Monday, July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson, that ole Jew Lover (and p/t anti-semitic)

A great blog post on the Huffington Post on Mel Gibson's latest anti-semitic diatribe

Makes you wonder what would happen to Billy Crystal or Woody Allen if they angrily dissed a Conservative or Evangelical Christian?

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sunday Night's Music - Keb Mo plays Robert Johnson

Keb Mo's acoustic reading of Robert Johnson's seminal blues number, Sweet Home Chicago

Put Buck O'Neil in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Today, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has its induction ceremony

Put 94-year-old Buck O'neil in the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Buck was the irrespresible star of Ken Burns' wonderful Baseball series and the legendary Negro League star, coach and manager. Buck was also the 1st African American to coach and scout in the Major Leagues

Correct a great injustice to a man who makes me proud to be an American.

Courtesy OpEdArt.Com

Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday Night's Music - Schubert's Impromptu

Christoph Zimmerman plays Schuberts Impromptu. A gorgeous reading

My Man Jack Cafferty


How great is this guy? Jack Cafferty tells it like it is. Sometimes it tough to hear, but he's a national treasure. When I lived in Manhattan, Jack was a local anchor at the NBC and WPIX affiliates. Now he's the creme de la creme of commentators.

Jack's only ideology is common sense.

Crooks and Liars has another pearl of wisdom from Cafferty.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday Night Music - Little Village

Time to listen to Little Village, the too short-lived "semi-super" group consisting of John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner and Ry Cooder.

Wow !

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wednesday Morning's Music - Bill Evans

Bill Evans, one of the three greatest jazz pianists (along with Art Tatum and Bud Powell), plays the standard "My Foolish Heart" in his own lyrical and soaring way

Give it a listen

Night Music (Tuesday Edition) - Grateful Dead Dark Star Conclusion

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The 23rd Qualm (Repeat after me)

23rd Qualm

Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut down in national forests.
He leadeth me into still wilderness
He restoreth my fears.
He leadeth me into the paths of international Disgrace
for his ego's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution and war,
I will find no exit, for thou art in office.

The tax cuts for the rich and thy media control,
they discomfort me.
Thou preparest an agenda of deception in presence of thy religion.
Thou anointest my head with foreign oil.
My health insurance runneth out.

Surely megalomania and false patriotism
shall follow me all the days of thy term,
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.

(courtesy of Mike Greenberg)

Morning Music - Martha Argerich Play s Chopin

Martha Argerich, the great Argentinian Pianist and Chopin "specialist" plays one of the Scherzo's

Monday, July 24, 2006

The Grateful Dead Play Dark Star

There's nothing more to say. The Grateful Dead return Dark Star to the canon on 10/9/89 in Hampton Virginia at the stealth show of 10/9/89

For those not familiar with GD lore, the GD did not advertise those shows and performed as the Warlocks. The "prank" didn't get by Deadheads who sold out the Hamton Coliseum in an hour on both 10/8 (the return of Help->Slipknot!->Franklin's Tower) and 10/9/89 (the return of Dark Star after a 5 and half year hiatus)

Me Nazi, James Inhofe - All Around Great Guy

Another one from my camp, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) provides some brilliant repartee on Global Warming

Apparently all of us assholes who believe in global warming are telling "The Big Lie" and Senator Inhofe likens us to the Third Reich for spreading such vile propganda

Ain't this the same schmuck who said that none of his relations ain't ever chosen the homosexual lifestyle?

Thank's for clearing that up for me Jim.

Image from National Resources Defense Council

William F. Buckley: The Emperor hath no clothes

Click on Bill to hear his interview

Bill Buckley, founder of the magazine "The National Review", to some the father of the modern conservative movement and all-around knee-slapping, porkrind-chomping regular Joe-Sixpack kind of guy states that the Bush Iraq War has been a failure.

Buckley condemns the entire Bush presidency and states that George W leaves his successor no legacy to speak of

Bill Buck goes a step further

"If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we've experienced it would be expected that he would retire or resign."

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Sunday Sports Wrapup Show

Congratulations to two great champions:

  1. Floyd Landis for winning the Tour De France in in a brave and gutty performance
  2. Tiger Woods for winning the British Open after failing to make the US Open cut in June at the local Winged Foot Club in nearby Mamaroneck, N

Sunday Night's Music - Ronnie Earl

Sunday will always be a day for Blues. You know that sad part of Sunday where twilight hits and the reality of life hits hard.

