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[Jun. 6th, 2003|12:58 am]
Watched more of Jazz with Lea. Episode 8 has some really frickin' awesome music in it, at least by my tastes. It covers the development of 'bop, features Bird and Gillespie and Monk and Davis and Brubeck and Sonny Rollins and... yeah. Great stuff. Went to Arby's. Ran into Gopi and Tao on the way back to campus, and he gave me a ride.

Played yet more racquetball with Norm. Sucked it up big time.

Pete called with Joe Mama's proposal. Proposal was accepted. Tasty pasta was had by all.

Came home to find adam and norm finishing up season one of sports night. I had forgotten how good the last two episodes were.

From: kaustuv
2003-06-06 12:27 am (UTC)
You know, after a long day of wearing these hard lenses, when I take them off I see the funniest things through my depressed corneas. For example I just read "Played yet more racquetball with Noam". (My very thoughts were "Doesn't he spell his name 'Noamh'?" and then "Wait, he's at CMU?!")
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From: kaustuv
2003-06-06 12:28 am (UTC)
Err, "very next thoughts" that is.
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From: rdore
2003-06-06 11:54 am (UTC)
Gah. If this is the Burns jazz documentary the biggest beef I have with that is that it more or less ingores everything that's happened in jazz after about 1959. And I say that listening to Herbie Hancock's Sextant at this very moment :-)
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2003-06-06 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was totally techstep's complaint also. I just imagine that it's titled "Jazz: 1900ish-1960ish" and I enjoy it immensely.
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From: rdore
2003-06-07 02:29 pm (UTC)
Yes but the point is it reinforces the popular opinion that jazz is just jazz up to about 1960. And that really pisses me off. If it was called the title you gave I'd probably be happy with it as is.

The reality is it's part of a more broad attitude that really annoys me - the general attitude that things should be immediately entertaining, that people are against anything which challenges there perspective or asks them to reconsider there view. And that's exactly the sort of stuff I really get off on. and, from a purely selfish point of view, I find it really frustrating.

So the attitude that the very melodic, sonorous stuff that most pre-1960 jazz is the only sort of jazz is enforcing all those standards which even the real jazz community doesn't recognize.

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[User Picture]From: platypuslord
2003-06-06 12:12 pm (UTC)
Heh - that's ironic. I was up in my office at about 11:10 wondering if I should try to get people for food. But I decided it was too late to start contacting people, so I went home and had a baked potato instead.
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