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ever look at a flower and hate it? PLUS: Mike Pace record release!

NP: “Please Visit Your National Parks” – Oxford Collapse. My love of Oxford Collapse has never been doubted… I just looked it up: I’ve was writing about them in earlier incarnations of this playlist as early as July 2003. I think that’s a good start to what is to come. NP: “From The Fire” – […]

50 jazz records #01: Charlie Parker – Broadcast Performances Vol. 2

Here’s the deal: I’ll never be able to listen to music the same way I did when I was a teenager. I’ll never absorb it the same way; memorize it; learn it. Two factors, the first one is obvious: i’ve listened to way more music now, it’s way easier to listen to even more music […]

50 jazz records in context: The 50 Titles

Here’s the full list of the 50 titles I’m going to be using for this project. Are they the best or most important titles by all of these artists? No. Am I saying these are the 50 greatest jazz performers of all time? No. The most important? Also no. Should I have included Duke Ellington […]

I Drink Your Milkshake

some political movements i would start if i weren’t lazy

1. As a tall man, I find it ridiculous the height that most shower heads are installed.  We’re in a relatively nice hotel in LA right now, the shower is 3’x6′ and about 10′ tall.  The shower head could have been installed anywhere on the wall.  It could have even been made into a nice […]