'Let's not forget ...':
A couple of readers on the Boston Essential Music List.
First, Jon L:
"Til Tuesday - Voices Carry.....awesome album
"Del Fuegos - great music. Loved 'Backseat Nothin'
"I'd forgotten that Robin Lane was from Boston! The shame.
"Let's not forget The Fools, one of the all time great fun party bands. Even found 'Night for Beautiful Girls' on an 80s compilation album. Also, Face to Face; loved the album One Big Day. Great sound, Laurie Sargent had a great voice. And lastly, because I was an unrepentant hair metal guy back in the day....how Lynn's own Mass? Even remember seeing the video for Mass' song 'Do You Love Me' on V-66 a few times."
Second, Kev on Ellington at Newport 1956
"Right On Jay, that was an amazing evening, vividly recalled in Ken Burns jazz documentary on PBS. He did a great segment on Paul Gonzalves and his 27 choruses on Diminuendo In Blues And Crescendo In Blue. Good call. I’ll throw in an oldie but a goodie: Grateful Dead at the Boston Music Hall, June 10, 1976."HB response
-- Unfortunately I didn't see the Ken Burns series. But I was lucky, soon after the remastered Ellington CD came out in the late 1990s, to listen to a Rhode Island radio station (forget which one) dedicate an entire show to the Newport concert and its importance to Ellington's comeback. I was driving from Jamestown, R.I. to Newport, listening to the mesmerizing on-air review, with concert organizers and attendees reminiscing on the historic evening. They played cuts from the CD, then talked. I parked my car and couldn't stop listening. I knew I was hooked. To this day, I consider Ellington at Newport one of my favorite all-time albums -- and I'm not a big jazz or big band fan.Design coincidence:
Not to be confused with Intelligent Design, but don't you think there's a striking resemblance between The Crimson's recently redesigned web site
and the NYT's recently redesigned site
? ... At first I liked the soft gentle feel of both. But I've learned to dislike them. They're not direct enough. ... Coming soon: A redesign of Hub Blog. I swear!Update
-- No, no, no. I'm not accusing anyone of copying the other. The designs are just a coincidence, I'm sure. Someone wrote to me about this. ... For the record: I believe The Crimson's redesign came out first.