Archive for the ‘Currents’ Category
Someone finally lays it on the line about Coke and soda generally.
Update: Later Saturday. The music and streaming is done for the day.
Here’s a trip back to Newport, 1958. It’s the documentary film “Jazz on a Summer’s Day.”
(Sorry for the obnoxious ad that runs before the film starts.)
The live video feed from The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, via NPR Music.
You can also listen via this stream courtesy WBGO.
A friend called up one day this week and told me to meet him downstairs. He was sort of mysterious about why, but he told me to bring a camera. I agreed and met him on the corner of 49th and 7th and we walked a few blocks uptown. Below is what we saw from outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, as recorded by the CBS cameras, (HD version here) but you can see it how I saw it here and here. Thanks to Thomas for insisting.
I don’t do the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, and as long as I’ve lived in New York I never have. I do however work very near where the ball does drop, and in fact can see it from my office. Last night I saw some rehearsal drops, and decided to meander down to Times Square before heading home. I shot this video. Tonight, given the weather, I think the picture on television will look rather different.
This John Lee Hooker tune seemed appropriate for the day after the election. And the Carlos Santana guitar work is pretty sweet too.