A few things I forgot to post yesterday: midterm dystopia and great music!

November 8th, 2014 at 10:29 am

First, a bit more on the political economy of the midterms, over at PostEverything.

Second, and much more importantly, two great musical entrees for your edification, funkification, and swingification.

First, it was made clear to me that some of the youngsters where I work were unfamiliar with this funk classic from the man himself, James Brown: Pass the Peas Like We Used to Say. If this fails get your fanny out of the chair then you’d better check your pulse to make sure you’re still alive.

Next, it was my great fortune to reconnect with my old friend from back in my own musician days, the pianist Ted Rosenthal. Do your ears a favor and listen to his version of my theme song from the midterms, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. You’ll hear some Red G, some Ahmad J, some Monk, but mostly Ted.

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2 comments in reply to "A few things I forgot to post yesterday: midterm dystopia and great music!"

  1. David Plummer says:

    Went to the Tony Bennett concert in Seattle on 6 November; good shew!! But try the Frank Sinatra version of ‘Once Upon A Time’ – it’s far superior to Tony’s rendition at the concert, and would be a big improvement over your ‘music.’


  2. Ted Rosenthal says:

    Thanks for the “shout out,” Jared. It’s great to reconnect!