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  1. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show, episode 8 - Quarantine Workflow Edition in ~music

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    Thanks! I stopped for almost a year because my production process was too long and frustrating. I decided to give it another try a couple of months ago and figure out how to make it less time...

    Thanks! I stopped for almost a year because my production process was too long and frustrating. I decided to give it another try a couple of months ago and figure out how to make it less time consuming. (Episode 7 landed here with a dull thud.) Surprisingly, my clunky home setup works much better for this than the fancy broadcast studios where I usually work. More coming soon!

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  2. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show, episode 8 - Quarantine Workflow Edition in ~music

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    The latest edition of my occasional jazz radio show is now available for groovin'. There's no particular theme to this episode; it's just a collection of some of my favorite jazz (mostly) tracks...

    The latest edition of my occasional jazz radio show is now available for groovin'. There's no particular theme to this episode; it's just a collection of some of my favorite jazz (mostly) tracks that I used to test out a home recording setup I cobbled together after switching to work-from-home mode. And unlike previous episodes, I tracked this one live, radio style. I hope some of y'all can DIG IT!

    Playlist:
    Gil Scott-Heron - New York City
    Henry Butler - Will It Go 'Round In Circles
    Booker Little - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    George Duke - Save The Country
    Laura Nyro and Labelle - You've Really Got A Hold On me
    Charles Brown - My Heart Is Mended
    Jimmy Smith - Prayer Meetin'
    Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor
    David Murray Quartet - Quads
    Sonny Stitt - Black Vibrations
    The Pointer Sisters - Going Down Slowly
    Miles Davis - Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
    Royal Jelly Jive - When I'm With You
    Courtney Pine - Absolution
    James Carter - The Intimacy Of My Woman's Beautiful Eyes
    Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon - Ode To Billie Joe
    Danny Gatton - Slidin' Home

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  3. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 1 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I live near one of the highways in NYC, somewhat close to several hospitals. Since I switched to working from home last week I was hearing ambulance sirens every 15 to 20 minutes. They got more...

    I live near one of the highways in NYC, somewhat close to several hospitals. Since I switched to working from home last week I was hearing ambulance sirens every 15 to 20 minutes. They got more frequent yesterday, more like every 10 minutes, all day long and well into the night.

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  4. Comment on Love in the time of coronavirus? in ~life

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    My wedding was planned for early April in New York. We decided on Friday that we needed to postpone it. On Saturday we called our officiant to let her know, and she offered to marry us privately...

    My wedding was planned for early April in New York. We decided on Friday that we needed to postpone it. On Saturday we called our officiant to let her know, and she offered to marry us privately the next day. So yesterday we met her in a park by the Hudson River a few miles north of the city. There was nobody around except my fiancee and I, our officiant, and the officiant's husband and son (who is an old friend of mine) as our witnesses. Our wedding of 200 people got scaled down to five, and we kept our distance from each other as much as possible, but it was still pretty perfect.

    So yeah, yesterday I got married in the time of coronavirus. It even made the news.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    While I was working yesterday I gave a listen to recent albums by jazz vibraphonist Sasha Berliner and Australian heavy rock quartet Stonefield. I also have been to a couple of concerts in the...

    While I was working yesterday I gave a listen to recent albums by jazz vibraphonist Sasha Berliner and Australian heavy rock quartet Stonefield.

    I also have been to a couple of concerts in the last week: blues guitarist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram (really awesome), and an avant garde jazz double bill called Sounds of Justice, with the Sun Ra Arkestra and William Parker's Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield.

    4 votes
  6. 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!

    10 votes
  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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)

    3 votes
  11. 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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  12. 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.

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