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  1. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Spent most of the weekend preparing a two-page handout that I'll be giving out at a drum clinic that I'm teaching tonight. I have never done anything like this and I am EXTREMELY NERVOUS about it....

    Spent most of the weekend preparing a two-page handout that I'll be giving out at a drum clinic that I'm teaching tonight. I have never done anything like this and I am EXTREMELY NERVOUS about it.

    edit: clinic went great! Phew!

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  2. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show, episode 7: The Spy Who Funked Me in ~music

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    Those of you who have been on Tildes for a while might remember this series of Mixcloud jazz shows I produced about a year ago. I'm happy to say I'm back with a new show after a long break. In...

    Those of you who have been on Tildes for a while might remember this series of Mixcloud jazz shows I produced about a year ago. I'm happy to say I'm back with a new show after a long break. In this episode you'll hear jazz and funk music from (or about) spy movies, cop shows, kung fu flicks and action thrillers. Get ready action fans, it's episode 7: The Spy Who Funked Me!

  3. Comment on Jeff Parker - Go Away in ~music

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    This is from a new jazz album by the Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker. The album is called Suite For Max Brown and I have been seeing it posted everywhere on jazz Twitter.

    This is from a new jazz album by the Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker. The album is called Suite For Max Brown and I have been seeing it posted everywhere on jazz Twitter.

  4. Comment on What are your favorite concept albums? in ~music

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    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme. A four-part suite that represents Coltrane's thanks to God after his recovery from drug addiction a few years earlier. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out. The...

    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme.
    A four-part suite that represents Coltrane's thanks to God after his recovery from drug addiction a few years earlier.

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out.
    The first jazz album to explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4. Included a mega-hit (by jazz standards) in Take Five.

    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    From Wikipedia: The narrative established by the songs is told from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to his home country to witness hatred, suffering, and injustice. Gaye's introspective lyrics explore themes of drug abuse, poverty, and the Vietnam War. He has also been credited with promoting awareness of ecological issues before the public outcry over them had become prominent.

    Honorable mention to another Marvin Gaye album, Here My Dear. As part of an ugly divorce, Marvin agreed to give half of the royalties from his next album to his ex-wife. He made the album entirely about the divorce.

    Parliament - Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome
    Chronicles the epic battle for the fate of the funk between Star Child and Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk.

    Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage
    A rock opera about a future in which music is outlawed. Contains some mind-blowing playing,, lots of curse words and some very silly humor, not all of which has aged well.

    Then there are film and theater soundtracks and adaptations, like Superfly, Trouble Man, Porgy and Bess (the Miles Davis/Gil Evans version), and Jesus Christ Superstar (original London cast).

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  5. Comment on What's your favourite live album? in ~music

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    James Brown - Love Power Peace - from Paris in 1971, this is the original JBs, with Bootsy and Catfish Collins, Fred Wesley and Jabo Starks anchoring the band. An amazingly tight performance....

    James Brown - Love Power Peace - from Paris in 1971, this is the original JBs, with Bootsy and Catfish Collins, Fred Wesley and Jabo Starks anchoring the band. An amazingly tight performance.

    Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 - Bird and Diz when they were still young and hungry. This wasn't discovered and released until 2005! (It takes about a minute for the engineer to get the mix dialed in after the band starts, and then WATCH OUT!)

    P-Funk All-Stars - Live At The Beverly Theater in Hollywood - from 1983, an incredible gathering of "the baddest brothers in the world." George Clinton, Gary Shider, Eddie Hazel, Michael Hampton, Blackbird McKnight, Bernie Worrell, Rodney "Skeet" Curtis, Dennis Chambers and a couple of dozen other musicians and singers take it to the stage and tear the roof off the sucker.

    And briefly (because I'm too lazy to find more links and write more blurbs):
    John Coltrane - Newport '63
    John Coltrane - The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings
    Dr. Lonnie Smith - Live at Club Mozambique
    Grant Green - Live At The Lighthouse
    James Booker - Return of the Bayou Maharajah and Spiders on the Keys
    Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
    Maceo Parker - Life On Planet Groove
    Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964 (My Funny Valentine + Four & More)
    Frank Zappa - Roxy And Elsewhere
    Gil Evans - Live at Sweet Basil
    Jimi Hendrix - Live at Fillmore East (2-disc version of the Band of Gypsies sessions)

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  6. Comment on Houston Astros GM and manager suspended — then fired — for stealing signs in ~sports

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    I think Cora's gonna get it much worse than Hinch and Luhnow, considering he's accused of starting a similar scheme after he took over the Red Sox the next year.

    I think Cora's gonna get it much worse than Hinch and Luhnow, considering he's accused of starting a similar scheme after he took over the Red Sox the next year.

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  7. Comment on What skill were you once good at that is now completely irrelevant? in ~life

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    Editing audio tape. To be honest, I wasn't too good at it because the industry was already moving over to digital editing by the time my career started. But the ol' tape and razor blade is...

    Editing audio tape. To be honest, I wasn't too good at it because the industry was already moving over to digital editing by the time my career started. But the ol' tape and razor blade is definitely irrelevant now.

    16 votes
  8. Comment on The Champion Who Picked a Date to Die in ~sports

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    A very emotional story about the life, career and final days of Paralympics gold medalist Marieke Vervoort.

    A very emotional story about the life, career and final days of Paralympics gold medalist Marieke Vervoort.

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  9. Comment on Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is buying the Mets in ~sports

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    Almost every Mets fan I know - including me - has been dancing in the street since this was announced yesterday. The end of the Wilpon era is finally in sight! (Too bad the new guy is a shady...

    Almost every Mets fan I know - including me - has been dancing in the street since this was announced yesterday. The end of the Wilpon era is finally in sight! (Too bad the new guy is a shady predatory billionaire with securities fraud on his resume, but whatever. At least he won't cheap out on free agents!)

  10. Comment on Your car doesn’t need a touchscreen in it in ~design

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    Is it even possible to get a new car without a touchscreen in it any more? I haven't owned a car in many years, but every time I rent one I find myself wishing for a radio with two knobs and a few...

    Is it even possible to get a new car without a touchscreen in it any more? I haven't owned a car in many years, but every time I rent one I find myself wishing for a radio with two knobs and a few presets buttons on it.

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  11. Comment on Feature Idea: Tildes Playlist - Would it be useful to have some sort of automated, easy to use, media categorization? in ~tildes

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    That election thread was a fun trip down memory lane, but five years further on I can't believe I ever had the time to dedicate to something like that – both running elections and posting songs...

    That election thread was a fun trip down memory lane, but five years further on I can't believe I ever had the time to dedicate to something like that – both running elections and posting songs every day for a month.

    3 votes