Sequencing of shorter improv pieces to simulate those pre chronic fatigue epics.
got a mate going over in 3 weeks I think for a week. Staying uptown in Manhattan. Bass player .likes his music,books .Goes for quirky stuff, more obscure things. I suggested Blue Note, Rockefeller Museum, Lincoln centre but all a bit obvious. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Anzac Day is a timely date to post this speech by former Australian prime minister PJ Keating launching a book on Churchill and his relationship with Australia.. The book is written by Graham Freudenberg former master speech writer for Gough Whitlam and occasionally Keating too. As you’d expect from Keating it is a thorough and thoughtful speech. Seems like he actually read the book.
So I googled and lo and behold there’s an interview with him in the Guardian , talk of a box set and reference to legal action from Keith Levene. Be amazed if the latter took exception to being described as having been a junkie.
Love his playing
I’d trust her more than Victor Bockris….or Lou.
I didn’t see this show but thought people would be interested in the review.
I have actually researched this before resorting to the Massive but the answers are incomprehensible or not relevant to my set up. The isituation:watching some, some but not all you tube or a streamed movie. The problem the sound coming out of my hi fi speakers is slightly delayed to the visual. The set up: a smart TV,an optical out that bypasses the TV speakers, feeding into optical in on my Marantz stereo amp. Doesn’t seem to be so bad on all you tube but is a problem on a lot. Some people say turn TV speakers down but these are bypassed in the settings.
Friends had a similar problem when trying to use TV as a slave screen to a laptop but I wouldn’t expect to have the same problem with a smart TV doing the streaming. Thanks
170 Russell St, Melbourne
170 Russell St- how is that for a venue name? talk about functional/All that is missing is the area code. Smallish place with terraced viewing.Stinking hot until the A/C eventually kicked in. I’ve heard all the buzz and watched a bit of youtube but not overly familiar with the catalogue of the guy who ( probably to his chagrin) is billed as the future of the blues or the new Hendrix. A four piece band and hazy lighting – no glaring spotlights on his Gretsch/Gibson SG/ Fender Strat. More groove type blues with a lot of fuzz -hence the Hendrix reference presumably. Zero stage craft -just the occasional mumbled intro. His voice was okaaay but nothing special. I thought the show really went up a notch when he went into Fourth Stone From The Sun. This was followed by a lovely “love song” clean blues notes on the Fender with surprisingly falsetto ala Prince surprisingly. I loved ti when he said I just feel like playing some more and stretched out the solo. Yep he can play alright. New Hendrix- no way.
Fair range old blues fans, younger set and » Continue Reading.
Having had a few performance issues I employed disk utility on the Mac and then sought out our good friend applejack however when I go to that single user thingammy with the black screen it doesn’t go to the usual line where you enter “applejack”. Instead it has bash-3.2#
I think it might be to do with an OS pgrade.
Currently on Yosemite.
All advice appreciated.
Had it for a few years now. Will type a couple of letters and then stops. Replaced batteries. System preferences says connected to bluetooth. Disconnected and repaired – system confirms connected but does the same thing.
A keyboard with USB connection works fine.
Any system restore trick I can employ?
I’m a bit meh about bonus extra tracks these days. Never listen to them after the first time. But this has got me interested.
Palais Theatre, St Kilda Melbourne
Well this was the definitive curate’s egg. I’d seen Zac play at Byron a few years ago with a highlight being some duelling southern guitar with them on their Gibson’s and Bonnie Raitt playing some lovely slide, It was a wonderfully paced southern rock show. Not tonight. Fast out of the blocks with a medley including yawn Devil went down to Georgia and a not so good version of Cold Weather.Such a lovely song – pity. Ok. First show back on the road, maybe jet lagged: it’ll wind up methinks. But what a perpelxing setlist. A country rock number or one of their magnificent ballads would be followed by a cover and we’re not talking Hank Williams. Nirvana, Floyd’s Comfortably Numb with a good guitar solo but no David Gilmour and then, Lord spare me, Bohemian Rhapsody. Ok ,it was ok but Zac can’t match the high notes of Freddie (who can) -so why bother? This was a ramped up show ,big PA ,loud ,full on laser lights that were very effective when not shining in your eyes and a gun band. But how is a set list like that supposed » Continue Reading.
