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Paul Kuhn. Shown below are our available and recently sold out items. The two I did find are obscure African reissues, checked out when I finally got around to adding the deep reissues list from Ye Wei Blog Jason Gross.
Note that some items from his list appear as "old music" instead of as "reissues": I designated the latter when I found a reissue date, otherwise I reverted to the original release date. I need to make some changes in my music coverage after this month, but no need to rush into that now. But I will be less aggressive about tracking and searching out new music -- e.
I've started to play more old records for nothing but my own pleasure, and I hope to have a happier year in Trying to wrap up my EOY Aggregate. Main thing I've done the last few days has been to factor Jazz Critics Poll ballots in. I rather arbitrarily decided only to count individual ballots of critics I've counted in the past, which allowed me to ignore 18 of ballots.
Somewhere along the line, I found the Jazz Times critics poll. As I painstakingly transcribed it, I figured I should squirrel a copy away somewhere brackets include JCP standings [up to 50], my grades :. Only explanation that occurs to me for omission of Rollins in Holland is that they rigidly enforced their release date eligibility rules album came out The individual ballots are here and here.
KS is redder than OH, so I get the desperation, but I'd rather campaign on principles than play such games - and lose anyway. Dems need to learn to win, everywhere. Things I couldn't work into characters: Ormond and Bollier got close to no credit at all for being center-right although Bollier did manage to raise a lot of money, and Ormond was largely self-financed ; Republicans ran against both characterizing them as far-left Democratic tools for some reason, they think Nancy Pelosi signifies this.
A more progressive Democrat would spend more time talking about issues where Republican stands are unpopular and dysfunctional, and eventually that message may start to sink in. Polls consistently show that Democratic policies are much more popular than Republican ones -- even in Kansas. Not sure why, but Republican media has that reaction wired in pretty tight.
Ohio has trended Republican since they installed those crooked voting machines in Some of this is understandable, in that southeast Ohio has a lot in common with West Virginia and has flipped accordingly, and northeast Ohio has continued to deindustrialize is Youngstown even a city any more? On the other hand, traditionally Republican cities like Cincinnati and Columbus have become more Democratic, and the suburbs should follow the national trend.
I don't believe in writing off any state, but Ohio is at the top of my list of states Democrats should be contesting more aggressively. Backing Kasich is a loser's play. By the way, Steve M. Made meatloaf. Had the hamburger, and thought I had ground lamb in the freezer, but found pork instead.
Red bell pepper instead of green, "liquid smoke" for worcestershire sauce ran out last week. Sweet potatoes and yukon gold. Christgau's Dean's List came out today, so I spent a chunk of time putting it on his website see essay and list.
Was slowed down by having to add the CG timelock calls. Looks like I'll need to return tomorrow to catch up with some changes. Expanded blog post , January archive in progress. Tuesday before Inauguration Day, we were watching television, and someone made a comment about what that evening felt like. I don't remember what he said, but the feeling I had reminded me of Christmas Eve when I was a child. I was anticipating a day of peace, tranquility, and bounteous presents.
Not a feeling I've had often since, so I was surprised to find how vivid it felt. Still, unlike my childhood, I didn't get up early and excited the next day. I slept in, so by the time I came downstairs it had happened: Trump left the White House and flew off to Florida; Biden and Harris had been sworn in, and my wife reported that the ceremony had been peaceful, solemn, and a bit inspiring.
Then she complained about something stupid Jake Sullivan had written, but I wasn't in any mood to go there. Biden's domestic policy promises to offer a break from the recent past: not only from the increasingly extreme Republican service to the rich and the bigoted but from the supposedly moderate but more like Reagan-lite Clinton-Obama periods.
On the other hand, Biden's initial take on foreign policy is to return to pre-Trump orthodoxy, which includes a lot of destructive baggage -- not least personnel heavily implicated in past mistakes. No doubt I'll write more about that in the future, but I'd rather not spoil the vibe.
Besides, Biden's first two foreign policy moves -- rejoining WHO and the Paris Accords -- were exactly right, both as policy and priority. By the way, this should be my last Weekend Roundup.
I started doing something like this in June , in a segment I originally called Weekly Links, then renamed Weekend Roundup a couple months later. I saw it as a method to keep track of what was happening, to keep a journal for future reference. I've collected those pieces in book files , one for , then one more for each subsequent four-year term.
