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20070831

The Story Behind the Photograph - Gus and Finley, at it again...





Sunday afternoon on Mount Clod. It wasn’t exactly planned you know. Augustus “Dad” Dusted and neighbor Finley Flay took their wives for a Sunday outing on the Downtown Dirtpile Transit (DDT) to the top of Mount Clod.

Their Jitney Touring Coach hit a dime on the tracks and derailed. So while DDT rail men worked to right the cars and return them to the trolley track, the touring couples and other passengers strolled the rocky terrain taking in some sunshine. Two other coaches stopped to give aid (it was the only track) and soon the entire transit company was atop Mount Clod, not to mention most of the population of Dirtpile City.

Gus and Dorothy, Finley and Faye posed on some rocks in the sun while another passenger with a box camera took this picture.

Later the next week Finley remarked, “Your friend with the pointed hat was a bit strange.” He blew a bit of foam off his schooner of lager.

To which Gus replied after a long pull on a cool draft, “My friend? I thought she was your friend! I don’t know her.”

“Gosh Darn!” (Actually not an exact quote,) “I gave her a hundred bucks because she said she was collecting money for your birthday!” said Finley.

“NO! She said the same of you and I gave her a fiver,” Said Gus and he belched.

“I believe we have been bilked a bit,” fumed Finley. “Wait a minute. A fiver?”

The conversation that followed is also not quotable but continued far into the night ending only at closing time, as far as anyone knows.

It turned out to be a nice photograph even if in the background Ezzard Yoost did choose that very moment to practice flashing.





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20070830

Wine of the Week - Pinot Evil







I know. I know. I got no taste.

Actually, it was well above average. It's a good wine. Dry, medium bodied. Close to a chianti but fruitier. At about 16 bucks for 3 litres who cares?




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20070829

Charlie Parker






Essential to our essence.



Charles "Bird" Parker, Jr. was born today in 1920. Sometimes things just go right.
Without Mr. Parker we just wouldn’t be where we are today.






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Ingrid Bergman






Today, in 1915 Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Sometimes things go right.
Today in 1962 we lost Ingrid Bergman to cancer. We miss you Ingrid. We all have our reasons but this is one of them...








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Orange




Is it Orange?
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My own Wordless Wednesday





Can anyone identify this painting? Is it Francois Schuiten? Looks like his work but can someone confirm it??
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20070825

Stan Kenton









These low-fi pictures are from a really HI-FI concert many years ago at the auditorium on campus at Ada, Oklahoma Southeastern College. Sorry about the quality.

Today in 1979 we lost this highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz musician, composer and band leader. In later years he was widely active as an educator. His band during the tour that included Ada and other small colleges, was composed mainly of young musicians he had personally trained. The trombonist sitting on the edge of the stage was chatting with the audience. The tour was undoubtedly a monumental experience for them.






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Walt Kelly





Today is the birthday of Walt Kelly. Happy Birthday Walt, where ever you are.

from Wikipedia:
Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr (August 25, 1913 - October 18, 1973), known as Walt Kelly, was a cartoonist notable for his comic strip Pogo featuring characters that inhabited a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.




Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While he was still a child, his family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut where his father worked in a munitions plant. After graduating from Warren Harding High School in 1930, Kelly worked a few odd jobs until landing a position as a crime reporter on the Bridgeport Post. There he took up cartooning and illustrated a biography of Bridgeport native P. T. Barnum. He found a job at Walt Disney Productions in California as an animator on Donald Duck cartoons. Kelly worked 1935 to 1941 for Disney, contributing to films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, and Dumbo. During 1935 and 1936, his work also appeared in early comic books for what later became DC Comics. Kelly was one of many Disney animators, including Art Babbitt, Bill Tytla, and John Hubley, who picketed Disney during the 1941 Disney animators' strike, after which he left the studio.









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20070824

Found Friday







Found Friday
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This is a handful of things found just lying around lately.






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20070822

I want my MTV





I want my MTV, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.






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20070821

Count Basie





You've never seen one of these...


Today in 1906 the world was presented with one of its finest heroes: William "Count" Basie. Sometimes things go just right.

I was able to see the legendary band with Basie four times. Once I carried the dummy LP record sleeve (above) with me and got autographs from most of the band. It includes Basie, Freddie Green, Charlie Fowlkes, Marshal Royal, Sonny Payne, Frank Wess, Al Grey, Joe Newman and another hero of mine, Joe Williams.

Some years after Mr. Basie died I attended a concert by the band under the direction of trombonist Grover Mitchell.

Here, from a 1937 broadcast, is a favorite cut. Favorite because it demonstrates a feature of the Basie organization, what someone called the "Four-Man Solo".

Of course, as usual, to the best of my knowledge you can't buy this anywhere. "I’ll Always Be In Love With You."
We lost Count Basie April 26, 1984 to pancreatic cancer.

Happy Birthday Mr. Basie...we really miss you.





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