Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thurs Music & Visuals

just cracked into the new Charles Mingus Sextet Cornell 1964 dbl-cd set on Blue Note, what a find this is. the line-up is ridiculous: Mingus, Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond and Johnny Coles... somehow no one remembered this gig (which preceded the previously available Town Hall show) happened until a tape was discovered by Sue Mingus, but the sound and performances are amazing, and i'm only 30 minutes into 2 hrs+ of music. crazy when a document of a group like that gets misplaced for 40 yrs.

NC can claim the hilarious Zach Galifanakis as a native, but that gives me no insight as to how he got so funny, or how this happened, but i keep wanting to watch it again.

Natasha Kahn is Bat for Lashes, and her debut album is really good, reminds me of what i liked about Siouxsie and the Banshees, only less shrill. This excellent video for the song "What's a Girl to Do" doesn't really remind me of anything except that time is spied those oversized woodland creatures BMX biking through the woods behind our house...

the new National album Boxer is really good, as is this performance of "Fake Empire" on Letterman, which actually sounds decent for a change.

yeah, there's good stuff on the internets, anything to distract from fact that this simpering clown is our nation's chief law enforcement officer.


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