The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Oct 23, 2012

Lindy West and Ahamefyle Oluo are writers, comics, musicians from Seattle. I love their works. Aham thought he was coming over to “audit” the show in my living room. Oh no. Yer in the house, you’re on the show. And… It was Wynton Marsalis I saw live play jazz or trumpet. I stayed awake the whole time and thought, “I experiencing jazz. This is important. Keep it together, Kashian.” They are altogether adorable and it’s great. Enjoy.

 

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NOTES:

Hey Marseilles

Read: Miles

Lindy West – Sex in the City 2 (my Sex in the City)

Dragonriders of Pern

In the Hand of the Goddess

Dungeons of Doom (Mac Classic game)

Scarab of Ra

Helen Merrill

Scott Walker (the musician)

Grizzly Bear

Nightwolf

John R. Neill

Busy Philipps

Watch: Reggie Miller vs. the NY Knicks (the end, spoiler!)

 

 

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5 Comments
  • over two years ago
    Todd Mason
    Oh, Ruth Brown was willing, in some lyrics, to buy into that unfortunate dynamic. But Miles Davis's personal evil might extend even further than I thought...I haven't yet dug deep to verify or falsify reports he was abusing and then pimping his girlfriends in the heavy heroin, but not yet heavy paycheck, years of the mid '50s. Somehow, that, along with everything else (including his well-established later, apparently lifelong willingness to punch and slap around the women in his life) is not excused by the artistry he would show when he felt like it, and only fitfully in his last decade or so...and so I always look askance at those who want to pedestal Davis for anything other than his better playing. (Even as early as the Birth of the Cool recording sessions he was consistently acting like an ass to other musicians, as John Lewis, about to become the primary instigator of the Modern Jazz Quartet, recalls in Gerry Mulligan's autobiography.)

    Glad Indiana was fun, despite the politicians, and hope Seattle will be as well (despite the similarly overpraised barons of industry and their ghosts up that way)...
  • over two years ago
    JackieKashian
    Indiana was FUN!! Seattle WA is next. I do remember you defending Ruth Brown before. I need to listen more to the album.
  • over two years ago
    Todd Mason
    The most relevant post ever to this discussion, made a year or so back..."Turn Off the Sky" turn-of-the-'60s Beat science fantasy, by Ray Nelson, a TDF reference and quotation, and Gygax of D&D mixed in.

    http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2011/05/as-others-see-us-ly-things.html


  • over two years ago
    Todd Mason
    Branford's a much better jazz player than his brother.

  • over two years ago
    Todd Mason
    Well, between flipping back and forth between this and the "Third Party" presidential candidates debate tonight, you're making it hard to get work done...goodness, I almost felt like picking up the time-phone and calling in, thus being one of the people who love to interrupt your recording (and perhaps I was!), with so much to bring up with these folks. First, jazz is *so* fun (and you can read that one with all the potential accents/stresses you like, I mean them all), and one place you sure ain't gonna learn about feminism is in MILES. Ruth Brown lyrics a bit mild in that case, as you might remembering me mentioning in the past. For another, Wynton Marsalis, being our age plus three or so, Jackie, nonetheless takes his whole jazz style from 1958 at latest...and before that came up, I knew the vintage of the Tamora Pierce edition by the fact of the FANTASY NEWSLETTER, later FANTASY REVIEW, review quotation (when FN/FR was flourishing and cited by paperback publishers...'80s, barely into '90s). Oh, you don't give Pierce a link, so here:

    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?867

    Goodness. What a fine, overstuffed with potential discussion and actual discussion episode. Looking forward to the sequels...

    Here, have some newish jazz (and some blues and such):
    http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2012/07/saturday-music-club-downbeating.html

    And some your guest might've read about:
    http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2012/09/saturday-music-club-some-new-schools-of.html

    Have fun in Indiana...