October 19, 2017

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Jazz Brunch

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!

As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy’s.

 

Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was one of the first important bass clarinet soloists in jazz, extended the vocabulary and boundaries of the alto saxophone, and was among the earliest significant jazz flute soloists.

His improvisational style was characterized by the use of wide intervals, in addition to using an array of extended techniques to emulate the sounds of human voices and animals. Although Dolphy’s work is sometimes classified as free jazz, his compositions and solos were often rooted in conventional (if highly abstracted) tonal bebop harmony and melodic lines that suggest the influences of modern classical composers Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky.

Early life

Dolphy was born in Los Angeles to Eric Allan Dolphy, Sr. and Sadie Dolphy, who immigrated to the United States from Panama. He picked up the clarinet at the age of six, and in less than a month was playing in the school’s orchestra. He also learned the oboe in junior high school, though he never recorded on the instrument. Hearing Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins led him toward jazz, and he picked up the saxophone and flute while in high school. His father built a studio for Eric in their backyard, and Eric often had friends come by to jam; recordings with Clifford Brown from this studio document this early time.

He performed locally for several years, most notably as a member of bebop big bands led by Gerald Wilson and Roy Porter. He was educated at Los Angeles City College and also directed its orchestra. On early recordings, he occasionally played baritone saxophone, as well as alto saxophone, flute and soprano clarinet.

Dolphy finally had his big break as a member of Chico Hamilton’s quintet. With the group he became known to a wider audience and was able to tour extensively through 1958-1959, when he parted ways with Hamilton and moved to New York City. Dolphy appears with Hamilton’s band in the film Jazz on a Summer’s Day playing flute during the Newport Jazz Festival ’58.

Partnerships

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus had known Eric from growing up in Los Angeles, and Dolphy joined his band shortly after arriving in New York. He took part in Mingus’ big band recording Pre-Bird, and is featured on “Bemoanable Lady”. Later he joined Mingus’ working band which also included Dannie Richmond and Ted Curson. They worked at the Showplace during 1960 and recorded two early albums together, Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus and Mingus at Antibes (the latter adding Booker Ervin on all tracks except “What Love?” and Bud Powell for “I’ll Remember April”). Dolphy, Mingus said, “was a complete musician. He could fit anywhere. He was a fine lead alto in a big band. He could make it in a classical group. And, of course, he was entirely his own man when he soloed…. He had mastered jazz. And he had mastered all the instruments he played. In fact, he knew more than was supposed to be possible to do on them” (Last Date liner notes; Limelight).

During this time, Dolphy also recorded a large ensemble session for the Candid label and took part in the Newport Rebels session. Dolphy left Mingus’ band in 1961 and went to Europe for a few months, where he recorded in Scandinavia and Berlin, though he would record with Mingus throughout his career. He participated in the big band session for Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus in 1963 and is featured on “Hora Decubitus”.

In early 1964, he joined Mingus’ working band again, along with Jaki Byard, Johnny Coles, and Clifford Jordan. This sextet worked at the Five Spot before playing shows at Cornell University and Town Hall in New York and subsequently touring Europe. Many recordings were made of their tour, which, although short, is well-documented.

John Coltrane

Dolphy and John Coltrane knew each other long before they formally played together, having met when Coltrane was in Los Angeles with Miles Davis. They would often exchange ideas and learn from each other, and eventually, after many nights sitting in with Coltrane’s band, Dolphy was asked to become a full member. Coltrane had gained an audience and critical notice with Miles Davis’s quintet, but alienated some jazz critics when he began to move away from hard bop. Although Coltrane’s quintets with Dolphy (including the Village Vanguard and Africa/Brass sessions) are now well regarded, they originally provoked Down Beat magazine to brand Coltrane and Dolphy’s music as ‘anti-jazz’. Coltrane later said of this criticism: “they made it appear that we didn’t even know the first thing about music (…) it hurt me to see [Dolphy] get hurt in this thing.”[1]

The initial release of Coltrane’s stay at the Vanguard selected three tracks, only one of which featured Dolphy. After being issued haphazardly over the next 30 years, a comprehensive box set featuring all of the recorded music from the Vanguard was released by Impulse! in 1997, called The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. The set features Dolphy heavily on both alto saxophone and bass clarinet, with Eric the featured soloist on their renditions of “Naima”. A later Pablo box set from Coltrane’s European tours of the early 1960s collected more recordings which feature tunes not played at the Village Vanguard, such as “My Favorite Things”, which Dolphy performs on flute.

