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Music Monday: I’ll see you in my dreams

Because.. Django reinhardt.  

Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012

Dave Brubeck has moved on to a new time signature. Let us Take Five… and listen to Blue Rondo à la Turk.    

Music Monday: Androgynetics

My man Joel Griggs (guitar, right) playing with Us, Today at MOTR Pub in Cincinnati. Enjoy the groove.

Music Monday: War Again

Balkan Beat Box, from “Blue Eyed Black Boy”. I like the animated rendering of Tomer Yosef.    

Music Monday: Koop

I found this rather addictive online game, Red. Of course, I only play it when I am, er, compiling. Um, yeah. That’s the ticket. The thing is, the game also has a great soundtrack, which introduced me to a band called Koop. Their music alternates between eerie ambient and big-band-ish. They may have a big-band […]

Music Monday: Us, Today

  The best description I have for this talented trio is a acid / free  jazz with a bebop groove. Anyhow, these cats from Cincinnati sure can play. Kristin Agee – Vibraphone, Keyboard/Electronic Sounds, Joel Griggs – Guitar, Quena, Drones, Jeff Mellott – Drums, Percussive Sounds. Their first CD is coming out mid-September. Look for them […]

Humans draw the LINE at Gonorrhea. Not that it helps.

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן לֵאמֹר.  ב דַּבְּרוּ אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַאֲמַרְתֶּם אֲלֵהֶם:  אִישׁ אִישׁ, כִּי יִהְיֶה זָב מִבְּשָׂרוֹ–זוֹבוֹ, טָמֵא הוּא.  ג וְזֹאת תִּהְיֶה טֻמְאָתוֹ, בְּזוֹבוֹ:  רָר בְּשָׂרוֹ אֶת-זוֹבוֹ, אוֹ-הֶחְתִּים בְּשָׂרוֹ מִזּוֹבוֹ–טֻמְאָתוֹ, הִוא.  ד כָּל-הַמִּשְׁכָּב, אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁכַּב עָלָיו הַזָּב–יִטְמָא; וְכָל-הַכְּלִי אֲשֶׁר-יֵשֵׁב עָלָיו, יִטְמָא. , The day after Valentine’s Day. Ah! What better day in the year can we find […]

Black Cat Zoot – No Swingin’ In Your Walkin’

Once again, Black Cat Zoot, whose walkin’ is always swingin’:

It ain’t necessarily so

First, a short glossary. Homologous genes are descended from a common ancestral gene. There are two types of homology: Orthology is homology due to a speciation event. So if there is a gene A’ in humans and A” in mice, and they are obviously similar in sequence, we infer that they homologous. We usually also […]

Happy Birthday, Lady Ella

If she were alive today, Ella Fitzgerald would have been 92. Sadly she is not, but her majestic singing will be with us for centuries to come. Oscar Peterson on the piano, Ray Brown bass and Ed Thigpen drums. A moving interpretation of Thelonious Monk`s ‘Round Midnight.

Music: Bill Evans Waltz for Debbie

This week began rather  hectically for me. Time to chill with this Jazz classic.