On Hiatus

It's been a wonderful ten years of on and off reading, listening, learning, talking, and sharing here at the Passing Notes blog.  I am grateful as always to WDNA for the original chance way back at the end of 2005 -- particularly to Joe Cassara, Michael Valentine, Frank Consola, Howard Duperly, Maggie Pelleya, and the late Charlie Kaufman all for teaching me so much about radio.  Many thanks as well to Mitch Kaplan of Books and Books and to Lisa Palley of the Miami Book Fair for the opportunity to interview so many great writers over the years.  A supreme thanks to the legendary Bruce Campbell for being my first interview, and I am will always be grateful to the writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, critics, and the like whom I was able to get to know over the years.  Passing Notes may return -- who knows in what form and who knows when.  In the meantime, feel free to look through ten years of stuff.  I hope you find something you like and I hope you pay very close attention.  Remember, hardening of the categories leads to art disease.


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp 1/10/16

Song, Artist, Album

“The Outsider,” Lack of Afro, Press On
“Smoke,” Medeski Martin and Wood, Uninvisible
“Redback,” Cookin' On 3 Burners, Baked Boiled and Fried
“Paper Bass,” Medeski Martin and Wood, Friday Afternoon In The Universe
“Get Your Money Ready,” Fred Wesley, Coulda Woulda Shoulda
“The Dropper,” Medeski Martin and Wood, The Dropper

“Slow Down Blues,” Joe Satriani, Joe Satriani
“I'm A King Bee,” Slim Harpo, Essential Blues Anthology
“You Shook Me,” Joe Bonamassa, audio from live performance
“Carmel Blues,” Pinetop Perkins and Marcia Ball, Piano Blues: Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues
“Country Blues, Part One,” Muddy Waters, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues

“The Intro and The Outro,” Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Gorilla
“Rough Times,” The High End Sound, Urban Lounge Supreme
“Waco Loco,” Lionel Loueke, Gaia
“Dance Lesson #2,” Karl Denson, Dance Lesson #2

“West of the West,” Christian Scott, Stretch Music
“As Light Through Leaves,” Jeff Coffin with the Caleb Chapman Crescent Superband
“The Rhythm Changes,” Kamasi Washington, The Epic
“Suite For The Blue Planet,” Jesse Fischer, Day Dreamer
“Trip Mode,” Joey DeFrancesco, Trip Mode


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp 1/3/16

Song, Artist, Album
“Please Use This Song,” Jon Lajoie, video
“Sunday,” DJ Day, Brazilectro
“Funky,” DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, SB2

“Spoonful,” Howlin' Wolf, ElectricMick Electro-Blues Remix
“Jim Lee Blues,” Samantha Fish, video
“Black Cat Bone,” Sad Sam Blues Jam, video
“Misunderstood,” Tedeschi-Trucks Band, video

“Theme from Jessica Jones,” Sean Calley, video
“Nicotine and Gravy,” Beck, Midnight Vultures
“Agony of Defeet,” Parliament, Trombipulation
“Blue in Green,” Screaming Headless Torsos, 1995

“The Gator's Back,” The Darol Anger/Mike Marshall Band, Jam
“Sangree,” Jesse Fischer featuring Zach Brock, Day Dreamer
“The Radio Tower Has A Beating Heart,” The Bad Plus, Never Stop
“Finlayson,” Kneebody, Low Electrical Worker
“Moment's Notice,” Turtle Island Quartet, A Love Supreme


A Very Zappa X-Mas - Playlist 12/27/15

Song, Artist, Album
Peaches En Regalia, Ed Palermo, Ed Palermo Big Band Plays The Music of Frank Zappa
Tijuana Surf, Frank Zappa, The Cucamonga Years: The Early Works of Frank Zappa
Big Swifty, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, live audio from August 1973\- Helsinki
Frankie and Shuggie, Frank Zappa and Shuggie Otis, live audio from The Johnny Otis Show 1970
I Am The Walrus, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, live audio from May 1988 – Barcelona
Mr Green Genes Medley, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, live audio from October 1973 – Texas
Occam's Razor, Frank Zappa, One Shot Deal
Toads of the Short Forest, Ed Palermo, Ed Palermo Big Band Plays The Music of Frank Zappa
RDNZL, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, You Can't Do That On Stage Any More -Volume 2
Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, Frank Zappa, Apostrophe
Nanook Rubs It, Frank Zappa, Apostrophe
St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast, Frank Zappa, Apostrophe
Father O'Blivion, Frank Zappa, Apostrophe
Another Way To Look At It, George Duke, Face the Music
Watermelon in Easter Hay, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, live audio from May 1988 – Barcelona