Booker Little

Before trumpeter Booker Little’s untimely death at the age of 23, he and Dolphy had a very fruitful musical partnership. Booker’s leader date for Candid, Out Front, featured Dolphy mainly on alto, though he played bass clarinet and flute on some ensemble passages. In addition, Dolphy’s album Far Cry recorded for Prestige features Little on five tunes (one of which, “Serene”, was not included on the original album release).

Dolphy and Little also co-led a quintet at the Five Spot during 1961. The rhythm section consisted of Richard Davis, Mal Waldron and Ed Blackwell. One night was documented and has been released on three volumes of At the Five Spot as well as the compilation Here and There. In addition, both Dolphy and Little backed Abbey Lincoln on her album Straight Ahead and played on Max Roach’s Percussion Bitter Sweet.

Others

During this period, Dolphy also played in a number of challenging settings, notably in key recordings by George Russell, Oliver Nelson, and Ornette Coleman. He also worked with Gunther Schuller, multi-instrumentalist Ken McIntyre, and bassist Ron Carter, among many others.

As a leader

Dolphy’s recording career as a leader began with the Prestige label. His association with the label spanned 13 albums recorded from April 1960 to September 1961, though he was not the leader for all of the sessions. Fantasy eventually released a 9-CD box set containing all of Dolphy’s recorded output for Prestige.

Dolphy’s first two albums as leader were Outward Bound and Out There; both featured artwork by Richard “Prophet” Jennings. The first, sounding closer to hard bop than some later releases, was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey with then newcomer trumpet player Freddie Hubbard. The album features three Dolphy compositions: “G.W.”, dedicated to Gerald Wilson, and the blues “Les” and “245”. Out There is closer to third stream music which would also form part of Dolphy’s legacy, and features Ron Carter on cello. Charles Mingus’ “Eclipse” from this album is one of the rare instances where Dolphy solos on soprano clarinet (others being “Warm Canto” from Mal Waldron’s The Quest, “Densities” from the compilation Vintage Dolphy, and “Song For The Ram’s Horn” from an unreleased recording from a 1962 Town Hall concert).

Dolphy recorded several unaccompanied cuts on saxophone, which at the time had been done only by Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins, making Dolphy the first to do so on alto. The album Far Cry contains his famous performance of the Gross-Lawrence standard “Tenderly” on alto saxophone, and his subsequent tour of Europe quickly set high standards for solo performance with his exhilarating bass clarinet renditions of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” (the earliest known version was recorded at the Five Spot during his residency with Booker Little). Numerous recordings were made of live performances by Dolphy on this tour, in Copenhagen, Uppsala and other cities, and these have been issued by many record labels, drifting in and out of print, though many if not all have been remastered and are readily available. He also recorded two takes of a short solo rendition of “Love Me” in 1963, released on Conversations and Muses.

Twentieth century classical music also played a significant role in Dolphy’s musical career. He performed Edgard Varèse’s Density 21.5 for solo flute at the Ojai Music Festival in 1962[2]and participated in Gunther Schuller’s and John Lewis’ Third Stream efforts of the 1960s.

Around 1962–63, one of Dolphy’s working bands included the young pianist Herbie Hancock, who can be heard on The Illinois Concert and Gaslight 1962 and the unissued Town Hall concert with poet Ree Dragonette.

In July 1963, Dolphy and producer Alan Douglas arranged recording sessions for which his sidemen were among the leading emerging musicians of the day, and the results produced the albums Iron Man and Conversations, as well as the Muses album released in Japan in late 2013. These sessions marked the first time Dolphy played with Bobby Hutcherson, whom he knew from Los Angeles. The sessions are perhaps most famous for the three duets Dolphy performs with Richard Davis on “Alone Together”, “Ode To Charlie Parker”, and “Come Sunday”; the aforementioned release Muses adds another take of “Alone Together” and an original composition for duet from which the album takes its name.

