Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Night Jazz Blogging

With the latest weather forecast for 6 to 10 inches of snow, here are two newer jazz artists with their renditions of Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne's "Let it Snow".

Emilie-Claire Barlow: Let it Snow

Jamie Callum: Let it Snow

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday Night Jazz Blogging

Some Washboard jazz to wash away the Cheney Misadministration's waterboard jazz and the latest "we don't torture (without destroying the waterboarding tapes)" revelations.

Washboard Serenaders: Dark Eyes

Great performance featuring Lannie Scott on the piano.

Washboard Bill: Sunshine Florida
Recorded in 1988 at Washboard Bill's home in West Palm Beach Florida.

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Washboard Blues
Features Hoagy Charmichael, the song's composer, on vocals (and piano?).

Monday, December 03, 2007

A New Dinosaur Mummy!

I know this sounds like snark (and tastes like chicken), but this is from National Geographic, "Dinosaur Mummy" Found; Has Intact Skin, Muscle:
Scientists today announced the discovery of an extraordinarily preserved "dinosaur mummy" with much of its muscles and bones still encased in an uncollapsed envelope of skin.

Preliminary studies of the 67-million-year-old hadrosaur, named Dakota, are already altering theories of what the ancient creatures' skin looked like and how quickly they moved, project researchers say. (See pictures of the mummy dino and its preserved skin.)
Other Dinosaur Mummies:

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Shagadelic Mr. 911

Image includes Bernard Kerik as Dr. Evil and Michael Chertoff as Mini-Me. An appropriate casting for Chertoff since he was originally hired as a prosecutor by Giuliani when Rudy was the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan.

Inspired by the wall-to-wall "Shag Fund" coverage at Talking Points Memo:
The Shag Fund not only paid for the 11 tryst visits to Hamptons.

-- It paid for hotel and other expenses for mayoral aides -- in addition to the security detail -- who also went with the mayor to the Hamptons on the tryst weekends.

-- Nathan's NYPD-chauffeured trips (without Rudy) to visit her parents in Pennsylvania, 130 miles outside the city.

-- NYPD detectives and city-owned undercover Dodge to drive Nathan around the city.

-- NYPD detectives and city-owned undercover Dodge to drive Nathan's friends and family around the city even when she wasn't in the car.

-- NYPD security detail for Nathan, personally approved by Bernard Kerik.

-- NYPD cops to walk Nathan's dog.

I considered doing a couple other images in this vein. One was a "Shagadelic security detail fun(d)" with a leaping Rudy Powers in front of either the NYPD Blue cast or an NYPD police detail. The other was a "Do I make you Rudy?" with a pose on the round revolving bed.