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