Sunday, October 22, 2006

Charlie Parker Style

Charlie Parker - Celebrity (1950)

Getting the hang of this videoblogging feature. This is Bird performing "Celebrity"
Notice how he is digging Buddy Rich on percussion midtune.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Take It Way Back

Not a new video but a good one. Something to enjoy after the incredible NLCS series finale.

Quasimoto - Rapcats

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Music Television Revolution

Les Garland, the mind behind MTV, VH1 and The Box has set out to bring music television back without all the crap. No reality shows, no award shows, no interactive live request shows with an on-air personality - The Tube is an all-music video format that plays an eclectic mix of 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s music. It harkens back to the beginning of MTV in the early 80s and the beginning of VH1 in the mid to late 80s when a deep appreciation for music was found. Without blatant corporate sponsorship and the need to gain ratings, this new station is at its best right now. How long that will last is anyone's guess. It's still a fresh alternative for Gen-Xers and anyone who would rather see something artful than the line of oversexed and oversaturated videos being made today.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kudos To The Metros

The NY Mets move on to the last round of the playoffs after sweeping the Dodgers. Not the Orel Hershiser 1986 Dodgers, but the Dodgers nonetheless. I'm hoping it's going to be Detroit and the Mets in the Series this year. It's been a long time since the Tigers had their shine, and that would make for an interesting bunch of matchups.