May 25, 2004

What is truth?

Thinking people everywhere celebrate Miles Davis's birthday on May 26 (ahem, the same as jk).

Now, some lowlifes at NPR are trying to claim that it is today, the 25th. What a bunch of biased liberal dirtbags! Tom Vitale at eLibrary knows what's up and tried to clear things up on "All Things Considered:"

According to most encyclopedias and music history books, today is the 75th anniversary of the birth of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. In fact, he was actually born 75 years ago tomorrow, on May 26th, 1926, in Alton, Illinois. Davis is one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz. He also continues to be its best-selling artist.

Happy Birthday, Miles -- tomorrow!

Posted by jk at May 25, 2004 04:38 PM

Those liberal scum at NBC got it wrong as well on their morning newscast.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at May 25, 2004 04:48 PM

Happy Birthday to Jazz great JK and oh yes, Miles Davis as well.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at May 26, 2004 08:13 AM

Miles Davis was a misogynistic pig and lazy to boot. He managed to collect full pay for sessions in which he played only half the notes that Charlie Parker played. Coltrane quadrupled Miles Davis' note per measure output and never got the big dollars until he stepped out on his own. Miles Davis should have spent more time practicing and less time buying fancy clothes. Had he done so we wouldn't have to put up with his lack of chops masking as depth and sensitivity. I'll take Alvin Lee any day!
By the way, happy B-Day to JK, today or tommorow, whichever...

Posted by: sugarchuck at May 26, 2004 08:30 AM

There is no dispute on my birthday, just Miles's. Mine is today (26th) thank you, sugarchuck.

I have a posthumous release from Miles, "Love Songs," with a pile of great ballads. I'm not a big Miles guy for his personal warmth or the bulk of his music. But that CD is superb! "My Funny Valentine" it's good stuff.

jk's deep dark secret is that I'm not so hot on Charlie Parker either -- shhh! I'll get kicked out of jazz club if this gets out.

Posted by: jk at May 26, 2004 10:22 AM

And I won't agree that Miles lacked chops...

Posted by: jk at May 26, 2004 10:36 AM

Ballads...Schmallads! Ballad lovers are the kind of folks that see a picture of John Kerry with an archtop Gibson (and not a very nice one at that) posing whith some whinny "me first" rock band and think he should lead the free world. Remeber the balladeer in Animal House, seducing some doe eyed ninny with "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" John Belushi demonstrated the proper defense against ballads in that scene and it's a lesson we all should learn. The leader of the free world should carry a solid body slab of Fender Telecaster, run it through an American Made Twin Reverb amplifier, crank the bridge pickup up to ten and give em' hell! John Kerry of the furrowed brow and the somber visage looks like a ballad lover to me and not just any ballad lover. He looks like a guy waiting for a Pete Seeger revival. He looks like a guy that would issue a stamp honoring the Weavers. Well remember this my friend; when Lee Atwater took Goerge the First to the whitehouse, he did it with a good old fashioned Gibson SG...aint that a man...I spell M- , A child, Nnnnnn. Ballads indeed!

Posted by: sugarchuck at May 26, 2004 11:04 AM
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