Trump's ended this week, so I figure I'm done with it, but I don't feel like starting another one on Biden. Age factors into this, as does weariness, and a desire to focus on other projects. But also I don't want to spend the next four years regularly finding fault with Biden like I did with Obama. I wound up very bitter over Obama's failures. I don't expect much better from Biden, but also would like to enjoy what little good we get out of him.
Over the last year, I've been spending an average of 3 days a week putting Weekend Roundup together, and that's way too much. I imagine they went quicker further back, but lately we've seen both an explosion of scandalous stories worth covering and of thoughtful critiques -- the latter is one reason I'm finding my own contributions less and less necessary. I wonder, for instance, if it might be more useful for me to occasionally tweet links and notes as they occur to me, rather than saving them up for a weekly piece that few ever manage to read through.
But freeing up time will also allow me to focus on other projects, not least other ways to present my thinking. I've long thought of the world in terms of possible book projects, and I have several of those stored up, as well as a fairly vast trove of writing.
A quick wc of the notebook directory counts 7,, words, not including 8, so far here. While they are currently organized chronologically, one project would be to go back and pull select excerpts and sort them thematically.
I have a publisher interested in publishing a short volume of extracts, so that should be the low fruit. Beyond that, we'll see.
I also have a few other ideas to start sorting out. We'll go into them later. I'll continue doing Music Week on Mondays, although this week will be late -- not just because this Weekend Roundup ate up my Monday but because we're approaching the end of January, and that's when I like to wrap up the previous year. That should include the last additions to the EOY aggregate files , the freeze of a copy of the file , and so forth.
I'll add more records to my EOY lists as I find them, and move on to , but I expect to cut back on my searching and tracking. Trump pardoned a bunch of people -- mostly friends, fellow travelers, and people who committed crimes Trump is particularly fond or maybe envious?
This section also includes a few more pieces on the Capitol insurrection and its supporters. Seems like the right place, since Trump owns all that. Includes comments from "five branding experts. Obviously, one difference between Bush and Trump was that the former exited gracefully, whereas the latter went kicking and screaming. Also missing was Herbert Hoover in , for lack of polling data back then, but he would have ranked pretty low.
Bill Allison: Organizers of Trump rally had been on campaign's payroll. Zack Beauchamp: Trump is gone. But the threat of right-wing violence that arose under his watch remains. Tom Boggioni: Does Ivanka Trump really have a "political future" after this disaster?
Aside from the name, she doesn't have any of the charisma that gave Trump his limited following, nor does she have any substance to make up for her shortcomings. Same goes for the rest of the clan. I'd go further and speculate that the whole aristocracy thing has worn thin and not just thanks to the Bushes and Clintons, although they do come to mind , but that's just an added handicap. Moreover, while I find Rubio thoroughly loathsome, I suspect he will be very hard to beat.
Adam Ciralsky: "The President threw us under the bus": Embedding with Pentagon leadership in Trump's chaotic last week. Anthony Clark: Will there be a Trump presidential library?
Don't count on it. Ta-Nehisi Coates: Trump is out. Are we ready to talk about how he got in? The chasm between professed ideal and actual practice is not surprising. No one wants to believe themselves to be the villain of history, and when you have enough power, you can hold reality at bay. Raw power transfigured an age of serfdom and warmongering into one of piety and courtly love. This is not merely a problem of history. Twice now, Rudy Giuliani has incited a mob of authoritarians.
In the interim, "America's Mayor" was lauded locally for crime drops that manifested nationally. No matter. The image of Giuliani as a pioneering crime fighter gave cover to his more lamentable habits -- arresting whistleblowers, defaming dead altar boys, and raiding homeless shelters in the dead of night.
Giuliani was, by Jimmy Breslin's lights, "blind, mean, and duplicitous," a man prone to displays "of great nervousness if more than one black at a time entered City Hall. The answer is that Giuliani wasn't reduced at all. The inability to see what was right before us -- that Giuliani was always, in Breslin's words, "a small man in search of a balcony" -- is less about Giuliani and more about what people would rather not see.
And what is true of Giuliani is particularly true of his master. It was popular, at the time of Donald Trump's ascension, to stand on the thinnest of reeds in order to avoid stating the obvious. It was said that the Trump presidency was the fruit of "economic anxiety," of trigger warnings and the push for trans rights.
