Emmy Raver-Lampman & Tom Hopper
Being home by myself a lot, I’ve been watching (too much) TV on my computer. I gravitate toward the science-fiction shows pretty immediately when presented with all the choices.
Most of the shows I’ve been watching this last year have …
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Peter Green (1946-2020)
I just heard from my friend Jeff Brown, an excellent guitarist in his own right, that former Fleetwood Mac guitarist
Peter Green has passed.
I wasn’t aware that Green wrote
Black Magic Woman, the iconic track made famous by … the rest “Peter Green”
Annie soars over all these tracks.
When Joe Williams joins in on Everyday I Have the Blues, chills.
Annie Ross’s vibrato mimicking the lead trumpet shakes defined the sound.
Swinging so hard.
Another triumph for Bob Dylan. This album is very, very, very good.
Now playing on repeat.
Got a tell-tale heart like Mr. Poe
Got skeletons in the walls of people you know I’ll drink to the truth and the things
the rest “Rough and Rowdy Ways”
Akiko-Hamilton-Decthter – Equal Time
Fine playing. Jeff Hamilton is one of my favorites. Going to be a good morning.
Have you had your Mongolian Heavy Metal today?
My favorite comment on the YouTube thread:
Everyone: The perfect Mother’s Day song doesn’t exist. Lzzy Hale and The HU: Hold our yak’s milk.
A very pleasing listen to pre-fame Chuck Mangione this evening. More straight-ahead blowing than what came later. Gerry Niewood’s wonderful soprano sax playing.
The Chuck Mangione Quartet, 1972
This morning, the news checking and 1st coffee are accompanied by a somewhat rare recording. The
Hiroshi Fukumura Quintet – Morning Flight, 1973.
There is so much great jazz from Japan that I’ve missed.
Start out the walk with a decent breeze, rain clouds overhead. Big drops begin to fall and I worry about getting drenched.
Storm clouds move off. Wind drops. Heavy wet air. Soaked in sweat instead.
Moving slowly due to intermittent fasting. Ketosis coming on. Can’t get my legs to swing forward with any pop.
Keith Jarrett Trio keeps me going.
Whew! A sweaty walk tonight. Humidity caught me off guard but now that I think about it, I was listening to some hardcore NOLA funk à la Stanton Moore, so I guess it was appropriate.
A C2 row and a walk. Another C2 row and a walk coming up. Listening to
Stanton Moore bring that funky New Orleans drumming.
Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now, 1979
A dear friend of mine and I were recently discussing some of the surprising educational blessings we received in high school in Hutchinson, Kansas. The music program was exceptional, with some truly dedicated teachers. (Thank you Jim Swiggart and Mike …
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Two rows, two walks, some good reading, Steinbeck, McPhee, and Waugh all got some of my attention today. Stevie Wonder, Semisonic, Matthew Sweet some of the listening.
I started intermittent fasting today. Late day meal only. We shall see.
In all of its distortion encrusted perfection.
Second 5K walk in for the day. Somebody I follow on line posted a
Ray Wylie Hubbard YouTube link today and now I’m all in.
What a wonderful day listening to Stevie Wonder on his birthday. Such a tonic for today’s troubles.
Stevie Wonder, b. May 13, 1950
Reminded by my friend
Mark Wickliffe that today is the birthday of one of the greatest musicians to ever stomp on the terra.
Any day you decide to listen to Stevie Wonder is going to be amazing.
Listen to this …
the rest “Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!”
Theo Hill – Reality Check, 2020
Gave a full listen to this fantastic recording today. Completely satisfying.
Theo Hill – Piano
Joel Ross – Vibes Rashaan Carter – Bass Mark Whitfield, Jr. – Drums.
If you haven’t completely given over to steaming you can
get your … the rest “Pianism”
Nice walk with the sun on my face. Bill Withers, James Brown for pep in the step.