In 1964, Dolphy signed with Blue Note Records and recorded Out to Lunch! with Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis and Tony Williams. This album features Dolphy’s fully developed avant-garde yet highly structured compositional style rooted in tradition. It is often considered his magnum opus.[3]

Final months

After Out to Lunch! and an appearance on Andrew Hill’s classic Point of Departure, Dolphy left for Europe with Charles Mingus’ sextet in early 1964. Before a concert in Oslo, he informed Mingus that he planned to stay in Europe after their tour was finished, partly because he had become disillusioned with the United States’ reception to musicians who were trying something new. Mingus then named the blues they had been performing “So Long Eric”. Dolphy intended to settle in Europe with his fiancée, Joyce Mordecai, who was working in the ballet scene in Paris. After leaving Mingus, he performed and recorded a few sides with various European bands, and American musicians living in Paris, such as Donald Byrd and Nathan Davis. The famous Last Date with Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink was recorded in Hilversum, the Netherlands, though it was not actually Dolphy’s last concert. Dolphy was also preparing to join Albert Ayler for a recording and spoke of his strong desire to play with Cecil Taylor. He also planned to form a band with Woody Shaw and Billy Higgins, and was writing a string quartet entitled “Love Suite”.

Eric Dolphy died accidentally in Berlin on June 29, 1964. Some details of his death are still disputed, but it is accepted that he died of a coma brought on by an undiagnosed diabetic condition. The liner notes to the Complete Prestige Recordings box set say that Dolphy “collapsed in his hotel room in Berlin and when brought to the hospital he was diagnosed as being in a diabetic coma. After being administered a shot of insulin he lapsed into insulin shock and died.” A later documentary and liner note dispute this, saying Dolphy collapsed on stage in Berlin and was brought to a hospital. The attending hospital physicians had no idea that Dolphy was a diabetic and decided on a stereotypical view of jazz musicians related to substance abuse, that he had overdosed on drugs. He was left in a hospital bed for the drugs to run their course.[4]

Ted Curson remembers, “That really broke me up. When Eric got sick on that date [in Berlin], and him being black and a jazz musician, they thought he was a junkie. Eric didn’t use any drugs. He was a diabetic – all they had to do was take a blood test and they would have found that out. So he died for nothing. They gave him some detox stuff and he died, and nobody ever went into that club in Berlin again. That was the end of that club.”[5]

Charles Mingus said, “Usually, when a man dies, you remember—or you say you remember—only the good things about him. With Eric, that’s all you could remember. I don’t remember any drags he did to anybody. The man was absolutely without a need to hurt”.[6]

Dolphy was posthumously inducted into the Down Beat magazine Hall of Fame in 1964. John Coltrane paid tribute to Dolphy in an interview: “Whatever I’d say would be an understatement. I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him. He was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known, as a man, a friend, and a musician.”[7] Dolphy’s mother, Sadie, who had fond memories of her son practicing in the studio in the backyard of their house, gave instruments that Dolphy had bought in France but never played to Coltrane,[8][page needed] who subsequently played the flute and bass clarinet on several albums before his own death in 1967.

Dolphy was engaged to be married to Joyce Mordecai, a classically trained dancer. Before he left for Europe in 1964, Dolphy left papers and other effects with his friends Hale and Juanita Smith. Eventually much of this material was passed on to the musician James Newton. It was announced in May 2014 that five boxes of music papers had been donated to the Library of Congress.[9]

Influence

Dolphy’s musical presence was influential to many young jazz musicians who would later become prominent. Dolphy worked intermittently with Ron Carter and Freddie Hubbard throughout his career, and in later years he hired Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson and Woody Shaw to work in his live and studio bands. Out to Lunch! featured yet another young performer, drummer Tony Williams, and Dolphy’s participation on the Point of Departure session brought his influence into contact with up and coming tenor man Joe Henderson.

Carter, Hancock and Williams would go on to become one of the quintessential rhythm sections of the decade, both together on their own albums and as the backbone of Miles Davis’s second great quintet. This aspect of the second great quintet is an ironic footnote for Davis, who was not fond of Dolphy’s music: in a 1964 Down Beat “Blindfold Test”, Miles famously quipped, “The next time I see [Dolphy] I’m going to step on his foot.”[10] However, Davis absorbed a rhythm section who had all worked under Dolphy, thus creating a band whose brand of “out” was very similar to Dolphy’s.

