sunday freeform
May 5, 2007 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Lee Perry, Ornette, and Hilary, with love
posted by vronsky (32 comments total)
Ornette is awesome.
posted by Eekacat at 11:47 AM on May 5, 2007

B-han, if you need me to explain how sexy that was, then, I don't know. And those two dancers behind her? Sweet lord!

But yeah, those scratch videos are not to be missed. Genius.
posted by vronsky at 11:55 AM on May 5, 2007

metafilter: i am not a boaster, but a positive toaster.

is this post one of those stoners-only things?
posted by facetious at 12:08 PM on May 5, 2007

I'm trying to figure out the theme. I think the theme is that I'm not stoned enough to figure out the theme.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:16 PM on May 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

Love ya vronsky.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:16 PM on May 5, 2007

pretty much, yeah.

more scratch
posted by vronsky at 12:17 PM on May 5, 2007

I think I actually need someone to explain to me how sexy the last link was.
posted by Doug at 1:17 PM on May 5, 2007

Muted video
"Dark Side Of The Moon"
3 shots of Reposado
Complete Grok.
posted by Dizzy at 1:33 PM on May 5, 2007 [1 favorite]

"sunday freeform?"

Isn't today Saturday?
posted by the_bone at 1:58 PM on May 5, 2007

Man, I love Ornette. For those who are taken aback by his late-70s style, a quote from the indispensable Penguin Guide to Jazz: "It was a shock to the system in 1975, hearing Coleman with what initially sounded like a rock band and then continued to sound like a rock band, except that repeated exposure reveals how many layers and subtleties this music camouflages... Ornette's alto playing is fiercely linear but jumps up and down the levels like some pixilated hero in an arcade game. The 'rock' influence is largely superficial, since the rhythmic approach is the opposite to rock's relentless emphasis on strong beats."

Thanks, vronsky!
posted by languagehat at 2:27 PM on May 5, 2007

"sunday freeform?" Isn't today Saturday?

Everyday is like Sunday when you're smokin' what Vronsky's smokin.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:32 PM on May 5, 2007

I was pleasantly surprised upon hearing his recent LP Sound Grammar that he is still in top form. His musical quotations of Stravinsky on one of the tracks was particularly unexpected.
posted by Falconetti at 3:33 PM on May 5, 2007

That Coleman clip rocked. but man, watching the side of Ornette's neck inflate and deflate freaked me out.
posted by ardgedee at 3:48 PM on May 5, 2007

Hey, whatevs, it's all good to me.

Also, what show was that Ornette Coleman clip from. Was it a popular show? The equivalent of Sunburned Hand of Man playing Conan O'Brien?
posted by Kattullus at 4:32 PM on May 5, 2007

It's from milton berle's show.
posted by shmegegge at 5:42 PM on May 5, 2007

Ha, I just had a little sax lesson last night. I love that stuff!!!!
posted by snsranch at 5:50 PM on May 5, 2007

The theme is that Stairway to Heaven is better than all of these.
posted by Pastabagel at 6:40 PM on May 5, 2007

Listening to Ornette for me, is like getting tickled in three different spots simultaneously. And loving it. And I was going to include a wiki link to "harmalodics" l-hat, since Coleman coined the term, but to my surprise, there wasn't one.
His album Virgin Beauty with Prime Time and Jerry Garcia is still a pleasant surprise all these years later.

(winks at miss lynnster. Forbes made me do it;)
posted by vronsky at 7:31 PM on May 5, 2007

Harmolodics. (Wiki stub)

Theme from a Symphony. (Ornette w/ Blood Ulmer)
posted by Wolof at 10:05 PM on May 5, 2007

posted by vronsky at 10:43 PM on May 5, 2007

The Seventh Seal

posted by vronsky at 2:25 PM on May 6, 2007

Wild Strawberries

posted by vronsky at 2:39 PM on May 6, 2007

I. Would. Take. A. Bullet. For. You. Vronsky.
posted by Dizzy at 2:43 PM on May 6, 2007 [1 favorite]

second set goes out to diz, for I was hungry, and he fed me cake

Robert Capa

Fright Night
posted by vronsky at 7:43 PM on May 6, 2007

Barr y Lyndon
posted by vronsky at 9:10 PM on May 6, 2007

shall we dance?
posted by vronsky at 9:42 PM on May 6, 2007

Invaders From Mars

I saved the best for last;)
posted by vronsky at 10:14 PM on May 6, 2007

Hung Up on Grey Gardens
posted by vronsky at 10:44 PM on May 6, 2007

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