Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Are You Glad to Be in America?

This Thursday's program on KSFR, streaming from www.ksfr.org from 1-3 pm Mountain Time, is a birthday tribute to Ronald Shannon Jackson, with recordings of RSJ spanning 1975's Body Meta with Ornette Coleman, '78-'79 with the Cecil Taylor Unit and then on to The Decoding Society, with pieces from Nasty, Eye on You, Decode Yourself, and Texas and a little bit of James Blood Ulmer thrown in. Thanks to my friends at Destination Out for the heads up on RSJ's birthday.

3 comments:

r said...

pretty glad to be in america::::i caught that show, btw. how did you weather the uber-american environs of the past couple weeks in your area?

~rH

peter breslin said...

yeah, I'm glad to be in America too. I just think it's a healthy question to ask every now and then. The Uber-American environment here was strange, surreal. That the Phoenix metro area, generally, could temporarily become the cultural center of the country because of Super Tuesday and Super Bowl XLII simultaneously is quite fitting....

the unreliable narrator said...

"I'm proud to be an American, WHERE at least I know I'm free!" Actually it's almost always uber-Murikan around here, somehow. Except for mariscos joints and the lavanderia (yay)!

You should blog more, brilliant one. And I should mark more papers....