Dolphy’s virtuoso instrumental abilities and unique style of jazz, deeply emotional and free but strongly rooted in tradition and structured composition, heavily influenced such musicians as Anthony Braxton, members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Arthur Blythe, Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall, Don Byron and many others. Dolphy’s compositions are the inspiration for many tribute albums, such as Oliver Lake’s Prophet and Dedicated to Dolphy, Jerome Harris’ Hidden In Plain View, Otomo Yoshihide’s re-imagining of Out to Lunch!, Silke Eberhard’s Potsa Lotsa: The Complete Works of Eric Dolphy, and Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall’s duo album Duet For Eric Dolphy.

In addition, his work with jazz and rock producer Alan Douglas allowed Dolphy’s style to posthumously spread to musicians in the jazz fusion and rock environments, most notably with artists John McLaughlin and Jimi Hendrix. Frank Zappa, who drew his inspiration from a variety of musical styles and idioms, paid tribute to Dolphy in the instrumental “The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue” (on the 1970 album Weasels Ripped My Flesh) and listed Dolphy as an influence on the liner notes for the Mothers’ first LP, Freak Out!.

In 1997 Vienna Art Orchestra released Powerful Ways: Nine Immortal Non-evergreens for Eric Dolphy, as part of their 20th anniversary boxset.

In 2014, marking 50 years since Dolphy’s death, Berlin-based pianists Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase led a project titled “So Long, Eric!”, celebrating Dolphy’s music and featuring musicians such as Han Bennink, Karl Berger, Rudi Mahall, Axel Dörner and Tobias Delius.

(SOURCE: Wikipedia)

  • Miranda
    • He went IN!!!

      And I don’t want to hear one damn word from the Pollyanna Progressives criticizing Michael Che. Not one.

    • Kennymack1971

      Let me get the fainting couches out because once this starts making the rounds…. I got your back on this one Michael. Al Cracka can have all the seats.

  • Miranda

    Jay Z on SNL with the black Kaepernick Jersey on w/ Ziggy Marley.
    https://twitter.com/LikesToShare/status/914349253442580480

  • Miranda
    • She said Dolt45 need to STFU!!! YAAAAS!!!

  • crazycanuck1503
    • rikyrah

      Morning cc

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, cc!

  • “Ingrates”, y’all. He called hurricane victims “ingrates”.

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914465475777695744

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      He just makes himself even more shittier than the day before.

      • Miranda

        It’s an art form at this point.

    • Kennymack1971

      Let that sink in. These people are suffering and need help in the worst way and this….motherfucker, this repugnant piece of shit…he can’t even be bothered to fake empathy. He’s calling them ingrates for having the gall to need and ask for help and not be satisfied with the sorry, trifling response.

      Y’all already know….

      FUCK YOU MAYO NATION.

      • adept2u

        They are insufficiently thankful. Racist NAZI bastard is consistent. He’s telling every non White population America has one by one the White man is the lord of this land hit your knees and thank him for the hell he is serving.

      • rikyrah

        Need the affirmation this morning.

  • rikyrah

    Hey cc

  • Miranda

    Stephen Curry’s social status doesn’t take away from the message
    8:29 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is very much aware that he lives a life most people can’t relate to. But he made it abundantly clear that it doesn’t mean he can’t be a voice for those people.

    In an interview with ESPN, the two-time MVP said it’s disturbing when his critics deem him unqualified for speaking out on social injustice because of his wealth and global stature.

    Individuals who share that opinion visited Curry’s social media platforms in large numbers to let their feelings be known following President Donald Trump’s tweet “withdrawing” Curry and the Warriors’ White House invitation.

    “I’ve heard a lot of backlash from this whole thing last weekend about how much money we make and ‘what are we complaining about?’ and ‘we’re in a bubble, we don’t have the same struggles and stresses of life [compared] to other people,'” Curry said. “And, obviously, I come from a privileged background with my dad playing in the NBA. I’m not denying that, but the majority of the NBA players come from the same backgrounds and socioeconomic situations that these criticisms are coming from.

    “It gets lost. We have families. We’ve got people around us that are going through the same thing. How that all kind of takes shape is ridiculous to me — trying to minimize what we’re talking about because we have money. That doesn’t make any difference to us. And hopefully with that money, we can do a lot of good with it. We still have family and people that we are connected to, that we feel what real life is like.”

    more here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20866475/nba-curry-status-voice-people

    • nathkatun7

      These racist people attacking Curry and other black athletes are hypocrites. They had no problem voting for a reality tv billionaire who claimed to care for the supposedly economically stressed working class.

