Thursday, April 7, 2011

One third of the followers of this blog are former members of the Ragged Bags...

(Actually, the blog just lost one of its six followers, so now 40% of the followers are former members of the Ragged Bags...)

Which is neither here nor there. Right now I am blogging in a vain attempt to hold onto what's left of my sanity. I would have liked to be at this gig:

Eli Keszler/Adam Bohman/Steve Beresford live at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London, 04/01/11

Or at any of the three performances of the musical that Talibam! wrote and performed with Sam Kulik: "Talibam! Goes To Bed with Sam Kulik and Discovers Atlantis" (click on the header and read more, if you care, or dare, to...)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mea culpa...Happy Belated Birthday to Waldo Drogulus

Yesterday was Waldo Drogulus's birthday, as well as being April Fools Day. Here are some things that might amuse him:

Full Blast Trio

Peter Brötzmann, reeds
Marino Pliakas, bass
Michel Wertmuller, drums
Recorded at Norrköping Museum of Art, Sweden 2011-03-03

extrait du film RAGE ! de Bernard Josse, Photos de Gérard Rouy

This was at 361,136 views when I looked at it last...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to Ornette Coleman

Born March 9th, 1930, in Fort Worth, Texas. By the way, what year was it when he surpassed Miles Davis as the best-dressed man in jazz?

Germany, 1978 (Thanks, Weasel...)
Ornette Coleman: alto saxophone, trumpet
James Blood Ulmer: guitar
Bern Nix: guitar
Fred Williams: bass guitar
Denardo Coleman: drums
Ronald Shannon Jackson: drums

"Macho Woman" live in Germany July 1978

Roma, 1974
Ornette Coleman: saxo ; James Ulmer: guitarra ; Sirone: bajo; Billy Higgins: batería

Ornette in black and white, outside the Beacon Theatre, NYC, 09/10/10

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Other Green Phlegm

Thanks to Waldo for being concerned about my absence. It was partly due to connection problems, from being in Tremont, then due to the storm, and partly due to band commitments and not finding much of anything that I wanted to post about. Her's something, a U.K. artist named Phlegm:

As usual, you can click on the header for more info. If I understand correctly, he either lives or frequently works in Sheffield, an old steel town, and home of Derek Bailey.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gayle & Gale

Charles Gayle Trio @ Cafe Oto, London, 01/14/11
Charles Gayle - Saxophone, Piano
Christopher Sullivan - Bass
Michael Thompson - Drums

Shot by Shuffleboil

Microdisney, "Gale Force Wind"
(Sorry I couldn't find the rabid Charity Concert version, but:
" saw a dead man in the street today,
And he'll stay there because he never paid,
He was a stranger who would not go home,
Blinded by sun on the streets of gold.")

Monday, January 10, 2011

Toronto Basement

Weasel Walter/ Peter Evans/ Mary Halvorson

At least I think it's a basement...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tonguing on Monday, 01/10/11, at Now That's Class

(Nate, but not with Tonguing. Shown here with Jack Wright.)

More info here:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Crinkle Cut is a good cut.

Life and career advice from a man who had played Frankenstein's monster to a man who would play Frankenstein's monster:

"More or less, you know..."

Steve Noble - drums
Fyfe Hutchins - piano
@ the Vortex, London, 12/19/10. Filmed by shuffleboil.

Luvverly. Reminds me of the Steve Beresford/Han Bennink LP, "Directly to Pyjamas."