· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · March
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Mashing with Mike · To­day we had that Mashup event at the Sun cam­pus with Mike Ar­ring­ton. There were some­where be­tween 100 and 200 peo­ple there; I had fun and learned things ...
5✭♫: The Hot Spot · Den­nis Hop­per di­rect­ed The Hot Spot in 1990, and I’ve nev­er seen it. He hired Jack Nitzsche to write the mu­sic, and they got Miles Dav­is, John Lee Hook­er, Taj Ma­hal, and some oth­er re­al­ly good mu­si­cians to play on it. It’s the on­ly record I know of in which Miles Davis plays straight blues so­los in front of a straight elec­tric blues band, and while there’s some oth­er good stuff too, that would be enough for me. (“5✭♫” se­ries in­tro­duc­tion here; with an ex­pla­na­tion of why the ti­tle may look bro­ken.) ...
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