October 2, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Live at the Village Vanguard continues on Wednesday, October 8th at 9pm. Pianist Bill Charlap leads his versatile trio featuring Peter Washington on bass and drummer Kenny Washington. They've played together for more than a decade now, which basically means two things - 1) They must like each other 2) They have created a trio sound akin to a Vulcan mind meld.
So join us on the air, on line, or in the club. Wednesday, October 8th.
Meanwhile, watch the trio performing at the Vanguard in 2004.
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September 23, 2008. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Leaving devastation in its path
Hurricane hits Wall Street devastating cash
In Texas they face the aftermath
Packs of strays dogs, snakes slither the debris
Old folks trapped trying to get free
Helicopters on a rescue mission to give aid
While in Pakistan Bush without permission approves raids
Classified orders moving across borders
Unauthorized on ally ground we attack
Will Obama lose six percentage points just because he is black?
How much will the old enemy of racism react?
Old enemies are now our ally's over in Iraq
Palin's son Track, his bags are packed
Anbar once the heart of the insurgency
Attacks down at 90 percent, no longer a state of emergency
American commanders no longer directing the course
Formally passing responsibility to the Iraqi force
A force of former insurgents who ambushed US soldiers
Now they wake up on the American payroll
Back home risky lending continues it toll
Taxpayer cash for trash for corporate class
Our economy is sound says McCain
The dollar falls at a record rate
In the wake of our economic fate
Who will step up who will take the heat?
How will congress balance Wall Street and Main Street?
In this time of economic calamity
Where Lehman brother's bankruptcy leaves job casualties
It was a dark day
10,000 employees may get the jobs back through Barclay
The election grows closer, it's almost in range
Who will be seen as the agent of change?
The Orator or the Warrior?
Obama or Mcain?
What do you think?
Well Palin, she won't blink
On the Bridge to Nowhere
Let's look back
What are the scandals what will be revealed
Her Yahoo was hacked
TrooperGate whose lips will be sealed
Pitbull with lip stick
Did Obama diss with lipstick on a pig?
Race verse sex
In outer space a virus connects
Was the SEC asleep at the switch?
Palin friends with a pastor who hunted a witch?
McCain falsely rips Obama on the path to citizenship
Sparking to battle on the Spanish tip
Obama releases fraudulent response to crush
Saying McCain is down with Rush
While Obama flips on FISA and offshore drilling
Palin says she can't see what god's willing
50 states await the impending debates
Who will have the tight sound bytes?
Who will be ineffectual?
Will Obama come of as way too intellectual?
He can float like a butterfly but can he sting like a bee?
Obama had the advantage first debate on the economy
Now Friday the focus is foreign policy
For McCain he knows that the works the best
But will the wheels fall of the Straight Talk Express?
Who will step with the sharpest lines?
We'll have to find out one debate at a time
written and performed by Baba Israel
produced by Simon Rentner
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September 23, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
A hearty congratulations to saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenon, recently named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur "genius" Fellow. If you've heard a recent Zenon performance, you might concur with the MacArthur panel's suggestion that Miguel is "creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century." Well, I suppose that's the point of it all. Aside from the prestige, or the permanent "Genius" tattoo branded in a location of his choosing, Zenon will receive $500,000 over five years, an amount equal to the entire fundraising goal during WBGO's current campaign. Ah, sweet perspective.
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