Posts with tag: listening

Sweet Relief

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 … the rest “Sweet Relief”

Annie Ross has Passed

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.

What a listening spread today. There was more but these are the highlights.

Rough and Rowdy Ways

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.

Album cover The Chuck Mangione Quartet, 1972
The Chuck Mangione Quartet, 1972

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.

Reciting The Hollow Men

Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now
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 … the rest “Reciting The Hollow Men”

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.

What a wonderful day listening to Stevie Wonder on his birthday. Such a tonic for today’s troubles.


Theo Hill - Reality Check album cover.
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.