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Joe (Joe), Sunday, 12 January 2003 00:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Tales of Brave Ulysses

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Sunday, 12 January 2003 01:15 (sixteen years ago) link

"Badge". Prettiest song ever.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 12 January 2003 01:59 (sixteen years ago) link

never thought much of what i've heard of cream,but i do like the white room (i think that's what it's called),so if i had to opo i suppose that'd be it

robin (robin), Sunday, 12 January 2003 03:03 (sixteen years ago) link

SWLABR

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Sunday, 12 January 2003 03:59 (sixteen years ago) link

"I Feel Free"

James Blount (James Blount), Sunday, 12 January 2003 04:26 (sixteen years ago) link

While I'm not changing my vote, I'd just like to mention that "As You Said" = proto-emo genius. And, yes, "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" is brilliant.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 12 January 2003 08:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Considering they were all boring musos, Cream really were a pop singles band. Search: Jack Bruce's "Songs for a Tailor" and "Harmony Row", both quirky and unusual albums.

Sean (Sean), Sunday, 12 January 2003 09:35 (sixteen years ago) link

I broadly agree about Cream from what I know of them. I think, for the most part, that they were better the further away they stayed from the blues. Also, perhaps more than any other band, they often marred decent to fantastic musical tracks with dud lyrics.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 12 January 2003 10:08 (sixteen years ago) link

haha, i just remembered that SWLABR = she walks like a bearded rainbow!! i'll second 'i feel free'

dave k, Sunday, 12 January 2003 10:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually, listening to it, "genius" is probably a strong word. But I do find it an interesting track.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 12 January 2003 10:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Strange Brew.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Sunday, 12 January 2003 12:07 (sixteen years ago) link

"Tales of Brave Ulysses" = "White Room"? Discuss.

I've noticed that so far "I'm So Glad" hasn't had any takers. :)

Joe (Joe), Sunday, 12 January 2003 14:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Another Badge prop from me.

Macattack (Macattack), Sunday, 12 January 2003 22:38 (sixteen years ago) link

"Sunshine of Your Love"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 13 January 2003 16:06 (sixteen years ago) link

de cream. as in "are yer goin de cream dis satdee?"

michael wells (michael w.), Monday, 13 January 2003 16:07 (sixteen years ago) link

White Room - best ensemble piece
As You Said - Desert Island song

dave225 (Dave225), Monday, 13 January 2003 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Politician

dleone (dleone), Monday, 13 January 2003 16:28 (sixteen years ago) link

"Politician" is pretty wicked, i'n it?

Joe (Joe), Monday, 13 January 2003 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

six years pass...

Strongly agree with Sundar's comment regarding cool ass tunes ruined by cheesy lyrics. I mean they sound ridiculous even compared to the worst of psychedelia. Like they make Tommy James (who I really like) sound like a genius...

Anyway, Strange Brew is pretty cool.
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ColinO, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:47 (ten years ago) link

bomp bomp bomp ba-bomp bomp. bomp bomp bomp ba-bomp I FEEL FREE

#1 Chart Topping Karma Product (m coleman), Monday, 21 September 2009 10:04 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Can't bring myself to pull the trigger on anything in the itunes store, but next time I'm at my dad's, I'm going to burn his copy of Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream. I had that on the b-side of a C-90 with Nevermind. Power trios!

OPO: Tales of Brave Ulysses

beachville, Saturday, 3 March 2012 21:20 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

Beware of Mr. Baker

Ginger Geezer's Armada (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 December 2012 16:48 (six years ago) link

The 2CD Gold anthology from 2005 is excellent. The first disc is studio stuff, the second is live.

誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 8 December 2012 18:16 (six years ago) link

Strange choice I know, but "Anyone for tennis" is my pick. It's so slightly wrong around the edges, and it's not the blues, and the lyrics aren't too bad, and the video is very odd - something about nailed down frogs?

Rob M Revisited, Saturday, 8 December 2012 18:29 (six years ago) link

I always liked that one.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 8 December 2012 20:06 (six years ago) link

So many, but "Passing the Time."

clemenza, Monday, 10 December 2012 01:34 (six years ago) link

I peeked at this two-year old bio Jack Bruce: Composing Himself, but it looks pretty hagiographic so it doesn't seem worth owning.

