had been through a holocaust would you be more likely to overreact or under react to possible threats? I think you would overreact. Of course, that's just my crazy opium fueled fantasy scenario...then again, Bob Casey is about the one Democrat that I think Rick Santorum could beat. I mean, Casey lacks Ron Klink's charisma or anyone else's charisma for that matter. Just a horrible candidate. In fact, if you had switched sides, you really wouldn't want the Democrats to take power, ever. You would sabotage their efforts in fact, work for their weakest candidates, never offer clear contrasts, etc.... I'm hoping I'm wrong...Bottom Line: I'm having a hard time even trying to conceptualize a vote for Bob Casey. It wrecks the Democratic Party coalition.
Monday, May 15, 2006
(Features their best lineup: Clarke, Corea, Dimeola and White. Check out Lenny's standup at the end. Yeah we get it. Its called the "Romantic Warrior)
St. Germain live (very intense from the first bar. If you really wanted to sell jazz to the young people, this is what you would play. Not fuzak, not 60s Miles Davis...)
"Shadow of Ourselves " by the Thievery Corporation (Live track
"Black Market" by the Zawinul Syndicate (Features narada walton on drums...!)
Al Jarreau Medley With Miki Howard Sly Stone's "Everybody is a Star" and Beatles "Hey Jude"
Massive Attack "Protection" Features Everything but the Girl Singer.
Classic James Brown tune
Mad Lib "All Caps" (jazzy hip hop tune. Imaginative video. Again, if you were making an effort to attract younger audiences
Mad Lib (jazz instrumental which features jazz album covers)
Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan classic.)
Broadcast, bonus Broadcast (White Brits who were signed by a black hip hop label. They're the find of the Internet. Nobody played their video "Papercuts".
Sun Ra (anime fan likes Sun Ra)
The Jackson 5 Blame it on the Boogie (Mixed with imagery of mob scenes)
entirety of Cinematic Orchestra 1 hour
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
I'm not writing a lot this week, which is probably a huge mistake because thanks to Robot Wisdom I've seen a surge of hits here and mostly at the Red Light District. He's been linking to some of my obscure YouTube jazz rock selections. You never know who's a closet Mahavishnu Orchestra fan. We haven't always been this cordial, as this earlier email exchange might reveal. We were probably both right in retrospect, by the way....Anyway, past history aside, thanks Jorn.
This show, about 2 and a half hours long if you listen to everything (hey, no commercials), features two very rare performances by Mahavishnu Orchestra. There's an excellent chance that you won't see any of these songs on VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, MTV Hits, or BET on J. It's a nice mix of old and new. So enjoy. This is the second installment of the Anti Lawrence Welk/Anti VH1 Soul Jazz show. And, quite frankly, it features better performances, song writing and outright talent than you will ever see on those aforementioned stations.
Sun Ra (video not great, but that gorgeous song. You will be transported to another world...)
Telepopmusick (If you like Portishead...)
Well Directed video. So well directed and frenetic that you're not immediately made aware that its about sex...
Mr Scruff's "Honeydew"
French "Bonoboo" I don't understand French but I think I know what he's saying
"Lady flash"Classic Aretha
Dave's True Story New Video (Okay, only video)
Zoot Allures" Frank Zappa
Pick Two from Carlos Santana. Either "Samba Pa Ti" or Europa with the Playboy Models
Mahavishnu Orchestra "Lotus on Irish Streams". I think this is one of the most beautiful jazz performances that I have ever seen. It's a good ending for this weekend's show. Real music. Real musicians.