Pharoah Sanders Has Passed One of the greatest musical performances I ever saw live was in Spring 1966, sorry have not tracked down exact date, in the University of Wisconsin-Union theater. It was a live performance of the final group of John Coltrane. None of his great quartet from “A Love Supreme” were in it, […]
(cross-posted from Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo. Just because.)
I’ll add the scene from It later. Or someone can put it in comments and we’ll promote it to here. UPDATE: R.I.P., Clarence Clemons. QOTD from Walter Jon Williams: Young folks may be shocked to discover that Clarence Clemons had a band before Lady Gaga.
Around 6:00 or 7:00a.m. tomorrow, we should know if if Rev. Camping is correct or liable to be sued. This time. (He must read Frederic Sheehan.) I’m lucky; I get to spend most of the time at a swim meet. For the rest of you, just in case, a selection featuring Mr. Tom Waits:
Excess Rents Datapoint of the Day: Since the NYT doesn’t pay Paul Krugman for his blog posts, why should reading those count as part of the “20 free articles” non-subscribers are allowed? I want the Grapelli track, but not enough to pay for a six-CD set. This—built by government employees—is the greatest accomplishment in music […]
Rob Farley of Lawyers, Guns, and Money beat me to the short one, so there is only: though I admit being partial to or even
In honor of his finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: And his co-inductee, who now does wait for no one:
by: Daniel BeckerThis is just a little something toward the “get to know your blogger” department of AB. It’s just in case anyone thinks that we have no real life. Besides the 2 businesses, dealing with long term care issues for both parents (not even on the list of issues for this nation) and stimulating the economy by […]
Lukas Foss has died. He’s one of those composers/conductors who lead the way to contemporary classical music. More honored than beloved, his reputation will, I expect, improve with time.