Ginger Geezer's Armada (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 18:18 (six years ago) link

Probably "As You Said" for the proggier stuff, and "SWLABR" as far as the heavy ones go. On the whole, though, considering their talents, I think they should've made better records than they did.

Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:25 (six years ago) link

Tales of Brave Ulysses

how's life, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:58 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Watched Beware of Mr Baker last night. NO idea Baker's career was so peripatetic (and his personal life so pathetic). Would love to have seen a concentration on his Fela period: was Baker part of those Nigerian social revolutionary forces?

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 January 2013 13:48 (six years ago) link

Would he still have been playing at the elite polo club if he was?

Leopard Skin POLL-Box Hat (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 January 2013 13:55 (six years ago) link

Wish that was playing within a day's driving distance; trailer looks amazing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyFDI_Zw4RE

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Sunday, 27 January 2013 16:28 (six years ago) link

man, I can't watch that right now, but Lars Ulrich looks like Rosie O'donnell in that still.

cloacachella (how's life), Sunday, 27 January 2013 16:35 (six years ago) link

Sounds like R. Meltzer narrating the "case of beer and 2 black hookers" animation.

Mike Dixn, Sunday, 27 January 2013 16:58 (six years ago) link

(and his personal life so pathetic)

The part in the trailer about "He shouldn't have had kids" is o_O enough until you realize the person saying it is his son.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Sunday, 27 January 2013 21:44 (six years ago) link

Wait until you find out about his second wife.

Leopard Skin POLL-Box Hat (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 January 2013 21:48 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb-zUvQMO5I

buzza, Friday, 8 March 2013 02:42 (six years ago) link

nine months pass...

For Yasgur's Farm

Gotta take it slow in your fast ride (calstars), Monday, 23 December 2013 21:59 (five years ago) link

ten months pass...

R.I.P. Jack Bruce:

(from http://www.jackbruce.com)

It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 25 October 2014 14:22 (four years ago) link

RIP :(

Thus We Frustrate Kid Charlemagne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 25 October 2014 15:18 (four years ago) link

RIP :(

Welcome To (Turrican), Saturday, 25 October 2014 16:48 (four years ago) link

woof. sad.

RIP

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 October 2014 16:50 (four years ago) link

Songs For A Tailor, man, Songs For A Tailor.

RIP

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 25 October 2014 17:00 (four years ago) link

tbh used to be a little down on his signature fuzzyfart tone, but man he had some much going on musically, great time, great ideas, great singing and playing at the same time. Even grew to love that tone, although one should handle with care when emulating. There were a couple of projects he appeared on isolated tracks amongst other guests- thinking of some Golden Palominos records and the recordings that accompanied the James Jamerson book, Standing in the Shadows of Motown- and in those contexts he towered liked a giant, you could feel the needle jump into the red when he showed up.

Zings for a Tailor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 25 October 2014 17:04 (four years ago) link

(xpost with my new screenname)

Zings for a Tailor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 25 October 2014 17:04 (four years ago) link

otm. I kind of liked his tone, though, as the fuzziness managed to avoid the slick braahk-braahk of most fretless electric players.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 25 October 2014 17:11 (four years ago) link

Songs For A Tailor, man, Songs For A Tailor.

RIP

― Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this. When every band in Britain was trying to do their version of Music From Big Pink and living in communal thatched-roof cottages and swearing off LSD, Bruce topped them all with "Theme From An Imaginary Western."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 25 October 2014 17:14 (four years ago) link

RIP. I'm glad Cream got to get back together

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 25 October 2014 17:34 (four years ago) link

Cream sucks, this guy was an asshole, the album w fela is good. The end.

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 October 2019 02:03 (one week ago) link

It's come to something when Jack Bruce is the nice guy in your band

― living in the heart of the beat (Matt #2)

Hey now, Eric Clapton did eventually apologize for being a fascist. That seems like a pretty low bar but look at how few people who embrace fascism ever manage to clear it!

Have we done a TS on Cream vs. the Police?

"Toad" is indefensible and is, I'd argue, the proximate cause of any number of interminable '70s rock drum solos.

Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Monday, 7 October 2019 02:44 (one week ago) link

over and over, he said "I can throw down with Tony Williams, Elvin Jones et al, no other rock guys can swing, but I can!" Yet, while he used patterns that drummers would use to swing, he never really did, that I heard. I liked listening to him for his overpowering tastelessness…

The live Cream albums are fun to listen to for the absolute, heedless lack of sensitivity and interest each guy has in the other two. Jack Bruce famously was turned up so loud that when the other guys stopped playing, he kept going; maybe he couldn't hear anyone else, or maybe he didn't care…those albums also have examples where he is way way way the fuck out of tune for long streches… friend of mine said today, "now Ginger and Jack can not listen to each other in suckass blues jam heaven."

― veronica moser, Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:42 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

otm and lol @ yr friend

budo jeru, Monday, 7 October 2019 05:17 (one week ago) link

So sad to note the passing of Ginger Baker. With Jack Bruce & Eric, he was a game-changer in Cream in the 60s and a fabulous drummer. Here's a photo I took of the three of them together when they visited Eric & me in the 70s. pic.twitter.com/jjT65KfclF

— Pattie Boyd (@thepattieboyd) October 7, 2019

Sam Weller, Monday, 7 October 2019 08:51 (one week ago) link

Happy days are here again.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Monday, 7 October 2019 09:49 (one week ago) link

Hey now, Eric Clapton did eventually apologize for being a fascist.

he did? last I heard he said he regretted some of his comments but his views were the same, Enoch Powell was right

Colonel Poo, Monday, 7 October 2019 10:01 (one week ago) link

Happy days are here again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovX5bcIxTQ8

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 October 2019 10:36 (one week ago) link

Clapton’s bizarre outburst, which helped spur the Rock Against Racism movement, saw him labeled a racist for many years, and he has subsequently apologized many times, blaming his addiction to drink and drugs for the outburst.

The musician reveals in the film that he would drink a bottle of cognac by midday, before snorting cocaine from a knife at lunch.

The singer said last night that watching the unedited footage, which is included in Lili Zanuck’s new film out next month, left him newly “disgusted” with himself for his “chauvinistic” and “fascistic” comments on stage.

According to the Daily Mail he added: “I sabotaged everything I got involved with.”

He said: “I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music.”


ah yes, the old ‘i’m only a vile racist when i’m drunk and anyway i have black friends’ defence, you love to see it

to regain his mental focus, he played video-game golf (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 7 October 2019 10:40 (one week ago) link

The musician reveals in the film that he would drink a bottle of cognac by midday, before snorting cocaine from a knife at lunch.

Never did Michael Gove's career any harm tbf.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Monday, 7 October 2019 10:44 (one week ago) link

his views were the same, Enoch Powell was right

Is there a quote for this?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 7 October 2019 13:03 (one week ago) link

Wikipedia summarises his political opinions. It's a while ago now but in 2007 he said he's not a racist but Enoch Powell's comments were still "relevant"

Colonel Poo, Monday, 7 October 2019 13:11 (one week ago) link

i think EC is creeping closer to actual public contrition and full disavowal, maybe the 50th anniversary is the date to watch for

mark s, Monday, 7 October 2019 13:18 (one week ago) link

well, he's not apologizing to me, so i can't judge whether it was sincere or not!

Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Monday, 7 October 2019 13:32 (one week ago) link

W/r/t Ginger, as lots of people have said a great drummer, but I don't think of him as a really great player, even a lot of those Bill Laswell late 80s/early 90s records, "Middle Passage" in particular is great, were all assembled as overdubs, Ginger didn't really play with many (or maybe any) of the other musicians in the studio. Jah Wobble even tweeted abt it 'I didn't meet him at the time, Bill thought it would be "unwise"', that mentality of Cream,"I'm just going to play and if it works with what these other people happen to be doing great, if not, that is also great, I don't care".

Beware of Mr Baker makes a great case for him as a drummer but a couple of times, specifically when he & Clapton are dismissing Moon (ok, maybe) and Bonham as not being in Baker's league (and that Bonham didn't swing) are really "ok keep telling yourself that" moments.

