Evening chat – John Coltrane, West Germany, 1960


Groove on, hep cat night owls!

102 Responses to “Evening chat – John Coltrane, West Germany, 1960”

  1. 1 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm

  2. 2 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Woohoo! I’m flying high with some Coltrane playing in the background! 😀

  3. 10 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Sheesh, it’s about time we got a new post!

  4. October 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    One Saturday afternoon last month, six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn got a head start on the fine-dining life when they visited the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. There, five waiters presented them with a seven-course tasting menu (after the trio of canapés and an amuse-bouche, naturellement). The meal was overseen by the star chef and eponym himself, Daniel Boulud, whose goal was, he says, “for the children to really discover a lot of flavor, a lot of layers, a lot of texture.” These discoveries included Smoked Paprika Cured Hamachi (the “most-foreign thing for them,” Boulud says), Crispy Japanese Snapper (“which they loved to see”) and Wagyu Beef Rib-Eye (“a big success”). To capture the children’s reactions, the magazine asked Jeffrey Blitz, the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Spellbound,” to make a video. The initiates seemed to enjoy the experience, but that isn’t to say they loved all those flavors and textures. At one point, after tasting a custom-made nonalcoholic cocktail, 7-year-old Chester Parish said: “This is, like, the only good course. It’s yummy.”

  5. 17 vcprezofan2
    October 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    THANKS, Lib_L! You are a ________________ (fill in the blank) saver!

  6. 21 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm


  7. 22 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  8. October 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    The U.S. Leads the World in Nobel Laureates Thanks to One Surprising Factor:

    “..The team awarded for the medicine prize included John O’Keefe, an American-born British citizen at University College London; the team’s research involved how brains create a sense of space and environment. As for the physics prize, the awarded team included Shuji Nakamura, a Japanese-born American citizen at University of California, Santa Barbara; the team was recognized for inventing blue light-emitting diodes.

    So what’s the big trend? There have been a lot of foreign-born American laureates. Nakamura’s case is just the latest. Last year, a George Mason University study found that, historically, “foreign-born scientists and engineers are over-represented among U.S. Nobel Laureates.” According to the study, Americans have traditionally done well in terms of Nobel recognition. Since the prizes’ inception, U.S. citizens have constituted a whopping 42.4% of laureates. But more interestingly, 30.7% of those award recipients had immigrated to the U.S…..

    …..What does this mean? While critics of this trend might say this is further evidence of the U.S. brain drain taking away foreign talent, these days, the brain drain seems to be running in the other direction: With decreasing academic funding and professorships, an increasing number of Americans are actually finding opportunities abroad. And the prevalence of foreign-born U.S. Nobel laureates also demonstrates the boon of immigration and why this is a strategic investment for America. “Not all immigrants will become Nobel Prize laureates, but what are the costs if they don’t achieve their highest potential?” George Mason University sociology professor James Witte wrote for the Huffington Post last year. “It will be our own loss, as a nation, if immigrants are denied the opportunity to develop their talents and abilities; or if they don’t feel welcomed and decide to take their high achievements and entrepreneurial abilities elsewhere…..”

  9. October 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    ….possibly paging moderator in advance?

    Romney redux:

  10. October 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm

  11. October 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    FYI Pryor is demolishing Cotton ….

  12. October 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    She will win ….

  13. 40 yardarm756
    October 14, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    The first LP to sell 1 million copies.

  14. October 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    In case anyone was wondering…

  15. October 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

  16. October 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    My One and Only Love

    One of my favorites….funny thing is…it wasn’t till I saw the movie Bridges of Madison County that i discovered Johnny Hartman….I simply love his collaboration with Coltrane

  17. 72 forus50
    October 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    How awesome is this??!!!

  18. October 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm


    You are toooo Beautiful!

  19. 78 yardarm756
    October 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Back in the day! Ham mercy!

  20. 79 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    That’s what happen when you run a campaign on “Barack Obama” This is not 2010 and because the media is obsessed with PBO-bashing doesn’t mean the general public is. Voters are not interested in hearing politicians carry on about President Obama while saying virtually nothing about what they stand for, or what they understand about governing, or how they will make positive change in the lives of their constituents.

  21. 80 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm

  22. October 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm

  23. 82 forus50
    October 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Hey everyone, just want to share that Charles Blow’s new book, a memoir “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” is absolutely fantastic. I can’t remember a time when I read a book just so enjoying it that I would read a sentence and then just reread it again because the words written were so unusual but so perfect. I learned so much about the trials and social hazards of black boys growing up in the South. But it’s truly so difficult to describe it as it has his whole life in it including going to work for the NYT at age 24, an amazing accomplishment given he was raised in a dirt poor town in Louisiana. You will not be disappointed.

    • 83 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks for the rec. I will be on the lookout for that. I can think of someone for whom it would make a great gift.

