Category Archives: jazz

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Cage w. Moe

(and I am indebed-tah to The Wedge and a KFJC guy Thursday named Max Levell for this itemizer) So, John Cage is the guy who brought our ears training to the ambient sound in a room and for example when … Continue reading

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I woke up in a big yellow taxi, counting crows and pondering dense housing

I woke up in a SoHo doorway, a police man knew my name. Twenty years in the Tin Pan, Lord there’s got to be another way. That’s a pretty close to direct quote of a famous song by a famous … Continue reading

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Alexis Cuadrado and Vijay Iyer on a panel together, unless that’s Anderson Cooper and Dinesh D’Souza

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Those ‘persky’ bullets

This is a weird story I should probably skip it but I already told it on the record to a reporter from the post to tape-record it At an exit interview after voting last week I was anti-recall following the … Continue reading

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Jules et mar

Film by Mark Becker of Stanford not mark Decker of Dartmouth lag documentary Jules at eight Mary Halvorson New York Times same day as Obama Mary Helgerson in New York Times same day as Obama victory Appearing as co-bill … Continue reading

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Beto O’Roarke is endork

Beto O’Roarke is endorsed by two women I admire alot, Laura Thomas and Rachel Garlin so he must be a fine fellow. Laura was out in the Bay Area recently to see the U2 concert at the hockey arena here … Continue reading

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Fake news about Trombone Shorty

Or, ‘WYSIATI’ is the new ‘Where Y’at?’ BIG EASY STAR ALIGNS WITH BLUE NOTE RECORDS Emergency-preparedness-workers and volunteers are prepping for “the big one”, the confluence of the Trombone Shorty show at Mountain Winery (12 miles from San Andreas Fault) … Continue reading

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