Dead Celebrity (Part 2)

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Unsurprisingly, Pitchfork had an excellent obit for him that didn’t sugarcoat his legacy.

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Gissa job!

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Boeing’s issues aren’t new!
–James Gregory: Funniest Man in America

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More Deroit rock history.

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Oh no!

People should check out the documentary about his productions in the Philippines:

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No worries. He’ll just come back as some kind of undead being or other.

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Another Detroit legend. sigh

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Jasper White. His is my go-to chowder recipe. The Summer Shack was right near where I grew up, although at the time it was a “Chinese” restaurant called Aku Aku.

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I’m not much of a jazz fan but I do remember David Sanborn quite a few times on Letterman and sitting in with Paul on Thursday nights.

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He played with so many big musicians on a lot of albums, but I especially get a kick whenever I watch Scrooged. (He was also one of the street musicians along with Schaffer, Larry Carlton and Miles Davis.)

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The man’s track record includes George Benson, Bob James, Al Jarreau, James Brown, Gil Evans, Carly Simon as well as a whole host of people he played for that love and respect as a session player so, if people are sniffing at him thinking they are too cool, they are wrong.

That’s a mighty discography.

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Nooo!

This might be my favorite thing out of the many recordings that he did. I kept it in frequent rotation when I picked up the sax again as an adult.

This one would be right up there as well:

Through every phase of his career, Sanborn maintained an insistent if inconstant connection with the jazz tradition…

I’d suggest with its avant-garde, as well. I couldn’t find it on YouTube, but he plays on Tim Berne’s Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill).

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“My analysis is the Warren Commission is quite wrong,” Wecht told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. “I believe there were two shooters. I’m not at all certain that Lee Harvey Oswald was one of the two shooters.”

It’s that second bullet’s trajectory and all the damage the commission said it did that made Wecht skeptical. He called it the magic bullet. He said the bullet’s path doesn’t make sense, calling it “ridiculous.”

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This is a reminder that all forensic “science” is ridiculous. From fingerprints to blood splatter analysis. It’s real output is that it makes people confess.

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Hmm. If it finds evidence that makes people confess because their denial is now patently unbelievable, I don’t see how that’s ridiculous.

Surely forensic research can be thanked for, for instance, rape convictions in cases where otherwise, and as usual, a perpetrator’s word is taken over that of a survivor.

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