  24. 84 EricFive
    October 14, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t know who is advising HRC and her camp, but he/she obviously either does not want Hillary to be the Democratic nominee or does not have a clue. First Hillary claimed she rebuffed Sen. Obama’s request to “go after” Sarah Palin. Who she thought she was going to win over with that bullshit I am unable to fathom. Now her and her minions are attempting to critique PBO’s foreign policy decisions and attack PBO from the right. As a strategy it makes absolutely no sense. Despite the fake media love affair with the Clintons, the GOP/MSM hated the Clintons up until Inauguration day 2009. And the GOP/MSM will hate the Clintons if she makes it through the primaries. So it makes no sense to repeatedly court the GOP when she does not have her Democratic house in order. The timing of these attacks on PBO so close to the midterm elections, when she knows that the entire GOP strategy for victory is to bring down PBO’s approval rating, makes me dislike her more than I did for her thinly veiled racists attacks on PBO during the 2008 primaries when things got tough for the Clintons. Maybe she really thought she would be a better President than PBO and adopted a “by any means necessary” mentality to obtain that goal. But to attempt to undermine a sitting, two-term President who appointed her to his Cabinet and has never been the slightest bit disrespectful toward her, this close to a crucial midterm election, tells me that HRC lacks the character, loyalty and decency to be President. She has the same loyalty to party that Joe Lieberman had. In my opinion, she will not make it out of the primaries. She actually believes the hype and bullshit the MSM peddles, same as she did in 2008. The “Dick Cheney, Jr.” routine will not fly in the Democratic primaries. Despite what the MSM is trying to peddle, the American people do not want more war and Democratic primary voters definitely do not want more war. Nor do they want a leader who can be so easily manipulated by the media into doing or saying stupid shit, I really get that impression about her.

  25. 86 arapaho415
    October 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the John Coltrane, LL. Can never go wrong with such genius and talent.

    As we near Nov 4, I’m trying to get as much local info as possible on the “toss-up” Senate Races — would love to do that with the House, but that’s far beyond my meager capabilities.

    Hope TODers post what they see on a local level too.

    Today from South Dakota:

    From the article:
    “About a third of the electorate here would vote for Satan if he had an R by his name, so barring any extraordinary circumstances Rounds could simply coast to re-election — which is what he did, despite accomplishing nothing during his tenure.”

    snip /

    Since Mike Rounds is “charisma-free, he tries to avoid saying or doing anything, and instead tries to “run out the clock” and rely on the Republicans’ structural advantage in the state.) Add on top of that the simmering corruption scandals and sleazy cronyism from his administration, and suddenly Rounds is vulnerable. Sure, the Republicans still have a built-in advantage, but they have a truly awful candidate in Rounds — and their sudden attention to this race shows that they know it.”

    10 days ago from AK:

    From the article:
    “This week, [GOP Dan]Sullivan missed another debate, and had refused to say why. Well, it turns out he was caught in Cleveland — at another fundraiser there, hosted by a bunch of rich guys.”

    snip /

    “This week, Maryland issued a finding that Dan was in fact a resident of Maryland from 2006 through 2008, which means Dan wasn’t being quite upfront on his FEC filing.”

    snip /

    When Dan Sullivan “was working for the federal government (the one we Alaskans love to hate), he actually lobbied for Europe to open up its markets for genetically modified salmon, aka “Frankenfish.” Alaskans despise these fish since they carry diseases and threaten our fisheries.”

    Sullivan also supports the proposed mega-polluter Pebble Mine project.

  26. October 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm

  27. 88 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    ireesh drew with germans???

    Guess now bt will be beating the drums for ireesh winning euro 2016.

  28. October 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    As I continue to absorb this kind of news I find myself shaking my head and wondering WTF is wrong with us that we’re not noticing these positive developments. I get that there’s still a lot of work to do, but on almost every data point, we’re making significant progress.


    Gonna Keep this all in my mind ad heart…

  29. October 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    If you RSVP you can find out how to get free tickets for Crist/FLOTUS. Wish I could be there!! VP Biden was just campaigning for Crist and now FLOTUS. Democrats are so aware of the importance of GOTV. I saw the notice about the DSCC pulling ads for Alison Grimes. They are being outspent by millions of dollars in ads, but they are still continuing the ground game. They know the importance of registering Democrats and getting them to he polls and are putting ad dollars in other races. It’s a sound decision. Go Allison and Charlie!!

  30. October 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm



    Yes We Can

  31. 96 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    For those of you who have missed the LA Senate debate with Landrieu (D), Cassidy (R) and Maness (R/L) and are interested, you can see the archived program here.


    Again, I thought Landrieu did a good job – her answers were thoughtful, realistic, and for the most part, she supports most of what Democrats stand for and wasn’t trying to “run away from Obama” in her responses. While she honestly stated that she didn’t agree with PBO on everything (and who does, reallhy?) she supports all the common sense policies (minimum wage, pay equity, health care as a right, climate change, support for use of airstrikes in ISIS, but no boots on the ground, etc) and took a very strong stand against repealing Obamacare. Like many of the other Republican candidates, Cassidy & Maness were simply reciting glib talking points they heard from FOX or other media – e.g., “Obama is the worst President evah!” “Landrieu is working for Obama’s agenda!”

    The last question – they were asked to on a scale of 1-10 to rate Gov Jindal, and President Obama.

    They rated as follows: Cassidy (after initially saying “no”) – Obama -0, Jindal 7
    Manness – Obama 0 – Jindal 5
    Landrieu – Jindal – barely 3; Obama 6-7

    As you can see, the Republican candidates are childish (you’re giving a twice elected President who has a higher approval rating that the Governor a “0?”

  32. October 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  33. October 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    WA-08 news: Jason Ritchie is a progressive Democrat running a very, very strong campaign. The incumbent GOPer Dave Reichert is disliked and Pres Obama won this district in 2008, 2012. Polling shows it’s winnable. Jason met VP Joe at Senator Maria Cantwell’s Women Of Valor luncheon.

    Washington voters have their ballots mailed to them, it’s a matter of motivating them and letting them know about Jason. Reichert has outraised Jason by a huge margin and in spite of that Newt Gingrich headlined a fund raising dinner for Reichert. The GOP wants him to be the next governor. Jason would be wonderful in the House and as a bonus it would be a huge plus to show the GOP to the door and send Reichert home.

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