Well sooth those blues with the Roomful of Blues veteran, Ronnie Earl. Ronnie has been one of the finest blues guitarists to grace the music scene. Ronnie isn't as well known as he should be - he has successfully beaten many personal demons and makes "thinking man" blues music. BB King has said that Ronnie is technically and emotionally the finest guitarist that he has heard ...

Here Ronnie plays one of his beautiful instrumental blues/jazz ballads

George W Bush - You Bastard

Hey Texas Boy - How could you veto further Stem Cell Research.

Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, a non Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor does a far more effective job at indicting this son of a bitch

Alter's on Bush's Veto...

"By slowing cures for several major diseases, this decision may well doom thousands to die prematurely. It contradicts the whole idea of what it means to be "pro-life."

Joline Guitierrez Krueger has an even more disturbing and personal commentary on Bush's veto and how it will affect her 5 year old diabetic son

"I don't think I have ever been as mad at President Bush as I was this week as I watched him render his first veto upon the embryonic stem cell research bill while surrounded by pink-cheeked cherubs and their clapping, country club parents"

Would you veto this if Jenna or Barbara were sick. W - you are an evil god damn bastard.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Saturday's Music - MJQ Plays Django

The elegant and always glorious Modern Jazz Quartet Plays Django !

Wouldn't it be nice

Check out the blog for Impeach Bush

Friday's Music - Miles Davis and John Coltrane

Here's the great John Coltrane and Miles Davis playing So What from 1959

The Ultimate Ipod GD Road Music Playlist

The Grateful Dead provide the ultimate road music ...

I tend to play jazz (lately its been Bill Evans) or classical chamber music (Beethoven's Early, Middle and Late String Quartets have been the fave) in the car. And I got a little robotic armed radio transmitter to play one of our Ipods.

Here's a Grateful Dead only Ipod playlist for the Open Road

1. Going Down the Road - 10/16/74
2. Alligator Jam - 4/29/71
3. Not Fadeaway - 10/6/77
4. Eyes of the World - 10/19/74
5. Jack Straw - 5/3/72 (Europe-72)
6. China Cat->Rider (Europe-72)
7. Sugaree 3.18.77
9. Dark Star (2/27/69) - One of the essential Dark Stars
10. Truckin' (10/19/74)
11. Ramble on Rose - 12/31/78
12. Good Lovin - 9.18.87
13. Sugar Magnolia->Scarlet -> Fire 12.31.78
14. Liberty - 3.25.93 - its a great car tune
15 Franklin's Tower 10/27/79
16. Quinn the Eskimo 7.2.89
17. Loose Lucy 10.19.74
17. Cumberland Blues 7.17.89
18. New Speedway 5.10.91
19. Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion (studio version)
20. St. Stephen 10.29.77
21. Reuben and Cherise 4.7.91 Audience Version
22. So Many Roads 7.9.95
23. US Blues. 10.19.74
24. Music Never Stopped 5.7.77
25. Uncle John's Band 5.17.77

Additional goodies:

5.19.77 Playin>UJB>Playin sandwich
NFA>GDTRFB (Skullfuck)
6.9.77 Help>Slip>Franklins Tower

Casey Huppert-Fishman's IPOD Playlist

Our little boy Casey has created his own Ipod playlist. How cool is this kid

For your review

The Main Ingredient - Everybody plays the Fool
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Charles Aznavour - She (his mom got him into french singers)
Grateful Dead - Fire on the Mountain from 6/7/77
Grateful Dead Ramble on Rose 4/17/72
Vivaldi's Concerto for Lute
Dan Zanes - Pay my body Down
Alice Cooper - No More Mister Nice Guy
Paul Simon - Kodachrone
The Hues Corporation - Rock the Boat
Vince Guaraldi - Plays the music of Charlie Brown
Cars - Movie Soundtrack
Paul McCartney - Live and Let Die
Smokey Robinson - Everybody Plays the Fool
Junior Walker - Shotgun
The TV Theme Music from Jimmy Neutron
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Ain't seen nothing Yet
Doobie Brother - Listen to the Music

John Lee Henrickson - The Dead Show

Our good friend, John Lee Henrickson has a wonderful blog for his Grateful Dead related podcast

Check it out