5th Blogiversary & Miles & Quintet & ‘Round Midnight

I was notified the other day that it was my fifth blogiversery, and being the active, committed blogger that I am, I only discovered this today. Erhem.

Well, the number 5, late to the game, midnight hour, what could be more appropriate than the Miles David Quintet Playing “‘Round Midnight” from the same titled album (1956).

Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). “‘Round Midnight” was written by Thelonious Monk in 1944.

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Hendrix & Red House Belated Blogiversary

I think this is from Smash Hits, the US release (1969). Jimi Hendrix (guitar), Mitch Mitchell (drums), Noel Redding (bass).

UPDATE: The original video is no longer available, so I updated “Red House” to a live version (Stockholm, 1969).

Incidentally, while I was away I got a Blogiversary notice. Two years, good visitors!
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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

I tip my blogger cap as usual to Nightskyradio, my blog mentor.

Celebrating a Year of Youtube Parasitization

Yes, good readers, this blog was launched one year ago my time, January 31, 2013.

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That this blog exists at all is due to the inspiration and encouragement of Nightskyradio. Since inauguration, I’ve put up a lot of music that I like and humor that made me laugh, posted some second rate photos, avoided pretty much all political, cultural and sectarian discussion, offered up some occasional, indirect faith based posts that probably constitute some of the most wussy-assed “witnessing” to appear since the Good Lord issued the Great Commission, and above all else met some fascinating and incredibly nice people. I’m not quite sure what else I’ve accomplished here . . . except attract an unexpectedly large number of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fanatics, from every corner of the earth.

(wdydfae trivia: 80-90% of the hits at this place are for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu posts. Yet 90-95% of the likes, comments, and subscriptions are from people who who have almost no interest in Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and come by for the regular fare, which is mostly jazz and fusion. How to make sense of this data?)

To mark this one year blogiversary, I’m actually going to be pulling back a bit on blogging, and reassessing what place it has, or should have, in my life. I’ll also maintain my monthly posting privileges over at the Blog of Funny Names (look for the next post there on 2/18). In fact, getting on that feisty crew may be my single most unexpected achievement in the blog world.

I very much appreciate everyone who’s come by, including especially commenters, likers, and subscribers. (That anyone would subscribe to me is something I cannot yet wrap my head around.) And, of course, the unnamed hordes of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fans!

I hope I have given you some laughs and good tunes. There may be more to come after I re-calibrate.