      • BoomerGal

        A disease that needs further study.

        • nathkatun7

          Yes indeed.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Sunday Morning, POU! And Happy Birthday President Carter!!

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    I have a confession to make. I’m getting old sometime this month.

    • BoomerGal

      Awww, he getting old!! WHEN?? My hubby’s B day is the 20th!

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Subtract 10 from that date.

        • BoomerGal

          Ah! The 10th!! Hope I remember that but I’m sure GLH will!!

    • Miranda

      Not gettin old……aging like a fine wine!!

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        I guess Muscatel can do that. HAHA!!! Just playin.

    • rikyrah

      Hey GOV

  • Miranda

    This jackass
    —————————
    ‘I don’t see people dying’: Fox’s Geraldo Rivera scoffs in the face of San Juan mayor to back up Trump

    On Sunday, Rivera seemed to take Trump’s side during an interview with the mayor.

    “There are all people at all municipalities literally starving, dehydrating,” the mayor told Rivera. “We have had our hospital try to go back to speed but then the electricity goes off and we have to do all the bacteria testing, which takes three to four days.”

    “But are people dying?” Rivera interrupted. “I’ve been traveling around, I don’t see people dying. I spoke to the doctors, they say they saw 53 patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying.”

    “Dying is a continuum,” Cruz was forced to explain. “If you don’t get fed for seven, eight days and you’re a child, you are dying. If you have 11 people — like we took out of a nursing home — severely dehydrated, you are dying.”
    https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/914477732821635072

    • GOVCHRIS1988
    • adept2u

      These are soulless Jinn.

      • BoomerGal

        Just say, demons.

        • adept2u

          I had a conversation with a member of Turkish intel on twitter after their people went buck wild. Jinn are more frightening than demons….

          • BoomerGal

            But they have standing just below angels which gives these cretins more than they deserve.

          • adept2u

            Thank you I want to perfect all curses I throw at these arch assholes to the fullest extent possible.

          • BoomerGal

            LOL!!!

    • jds09

      Has Brown twitter traded Geraldo yet?

  • BoomerGal

    It’s amazing how Ginsberg and Scalia were such good friends with philosophical differences. I guess the common denominator is always whiteness.

  • Miranda
  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Keep on bringing the truth

  • Miranda

    There is nothing inside of Mnunchin. He’s a robot.
    https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/914487276624863233

    • jds09

      He really does sound like a robot. lol Apparently they’ve focus group tested “that’s just not fair”. We’re gonna be hearing a lot of that in the coming days.

      • rikyrah

        That’s the best that they could do

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I swear this dude is on the spectrum.

    • adept2u

      Does that vessel of palm sweat contain anything like a human soul? That shit is scary.

  • BoomerGal

    Heh, I’m convinced.

    Kasich: I can’t support the GOP if it doesn’t reform

    Source: The Hill

    BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE – 10/01/17 10:06 AM EDT

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday said if the GOP does not fix itself, he won’t be able to continue supporting his own party.

    “If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it,” Kasich told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

    “I mean, I’m worried about our country and my kids’ future. But have I given up? Of course not,” he continued. Kasich shut down the suggestion that he is planning to become an Independent, but emphasized the need for the GOP to reform.

    “No, not at this – what I’m saying to you is we need to fix it,” he said when asked about becoming an Independent. “If the Republican Party is going to be anti-immigration, if it’s not going to be worried about debt, if it’s going to be anti-trade, this is not where our party can be.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/353308-kasich-i-cant-support-the-gop-if-it-doesnt-reform

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon jds

  • BoomerGal

    “What I don’t have patience for………” That’s nerve right there!

    FEMA Administrator Swipes At San Juan Mayor, Those Who ‘Spout Off’ About Aid

    Source: Talking Points Memo

    By ESME CRIBB Published OCTOBER 1, 2017 9:56 AM

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long on Sunday swiped at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and others he claimed “spout off” about relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    “What I don’t have patience for is the fact that what we’re trying to do and what we have successfully done is we have established a joint field office within San Juan,” Long ” target=”_blank”>said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    He said the agency is “having daily conversations with all of the mayors” and “working with the governor and his leadership to be able to create unified objectives.”

