Came across this the other day on Facebook:
>>Dave Pike. The vibraphonist passed away earlier today at 77. Although not as well known as his contemporaries Bobby Hutcherson & Gary Burton, he made some excellent records including Pike’s Peak, It’s Time for Dave Pike, and Pike’s Groove. <<<<
The Facebook post came from http://www.jazzradio.com. I can’t find any other news about his death.
I discovered Dave Pike from the internet. I downloaded some of his albums. Then when I could, I bought the CD. Finding Pike on the net was a good find.
I find that as I get older, I’m listening to more Jazz and less Rock. The problem I have with Rock is that I’m not into the new bands that much and I’ve listened to the old bands way too many times. I’m sure that after awhile of not hearing Rock, I’ll go back to it and it’ll sound fresh again.
This guy Rocks. I me he Jazzs.
I was reading that a lot of people are mad with Ariana Grande for saying she hated America. That don’t bother me cause I don’t care what she thinks. What bothers me is her licking the doughnuts and putting them back. That’s really gross. People buy those. They don’t want her spit on it.
If I was her, I would stay away from restaurants for a long time. Who knows what they’re going to do to her food in the kitchen.
I bought a Ninja blender the other day. Everybody was telling me you can make smoothies in them. I never had one in my life so I went to youtube to find out how to make them.
They got to be kidding. First of all you have to buy half the fruit stand to make one. Then it takes an hour, to cut up the fruit, skin it and make sure it all fits in the blender. I would rather just eat the fruit. It’s a lot easier.
From the New Riders Of The Purple Sage’s song “High Rollers”
“You come here to be big like Bing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young”
I was listening to Harrison’ “33 1/3” the other day. I thought this album is when I stopped thinking of him as a Beatle. “Dark Horse” with Phil Spector producing could have been “All Things Must Past Part 2.” “Extra “Texture” still had some Beatles elements in it. on “33 1/3” it’s all Harrison, no Beatles.
So the rest of The Beatles.
Wings always reminded me of a Beatles wannabe band. Good music there. “Tug Of War” with Martin producing had Beatle music. “Pipes Of Peace” even though it had Martin producing, didn’t think of The Beatles. McCartney did come back to Beatle music on “Chaos and Creation In The Back Yard” and “Memory Almost Full,” then left it on “New.”
Once Ringo hooked up with Mark Hudson on “Vertical Man,” I stopped thinking about The Beatles. I’m glad he’s not with Hudson, I couldn’t stand the production.
John Lennon I always thought of as a Beatle cause he didn’t put out that many solo albums. Even though he was the one Beatle that wanted to shed the Beatle image.