We were told that it was wrong to call Trump a white supremacist, because he had merely "drawn upon their themes. Michael Crowley: Trump's ' report' defends America's founding on the basis of slavery and blasts progressivism. That was quick, given that the " advisory committee " wasn't established until September , but when all you're doing is writing up pseudohistory for preconceived political purposes, it wasn't that big of a reach.
And how funny they released it on Martin Luther King Day? We often comment on how often Trump lies, but rarely on how today's lies depend on belief in a mythic past constructed of lies meant not just to misinform but to prevent us from understanding how we got to where we are.
For more:. Tina Nguyen: A big chunk of Trump's report appears lifted from an author's prior work. Thomas Lindsay is the obvious author, although Matthew Spalding also bragged about reusing his previous work, and more bits came from the Heritage Foundation.
Charles P Pierce: Trump's 'definitive chronicle of the American founding' is a blizzard of cockamamie talking points : "Actual historians tore it to shreds. Won't happen, and not just because Trump is too old and lazy and ignorant to become the American Marine Le Pen. If he did, the rump Republicans would have to destroy him, and he wouldn't last a minute against Team Fox.
Further comment:. Eric Levitz: Trump won't start a third party -- but he might break the GOP : "The billionaire is almost certainly too lazy to start his own party, but he could devastate McConnell's without breaking a sweat. Ryan Devereaux: Capitol attack was culmination of generations of far-right extremism. What's less clear at this moment is how much graft was involved, and how close it came to him personally. After all, his Blagojevic pardon doesn't immunize him from being charged for committing virtually the same crime.
Clearly, people around him were actively collecting money to influence pardons, but some of the better publicized cases like Joe Exotic didn't happen. A third question, which we still know less about, is where the "self-pardon" and all the "pre-emptive pardons" went aside from Bannon, who has been charged but not yet convicted. Some pieces:. Nothing here convinces me that they can be. Igor Derysh: Bannon could face charges despite pardon.
Sadly, Petit didn't make the cut. Matt Ford: Trump's final act of extraordinary corruption : "The president goes out on a seamy and haphazard note, pardoning those who did crimes on his behalf. David Siders: David Siders: Trump's 'crony pardons' flabbergast the political world. Karen Heller: Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump's life extremely difficult : "On the other side of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency, the lawyers are waiting.
She also co-founded the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund , which "offers financial assistance for plaintiffs filing harassment cases.
Kali Holloway: Are we witnessing the emergence of a new 'lost cause'? Umair Irfan: A federal court just struck down Trump's attempt to make power plants even dirtier. Ask Alex Jones. Glenn Kessler: Trump made 30, false or misleading claims as president.
Nearly half came in his final year. Well, maybe they should have paid more attention earlier. Ankush Khardori: The Trump administration let Boeing settle a killer case for almost nothing. DOJ under Trump was unprecedentedly lax in its efforts to fight financial fraud and white-collar crime -- which have reached all-time highs while criminal prosecutions in the area have hit all-time lows, and which have also included high-level meddling by political appointees in major corporate investigations.
Trump's Justice Department made a preelection push to persuade credulous observers that it was finally cracking down on corporate crime by hastily completing an antitrust case against Google, announcing a settlement with Purdue Pharma over its marketing of the drug OxyContin, and finalizing a deal with Goldman Sachs to resolve a lengthy foreign bribery investigation -- but even that effort was decidedly less impressive than it appeared, and it made the announcement of the Boeing deal, just days before the end of the Trump administration, even more conspicuous.
Pence is also entitled to protection for six months after leaving office. Clinton, Bush, and Obama made similar arrangements for daughters in college or high school, but not for staff. Eric Levitz: We're lucky the Trump presidency wasn't worse : "Electing an authoritarian reality star brought us mass death and insurrection.
But it's also left us with a fighting chance to fortify our democracy. The most obvious question is how easy it will be to reverse its many bad policies and acts -- obviously the lifetime court appointments loom large there, but executive orders take time, legislation even more especially with such a thin majority , many repercussions only slowly emerge.
One should recall that Taft-Hartley, passed over Truman's veto by Republican Congress elected in , took until the s to cripple the labor movement although it had a more immediate effect in dissuading the AFL-CIO from organizing in the South.
While Trump was the weak link in his administration, it is already clear that his underlings were very effective at imposing their will on the federal bureaucracy. Eric Lipton: Trump administration quietly eased sanctions on Israeli billionaire. Sara Luterman: The ignominious deceits of Congressman Cawthorn : "Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
Anthony Sabatini. Amanda Marcotte: Trump's coup didn't fail just from incompetence -- credit the progressive activists who stopped him. One thing I flashed on while the Capitol was being overrun was the Soviet coup attempt against Gorbachev.
