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  1. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm playing at a jazz festival in New Jersey. Played two sets tonight (Friday) with two more to go tomorrow.

    I'm playing at a jazz festival in New Jersey. Played two sets tonight (Friday) with two more to go tomorrow.

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  2. Comment on What is/are your favorite quote/s? in ~talk

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    "It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out." Carl Sagan "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."...

    "It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out."
    Carl Sagan

    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
    Richard Feynman.

    "Ya gotta believe!"
    Tug McGraw

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Last night I finished reading Up Jumped The Devil, the definitive biography of the delta blues legend Robert Johnson. The authors are Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow, two blues scholars who...

    Last night I finished reading Up Jumped The Devil, the definitive biography of the delta blues legend Robert Johnson. The authors are Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow, two blues scholars who have been researching the details of Johnson's life for more than 50 years. They mostly relied on interviews with people who knew him (many conducted in the 1960s, but some as recently as 2011) and plenty of original documents to build a complete story of Johnson's life and travels, without falling back on any of the "sold his soul to the devil" nonsense.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Hearing Things - Transit Of Venus in ~music

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    Awesome new project from saxophonist Matt Bauder, an organ trio playing a mashup of jazz and surf rock. The songs have a film noir vibe along with plenty of bar walking sax solos. It's groovy,...

    Awesome new project from saxophonist Matt Bauder, an organ trio playing a mashup of jazz and surf rock. The songs have a film noir vibe along with plenty of bar walking sax solos. It's groovy, man!

    I played in an amusement park brass band with Bauder more than twenty years ago and have kept tabs on him ever since. He is a really wide ranging and unpredictable musician, collaborating with Anthony Braxton, Arcade Fire and many points in between.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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    I didn't, although I heard about those shows. The one I saw was actually Stonefield opening for Frankie and the Witch Fingers.

    I didn't, although I heard about those shows. The one I saw was actually Stonefield opening for Frankie and the Witch Fingers.

  6. Comment on What's your favorite track from Africa? in ~music

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    Letta Mbulu - Mahlalela Sonny Okosun - Papa's Land Tony Allen - When One Road Cloase (Another One Go Open) Addis Acoustic Project - Almaz YeHarrawa Sathima Bea Benjamin - Africa Bombino - Amidine...
    3 votes
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  8. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Haven't been listening to much recorded music this week but I saw three great shows. I did a double header on Monday, starting with the astounding jazz drummer Ari Hoenig at Smalls. I posted...

    Haven't been listening to much recorded music this week but I saw three great shows. I did a double header on Monday, starting with the astounding jazz drummer Ari Hoenig at Smalls. I posted something he played on in ~music the other day but it only captures a small part of his artistry. Seriously, check this out. No, wait, that's not enough. Check THIS shit out too.

    After Smalls I caught a friend of mine playing drums in a Pixies tribute show at Mercury Lounge, which was pretty good.

    Then on Halloween I saw Sleater-Kinney for the first time. I had heard the name for years but knew nothing about them or their music, and they completely blew me away. Great songs, amazing singing and overwhelming stage presence. Really excellent.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Nationals win first World Series title, storming back on Astros in Game 7 in ~sports

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    Yeah, failing to capitalize on on that many RISP almost always ends badly. Gotta hand it to Scherzer for being a bulldog despite not having his good stuff.

    Yeah, failing to capitalize on on that many RISP almost always ends badly. Gotta hand it to Scherzer for being a bulldog despite not having his good stuff.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Nationals win first World Series title, storming back on Astros in Game 7 in ~sports

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    Hinch threw the series away when he a) pulled Greinke with only 80 pitches thrown and b) didn't bring in Cole.

    Hinch threw the series away when he a) pulled Greinke with only 80 pitches thrown and b) didn't bring in Cole.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Just got home from a sick set at Mezzrow, a tiny little jazz club in NYC. It was a trio with pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Joe Martin and the great drummer Bill Stewart. Abstract and ridiculously...

    Just got home from a sick set at Mezzrow, a tiny little jazz club in NYC. It was a trio with pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Joe Martin and the great drummer Bill Stewart. Abstract and ridiculously swinging at the same time. Sounded something like this.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Every bus in the US deserves its own lane in ~misc

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    I live right near the new NYC busway on 14th Street referenced in the article, and it is glorious! It's a dream come true. I really hope it's the start of a wider effort to speed up buses across...

    I live right near the new NYC busway on 14th Street referenced in the article, and it is glorious! It's a dream come true. I really hope it's the start of a wider effort to speed up buses across the city.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Rush: "Working Man" slowed down to 33 rpm in ~music

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    Point of order: if you have it on LP it's already at 33rpm.

    Point of order: if you have it on LP it's already at 33rpm.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The Cheating Scandal Rocking the Poker World in ~sports