July 30, 2008

Reader Tips

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to SDA Late Nite Radio. Tonight, for your delectation and pursuant to our Tuesday night vintage music show, here are Irving Aaronson & his Commanders performing Outside, with vocals by Phil Saxe and chorus (1929, 3:23). If you're interested, pick Continue Reading for more information on Irving Aaronson.

Your Reader Tips are, as always, welcome in the comments.

Here are the notes our SDA LNR vintage music reference source kspm01 has provided on Mr. Aaronson:

"Born in New York, Irving Aaronson learned piano from Alfred Sendry at the David Mannes School for music. His piano performances by the age of 11 could be heard in silent movie theatres. During the 1920s and the 30s, he directed two big bands and recorded with different record companies. The first group that was formed under his name was the Versatile Sextette in the early 1920s, later renamed or renewed under the name of the Crusaders Dance Band.

"In 1925, it was with this band that his first ever compositions were recorded with an underground record company. The band having success signed with the Victor label company where prior to their second music publication the band name was changed to Irving Aaronson and his Commanders. In 1926, they thus made their second album release, the first with the Victor recording company. During the period of time that they were signed under the label Victor (from 1926 to 1929), the band got a lot of success creating the well known Let's Misbehave, in 1927, and by Irene Bordoni's side, they appeared in Cole Porter's Broadway show, in 1928.

"Through the years, the band saw a number of good musicians such as Phil Saxe, Joe Gillespie and later to be known as band leaders were Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa and Tony Pastor. In 1935, he was the lead performer in the radio program Irving Aaronson Orchestra on NBC. At 45, the MGM studios hired him as a musical supervisor, after his musician career. Less notable appearance on television include his voicing of Mr. Nobody in the MGM's animation named Betty Boop for President. Some sources say he retired at 65, other have him working till his death. He died of a heart attack in 1963, at 68 years old.

"In terms of jazz, Aaronson's Commanders was most valuable as an incubator for musicians who would become significant, even dominant figures in the Swing Era. Artie Shaw, Tony Pastor and pianist/arranger Chalmers "Chummy" MacGregor all served in the earlier edition of the Commanders, and vocalist Kay Weber and Gene Krupa participated in the "swing" band.

"It is difficult to evaluate the later Aaronson group as its ARC records are so scarce, but the Victors often feature excellent, highly difficult arrangements, innovative ensemble choruses and effective, if short, solos. Their recording of "Lets Misbehave" is practically synonymous with the free spirit and high times of the Jazz Age."

Posted by Vitruvius at July 30, 2008 12:01 AM


some later Krupa

Posted by: cal2 at July 29, 2008 11:12 PM

There's continued controversy in Israel over the Obama prayer note...

The 7 Report provides a synopsis of events to date.

Looks like either Ma'ariv or the Obama Campaign are lying about the note.

Posted by: OMMAG at July 29, 2008 11:20 PM

luv both those drummer MEN and dressed in zoots!
ol skool rules!

Posted by: puddin and pie at July 29, 2008 11:23 PM

All is fair in Love and War...

Posted by: shaken at July 29, 2008 11:31 PM

Is it becoming cool to mock the greens. Go to samizdata, A British blog with Libertarian slant, and scan down to topic.

Posted by: tranio at July 29, 2008 11:57 PM

I certainly agree, Cal2, that the Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich "drum battle" from the 1996 Sammy Davis Jr. show that you referenced is a good listen. If you follow the "Related Videos" links at YouTube and focus on "drum battles", you'll find this is an old form in it's own right, with examples including Ed Shaughnessy vs. Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa vs. Lionel Hampton vs. Chico Hamilton, and Buddy Rich vs. Jerry Lewis (sic, my personal favourite).

Which is part of why I jumped on that Irving Aaronson work: any node through which the vectors of Artie Shaw and Gene Krupa both passed is probably worth taking a listen to.

Posted by: Vitruvius at July 30, 2008 12:07 AM

Mr. T Snickers Commercial: Speedwalker

Warning: May be offensive to speedwalkers, unless said speedwalker is a Christian, then it’s just comedy.

Posted by: Bernie at July 30, 2008 12:19 AM

"Canada Day with Iggy"

"Iggy chats with supporters."

"The beer was served at Ignatieff’s Canada Day bash from a Brita container and the flags were slightly wrinkled."

"Iggy and Tamara Jemuovic, the 14-year-old Miss Teen Greater Toronto Area."

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 7:00 AM

"Oil sands get nod from U.S. anti-poverty group"

"CALGARY -- Support for Canada's oil sands is coming from an unexpected American group--an anti-poverty coalition led by African-American civil rights and faith leaders.

The group is waging a national campaign targeting 50 "extreme" environmental organizations and 100 U. S. politicians it says are restricting energy supplies through climate-change legislation, causing oil prices to spike to levels that are "strangling" the poor.

Niger Innis, co-chairman of the "Stop The War On The Poor" campaign and national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the oldest civil rights groups in the United States, said the alliance wants more oil from Canada's vast unconventional deposits.