It was stopped by a massive outpouring of citizens in the street, which fairly quickly convinced the military not to go through with the coup. One thing notable throughout Trump's whole effort to steal the election was that his dead-enders were almost never met by anti-Trump voters -- about the only appearance of the latter was a brief celebration once the election was called.
This was because demonstrations of support for Biden weren't necessary. The vote counts broke in Biden's favor -- very narrowly in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona, but clear enough for the people who counted them -- and Trump's legal and political challenges were easily rebuffed.
Biden voters learned to trust the system, so when the final insurrection took place, we could trust in the cops to restore order not that a few didn't help order break down in the first place. Still, I wonder how well founded that faith was. I'm still bothered by how Republicans ran points better, especially in battleground states and critical Senate contests, than polls suggested.
While there are explanations that aren't completely implausible, it does seem like Republicans have some kind of hidden edge -- not enough to save Trump, but enough to set them up very nicely elsewhere. So I'm not convinced that the election wasn't stolen; just that it wasn't stolen from Trump.
And I'll also note that had Trump's steal succeeded, he'd be facing much larger street protests than he was able to foment. We saw a bit of that in when the electoral college gave him a win with a three million vote deficit, and it would have been much worse this time or, I suppose, more glorious, if you're into that sort of thing. Even though the right is far more violent than the left, I shudder to think about the turmoil and heavy-handed repression a Trump victory would have generated.
Nick Martin: Republicans rethink "law and order" once they become its target : One of the most common problems we have in America is people who can't imagine what it would feel like should the tables be turned.
This despite the fact that we've all heard some version of the golden rule, such as "do not do to others that which you would not like done to yourselves. It is far easier to imagine how others may feel if you recognize that we all feel much the same. This is how you end up with Steve Stivers telling cops posted at the Capitol that he believes the metal detectors are unconstitutional while pledging his support to legislation that installs "metal detectors and armed resource officers" in American schools.
And people are carrying weapons onto the floor: Madison Cawthorn openly admitted to The Smoky Mountain News last Thursday that he was carrying a loaded gun during the Capitol riot.
The Capitol riot -- in the eyes of the majority of House Republicans, as evidenced by their votes to decertify the election -- was not a crisis. The metal detectors, however, are another story. Seth Maxon: Violence is mainstream Republican politics now : "The party spent these four years increasingly accepting, then celebrating, right-wing threats and attacks. Here are the perks Trump will get as ex-president : "Assuming Congress lets him keep them.
Is it constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former president? Zach Montellaro: State Republicans push new voting restrictions after Trump's loss : "Georgia is at the center of the effort, with state Republicans discussing voter ID changes and other new policies after Biden won the state. David Neiwert: Global radical right celebrated when extremists breached the Capitol -- and drew lessons from it. Rick Perlstein: This is us: Why the Trump era ended in violence.
One of many examples as the far-right purges intensify. The others are Gov. Doug Ducey and former Sen. Jeff Flake. Andrew Prokop: Why Trump couldn't steal the election -- and how a future demagogue could. Francine Prose: The last four years of Trump were hell. What a relief it's finally over : "I don't cry easily, but this week I just burst into tears thinking about all we have lived through. Aja Romano: Kicking people off social media isn't about free speech.
The most bizarre thing about Trump's farewell speech is how normal it sounds. McConnell commemorates President Trump's last day by blaming him for a riot : "But his remarkable denunciation overlooks his own party's responsibility.
The pro-Trump inauguration protests at state capitols were complete duds : "Some might even describe them as 'low energy. In Kansas: "Two protestors on the southeast corner of the Kansas Statehouse. One told me he was disappointed so few people showed up. Theodore Schleifer: Trump issued a pardon for the man at the center of an epic fight between Google and Uber : "The full pardon of Anthony Levandowski came out of nowhere. Alex Shephard: Why Donald Trump is already teasing a campaign.
Because he wants Republican Senators to convict him? More likely because he wants another election slush fund. Or maybe he just figures he needs to spread a little shit around to attack the media flies?
