March 31, 2008. Posted by Andrew Meyer.
I want to introduce you to the newest member of our family:
Say hi to Dizzy (yes, as in that Dizzy!)
My wife and I went to PAWS in Montclair over he weekend to adopt our first cat. Page had found a pair of kittens, brother and sister, online we wanted to meet... she'd even picked out names for them (Louis and Ella). However, when we got there, we discovered that those two had been adopted. We were introduced to some of the other cats, and while many of them were skittish, this tabby took right to Page.
And she to him.
It took a little convincing for me (I'm a dog person by nature); Page decided in the last year she really wanted to get a cat. I agreed but pointed out to her that a cat is a gateway drug to a dog - we're still negotiating on that one.
Even before we got home, we were working on names. Louis wasn't right for this cat. We tried Dexter, Miles, Mose... None of them seemed right.
Then, I said Dizzy, and before Page had a chance to say anything, the cat meowed, and we thought, Dizzy it is.
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March 31, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Welcome to Great Live Moments, a showcase for WBGO's live recordings.
First up - James Moody, who recently celebrated his 83rd birthday.
On November 20th, 1982, Moody and his quartet played Sweet Basil.
The quartet featured pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Rufus Reid, and
drummer Michael Carvin. WBGO was there to broadcast the performance.
Moody played flute on a bossa nova classic, Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave."
Hear it now.
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March 29, 2008. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Beatboxer, hip-hopper, and jazz musician Baba Israel takes a look at what's going on in the world today with this news rap-up.
Iphones entice us
While gas prices rise and bust
I be mobile through the text and the vocal
While my car stays local
Because we in the economic choke hold
The battle of the haves and the have nots
While Bush boasts of job growth
Is that data that he invents?
Economic expansion is only 4.2 percent
Did he really lie?
It is the worst percent until 1945
Now working folks, you know we need a fair turn
But we losing money just like Bear Sterns
While the US dollar falls
The Rockets soared in Texas
And got shot down by the Celtics
After St. Patties Day
And a rocket still soared a world away
Now 4,000 US soldiers died
5 years into the war is history
And Bush is still promising victory?
It sounds like mad hype
While rappers spit about the fast life
Spitzer falls from grace
And now Ashley's blowing up on MySpace
As the presidential race gets hit with low blows
Ferraro playing the race card solo
Saying Obama is on the map because he's black, not equipped
And if he was a woman we wouldn't have a chance now that's legit
Clinton distancing in an instance to a different tune
It's a woman verse the black man
McCain verse himself now
Who can keep the pace, who can keep the pace?
Obama responds with a historical speech on race
And earns Richardson's respect now
With more Latino votes he collect
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March 28, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Make plans to visit the WBGO Blog on Monday. We'll be presenting Great Live Moments - selected material from WBGO's extensive archive of broadcast recordings. Our blog will showcase one song per weekday for five consecutive weeks. Dexter Gordon, James Moody, Jim Hall, Michel Camilo, and Roy Hargrove - and that's just the first week. WBGO celebrates a birthday in April, which coincidentally is Jazz Appreciation Month. We've been recording great jazz for 29 years, and we want to share some found moments from the jazz vault with you. So come back Monday.
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