"We favour any and every energy source," he said in an interview. "We do not believe in this artificial game that the radicals play of pitting the so-called bad energy versus good energy. All energy, when prices are as high as they are, which is such a critical resource and the lifeblood of a nation's economy and the survival of people, is good energy as far as we are concerned.""

"House Majority Whip: Blacks ‘Disproportionately Impacted’ By Climate Change

"It is critical our community be an integral and active part of the debate because African-Americans are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change economically, socially and through our health and well-being."

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 7:17 AM

Rex Murphy is great, isn't he?

Posted by: Eeyore at July 30, 2008 7:38 AM

"Islam: A 100% System of Life

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

Here's how it works.

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%

Australia -- Muslim 1.5%

Canada -- Muslim 1.9%

China -- Muslim 1.8%

Italy -- Muslim 1.5%

Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:"

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 7:46 AM



It would appear that John Cross has his work cut out for him!!! Again!

Koutsoyiannis et al 2008: On the credibility of climate predictions

Par Frank observes: “In essence, they found that climate models have no predictive value.”

Hmmm, models are crap - which anyone that works with models can tell you! (and we did, BTW)

Posted by: Frenchie77 at July 30, 2008 8:37 AM

little iceage , sun spots and climate. was 1933 cold?

Posted by: cal2 at July 30, 2008 8:39 AM

Headline: Guardian UK.

"Chinese teacher sent to labour camp for earthquake photos"

"Liu Shaokun was ordered to serve a year of "re-education through labour", according to Human Rights in China. The system does not require a formal charge or criminal trial and there is no appeal."

Chinese Gulag, aka *Laogai.
Mao Stlong say, come in. We have been waiting for you.

*"Introduction to China’s Laogai
By their nature, all totalitarian political systems will establish a repressive mechanism aimed at eliminating political dissent and consolidating their power so that absolute control may be maintained. From ancient to modem times, history provides us with no exceptions to this rule. Two examples from this century illustrate this point: the concentration camps run by the Nazi Party in Hitler’s Germany and the gulag system in Stalin’s Soviet Union. Both systems resulted from the actions of party leaders operating within a single ideology, catalyzed by the will of a single leader.

The Laogai camps were established by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Mao Zedong. The Laogai has outlived Mao, just as the Soviet gulag continued long after Stalin’s death. The Laogai, like the gulag, has continued as an instrument of Party rule. The gulag only ended when the Soviet Union itself collapsed.

Despite many societal advances in the People’s Republic of China, the dictators in Beijing continue to depend upon its Laogai system as a tool for suppression. Far from abandoning it, the Chinese Communist party is constantly strengthening its forced labor system.

"Laogai," "Prison" and the Chinese Communist Party: A Lesson in Semantics

A Mandarin term, "Laogai" translates literally as "reform-through-labor," but within China, the term has come to have a wider, colloquial meaning. There, the word - no matter the context in which it is uttered - can strike fear in the hearts and minds of average Chinese. Almost everyone in China is related to or knows someone who has served a lengthy sentence in a Laogai camp. Millions know people who simply disappeared into the camps, never to be heard from again."

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 8:44 AM

Police batons more dangerous than Tasers: Study

As the national debate over the safety of Tasers rages on across the country, a new study finds that batons are causing a higher rate of injury than other weapons wielded by police during arrests.

The two-year Calgary study - the first use-of-force examination of its kind in Canada - also found pepper spray to be the safest tool employed by police to subdue suspects resisting arrest...

“The commonly held belief . . .” that Tasers carry “a significant risk of injury or death . . . is not supported by the data,” said the report, researched by Dr. Christine Hall, an epidemiologist based in Victoria and Calgary use-of-force expert Staff Sgt. Chris Butler. The report says the stun guns are “less injurious than either the baton or empty-hand physical control.”

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at July 30, 2008 9:15 AM

Here's an earlier study of Tasers:

Canadian Police Research Centre, Technical Report TR-01-2006, Review of Conducted Energy Devices
August 22,2005

Originally, the CEDs were developed in an effort to provide “less-lethal” use of force options to police when faced with incidents that may otherwise require a lethal use of force option. At the time, this is also how the devices were marketed to the public, the media, civilian oversight bodies, government, and “watchdog” groups – as replacements for lethal force. There is no question that the use of CEDs can, and have, saved many lives, however, it is a common misconception that CEDs are only used when an incident would require lethal force, and/or before lethal force is actually used in such situations.

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at July 30, 2008 9:29 AM

"Ottawa drafts new deal for provinces"

QUEBEC — The Harper government is prepared to let Quebec negotiate a unilateral labour-mobility deal with France, and is willing to provide each province with similar autonomy on economic issues, the Prime Minister's Quebec lieutenant, Lawrence Cannon, has announced.

In the clearest indication to date that the Conservatives are willing to offer exclusive arrangements for each province, Mr. Cannon signalled the Harper government is prepared to shift the way the national government works with its provincial counterparts."

G-M's Comments is a virtual tour of the PET Cemetery. The wailing, lamenting, gnashing of teeth is audible through your monitor.
The Booby Boomers of the PET era are out in force; the crucifixion of PM Harper is being carried to new lows.
Keep digging, leftists.

