To note the death, in her sleep, of our old and dear friend Rozalyn Williams in Manhattan on September 22nd. Her son Roget only managed to reach me yesterday, in Chicago. Thirty-five years ago we rode the Greyhound from New York to Detroit: he was a three-month old baby with us. Bleak is how the world feels this morning.
trying to remember last things before leaving. For coverage of the New Orleans epic, these three are worth checking regularly:
I stood listening to Joe Harriott. This will be the last set for a month or so.
thanks to Steve Dickison for finding this
Mother’s Little Helper Only a Mother Feral Chickens
Untitled Vibracathedral Orchestra My Gate’s Open, Tremble By My Side
Going To Spain Steve Bent The World’s Worst Record
Autumn In New York MJQ with Joe Harriott Concert Recording London 1959
The national guard is patrolling – but – as was stated to us by the national guard we met yesterday in Algiers “well, we’d rather be here than being shot at in Iraq, so our mission here is not to complete our mission (evacuating the city).”
extracted from an email from Andrea, in New Orleans
I had to add this link to a remarkable series of photographs of New Orleans from just before the hurricane up to the flood. A Mr. Alvaro. It’s worth the time.
NOTE September 12th
There is no longer access to this photo-journal…. perhaps a bandwidth problem…. more likely some smart publisher has bought the rights…. but the photos are too interesting to remain hidden for long.
A note from Harold Conover
The story will remain on site for as long as the site exists. I spoke with the Neville family spokeman and I confirmed that the person in the video is Charmaine Neville, the daughter of Charles Neville. In time, I was told, that I could interview Charmaine about her experience. Charmaine’s first cousin is Arnell Neville who works for the TV program “A Current Affair”.
Chittlin Circuit Magazine
I’ll be away for a couple of days, briefly back, and then away for some weeks in the US. I’ll try to post any news, but it might be impossible.
A piece about the justice and benefits of profiteering from the misfortunes of others,
In Praise of Price Gouging, by John Stossel, contains the remarkable sentence (about a bottle of drinking water):
By charging $20, the price gouger makes sure his water goes to those who really need it.
To my knowledge this is the first appearance of the verb “to need” meaning “to have sufficient money”.
Robert Sheppard’s The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and its Discontents, 1950-2000
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of the famous musical family recounting her experiences to a priest. You can find the video on http://www.chittlincircuit.com/Article73.phtml, but as it’s playable only onsite and might vanish, as so much does, I’ve made an audio-only copy here.
She seems perfectly credible, and – apropos the number of bodies – as FEMA now declares there must be no photographs of the recovery of corpses one wonders about the “official” death toll count: perhaps like that of Iraqi civilians.
to Claude Royet-Journoud in Paris: a dear friend I see too infrequently.
This was his cover for the first issue of infolio, July 1st. 1986.
Alex Chilton’s family reports they have heard from him and as of Sunday night, September 4, he is now officially safe.
It Never Entered My Mind Ella Fitzgerald The Rodgers and Hart Songbook
Think About The Good Times Baby Washington I’ve Got A Feeling
Rrose Selavy Juan Hidalgo Rrose Selavy
Poeme Symphonique Gyorgy Ligeti Machines Vs Music
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Kanye goes off-message while Mike reads on. (NBC censored feed for West Coast).
Thanks to Trevor Joyce and Crooks and Liars