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Thanks, C. It was a great time. My family came in from Upstate New York, New Jersey and San Francisco, and my wife's family came in from Wisconsin. The wife wanted me to wear a solid navy 3 x 2 SB suit (what I wore to our wedding) but I prevailed and insisted on black tie. The ivory DJ was Brogued's idea - I found one on Tuesday and it was ready by Saturday morning.
First anniversary celebration at the C-View rooftop bar of the Hotel Affinia Chicago. SF'ers in attendance included Francisco D'Anconia, Chicago Ron and Brogued (who booked the band, guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise, Isotope 217, Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble...), drummer John Herndon (Tortoise, Exploding Star Orchestra...) and Nate McBride (Ken Vandermark's groups...)). With Mrs. ld111134 at the C-View's indoor lounge at the end of the party At home, rockin' the...
Saw her perform the song twice at the Oprah taping last night. Incredible.
Thursday works for me.
Some of ESPN's "30 for 30" series have been excellent: The Best There Never Was - about the rise and fall of Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree; Pony Excess - about the early '80s SMU football program; Once Brothers - About the troubled friendship between Yugoslav hoops stars Croat Drazen Petrovic and Serb Vlade Divac Guru of Go - about basketball coach Paul Westhead and his unique uptempo strategy; and Muhammad and Larry - about the 1980 Ali - Holmes fight; and The...
One of the forgotten greats of L.A. jazz, along with tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss, bassist Curtis Counce...
Quote: Originally Posted by MBreinin My MF blue and white stripe french cuff. I wear it constantly. Mike "MF", Mike?
Quote: Originally Posted by texas_jack No B3 thread can be made without reference to Jimmy Smith. ...or Dr. Lonnie "The Turbanator" Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Joey De Francesco, "The Mighty Burner" Charles Earland"...
Quote: Originally Posted by A Y I'm glad someone is more OCD about this than I am. --Andre
Quote: Originally Posted by A Y Piece or composition but I realize I'm tilting at windmills especially after "song" was institutionalized by MP3s. --Andre They should use "track" for MP3s. Actually, perhaps the terms should be "tune" or "line" for something that a "head" for improvisation (e.g. all Charlie Parker compositions, which are melodies placed over chords of existing pieces), "song" for a piece with lyrics (i.e. standards -...
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