Linky Goodness – 8/19/2009
Why Kind of Blue is so great
Kind of Blue was released 50 years ago this week. Slate analyzes what made this record so great.
I’m not a jazz geek, but I have a few of these records in rotation. If you haven’t already, you should check out:
Thelonious Monk: Solo Monk
Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
If you like vocals, then you should absolutely check out these two records, two of my all-time favorites
Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingue Lovers
Flipping through Amazon to find all these links, I was delighted to have the yellow bar saying things like “You Purchased this item on February 8, 1999.” Shows how long Amazon has been around.
Barney Frank’s Town Hall
Barney Frank seemed to have a lot of fun at his town hall to discuss healthcare reform. This is a ridiculously slanted account of the night, but there’s some truth buried in there. Here’s a more nuanced coverage from CNN. Here’s the Barney Frank video