A second of your life...ruined for life.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

5/4 is not just for "Take Five"...

Born On May 4th:

Audrey Hepburn (1929)...

Ron Carter, bassist (1937)...

with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams

Dick Dale, guitarist (1937)...

Tyrone Davis, singer (1938)...

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"Simple Men": the short version


Born on May 3rd...

Dave Dudley (1928). I've never seen a trucker in a yellow satin shirt, myself, but, you know, those were different times...

James Brown (1933), delivering the "Payback"...

Conny Plank (1940), producer and engineer. I have no clip of him wearing satin (no clip of him at all, actually), but here is some of his work...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mayday! Mayday!

Born on May 1st:

Jack Paar, TV host and raconteur (1918). Here he is with Oscar Levant:

John Woo, film director (1946):

Tim Hodgkinson, musician (1949):

Fred Frith - Chris Cutler- Tim Hodgkinson (@ The Stone)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When it gets warm again...

...go "Up the Ladder to the Roof" w/ The Supremes:

Or stage a "Happening"...

Some of the jauntiest music with some of the most downbeat lyrics around...


All-Singing, All-Dancing

Adriano Celentano, "Prisencolinensinainciusol"


April 29th...

Toots Thielemans (04/29/22) plays the Duke Ellington (04/29/1899)
composition "Sophisticated Lady" on Night Music:

Otis Rush (04/29/34):

Klaus Voormann (04/29/38), bassist (he's in there, like Prego):

Klaus Voormann, producer of Trio:

Tommy James (04/29/47):

"The song is famous for a unique "wobbly" vocal effect near the end of the song. To produce this effect, Tommy James plugged his microphone into a guitar amplifier, flipped the tremolo switch, and repeatedly sang the line "crimson and clover, over and over". When it was released in December 1968, many listeners thought he was saying "Christmas is over" instead of "crimson and clover."" (You mean Christmas isn't over?)

Michael Karoli, Can guitarist (04/29/48):

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 28th...

I like London in the rain, and so does Blossom Dearie (1926):

Biografia do artista Yves Klein (1928) em massinha:

Carolyn Jones, actress (1930):

Kim Gordon (1953), artist and musician:

Kim Gordon, de Sonic Youth, presenta a BCN Portraits 17-37

hey holger I finally learned how to tranfer my camcodeer to computer data


Loft Jazz in Cleveland

Tuesday, April 29th, at

1Way @ AllGoSigns

This month at the 1Way:

9pm- Oblique Orchestra(free jazz),

10pm-Anarchy of the Soul(improv,experimental dance & composition, drums, flute, viola, wurlitzer, reeds, guitar, vibes. Featuring members of the Giants of Gender).

Doors open at 8pm. byob. 1935 W. 96th off of Madison, 3rd floor.