    “If mayors decide not to be a part of that, then the response is fragmented,” Long said. “And the bottom line is, is that we’re pushing everybody, we’re trying to push her, in there.”

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fema-administrator-brock-long-puerto-rico-relief-efforts

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    • adept2u

      Oh he don’t have patience for that entire ICU’s dying from neglect though he’s Job.

      Fuck these soulless Jinn demons.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family and to all the lurkers. In fact good morning to everyone except Dolt 45, the deplorables and the BernieBots. I hope they get toe fungus.

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning! LOL!! Youz a fool! LOL!!!

    • rikyrah

      Hey KennyM

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

  • adept2u

    Morning Fam! They asked that Barack Obama use his prodigious manhood to stop an oil well explosion and leak, Rachel Maddow gave a replacement speech from the oval office because he mentioned God in his. The entirety of Whiteness put its hand out in Louisiana with the fat bastard grifter Duck Dynasty looking motherfucker of Placamat Parrish talking cash shit on @Cnn while HE WAS GETTING FAT CHECKS I mean actual fucking money. Now an ever so short time later White people have elected and are accepting a motherfucker who is saying to the people of Puerto Rico water is wet. The tilt rotor V22 Osprey aircraft which costs several every Negro gets reparations was got damn designed to operate off of soccer fields. A fucking airplane. We crash them down in San Diego with them playing with them about every other month. These motherfuckers are telling us the got damn roads are blocked. We can drop tanks out the ass of airplanes on 10K of improved road. I haven’t seen my man Kennymack yet but I’m sure he won’t mind.

    Fuck you Mayo Nation

    • Kennymack1971

      The affirmation can never be said enough bruh. Mayo Nation will NEVER live this down….EVER.

  • Kennymack1971

    Remember way back when John Kelly was installed as WH Chief of Staff and the media said he’d bring order and discipline? That Dolt 45’s tweets would start being vetted? Wonder what happened with this….

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/914497877543735296

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/914497947517227008

    Man if I miss Black Panther because of this fool somebody is catching hands before I go…

    • adept2u

      That is a declaration of war.

      • BoomerGal

        Yeah it is!

      • Kennymack1971

        Yep. White peoples arrogance and stupidity has brought us here.

        • adept2u

          I only pray when the draft happens to fight this war they call Killer Mike’s Black ass first.

          • BoomerGal

            LOL!!! Dude did say one thing with which I whole heartedly agree. “Stop expecting the very people you say hate you, to do right by you.” AMEN on that one!!

    • rikyrah

      Maaannnnn

    • Miranda

      He is sick.

  • BoomerGal

    Say it ain’t so!!

    Ryan won’t guarantee every middle class person will get a tax cut under Trump proposal

    Source: The Hill

    BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY – 10/01/17 11:07 AM EDT

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday wouldn’t guarantee that every middle class person would get a tax cut under President Trump’s tax reform proposal.

    “That’s the purpose of doing this,” Ryan said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.” “The purpose of this is to get a middle class tax cut.”

    Ryan was pressed on whether that was a guarantee that every middle class person would get a tax cut under the president’s plan. “Well, I don’t know every single person’s little, small problem or issue,” he said.

    Ryan said the purpose of the tax reform plan is to lower middle class taxes. “So yes, people are going to get tax cuts. How big are those tax cuts? That depends on the individual,” he said.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/353319-ryan-wont-guarantee-every-middle-class-person-will-get-a-tax-cut-under-trump

    • Miranda

      So no, middle class will predominately not get a tax cut.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – –Good SUNDAY- –MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥- – – -Annd — -WELCOME OCTOBER 1. :>) *BIG HUG** :>)– –

    – – –☻Aaahh- —The Smooth Sounds of- -Mr. ERIC DOLPHY♥

    — –Among The FIRSTS♥– – —He was one of the first important bass clarinet soloists in jazz, extended the vocabulary and boundaries of the alto saxophone, and was among the earliest significant jazz flute soloists.– –:>)

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    • BoomerGal

      Good Sunday Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** and blessings on this beautiful Sunday! Have a good one!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Sunday MornTin’ BoomerGal.- –:>) *BIG HUG*- -2 U♥. — -:>)
        Thank U 4 your–KIND Greetings♥/BLESSINGS♥- –:>)–