The changes of any of those things working out are slim and getting slimmer, and in each case the attention is likely to do him more harm than good. He never achieved his goal of getting tired of winning, but I bet he gets real tired of losing. Rebecca Solnit: The Trump era wasn't all bad. We saw progress -- thanks to social movements. The optimism fairy strikes again. Yes, it was all bad. Any time millions of Americans have to take to the streets to protest disasters, atrocities, and injustices reveals that the system has broken down in some fundamental way.
Maybe those protests will amount to something, but more often than not they won't. Moreover, protest space is increasingly being taken over right-wingers who make a mockery of the progressive protests we grew up with.
In any case, protests take a lot of effort and tsuris. It would be much preferable if you could just sit down with people in a position to do something, and resolve your differences in ways that are mutually beneficial. Although I agree with Solnit that independent single-issue movements are still useful, the most important change I see over the last four years has been a turn toward practical electoral politics.
And while Trump inadvertently spurred that by being such an ass, by important development was how Bernie Sanders showed that progressive Democrats could run effective campaigns without having to pander to business interests, as the "New Democrats" had done. Elizabeth Spiers: Farewell to Trump's baby sociopaths : "Good riddance to the fake redneck, the cancer-charity grifter, and the amoral Florida woman.
But we also must bid farewell to the Trump children: the ambulatory evidence that narcissism, incompetence, and corruption are genetically inherited traits.
Like their decency-challenged paterfamilias, they hardly bothered to veil their contempt for democratic norms, and used every available opportunity to exploit their positions -- and by extension, taxpayers -- to make money and accumulate unearned power.
They deserve their own send-off, especially considering the persistent rumors that they have political ambitions of their own and that some form of recidivism seems inevitable. Each one is unique and memorable, much in the same way that every individual experience of food poisoning is similarly horrible and yet surprisingly varied in its repulsiveness. Megan K Stack: The week the Trump supporters disappeared. Joseph E Stiglitz: Republicans, not Biden, are about to raise your taxes : "President Trump built in tax increases beginning in , for nearly everyone but those at the very top.
Zoe Tillman: Trump left a big legal mess for Biden : "There are numerous lawsuits pending over Trump-era policies Biden doesn't support, along with cases that ensnared the Justice Department with Trump's own legal troubles. Francis Townsend: Cornered weasel Josh Hawley files ethic counter-suit against seven Democratic senators : I've skipped over at least a half-dozen Hawley pieces, figuring he's not worth the print, but this title managed to catch my fancy.
Having broken the ice, more on Hawley:. Steve Benen: Already in a ditch, Josh Hawley finds a shovel, keeps digging. Gabrielle Birenbaum: Hawley tries to cancel Senate Democrats for "canceling" him. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of militia members in the wake of Oklahoma City bombing when he was Craig Unger: The rise and fall of the Trump-Epstein bromance : "The sex trafficker and future president shared tastes for private planes, shady money, and foreign-born models -- many of them "on the younger side.
Anya van Wagtendonk: Trump reportedly considered putting an ally willing to dispute election results in charge of the DOJ. Katie Benner: Trump and Justice Dept. Frank Vyan Walton: Trump fans file suit to block Biden's executive orders and rerun election : No chance, even now, but if the courts were as packed as they want they'd win even cases like this one:. We all know they have no standing, they have no right, they have no evidence and they have not many brain cells rubbing together.
But the sheer fucking entitlement is just staggering. Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday, and quickly went to work signing several batches of executive orders, signifying a major changes by reversing many Trump orders. His efforts on Covid and foreign policy will appear in those sections. For an overview with links to more articles, Vox has Joe Biden's first days. Trans people can serve openly in the US military once again. Charlotte Klein: What did Biden's day-one executive orders achieve?
Ezra Klein: Democrats, here's how to lose in And deserve it. The evidence, explained. The evidence mostly says no, although people who studied Econ but not the world are always tempted to argue otherwise, although rarely without ulterior motives. Still, this argument shouldn't be decisive. A minimum wage that doesn't clear the poverty level, at least without other compensation, says we think poverty is fine.
At least, in replacing Trump's FCC chair Ajit Pai, it could restore "net neutrality" -- the rule that says internet providers can't solicit bribes from content producers for better throughput or punish those who don't pay up with poorer service.
Although consumers have a clear interest in "net neutrality," so do big businesses like Google and Facebook. Other things that should be done are less likely to find corporate sponsors, which makes it less likely that Biden will champion them. Pop 90s. Pop 80s. French Pop. French Rock. Johnny Hallyday. Traditional Music. Pays Basque. Others French.
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