Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:48 PM

Q — "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"
A —  "Practice, man, practice."

Another Q-and-A, with a jazz D.J. who reportedly died yesterday —

Q — "Did you ever practice a religion?"
A — "I’m mixed heritage. I was bar mitzvah-ed.
My mother’s side of family is Protestant. I was
rejected as a witness at a wedding of one of
Benny Goodman's cousins because I wasn't Jewish
because of my mother. I'm still mad about that.
If you really go back, my mother’s father was
a church organist."

Update of 6:23 PM ET —

Bar mitzvah :  See Two-Bar Hook.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

(November 5, 2002):

on Kylie Minogue:

“Turns out she’s a party girl
who loves Tequila:
‘Time disappears with Tequila.
It goes elastic, then vanishes.'”

From a web page on
Malcolm Lowry’s classic novel
Under the Volcano

The day begins with Yvonne’s arrival at the Bella Vista bar in Quauhnahuac. From outside she hears Geoffrey’s familiar voice shouting a drunken lecture this time on the topic of the rule of the Mexican railway that requires that  “A corpse will be transported by express!” (Lowry, Volcano, p. 43).

Kylie Minogue

Film 'Under the Volcano'

Well if you want to ride
you gotta ride it like you find it.
Get your ticket at the station
of the Rock Island Line.
— Lonnie Donegan (d. Nov. 3) 
and others
Station of the Rock Island Line
The Rock Island Line’s namesake depot 
in Rock Island, Illinois

Related material:

Twenty-First Century Fox

Back to You, Kylie

Time, Eternity, and Grace

That Old Devil Moon
(1/1/03) and
The Shanghai Gesture





Train of Thought,
Drunk Bird, and
From Here to Eternity

Heaven and Earth

Habeas Corpus


X, continued

Birth and Death

Time Travel

Timeagain and
Two-Bar Hook


and Tequila!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Saturday September 23, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:24 PM

for Kylie

“Time disappears
with tequila.
It goes elastic,
then vanishes.”

Kylie Minogue

From today’s AP
Obituaries in the News“–

Danny Flores

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Danny Flores, who played the saxophone and shouted the word ”tequila!” in the 1950s hit song ”Tequila!”, died Tuesday [Sept. 19, 2006]. He was 77.

Flores, who lived in Westminster, died at Huntington Beach Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Curran. He died of complications from pneumonia, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.

The man sometimes called the ”godfather of Latin rock” was born in Santa Paula but grew up in Long Beach. By age 5, he was playing guitar in church and at 14 he was a member of a trio that performed Mexican music.

In 1957, Flores was in a group that recorded some work with rockabilly singer Dave Burgess. One of the songs was based on a nameless riff Flores had written. He played the ”dirty” saxophone part and repeatedly growled the single-word lyric: ”Tequila!”

”Tequila!” went to No. 1 on the Billboard chart and won a Grammy in 1959 for best rhythm and blues performance. Flores continued to play it for the next 40 years.

Related material:

Today’s previous entry,

Echoes (Aug. 11)” —

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— and
Two-Bar Hook

(Log24, Aug. 9)

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Wednesday August 9, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 PM
Two-Bar Hook
Wikipedia on Mel Gibson:

“The arrest was supported by…
an open container… 75% full,
labeled ‘Cazador [sic] tequila
(a strong type of mezcal).”

Today’s New York Times

Refined Tequilas,
Meant to be Savored:

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Photo by Lars Klove for
The New York Times

— Essay by Eric Asimov,
  “Spirits of the Times

“Remember that we deal with
Herb Alpert–

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First album, 1962

cunning, baffling, and powerful.”

(Adapted from Chapter 5
of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Related Material:

by The Champs

The Spirituality of
Addiction and Recovery

Kylie on Tequila:

“Turns out she’s a party girl
who loves Tequila:
‘Time disappears with Tequila.
It goes elastic, then vanishes.'”

Yvonne returns to the Bella Vista
in Under the Volcano:

“… a glass partition
that divided the room
(from yet another bar,
she remembered now,
giving on a side street)”

David Sanborn
(a reply to Alpert’s
Lonely Bull ):

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“Just listen to how he attacks the two-bar hook of  ‘Tequila.’ After planting it firmly in our brains, he finds new ending notes for each measure; then he drops half a bar by an octave; then he substitutes a new melodic detour for the first bar, retaining the second; then he inverts that approach. He keeps twisting the phrase into new melodic shapes, but he never obscures the original motif and he never loses the beat.”

Review of Sanborn’s album “Timeagain
    by Geoffrey Himes in Jazz Times,
    June 2003

Update of 3:57 PM:
Robin Williams in Rehab

“It may be that Kylie is,
in her own way, an artist…
with a 357.”

Symmetry and Change

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