        How R U♥/weather? :>)

        Have a BLESSED DAY♥♥ :>)

      • rikyrah

        Hey BoomerG

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  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – -HAH! – –From A RESISTANT♥- – –Sooo U Want 2 HONOR The “Star Spangled Banner”?— — – -LOL- – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/914512661630431232

    — – –Thank U♥- – – -annnd THANK U♥- – -RESISTANT- – -JOY ANN♥.- — U jus’ Brang IT. :>)

    • adept2u

      In the 1841 an American diplomat went to Central America and was greeted with the song “Jump Jim Crow” It was the most popular song in America they thought it was the national anthem.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jump_Jim_Crow

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Sunday MornTin’ adept2u. :>)- – -*BIG HUG** :>)–

        Thank U♥ 4 the “Historical Moment”.- -*smh* :>)

        Have Referenced THIS on many occasions: — -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5FpKAxQNKU

        *GLARES -Angrily @ the author!!!*– –

        – —a song and dance from 1828 that was done in blackface by white comedian Thomas Dartmouth (T.D.) “Daddy” Rice.– –

        Good 2 CU ♥ :>) Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • Kennymack1971
    • adept2u

      You’re not supposed to put the flag on your funky ass armpits but White people have never cared about the actual respect for the flag. It’s more White Power.

    • BoomerGal

      I want one that reads, “FUCK MAYO NATION”.

      • rikyrah

        It would be a best seller

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Kennymack1971.- –:>) **BIG HUG** – –:>)- –

      Aaarrgg- –Smile as they want 2- — BUT- — This is a FORM of “FLAG DESECRATION!”- –

      WHITE PRIVILEGE- – -Clearly On DISPLAY!!- – THIS is a VIOLATION of Flag Protocol- – – -NOT- – #TakeTheKnee-geesh!!

      B BLESSED♥ — -:>) SLAYIN’ tweets.- – -:>)

    • So she admits she was trying to provoke people.

    • Alma98

      PWT

    • Worldwatcher7

      She probably loved it because usually she is ignored at school. If her parents had taught her some manners and empathy, maybe she wouldn’t have to provoke people to get some attention.

    • Miranda

      I don’t see it, so that means this tweet was deleted. Who and what was said?

      • Alma98

        She had on a flag shirt with trump on it.

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – –RESISTANT♥- – -JOY Ann♥- – -Continues 2 BRANG Guests- –With- – — TRUTH. . . – – -:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/914512418058805248

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – –NFL Teams- – -REACT. . – –

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/914494284774199296

    • If they keep doing it fine.

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– – Presented- – -Without Comment- -“OJ Released”- –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/914495731687452672

    • BoomerGal

      Now, if he can just keep his mouth shut.

      • adept2u

        He won’t. OJ is the kind of dude who will speak to everyone in the room and remember something about you later if he sees you again. I met both he and Marcus Allen when I was at USC and both flat out impressed me.

        • BoomerGal

          He may have impressed you then but he can no longer come to the cook out. He picked his side and now he’s stuck over there.

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- –WORD.- – -:>)
        Always wondering iff he is affected by CTE.- –Hmmm. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – –RESISTANT♥- – -Mayor CARMEN YULIN CRUZ♥ — -Standing Strong♥- —– –

    — –☻https://twitter.com/ABC/status/914476436324360192
    — –BLESSINGS♥- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From– Several RESISTANTS♥- -On “DOTARD” — WORD.

    — -☺https://twitter.com/CNN/status/914507779108372481

    — COMMENT:- —If his base needs red meat in the form of offensive twts towards American citizens then his base is as Un-American as he is #deplorable– –[TRUTH!!– – WE -KNOW!!]

    • rikyrah

      Yep

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good MornTin rikyrah. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif

    Good Sunday MORNTIN’ alma. :>) – – -*BIG HUG** :>)’

    Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥ —:>)

    How R U♥/weather?- – -:>)

    B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • 7thangel

    not only was it obvious that his deplorables would rally behind him, but that uncle juans would show up to add a brown face to the mix

    • BoomerGal

      The pet.