I will say that maybe other than Robert Plant, there aren't too many English rock dudes from his era that seemed to have a really love & curiosity about music , to the point of traveling, hunting down the sources and really immersing himself in it when he could have made more money playing hard rock or the "hits" as it were

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 7 October 2019 13:33 (one week ago) link

just adding that when Enoch Powell was on DID he chose 4 Wagner pieces and his luxury item was: Smoking device to smoke fish.

calzino, Monday, 7 October 2019 13:38 (one week ago) link

I used to hate Eric Clapton, genuinely hate him, for being a racist piece of shit. I don't know if his apology was sincere or just an excuse but I don't hate him anymore. I look at him as a massively overhyped guitarist who did a bunch of songs I don't much enjoy, but I don't hate him. Now I hate Morrissey for being a racist piece of shit.

I also believe that what middle-aged white ladies think on the burning question of "Is Eric Clapton still racist" probably shouldn't carry a whole lot of moral weight.

Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:14 (one week ago) link

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/apr/20/popandrock.race

only last December [2007] on The South Bank Show he reiterated his support for the man and four years ago [2004] he told Uncut magazine that Powell had been 'outrageously brave'.

Not buying Clapton's "apologies"; to my knowledge, he never specifically addressed his '04 and '07 comments.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:31 (one week ago) link

Beware of Mr Baker makes a great case for him as a drummer but a couple of times, specifically when he & Clapton are dismissing Moon (ok, maybe) and Bonham as not being in Baker's league (and that Bonham didn't swing) are really "ok keep telling yourself that" moments.

I think it's jealousy. Baker was the Man on the UK scene, and then here comes this 19-year-old speed freak, with no obvious formal training, and little respect for traditional techniques, trashing his drums every night, and he suddenly starts showing up on "best drummer" polls above Baker. Then a couple years later, a band modeled in part on Cream becomes the hugest thing in the world, and their drummer is celebrated for what Baker used to be celebrated for.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:38 (one week ago) link

... and people stop thinking Cream were that big a deal.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:45 (one week ago) link

I will say that maybe other than Robert Plant, there aren't too many English rock dudes from his era that seemed to have a really love & curiosity about music , to the point of traveling, hunting down the sources and really immersing himself in it when he could have made more money playing hard rock or the "hits" as it were

You could argue there was one in the same band. Jack Bruce. Not English though, of course.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:49 (one week ago) link

Imagining Jack n' Ginger hunting down rare forms of music together now, pith helmets and all

living in the heart of the beat (Matt #2), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:51 (one week ago) link

One sends the other ahead then shoots him in the back.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Monday, 7 October 2019 14:54 (one week ago) link

W/r/t Ginger, as lots of people have said a great drummer, but I don't think of him as a really great player, even a lot of those Bill Laswell late 80s/early 90s records, "Middle Passage" in particular is great, were all assembled as overdubs, Ginger didn't really play with many (or maybe any) of the other musicians in the studio. Jah Wobble even tweeted abt it 'I didn't meet him at the time, Bill thought it would be "unwise"', that mentality of Cream,"I'm just going to play and if it works with what these other people happen to be doing great, if not, that is also great, I don't care".

Beware of Mr Baker makes a great case for him as a drummer but a couple of times, specifically when he & Clapton are dismissing Moon (ok, maybe) and Bonham as not being in Baker's league (and that Bonham didn't swing) are really "ok keep telling yourself that" moments.

I will say that maybe other than Robert Plant, there aren't too many English rock dudes from his era that seemed to have a really love & curiosity about music , to the point of traveling, hunting down the sources and really immersing himself in it when he could have made more money playing hard rock or the "hits" as it were


I saw that Wobble tweet as well. Part of me wonders whether Laswell recorded his entire output with Baker—PIL, Horses and Trees, Middle Passage, Skopelitis’s Next to Nothing in a single session. On most of those records anyway, Baker is kind of a bridge between Bonham and Shannon Jackson (another guy Laswell recorded a lot of).

