Playing original 7" pressings exclusively from my "In Case of Emergency" box, which incidentally, I grabbed at the last minute in quasi-emergency of being unsure as to what to play for this occasion.
Listen to two hours of me straight kicking it. Unsurprisingly, it is not difficult for me to talk about vinyl.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Feel free to use, repost, share and if necessary, use for your own upcoming release. If you wanna call out specific releases and what jacket they employed, well that would be cool too.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
While digging through my archives recently, I found an unassuming scrap of paper. While this should be otherwise forgettable, the fact that said party is the only party I've ever not been allowed into or immortalized in an illustrated video gives me enough reason to share here. Google Street View shows a structure exactly as I remember it from over 15 years ago. Standing on the porch, party clearly blazing, being told there was actually no party going on and then sitting in a minivan in the driveway, trying to make sense of what actually happened are not exactly fond memories, but they are memories nonetheless. Please enjoy this completely unnecessary exercise.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Further more, knowing said program produced two world class harpists (Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane), I thought it was interesting that there's a lone African-American student in the class.
Personally, I don't think it's Ashby. The facial features appear too dissimilar. But maybe, just maybe, it could be Alice Coltrane, who at the time would've been known as Alice McLeod. She would've been a student at Cass during the first half of the 1950's. Ashby would've been at Cass in the early/mid 40's.
It's difficult to find in-depth info for Alice's Detroit years and even more so to dig up any photos of that time. I don't have access to any old Cass yearbooks down here in Nashville, so any enterprising sleuths in the 313 are encouraged to explore. Below is a more-detailed view of the student in question. Any insight or light to shed on the situation, let it fly in the comments.
PS. Cass Tech supposedly still has at least one of the harps that both Ashby and Coltrane would've been taught on. Too damn cool.