Ola and I watched a movie this evening entitled “Julie and Julia” which chronicled Julia Child’s life in France in the 1950s and blogger Julie Powell who gained notoriety on the internet by completing 536 of Child’s recipes from “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year. The film was great and pretty funny at times.
I felt a bit inspired at 1:30 AM and decided to find some video of Child’s “The French Chef” TV program. Long story short- dig on this simple but KILLIN’ omelette recipe from the master herself…
Here is a great interview with Duke Ellington from 1973 where he discusses art and popularity. Listen up aroud 2:30…
The Josh Lawrence Jazz 3 have released the single Someday Afternoon off their upcoming album Roots. The release is timed to sync up with the band’s first European festival tour in 10 cities across Poland this August.
The Jazz 3 are trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Ken Pendergast and drummer Mike De Castro who hail from NYC, Philadelphia and Washington DC respectively.
“We play Soul Bop… it’s been described a cross between Dizzy Gillespie and Marvin Gaye,” says the band.
The new full length album will be available for digital download July 12th 2010 at http://joshlawrencejazz.bandcamp.com.
Below is an excerpt from an article on Slate.com entitled How To Punish BP.
“Americans could boycott BP’s products. A lot of what BP produces is sold to other industrial companies or into commodity markets. But BP does have retail operations—BP and Arco gas stations and AmPm convenience stores. We could punish BP by buying our unleaded gas, beef jerky, and Twix bars from other stores. But retail is only a tiny sliver of BP’s business. And a boycott would punish franchisees, small- and midsize-business people who made an innocent decision to align with BP…
So what would work? The challenge, as I see it, is to devise punishments, or create new incentives, that give BP, its managers, and its shareholders incentives to make sure this sort of thing never happens again.”
I was a bit hasty in following Korn’s example. Much thanks to @kevin131 for passing this my way.
I’m pissed. We’re all pissed. So what do we do about it?
I’m touring in Poland this summer with the Jazz 3 and we are joining the many bands that are doing a small part by not contributing (knowingly) one more penny to the BP public relations department. Our car will run on Orlen. They have better coffee anyway.
So I ask all my fellow musicians to join me and take a stand… don’t fill up the tour van at a BP station. Dig?
UPDATE: I have revised my position on this.
More pics from the Damage Control show in Tarnow.
The next stop on the 2011 Damage Control tour brought the band to the beautiful Polish city of Tarnow. The concert was held in the stone basement of the local Cultural Center.
Guitarist Gonzo (yeah…) celebrated his 25th birthday with friends a family as the band ripped through an energetic set. Here is a video of his composition “Big Jay”…
Next stop- Pabianice, Czestachowa and Zielona Gora. Na razie!