So the entire cricket world sans Australia was barracking for the kiwis, but when Mitchell Johnson is the second string strike bowler you know you are facing some strike power. Mitchell Starc was just incredible. Looking forward to seeing how he goes in England bowling in swinging Yorkers at 150 kms per hour.
14 overs in of the Indian run chase and I hate to say it I’m tipping India.Ball going through straight ,Aussies fucked up and should have put on another 50. Stadium packed with Indians – could be Mumbai by the sound of it and the Indian team seem like they have been here for the last 5 years so pretty comfortable with the conditions.
I made an equiry this is part of their response
“Please reach out if there’s anything else that I can assist you with!”
Whatever happened to : Please let us know Please contacts us Please get back to me
Reach out -feel like I’m supposed to run towards them arms outstretched
Not sure this has been posted here. No doubt Colin has it. More an historical artefact than musical triumph IMO.
Six off the second last ball. So tat least the Saffers are out and you Poms can start praying we Aussies lose. The English are good at self deprecating humour so this might amuse. http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2015/s4203955.htm
What does it sound like?:
You wouldn’t expect the voice to be the standout feature of an album from a bloke in remission from cancer of the oesophagus but that’s how it is with the 2014 release from Jesse Winchester. I bought it last year but Mrs Wells has latched onto it and has it on high rotation which has prompted me to spread the word. From his first eponymous album all the way through this fairly lethargic recording career it has always been the voice that has captivated me and many others. He is at his best singing wistful ballads or gospel styled paeans to the simple life and simple values (Yankee Lady for example) which are punctuated, less successfully by upbeat country rock or New Orleans influences. Being in remission is the ultimate reminder that your career is drawing to a close so there are songs including some doowop harking back to his youth .But it’s always the ballads that have me just stop whatever I am doing, turn up and wonder at the gentle glory of a voice that makes me feel comforted like the warm glow. Elvis Costello organised a tribute album when he was » Continue Reading.
lung cancer got him. Retired to Byron Bay after to pathbreaking years heading Soft Machine then Gong. Funny,never knew he was an Aussie.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
OK if you dont like long reviews look away now.
Womadelaide has been going since 1992 and they have got the organisation down pat by now. It is very civilised – book a hotel in the CBD or North Adelaide and take a stroll down for 4 days of World Music. Heat is the usual concern not mud a la Glastonbury in the UK or the other big Festival here- the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. The first festival had Peter Gabriel, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou Ndour , Remy Ongala and a bunch of other greats. The lineups can fluctuate -sometimes too much drums ,other times too many artists backed by a line of French players in black t shirts in ponytails. But this was one of the better line ups and the weather was in the mid twenties , far more comfortable than the mid-thirties. Here’s a bit on a few of the acts I saw. Rufus Wainwright closed Friday.As soon as he started with that slurring vocal I walked off and listened to a blue grass act before returning to hear him sing 3 sublime, slow ,understated songs. Too » Continue Reading.
Sinead O’Connor. Just saw her at Womadelaide and the power , the range , the emotion. Seen Odetta but she is dead. Never saw Nina Simone. Better live than Joni, Emmylou’, Miriam Makeba, Patti Smith, Annie Lennox. Nope can’t think of one.
England pack your bags.
And here are the original liner notes. http://sfjazz.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/kind-of-blue-bill-evans-liner-notes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SFJAZZBlog+(SFJAZZ+Blog)
Seeing him soon. Finally touring with a band. Here is an interview he did in support of the tour . In another interview he commented that his CD sales are still holding up. Obviously his fans are old and old school.