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Friday, June 2nd

A visually-driven 5 Things this week…

I found this the other day (while attempting to lay my hands on a Raymond Chandler book that I’m convinced I own but can’t find). 1,027 more words

Weekly Roundup

Bill Evans Jim Hall: Undercurrent (1962) Toshiba-EMI

A tale of the pursuit of one recording, the search for the best pressing, and a few lessons learned along the way. Prepare for a deep dive, and beware of currents. 1,778 more words

United Artists

This is as smooth as it gets!

So, never realized that Wes Montgomery played guitar with his thumb as the pick. Amazing player. I’ve always loved his sound and despited the tired cliche of chord soloing, this is the real deal. 226 more words

The Hearty Artisan (2016)

Before Christmas, I visited The Hearty Artisan in Hardy, Kentucky. The Hearty Artisan features locally-crafted items of superior quality. Conveniently located on Highway 319 just outside of Williamson, WV, and situated in Hatfield-McCoy Feud country, the shop is a perfect destination for tourists seeking unique gift items. 74 more words

West Virginia

Favourite Jazz Albums listened to in 2016

10) Charlie Christian- The Genius of Electric Guitar

You’ve got to love the boldness of some jazz titles.  Albeit this doesn’t come close to Ornette Coleman’s cockiness, it does show the direction Charlie Christian wanted the genre to take in the late 30’s and early 40’s when it was still in the moulding process into bebop.   1,011 more words

Album Reviews

Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade: scientists

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep declines in water availability, worsening land conflicts and deepening poverty, scientists said this week. 294 more words

Climate Change