Category Archives: music

if you can hear it and it does not grate your ears, ambient or intentitional with a story melody or not, major and minor chords, the community rather than the industry if possible; if not the answer then a pretty good guess, and the people who live it; basie miller satchmo and the king of all sir duke

Boots v Two Boots

It’s both a tour de force and a, if you excuse the expression, and sorry to spoil ya, tour de horse. Did i mention time got The Coup their first gig at Fillmore? This guy.   edit to add (and … Continue reading

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Letter to Jon Jang, pianist composer historian, possibly Palo Altan (diasporic)

not by konitz I mean but i left “knit” because it was once a venue in ny. Jon, excuse me if I have this wrong but i mentioned you on my blog Plastic Alto in a long list of Palo … Continue reading

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I wish I knew how it would feel to be free

Billy Taylor wrote “I Wish I Knew” in 1963, before I was born. Nina Simone recorded the most famous version, in 1967, on “Silk and Sumpin’”, released as a single, later used in recent times out of context by some … Continue reading

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Henry Butler, 69

It’s appropriate if the New York Times ran Henry’s obituary on July 4 because he was an American original. I just sent out some thoughts to another of his former agents or managers, and left two voice mail to total … 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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Respect to Laura Chavez my former guitar teacher and Foothill College Music 7e, winter 2002 classmate, appearing twice today in San Jose, with singer Nikki Hill, her 3rd such tenure, more soul than blues, I dear say

There’s a little bit of Laura Chavez in this, and a little bit of this in Laura Chavez, keep in minding that the Blues Resource Center in Los Altos Hills, CA that me, Mike Sult, Janis Stevenson and “Dean Graham” … Continue reading

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Death Cab touch of gray on late show solstice

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