Serendipity SOUL-Monday Open Thread

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From the Wiki.  

John William Coltrane (sometimes abbreviated “Trane“; September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967[1]) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was beatified by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane.

Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane, and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist.

He influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant tenor saxophonists in jazz history. He received many awards, among them a posthumous Special Citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2007 for his “masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz.”[2]


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16 Responses to Serendipity SOUL-Monday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    CNN Sources: White House staff chief Rahm Emanuel informs colleagues he’s all but certain to leave and run for Chicago mayor.


  2. Ametia says:

    UPDATED: Obama Arrives in Albuquerque
    By The Associated Press
    Monday, 27 September 2010 19:05

    President will attend an event in the South Valley on Tuesday, a so-called “backyard visit” aimed at helping middle-class families cope with the national economy

    President Barack Obama has arrived in New Mexico as he continues to meet with families about rebuilding the economy.

    The president’s plane has touched down at the Albuquerque International Sunport. Greeting him were New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Congressman Martin Heinrich and other state dignitaries.

    Obama will be in Albuquerque’s South Valley on Tuesday for a so-called “backyard visit” aimed at helping middle-class families cope with the national economy.

    Heinrich is a first-term Democrat who is defending his seat from the Albuquerque area. He reportedly is thrilled the White House agreed to his suggestion to hold the event in the South Valley.

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    Photos of PBO arriving in New Mexico

  3. Ametia says:

    This is a NO brainer….

    The White House Blog
    President Obama to College Journalists: “What I Want to Do is Just to Go Speak to Young People Directly”
    Posted by Jesse Lee on September 27, 2010 at 03:43 PM EDT

  4. Ametia says:

    Saw Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps yesterday. I thought Oliver Stone cleverly laid out the timeline of the events leading UP to the 2008 Wall Street bailout.

  5. Hiya, Ametia!

    I’m worn out and still not finished. I’ve got online problems & I need to finish up some work. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

  6. Ametia says:

    September 26, 2010 12:00 PM
    Mike Pence Can’t Name a Single New Idea by Republicans in Their ‘Pledge’
    By Heather

    Well his cohort Rep. Kevin McCarthy couldn’t name a single program the Republicans would cut from the federal budget the other day after the Republicans released their new “Pledge to America”. Today on Meet the Press Rep. Mike Pence couldn’t give Meet the Press’ David Gregory one actual example of anything in the pledge that’s a new idea and not just the same old recycled talking points we’ve been hearing for years.
    GREGORY: You know, as you go back to 1994, Congressman Pence, there was the Contract with America, and one of the big issues, if you go back even to interviews I’ve done with Republican leaders till after the election of President Obama, was that this wanted to be the party of new ideas.

    PENCE: Right.

    GREGORY: And, in fact, this, this pledge has been criticized for being anything but new. Where satire is most effective, Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” this week raised this issue by comparing some of what was said in 1998 by Speaker–rather, who wants to be speaker, Boehner, John Boehner, to what he said in unveiling the pledge. And this is what it looked like.

    (Videotape, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Thursday)

    REP. JOHN BOEHNER: (From September 23) A smaller…

    (From March 3, 1998) A smaller…

    (From September 23) …less costly…

    (From March 3, 1998) …less costly…

    (From September 23) …and more accountable…

    (From March 3, 1998) …and more accountable…

    (From September 23, 2010 and March 3, 1998; in unison) …government in our nation’s capital.

    MR. JON STEWART: Wow. That’s–I don’t even know what to say. This thing’s not even a sequel. It’s like a shot-by-shot remake of your–I thought the pledge was you were humbled and going to come back with fresh new ideas. Wasn’t that the pledge?

  7. Ametia says:

    Happy Monday, Opulent. Hope you’re getting well rested! :-)

  8. Ametia says:

    Tweety Bird Matthews is a dirty scoundrel- Anybody but the black guy. You aint slick Chris .

    September 26, 2010 06:00 PM
    Chris Matthews Panel: Why Can’t Barack Obama Be More Like Bill Clinton?
    By Nicole Belle

    Revisionist history is in full bloom on The Chris Matthews Show, all in the name of undermining Barack Obama. Now, Barack Obama is guilty of not-connecting with voters, unlike Bill Clinton.

    There’s been a lot of this revisionism in the remembered legacy of Bill Clinton amongst the Villagers. I have several theories as to why: 1) hindsight is always kinder as the rough edges smooth over in the intervening years; 2) some of the Villagers are too young and too intellectually incurious to know about the toxic culture of the Beltway during the Clinton years; and 3) in true bobblehead fashion, they don’t really care that they said one thing during one news cycle and something diametrically opposite in another.

    In the case of Chris Matthews, I have to believe that it’s the third option in play. Keep in mind that the whole dubbing of the DC media as the Villagers came into play in their reaction to Bill Clinton and how they felt that he and Hillary did not properly show obsequiousness to the powers that be in the Beltway cocktail circuit. And Matthews was definitely part of that group. Even years after Clinton’s term was over, Matthews could not let go of Clinton’s infidelities and impeachment, even crediting that with Hillary Clinton’s personal success as a politician.

    But now, Tweety finds him the consummate politician, relating to the crowd in a way that Obama cannot, even editing the video of that CNBC Town Hall to not show Obama’s response, and then bemoaning that he did not take the time to relate to her a time when he and Michelle suffered financially.

  9. Ametia says:

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  10. Ametia says:

    CBS News Sunday Morning – Linda McGibney reaction to Ben Stein op-ed regarding tax on rich

  11. roschelle says:

    oooooo weeeeeeee – my man! yes indeed. love me some coltrane for lovers and anything else of his.

    morning ladies!!!

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