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 9:35 AM

Old King Coal & Loblaws agree: "*But westward, look, the land is bright!"

"Teck bets $14-billion on coal in Fording offer

"Loblaws plans major warehouse outside Regina. Canadian grocery giant Loblaws is setting up a giant warehouse for western Canada near Regina"

(*H/T AH Clough Say not the Struggle Naught availeth)

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 9:47 AM

Big Brother is Watching (Dictating)

"L.A. Votes to Ban Fast Food"
toronto sun 07/30/08

Watch this one to spread faster then a wildfire

Posted by: bryanr at July 30, 2008 11:51 AM

No, Los Angeles did not vote to ban fast food.

Posted by: Vitruvius at July 30, 2008 12:01 PM

"Climate Change" is racist.

"House Majority Whip: Blacks ‘Disproportionately Impacted’ By Climate Change"

"It is critical our community be an integral and active part of the debate because African-Americans are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change economically, socially and through our health and well-being."

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 12:26 PM

Soner Cagaptay, ed., The Future of the Iraqi Kurds

What is the Kurdish Regional Government's current status in northern Iraq, and what implications does it hold for the United States? Is Kurdish independence a likely scenario? To examine these questions, a four-member Washington Institute delegation visited the KRG in February 2008, exploring its political and economic situation, its ties to the rest of Iraq, and its relations with Turkey, Syria, and Iran. The trip resulted in a set of benchmarks to assess the region's future prospects, both domestically and internationally...

[Full report in PDF only.]

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at July 30, 2008 12:54 PM

Jennifer Rubin, Doctor, Meet the Monster

Like Dr. Frankenstein, the mainstream media is getting nervous about the monster they have created. A Washington Post reporter, describing Barack Obama’s meeting with Congressional Democrats, frets: “Perhaps he’s beginning to believe the hype” and quotes Obama as saying to his fellow Democrats, “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.” Gulp...

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at July 30, 2008 1:25 PM

What do a black man from Harlem and a white farmer from the midwest have in common?

A grassroots coalition to expose Nancy "I'm trying to save the planet!" Pelosi and her fellow envirofacist travelers trying to deny oil to Americans.

Posted by: DonnaB at July 30, 2008 1:38 PM

Think you've seen it all when it comes to global warming alarmism? Check out NU Journal of Discovery.

My personal favourite:

Thomas J. Chalko, No Second Chance: Can Earth Explode as a result of Global Warming?

Posted by: Charles MacDonald at July 30, 2008 1:49 PM

MSM sights ices, many ices, manymanymany ices of all sizes. No polar bears sighted, however.
In the Arctic even.

"Arctic sheds huge chunks of ice
AFP - 2 hours ago
MONTREAL (AFP) — Two masses of ice together measuring almost 20 square kilometers (seven square miles) have broken off an Arctic ice shelf, ..."
"nearly 20
"about 18 square kilometers"
"7 square miles"
20 sq. kilometers)
"2.48 square miles"
"giant ice sheet"

Posted by: maz2 at July 30, 2008 2:04 PM

Sean from Neutral Stills, this one is for you:

Scientists have uncovered genes linked to Schizophrenia...hope for cure.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 30, 2008 2:24 PM

Sorry, that's probably Neutral Hill Stills.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 30, 2008 3:20 PM

Peter Worthington has a commentary in the T.O. Sun today re: Big Smoke gun violence.

In contrast the Globe sez gun homicides are down from 2007 (48) to 37 this year. Nothing about the number of shootings being up.

damn statistics......
meanwhile Miller rants to ban guns

Posted by: puddin and pie at July 30, 2008 5:27 PM

"Progressivism": the reason for the West's demographic implosion.

"The trouble is, many of us bright, liberal people know that procreation is a quaint, antiquated concept." And another: "I read somewhere a while back that it costs about $1-million to raise a child from birth to 21 years assuming they attend college. So buy a house in [San Francisco] or have a kid? I'm not actually looking for an answer but kids are expensive." And another: "I'll have the babies if you pay for them."
Another offers: "I have not been asked very often why I'm childless. If I am, I just say the truth. That I am too selfish, that I want to spend my time and money on things other than children, that I am doing my part to counteract all of the overbreeders. The thought of attending a child's athletic event, and sitting through the whole thing, is almost enough in itself." Peter Pan could not have put it better."
Nor Peter Pansbridge!

Posted by: felis corpulentis at July 30, 2008 5:28 PM

PMSH dares Dion to 'fish or cut bait'..story at G&M..just watched PM's speech in Que(on cbc)Great stuff!

Posted by: Sammy at July 30, 2008 8:03 PM

That bottom pic, I think he is just checking to see if his "shoe cam" is on and recording.

Posted by: iceFree at July 30, 2008 8:53 PM

That bottom pic, I think he is just checking to see if his "shoe cam" is on and recording.

Posted by: iceFree at July 30, 2008 8:53 PM

Gotta love the clowns at the Globe and Mail.Their first sentence about PMSH's speech described it as highly 'partisan'.Duh,really?....... He never once praised Dion or his green shift,so I guess he must be partisan,or maybe he is just a big bully.

Posted by: wallyj at July 30, 2008 10:32 PM