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IN CELEBRATION OF THE DRUM: PART FOUR, BUDDY RICH

Posted by Billyjam, January 12, 2008 11:16pm | Post a Comment
                                                  
Above is video clip of a drum solo by legendary jazz drummer & band leader Buddy Rich. As witnessed by this amazingly superfast drum solo, it is no surprise that Rich, who died back in 1987 at age 69, is still reverbuddy riched the world over by drummers and fans of drumming for his swift skills. In fact, back in his day he was commonly billed as "the world's greatest drummer." He is also one of the fastest, most skilled drummers of all time and got honored by Drum magazine for the "fastest drum solo ever" specifically for the song "Machine" off his 1967 album Big Swing Face.

And talk about taking to the drum at an early age!  Reportedly Rich was just two years old when his father, who first noticed his baby son's keen sense of rhythm,  enlisted (exploited?) him in vaudeville playing the drums, billing him as "Traps the Drum Wonder"buddy rich at the top and as such he was an extremely successful young artist. In fact by the time he reached the ripe old age of 11 he was already a band leader. Unlike a lot of child stars Rich didn't quit or burn out but rather continued playing throughout his teens, consistently honing his style and getting better and better at his art. It has been written that Rich is one of the few drummers to ever master the so-called "one-handed roll" on both hands.

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Songs About Immigration, Part 1 - Maldita Vecindad: Mojado

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 12, 2008 07:24pm | Post a Comment
Maldita Vecidad Y Los Hijos Del Quinto Patio is a legendary band from Mexico, D.F. They started in the mid-80's and are still going strong. "Mojado" is from their first album. It is song about someone who left for El Norte for a better life and died on the way and how the death affects the people they left behind.

Yo sabía que te ibas a ir
hoy por fin te vi partir
Yo temía que te ibas a ir
hoy tu voz la oí decir:
"Yo me voy de aquí,
me voy de aquí.
No tengo nada que darte a ti
El otro lado es la solución
por todas partes
se oye el rumor:
yo me voy de aquí"
Te ví partir
Ahora estoy sola
sola sin ti
Yo te ví partir
partir , partir, partir

Ya son dos días que no estas aquí
Hoy Pedro corre gritando hacia mí
Trae en la mano un diario gris
hay una nota perdida entre mil
que habla de ti
Habla de ti
"MOJADO MUERTO, AL INTENTAR HUIR"
No dice nada, no hay explicación
eras un cerdo oculto en un camión,
que quiso huir
Lloró por ti
A mis espaldas oigo decir:
"Yo lo ví partir,
partir, partir, partir"


The Cyclonic 2007 Celebrity Mugshot Whirl-Around, part 2

Posted by Whitmore, January 12, 2008 09:00am | Post a Comment

Sometimes I get the impression that our old friend Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson just wants to end up at the top of an old oil refinery like James Cagney in White Heat, screaming at the top of his Hall of Fame lungs “Look at me Ma! Top of the world!” Then boom … infinity and vapor … melted down like a Heisman Trophy.






David Huckabee
, the eldest son of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, made headlines when he was arrested in April for having a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on bag at the Little Rock Airport. Yeah, but that’s nothing compared to the stunt he pulled as an 18 year old, when he was fired from his Boy Scout counseling job for torturing and killing a stray dog he caught at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Arizona. First he hung the dog by the neck, slit its throat, then stoned it to death.



You would think that the biggest story this year in sports would have been Michael Vick and his massive screw-up, but luckily for him we live in an era when athletes massively screw-up all the time.



I’m not trying to play the elitist-snob game here, but I’ve never seen an episode of American Idol … but shit, with characters like Jessica Sierra hanging around, I think I have to mend my ways and check this show out! But the first order of business, get Season Four from Netflix for a better look at this femme fatale.

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D E M O N S - Saturday Midnight At The New Beverly !!

Posted by phil blankenship, January 11, 2008 08:56pm | Post a Comment
THIS SATURDAY - Tell Your Friends!
Come out and help us celebrate our first showing of the new year !

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship proudly present the 80s Italian Horror Classic:

DEMONS
1985, dir. Lamberto Bava


New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Midnight, $7

http://www.newbevcinema.com/
http://www.myspace.com/newbeverlymidnights

The Cyclonic 2007 Celebrity Mugshot Whirl-Around, part 1

Posted by Whitmore, January 11, 2008 07:06pm | Post a Comment

 
I guess you can say that Daniel Baldwin isn’t the best looking Baldwin, nor is he the Baldwin most likely destined for a career in politics. And you know that’s OK; it’s a terrible profession anyway.

Unfortunately, as I look closer at this mugshot, I have to add, oddly enough … and sadly enough… I can’t decide whether he looks more like my dad or more like me.





 At one point I thought Mickey Rourke was one hell of a weird but pretty interesting actor. With movies like Angel Heart, 9½ Weeks, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Rumble Fish, Diner, Johnny Handsome, they’re not all necessarily great or even good films, but sometimes it doesn’t matter,  I watch Mickey Rourke and I think to myself; “what the hell?’. (Actually way back in the day, before Amoeba-time itself, I used to work for the law firm of Parkinson, Wolf, Lazar and Leo in Century City. One day one of the attorneys walked up to me and said “Hey Whitmore, I just saw a movie starring Mickey Rourke and I thought the character he played reminded me of you. Have you seen the movie Barfly yet?”  What can you do? I lied and said no, then quietly walked away.) Anyway, I haven’t seen much of Mickey Rourke since his last mugshot … by the way; this arrest in November was for drunk driving on a Vespa scooter.


 



Well I wish I could tell you some interesting story or tidbit about the life of thespian/pre-teen role model Lindsay Lohan, but I can’t… anyway, here is her complete set of mugshots from 2007. Collect ‘em all, trade ‘em with your friends.

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