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louis prima ca. '72
Hoist with his own petar; and 't shall go hard
Fortunately, a second document has emerged: Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall (a two-disc CD, in stores today). Recorded in 1998, a year after the first album's release, it languished for years in the vault - in part, says Cooder, because of "sonic problems - as is very often the case with live recording." Although parts of the concert were included in the Wenders film, it was just "bits and pieces," he says. "There's enough to get you to where you realized what a cathartic or dynamic event it was, but to hear song after song after song is another story."stream 2 tracks here
Getting the album to the point where it was possible to hear song after song was largely the work of Martin Pradler, an engineer Cooder has been working with in recent years. "He doctored on it, did a nice face-lift, and man - he really got it to walk and talk here," says Cooder.
"It's interesting to look back 10 years later," he adds. "The time interval didn't diminish it, it enhanced it. This was better than I recalled, and particularly in the case of Ruben Gonzalez. His piano playing was particularly strong right then, and I had sort of gotten used to hearing him in later years, when he had gotten weak and was losing strength. But man! You hear him here, being so free with all these things, especially the danzon piece [Almendra], how he just sort of tears through it. It's amazing."
FRIENDS OF MARINE STADIUM UPDATE: MIAMI MARINE STADIUM DESIGNATED AS HISTORIC STRUCTUREvia vz
To: Miami Marines:
We are delighted to tell you that that the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board designated the Marine Stadium as a Historic Structure at its meeting on October 7. The vote was 8-0. We have pasted a link to the Miami Herald article below. We have also attached the article as a file to this email in the event that the link "times out."
With successful designation of the Stadium, we now move to the next step-developing a feasible plan to bring back the Stadium. We understand that the City of Miami will issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) for management and development of the Stadium. We look forward to assisting the City and making sure that there are quality responses to this process. We will continue to quietly build organizational support and research aspects of programming and financing. If you haven't checked lately, please go to the "Letters of Support" section of our website, marinestadium.org. Many of the organizations listed can be helpful to us in this process. We expect more letters soon.
We will immediately begin to pursue National Register Designation, which is required for the 20% Historic Tax Credit. With the tax credit in hand, we can finance 18% of the Marine Stadium restoration costs, net of fees. We continue to search for other sources of funding for the Stadium.
We expect more publicity in national publications shortly and we will try to use the designation as an opportunity to attract more press. At the same time, we will probably begin planning an even to discuss the Stadium in an open, informal gathering .We are also beginning to think of doing a fundraiser Please email us with any ideas and suggestions you have-and if you would like to help. Finally, please continue to refer people to our website, The last several days, we have gotten the greatest number of web hits we have ever received. Conclusion We imagine there is some Chinese proverb that reflects how we feel right now.....something about taking an important step in a long journey. Historic Designation is a major accomplishment and the Marine Stadium is worthy of it. But returning the Stadium to use is our main goal. We continue! Jorge Hernandez Becky Roper Matkov Don Worth Friends of Marine Stadium. www.marinestadium.org
cutting back in quakertown
Brown lawn means jail time
mc-palin mavericks? more like the gobbledygook twins.
But to those who know the history of the word, applying it to Mr. McCain is a bit of a stretch — and to one Texas family in particular it is even a bit offensive.via vz
“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.
In the 1800s, Samuel Augustus Maverick went to Texas and became known for not branding his cattle. He was more interested in keeping track of the land he owned than the livestock on it, Ms. Maverick said; unbranded cattle, then, were called “Maverick’s.” The name came to mean anyone who didn’t bear another’s brand.
twistin' the country classics
yuke orch of GB shaft
Irwin chusid worst fucking wfmu dj blog posts EVER!!!
we are just crazy about those video reports from that man on the street billl cunningham
insulating a summer place
Kusama's Self Obliteration
fall '08 nyt design mag
Already a few things are blazingly clear. Designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture, the renovation remedies the annoying functional defects that had plagued the building for decades. But this is not the bold architectural statement that might have justified the destruction of an important piece of New York history. Poorly detailed and lacking in confidence, the project is a victory only for people who favor the safe and inoffensive and have always been squeamish about the frictions that give this city its vitality.