Monthly Archives: November 2008

Auto CEOs & Private Jets

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/19/autos.ceo.jets/index.html

The CEOs claim that they need to fly private because of “security.” Right. Maybe they thought Congress would give them the $25B in cash and they didn’t want to bother trying to explain it to the TSA at Reagan National. Or maybe they just don’t like sitting next to “Joe Six-Pack” on Southwest? N5116, a chartered Gulfstream G-IV landed a while ago in Detroit – was it the CEO of GM, Ford or Chrysler?

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Molly Ringwald – Jazz Living Legend?

I don’t make a habit of reading tmz.com but this came up in a Google blog search (the first listing for jazz today!?) and caught my eye:
http://www.tmz.com/2008/11/19/molly-ringwald-jazz-legend/

OK, I’m sure Molly Ringwald is probably a fine singer, as good or or maybe even better than any other former 80′s teenage star who tries their hand at singing jazz, but let me think – Ella Fitzgerald, legend (check), Billie Holiday, legend (check), Molly Ringwald, ???????? If she’s serious about playing jazz she should tell her promoter to drop the legend stuff and let her music speak for itself.

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Review: Ornette Coleman @ UNC

Ornette Coleman and his band played at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last week (11/13/08). Here’s my take on the performance: Continue reading

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Louder Oceans

The oceans are getting louder thanks to global warming:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97058246

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Another CNN article on jazz!

CNN has another article on jazz today, this time about Washington DC saxophonist and educator Davey Yarborough. Keep the articles coming CNN!
http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/11/06/
heroes.marsalis.yarborough/index.html

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Jazz club list on CNN today

CNN has an article today on some lesser-known jazz clubs around the world:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/
getaways/11/05/jazz.cities/index.html

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Scary Sign



I saw this today next to a polling place. I’m sure the ignorant, intolerant opinion implied by this sign isn’t representative of people who live in this area but it shows that there are people around who are very happy to spread hate.

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