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 7 October 2019 19:29 (one week ago) link

Wanted to say did you forget The Golden Palominos then I thought better of it.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 October 2019 19:31 (one week ago) link

Part of me wonders whether Laswell recorded his entire output with Baker—PIL, Horses and Trees, Middle Passage, Skopelitis’s Next to Nothing in a single session. On most of those records anyway

I was thinking the same thing, Baker def seemed like the sort of person who you could set up in a studio and let the tape roll and as long as the checks cleared he would be totally fine with whatever the finished product was

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 7 October 2019 19:46 (one week ago) link

I recently interviewed singer Bernard Fowler, who was part of Laswell's company of singers and players in the mid '80s; he's on the PIL album, on the Herbie Hancock albums, on Yoko Ono's Starpeace, on Mick Jagger's She's The Boss, etc., etc., and he said Laswell's manager would basically call him up and say, "Come down to the studio on Tuesday - we're recording," and it didn't matter what the project was, the same group of dudes would be there.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 7 October 2019 21:03 (one week ago) link

when i interviewed shannon jackson in the early 90s he sang bonham's praises but didn't mention baker at all lol

mark s, Monday, 7 October 2019 21:11 (one week ago) link

So one in a hundred times it would be Ginger and the other 99 would be Anton Fier?
(xp)

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 October 2019 21:12 (one week ago) link

a little older, a little more confused

mark s, Monday, 7 October 2019 21:14 (one week ago) link

Ha, exactly.

A friend of mine just recently told me a funny story about Syd Straw’s boyfriend, don’t know if it’s relevant to this thread.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 October 2019 21:16 (one week ago) link

We’ll make it relevant.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 7 October 2019 22:24 (one week ago) link

we could stand a good derail

j., Monday, 7 October 2019 22:36 (one week ago) link

As I said over on the Robert Wyatt thread last year, I was pleasantly surprised by some of Bruce's singing on those Michael Mantler albums I checked out because of RW's performances. Another good alibi: back in the 70s, I went to see EC because his opening act was Muddy Waters, who got me out of my seat with his first note, like all of Clapton and Albert Lee's fancy stuff did not---but I went along with that too, as a big chunk of the audience did not: they mainly responded to the hits, and kept calling "Cocaine!"long after he'd played the damn thing---Chris Cook, baseball fan, suggests that they were calling the vendor.

dow, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 01:48 (one week ago) link

Thought you talking about seeing Muddy open for Costello for a sec.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 01:50 (one week ago) link

I mean, Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley opened for The Clash...

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 01:51 (one week ago) link

(Oh yeah, I did like the way Bruce sang the skulking "Politician" with Cream.) The best I've ever heard Clapton play was call-and-response with Robert Cray, his most formidable live "second" guitarist ever. (think Duane was studio-only?) That was on a cable concert, and there's probably boots from the tour, but it was the one cut short when his son died, wasn't it?

dow, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 01:55 (one week ago) link

Could be a tiresome singer though ("The doctors tell me I was born with an undersized diaphragm.") Enoch-wise, Clapton's trying to be cagey, like Mel Gibson. Someday it'll be safe to come out of the shadows again...

dow, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 01:59 (one week ago) link

RIP Ginger Baker
of all the classic rock guys, he stood out because of his awesome name

brain dead operatus (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:49 (one week ago) link

where my syd straw story

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:02 (one week ago) link

Her boyfriend Boone plays a tough guy on a show called Sons of Anarchy so people are always trying to pick fights with him.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:05 (one week ago) link

I myself saw the two of them at a coffee shop several years ago, before this show happened, where I was meeting the Uni Watch guy about something and I said something to her, but he just kind of seemed to be glaring at me so I get it.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:10 (one week ago) link

I have one more Syd Straw to round out this meager offering.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:11 (one week ago) link

So my friend called me from LA last winter shortly after he met Syd Straw and had this discussion because ”I was the only one he knew who would know who she was”

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:24 (one week ago) link

After he moved back to LA decades ago another friend moved into the same apartment he had been living in in Brooklyn. This friend met Syd Straw one evening and got her phone number.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:31 (one week ago) link

After he called her and left a message she called back and left him a message.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:33 (one week ago) link

“[James Redd’s friend] this is Syd Straw. I’m in I’m out, I’m up I’m down, without the time for making any plans, however so casual.”

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

Now back to Ginger. I really like this trumpet player from Denver who is in the documentary talking about the Jazz & Polo Club and Ginger, Ron Miles. Been meaning to catch him live, never have, does an awesome version of Lennon’s “Julia.”

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:23 (one week ago) link

Yeah, Ron Miles is great. His 2017 album I Am A Man (with Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Thomas Morgan and Brian Blade) is fantastic.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:40 (one week ago) link

great Ginger piece in the NYT by one Weingarten

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:19 (six days ago) link


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