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Songasm Of The Day

28 Oct

Oh Bobby Darin, and Louis Armstrong
They made a record, oh but they did
And now Ella, Ella, and her fellas
We’re making a wreck, what a wreck
Of Mack The Knife

Songasm Of The Day

30 Apr

It’s very clear
Our love is here to stay
Not for a year
But ever and a day
The radio
And the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies
And in time may go
But oh my dear
Our love is here to stay
Together we’re
Going a long, long way
In time the rockies may crumble
Gibraltar may tumble
They’re only made of clay but
Our love is here to stay

Songasm Of The Day

5 Apr

Django Reinhardt is one of my favorite guitarist of all time. I remember the day that his music soiled my ears. I was a junior in high school and the class was Mr. Olsen’s 6th period English class (shout out to Mr. Olsen!). It was like I completely lost my virginity. Beethoven was foreplay and Django was the complete insertion. Someone who can go up and down the frets like he is not only using two fingers is amazing! It is like Beethoven being deaf but produced masterpieces.

Songasm Of The Day

20 Feb

It’s About Freakin’ Time!!!

22 Aug

Sorry for being M.I.A for most of this month. But have no fear I am back and in writing in a cafe having Sunday Brunch at Caffe Italia where they have Belgian Waffles until 1:00 pm on Sunday’s. If you are within the area check out Caffe Italia if you want to immense yourself with some locals; but make sure you bring cash because they DO NOT accept credit and debit cards. 

Headband from BeBeauty

 

Before I forget on my way to Caffe Italia I discovered a Jazz radio station here in San Diego where they play real jazz not that “smooth jazz” crap in which I call it “fake jazz”. Well the station is 88.3 fm. Yes, that is fm not am, I know its shocking that there is a jazz station that is in fm radio that does not have any static. At first I must admit I had it on 88.1 instead of 88.3 and there was some static and it intercept with some station that was playing Doo Wop and I didn’t even care. Which is rare but now I found a new love on the radio 88.3…screw my iPOD. 

Yay!!!

Okay back to business. Finally Bravo kicked Danielle Staub to the curb. I know that they wanted drama but not ex convict drama. I hope Dina comes back since Danielle is gone. So, Dina PLEASE COME BACK.

 

 Also as all of have heard…Roger freakin’ Clemens has been indicted by the federal jury for lying his steroid and HGH use. Clemens’ charges are: one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony. From what I have heard, if found guilty he might spend 30 years in prison. Honestly, if the mistress say that the guy can’t get it up and you all of a sudden have a strain relationship with one of your buddies from your team (Pettitte) your ass is guilty. On top of that you lied to Congress…who does that? It will come out anyway so you might as well man up and admit like A Rod. Even though A Rod is cocky at least he man up and admit his steroid use. People wonder what is his legacy going to be after all of this. Easy…his legacy is that he is a nothing but cocky pussy that was a gifted pitcher. So congrats Rocket you officially fucked your legacy.

 

Yo Guess What I Found Out

22 Dec

Happy that your still alive

With all this falling stars it was nice to know that one star is still secretly shining. Who might you ask? Well the one and only Horace Silver who is 81 years old and still living! I know I was suprise myself. For those who don’t know who Horace Silver is, he is basically one of the best jazz artist who to part of the birth of hard bop. What is hard hop you say…hard bop is basically the extension of bebop jazz that consist of incorporation of rhythm and blues, gospel, blues, saxophone, and piano. Anyways, back to Horace Silver he was one of the Blue Note artist who was best known by his song from 1964 , which is one of my favorite jazz pieces, “Song For My Father”, in Portuguese Cantiga Para Meu Pai.  The story of the birth of this song was when Horace took a trip to Brazil and the Portuguese influence comes from his father whom he wrote the song for. If you haven’t heard the song well lucky for you I found it on youtube.

If the beginning sounds a little bit familiar to you and you can’t quite put your finger on it. It is actually from the beginning of Steely Dan’s song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number“. Steely Dan is actually a big fan of jazz that they sometimes would incorporate some jazz compositions in the beginning of their songs such as the beginning of Miles Davis’s “So What“.  Please note that the album cover in the video is not Horace Silver, it is actually is father whom once again the song is actually written for.

Is This What My Weekend Comes Down To?!

12 Dec

Well like I said its finals week and I’m here spending my Saturday night in Panera studying for my finals and writing my one last paper of the semester. Right now its raining cats and dogs outside and they are playing one of my favorite jazz songs from my favorite jazz album Dave Brubeck’s Take Five  and the song, “Blue Rondo  A La Turk.” Its by far the best combination of blues/jazz and classical in one song. The transition from classical to jazz is so smooth and effortlessly.

Quick Fun Fact: The reason why that Dave Brubeck named the piece “Blue Rondo A La Turk” because its named after Mozart’s piece and idea called “Rondo A La Turk”. Instead of writing the same verse over and over again, Mozart would have a note “Rondo A La Turk” meaning to go back from the top of the verse.  So Dave Brubeck named his piece “Blue Rondo A La Turk” because it is the blues version of it.

 

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