    • rikyrah

      Coons come in all colors

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- –*GENTLE Sigh* :>) — –OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥- – –HONORED♥- – :>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/AshfordBSonii/status/913827368027983872

    WELL- – -DESERVED♥– -he invested Soo MUCH- – -In- — EDUCATION♥- — BLESSINGS♥– -:>)

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      Idiot

    • jds09

      You cannot make this stuff up.

      • Miranda

        You honestly cannot.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Racist a-hole. If he’d been attacked by a mob right then it would’ve served him right.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      They needed to BEAT his ass.

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      I……….i gots nothing…..wow.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— A- -BLACK♥/INTERNATIONAL♥- –MOMENT♥- — A RETIREMENT♥ – — – – -:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/HistoryTime_/status/914501441993265154

    –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wDb9Q5Bl-8

    BLESSINGS♥- — -PROUD of U♥— :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –Announcing – -a- – -TRANSITION. . .– –

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/914527863138811905

    — -RIP- -CONDOLENCES- -2 Family- —

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      And right now, none of the people that hollered about single payer actually care about CHIP.

  • nellcote

    donnie’s economy officially begins today…

    • Miranda

      And today and going forward, there will be nothing but cheery words on the economy from republicans. Nothing short of glorification will be allowed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- –Aaahh- – -Yaass- —A- –BLACK♥- – -HISTORICAL- –MOMENT♥- – -In –MEMORIAM♥– — -:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/HistoryTime_/status/914437294026829824

    – —-☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_JUT8JqmHY

    — —BLESSINGS♥- – -A- – -FOND MEMORY♥- – –With- -GRATITUDE♥/LOVE♥ :>)

    – —Gotta – – “bounce”- – -C U Soon.♥— BLESSINGS♥– –:>)

  • Worldwatcher7

    It’s a beautiful Fall morning POU. Thanks for the wonderful Eric Dolphy selection. I assume it’s a commentary on life with the Mango Fuhrer.

    • Alma98

      Afternoon WW7

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hey Alma!

  • Miranda

    Basic food and shelter should be rights for all who cannot provide for themselves. To think otherwise is satanic. The GOP are terrorists.
    ———————-
    Johnson Says Health Care and Food Are ‘Privileges’
    October 1, 2017 at 11:40 am EDT

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a group of high school students “that they don’t have a right to health care, food and shelter,” WISN reports.

    Said Johnson: “I think it’s probably more of a privilege.”

    He added: “Do you consider food a right? Do you consider clothing a right? Do you consider shelter a right? What we have as rights is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Past that point, we have the right to freedom. Past that point is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us to afford those things.”

    http://www.wisn.com/article/johnson-access-to-health-care-a-privilege/12655631

  • The Shy Lurker
    • Miranda

      He’s a racist jackass and anyone that voted for him or supports him is one too. The coons are self-hating jackasses.

      • nathkatun7

        TRUTH!

  • Miranda

    This heifer will stop at nothing to kiss his ass.
    https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/914224505186324481

    • Worldwatcher7

      Here’s a man that gets briefed by experts on everything that happens, but he had to see it on TV to understand?

    • nellcote

      irony is not the word I would use…

  • Worldwatcher7

    Just re-re-tweeted this article from June because it bears repeating. There is no cure for sociopathy, he’s not going to change.

    https://twitter.com/docrocktex26/status/873182432467578880

    • Miranda

      He is who he is and who he’s always been. That’s why I wish to slap anyone who pretends they’re just finding out about this sick ass fool.

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!

  • Miranda

    Garrett couldn’t let that bullshit pass…he had to say it.
    ————————-
    https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/914473580091592706
    https://twitter.com/GarrettHaake/status/914566755619627010

  • Miranda

    Black Lives Matter activists to join NFL’s Chargers in on-field protest before game: report
    01 OCT 2017 AT 14:58 ET

    Activists representing Black Lives Matter will reportedly appear on the field with the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday as part of an orchestrated protest against inequality, and in defiance of complaints from President Donald Trump.

    According to KABC, the Chargers, who recently moved from San Diego, will also welcome members from the California-based Courage Campaign, and Democracy for America taking part before the game.

    The report states that, prior to their game with the Philadelphia Eagles, players will take part in a “kneeling human chain to remember what the original protest was about,” with the intent they can “re-center the protest on ending police violence against people.”

    https://abc7.com/2475902/

  • 7thangel

    i’m pretty sure there’s a pee tape out there starring maggie haberman and her orange idol

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up