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp 7/19/15

Song, Artist, Album

Gray's Ferry, Orrin Evans, Freedom
Gallop's Gallop, Tim Warfield, Spherical
Gold Prisms Incorporated, The Bad Plus, Inevitable Western
Flip & Dip, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Blue - Vol. 1
Elephant Talk, Wave Mechanics Union, Second Season
Matte Kudasai, Kurt Elling, The Gate
Reckoner, Robert Glasper, Covers
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Richard Cheese, Viva La Vodka
Unpack Your Adjectives, Sarah Gazarek, Blossom and Bee
All About That Bass, The Postmodern Jukebox, audio rip from video
Chitlins Con Carne, Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue
The Hustle Is On, T-Bone Walker, The Very Best Of
T-Bone Shuffle, Buddy Guy, The Very Best Of
Crosscut Saw, Albert King, The Very Best Of
Little Wing, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying
Third Stone From The Sun, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced?
Looking Up, Throttle Elevator Music, Area J
Sugar Doosie, Galactic, Into The Deep
Homenagen, Jared Gold, Metropolitan Rhythm


Reader's Notes - The Electric Highway

Here's a feature from the past week about my music history lecture at WDNA's Jazz Gallery.  It went very well, but my attempts to record audio on the scene did not, so I have only the slideshow materials but not my largely improvised (but informational) talk.

"Hop on the Electric Highway with WDNA"

Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 5/2/15

Song, Artist, Album

Cars Trucks Buses, Phish, Billy Breathes
Shofukan, Snarky Puppy, We Like It Here
Born Ugly, Brand X, Unorthodox Behavior
Dark Prince, Trio of Doom, Trio of Doom
Hejira, Joni Mitchell, Hejira
Joy, Wayne Shorter, Odyssey of Iska
Spank-A-Lee, Herbie Hancock, Thrust
Tomorrow Night, BB King, Reflections
The Thrill Is Gone, BB King, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues
Saturday Night Fish Fry, BB King, Let The Good Times Roll
Little by Little, Susan Tedeschi, Just Won't Burn
Honey Bop, Wanda Jackson, Rockin' With Wanda
Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Up Above My Head
Blue Prelude, Jorma Kaukonen and Tom Hobson, Quah
Dr Beauchef Penguin Dentist, Kneebody, Low Electrical Worker
Rhinocerize, The Apples, Fly On It
Goo Goo Wah Wah, Wah Wah Watson, Elementary
Vendetta, Calibro 35, Traditori di Tutti


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp - 3/15/15

Song, Artist, Album

Black Satin, Miles Davis, On The Corner
Swiss Cheese D, Ben Allison, The Stars Look Very Different Today
Super Nova, Wayne Shorter, Super Nova
Johnny Utah, The Kandinsky Effect, Synesthesia
Surucucu, Weather Report, Live in Tokoyo

Blood Count, Vijay Iyer Trio, Break Stuff
Light Work, Reggie Quinerly, Invictus
You Can't Stop Us Now, Marc Cary, Rhodes Ahead, Vol 2
November, Jackie Terrasson, Take This

Mo Onions, Booker T and the MGs, The Very Best Of
Next Door To The Blues, Etta James, Her Best
Let's Have A Little Talk, Luther Allison, Luther's Blues
Green Onions, Booker T and the MG's, The Very Best Of
The Feeling That Music Brings, Susan Tedeschi, Wait For Me

It's A New Day, Skull Snaps, Skull Snaps
Some Skunk Funk, Billy Cobham, A Funky Thide of Sings
Hap'nin’, Bernard Purdie, Lialeh: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
What Is Hip?, Tower of Power, Tower of Power