I pulled out my copy of this today to rip it to my computer and was immediately saddened thinking that out of the four of these guys, only Ornette is still around. There was a point in my life where I listened to this album and “The Shape of Jazz to Come” almost religiously. Charlie Haden just recently passed away and both Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell have been gone for years. I don’t know why this saddens me but the world seems smaller for me knowing only one of those men is still alive today.
I remember my son once asked me, “Did you ever, like, kiss in high school?” And I told him this long drawn-out story of how shy I was, how I finally got a girlfriend but she broke up with me because I was too shy to try to kiss her, and then I had another girlfriend but still couldn’t figure out kissing. The technique was always a big obstacle in my head, like, How do you kiss? Where does your chin go? Forget about anything beyond kissing-first base was a total mystery to me. So I’m telling my son this long story, and he listens patiently until he finally realizes where I’m going with it, and he says, “Dad, no-did you like Kiss in high school? Kiss, the band!” And I was, “Oh yeah, Kiss…they were good.”
Coltrane on a break from A Love Supreme.
Happy birthday to master and North Carolina native
My senior project in Architecture School owed a lot to this architect. For a brief while I became obsessed with the ideas and aesthetics that he taught. Antonio Sant’Elia was an Italian architect, that left no built legacy but was a key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. The manifesto Futurist Architecture was published in August 1914:
"COMBAT AND DESPISE:
All the pseudo-architecture of the avant-garde, Austrian, Hungarian, German and American;
All classical architecture, solemn, hieratic, scenographic, decorative, monumental, pretty and pleasing;
The embalming, reconstruction and reproduction of ancient monuments and palaces;
Perpendicular and horizontal lines, cubical and pyramidical forms that are static, solemn, aggressive and absolutely excluded from our utterly new sensibility;
The use of massive, voluminous, durable, antiquated and costly materials.
Dinosaur Jr. performing Raisans, off You’re Living All Over Me, on John Peel’s show way back in 1988. Please play at maximum volume.
Bande à part, Jean-Luc Godard
Happy birthday to Anna Karina
Serge Gainsbourg and Anna Karina
Happy Birthday, Anna Karina (born Hanne Karin Bayer, 22 Sept. 1940)
Eraserhead | David Lynch