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The morning -- and a happy new -- -- its first comments and you this year that was some pretty mean.
Guitar blues you were playing at the in the last segment -- as you were reading some drug commercials on hello hello hello I was BB king than I thought it might be be be taking -- there's an old adage about the blues.
Through the blues don't care who's got a so if kids are all -- and Jews all.
Is that aren't all adage -- all I would I would say that's correct thorn is an old adage well.
Well there's some new ones that come into play as well as time goes on we we sort of have new winds coming into play all the time but I don't know that which means that it's been.
Over around for long time and people use in a lot.
But -- instruments of redundancy.
Now could be but the blues to don't care who's got him test and -- -- -- better blues Saturday Helstrom.
I'm a bigger jazz fan but the blues are an integral part of jazz you can't really separate that out from jazz so you you know and in fact.
Some of the most progressive jazz musician Charlie Parker they all played blues -- changes as well so -- it's it's it's a very important point and BB king.
Certainly is carved his own.
His own niche of all of that jazz.
Saxophones cannon ball and Coleman Hawkins you're such -- -- and even bump last option or -- -- -- -- jobs that so -- yes that's right my plans -- -- All sides -- almost close to record regional god did not I don't know that my favorite was track as Lester Young and I he had a very melodic and Harmonic approach to -- the improvisation that that was was -- really wonderful but.
But people like by the -- Illinois Jack cat.
Coleman Hawkins you mentioned all of those guys they were really absolutely terrific -- why house loan -- -- yak yak and thank you yeah yeah.
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But -- and I'm bottom well no.
Authority on council all of or you know -- -- just from this conversation -- the names you mentioned right now but it's not a problem snow along I was talking to Mike Bloomberg also bridges are OK I didn't on that by and -- and who's very as such simple honest it's hard to beat Charlie Parker.
It's hard to be Charlie Parker although there was a great Norman grants recording in the fifties on verve records you know where he brought together at the top individual solar -- or in all categories.
And he had this three top alto saxophone -- on the same -- Charlie Parker Johnny Hodges from the Duke Ellington band term and -- caught -- Who well auditorium was -- or not the Hollywood wrote that Mod Squad that happy things and all of that.
And as it was that and cry and have flip Phillips on tenor sax as well as.
On Illinois Jack -- It was incredible and Johnny Hodges at a unique style play for almost thirty years and ellington's band.
Charlie Parker without question set the mood and tone for a whole new era of jazz -- mall -- -- Panama was great coming out of the that that the park influenced.
I'm -- -- all I was a schoolteacher now and that -- and and and love jazz and went on have a very successful career.
And and like people like -- Blakey and others fostered the development of a lot of great jazz musicians on them the dire employment slash for Bruce Springsteen and behind all of was of them Arnold Clarence Clemens tries climates and warmer rock and roll that's right that's right Chrysler but still that's right -- great musician well you can get to some of the more modern people Scott -- Hamilton our John -- who.
Sort of pioneered a new wave in the seventies.
There's a lot of great lot of great musicians who come -- One big thing about jazz now but I Don that's interest in.
And that is is that when we were kids were growing up.
Even though it wasn't the predominant music you would still hear a lot of good jazz from time -- time when the radio.
And you could get exposed to a just like even with the rock and Motown you could still hear Sam -- and others.
If you are not part of the top twenty a top thirty of what's happening.
I'm with young kids that music just doesn't get played and so we have an entire really who last two generations of American kids.
Who simply have no exposure to the great classic of American music called adult but they stumble.
Most people like jails and don't know that's right so because -- because -- elevators.
Yeah and other places that over the years I have been exposed to ride some immigrant melodies.
Come out of thousand.
-- songs on the no question about that and and Ellington was responsible for so many of the satin doll prelude to a kiss -- get around much anymore.
Although such you know so so that that's a very important although a lot of the elevator Muzak.
Is not so much as you only a lot of Art Blakey and elevate our letter and at a -- -- on -- -- Carl Jeffers.
Our own downside -- journalists are broad global poll -- of course but I think Warner would agree with me on this to.
For pure football fans and and sports fans.
Rarely if ever does the Super Bowl match.
The NFC and AFC championship games two weeks before -- in terms of if you really want to watch the game for football and that's really the combination of the season.
And and I and I noticed -- just -- a couple of plays where the -- was away from the field where the players were being shown on camera and they would just kind of walking.
Down -- supply.
In the AFC and NFC championship games they would have still been running to try to catch the receiver who had a -- because is something about saying.
We're going to the Super Bowl.
Vs the same we -- we're in the super -- have to try to win the jury of your forever in the world that dreams -- Well there are not really renting does not favor the patriot some Bennett cowboys fan.
I'm from Baltimore so I'm happy to see the ravens when -- too much to the chagrin of my mother now they're now and and and and most plan to monitor.
That could well I mean that the radio listening bothered me when it happened.
Apparently it hasn't bothered enough people to keep them from playing 1012 more years.
After that happened.
It just to get out to be able to continue to make big money to be a spokesman and to be kind of recognized.
As the -- give out of the team but raised on his way out let's celebrate the coming -- -- three -- and Andrew locked in.
And and even -- knew if he could get his personality together and not be -- arrogant.
That's why -- -- can be so successful Madison avenue allowed him he says everything the right way he's got the hypersonic.
These -- the few these these what these play them on the number and those hedges all he doesn't know and then he doesn't have.
That talent -- but he has not.
Been able to end to end what 23 years now have the same kind of impact that -- logically they chant his name in the stadium.
You know even before the game starts on her -- it would Cam Newton if he doesn't quite well they chant his name also but -- a from a from a different barrack.
Different perspective -- liberals and during.
I'm delighted you asked that question because gives me opportunity to -- to one.
Our traditional approach of being able to talk about race in a conversational way -- of a benefit and due to mention one other thing in terms of the racing.
It's interesting the contrast between 2008 and 2012.
In addition to all of the strategic objective reasons that people voted for Barack Obama.
Millions of Americans went to the polls in 2008.
Thinking that they were voting also.
For -- the the ushering in of a post racial society in America you know what that didn't.
Happen in those four years.
This time around for whatever reason people voted for Barack Obama -- -- they liked him.
Batted -- that mommy they thought he would do a better job.
They liked what he did in his first four years now no one went to the polls this time thinking that voting for Barack Obama was going to usher -- And a new wave I new era of post racial side harmony -- -- -- in America.
Which made this election more realistic the second point is -- -- Obama isn't a particularly unique place in history right now.
Are able to accomplish their most significant legislative accomplishments in the first term in the second term they tend to have fewer working majorities and -- the congress.
And after the mid term elections two years and -- then really a lame duck at that point.
This president has the opportunity not much like about how you feel about these issues -- legislation's in terms of what you like them or not I'm talking about.
-- president leaving a legacy of having an impact on the American people and our society.
When you think of our health care Obama care in the first I remember most of it goes into effect later this year or next year.
That will have an impact long after he's left office and then when you think of not instead of nothing on the table for this term in the second term.
But no major issues gun control which I believed.
That he will achieve some degree of at least -- a reintroduction.
Of some of the assault weapon ban is that we actually had ten years ago and immigration reform which is almost universally acknowledged that they're gonna do something because the Republicans have -- realized that that is a major thorn.
In their efforts to try to -- -- themselves they're going to be.
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