Fri I left my house at 7:30am with poeks to go to Canadaway or Fredonia as it is now known.
I'm looking out my window and can see the friggin' Verrazano Bridge from here in Bklyn Heights.
The food tray and plates are red, the airline peeps wear bright colors of yellow or green, pink and purple, red and white, etc etc.
We landed in Thailand around 4pm on June 1st and had a cigarette, got a little buzzed from it and jumped into a cab. After we saw the Reclining Buddha and walked around a bit we made our way to the Grand Palace by following some other tourists who walked REALLY REALLY slow. Once upon a time there was a giant king (called Tosakan) on the island of Lanka who won a battle against the god Indra and then sought to achieve the rule of the whole world.
Vishnu is reincarnated as Prince Rama (Phra Ram), son of the mighty King Tosarot of Ayuthaya.
Even in the seclusion of their forest retreat, however, Sita's beauty does not go unnoticed, and the evil giant King Tosakan decides to lure her way from Rama. All of them now return to Ayuthaya, where the unlawful king, the son of the envious concubine, resigns and Rama again becomes king.
In the park we saw some kids and probably their teacher playing traditional sounding music and singing the words in thai and then english. We changed our clothes and walked over to the restaurant section to eat- it was closed to the general public but open for guests. We booked our transportation through AS Travel for Tiger Temple and bummed about till dinner time.
We had a bathroom where the toilet wasn't a flush, instead you had a big bin of water - like a big sink and a pail.
Originally we had booked the transportation to go to the National Park and see the Erawan Falls in the morning and then Tiger Temple in the afternoon but the others who were going to be part of that trip changed their minds.
That night in one of the other rooms- some women from I think AU - started laughing and screeching. If you look at that pic, you'll see a piece of metal running down the middle of the tracks for people to walk on- looks ok right? 1: give you camera to one guide, another holds your hands and escorts from lazy tired tiger to lazy tired tiger - you get about 30 seconds to a minute with each tiger - your pic is taken and you move onto the next.
2: pay 1000 baht=30 bucks - you get to do option 1 and have a tiger's big bony head placed in your lap for a pic. After J and I got to pet the tigers we watched them and then walked with the last one back to their cages.
The other passengers with us on the truck were from England and Holland, 2 guys, both had been travelling for weeks. We stayed in a guesthouse that was super cheap, right around the corner from the skytrain stop and across the street from the mall.
We ended up eating dinner in the MBK mall - cuz we just couldn't find any local place that had stuff we could order. We walked around MBK till about 9pm and then watched some breakdancers on the overpass which brought you from one side of th street to the other. Makes me want to start playing with my music applications again and I moved the M*Audio so it's easier to access and plug my guitar into. Anne Juliana Gonzaga became a Servant of Mary following the death of her husband, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria in 1595, after receiving a vision of the Madonna, to whom her parents had prayed to cure her of a childhood illness?
Approximately 23 years ago, Harvie S received a telephone call asking if he would be willing to play bass for a new, young musician performing at the JVC.A  Harvie has always been in demand both here and abroad, and he accepted the offer. The festival went off without a hitch and over the following months, that young musician, pianist Bill Charlap, and Harvie S became friends.A  And as friends and musicians, they did what came naturally, played their instruments, jammed together and explored mutual, musical possibilities. Charlap had introduced Todd Strait (drums) to Harvie and as luck would have it, Harvie had some studio time and suggested they go in and lay down some tracks.
Too Late Now is almost an inappropriate title for this Harvie S Trio CD because it is never too late for truly exceptional jazza€¦and that is exactly what this is, exceptional from start to finish.A  It is however, the title song included in the nine tracks of the album.
Within the first ten notes of the beginning track, an unbelievably tight, up-tempo Franz Lehar tune, a€?Yours is My Heart Alone,a€? you understand immediately there is something going on beyond piano, bass and drums. Song placement is so important in the ebb and flow of an album, thata€™s why Van Heusena€™s a€?Darn That Dreama€? is a beautiful choice for second position.
The sixth spot is one of Harviea€™s own compositions, a€?Take Your Time.a€?A  Anyone that is familiar with Harvie S.
An outstanding arrangement of Wayne Shortera€™s a€?Miyakoa€? is stunning with Harvie offering a brilliant solo on bass and Charlap is fantastic throughout.A  John Lewisa€™ a€?Afternoon in Paris,a€? an infrequently performed number is esoteric at first blush, with tasty changes mid-way that has your foot tapping until the ending note. Following his beautifully crafted duet with pianist Kenny Barron, Now Was The Time (High Note, 2009), Cocolamus Bridgefurther cements the extraordinary career of Harvie S. You dona€™t have to be a bassist to understand how wellA Harvie SA plays, but on the albums Ia€™ve heard him on, the man plays the instrument as if it was the air he breathed. There is no greater challenge for an established artist than to keep growing and exploring. Dedicated to the memory of his mother, Beatrice, Harviea€™s new Cocolamus Bridge is an enlightening listen start to finish. Ita€™s always engaging to hear an artist perform his own work, integrating his statements into his group, soloing his messages of emotion, all the while allowing his own band members the freedom to embrace his creativity and share the spotlight. Our plane left at 12:40pm (give or take a few min) and we were in the last row, in the middle aisle in big pink and purple seats.
Our first place- a guesthouse in Banglamphu- an area that seems to have a lot of travelers who are of the backpacking mentality, lots of street vendors, and lots of random places to sit, drink, eat, and watch the world go by. We got ready, got breakfast and walked up to the Express boats to go to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. It's a demon holding up part of the chedi and is a character in the "Ramayana." The tale was adapted and changed somewhat when Rama I and II rewrote it and it became known as the Ramakien. The gods knew that only a mortal man would be able to stop the invulnerable giant and sent the god Vishnu down to earth.
Rama and his faithful brother and friend Lakshman (Phra Lak) become famous heroes and Rama is appointed by his father as successor to the throne of Ayuthaya.


When it turns out that Rama and his followers are going to be victorious, however, the evil giant Tosakan manages to sneak out of the palace and takes lovely Sita with him. Everybody could be happy now, but Rama is still in doubt about Sita, who is expecting a child.
After a small rest and shower - we went and ate a late lunch from one of the street vendors. J was getting more worn out than I was and we ended up in the park in the sun, which wasn't really a good idea but we felt better after a while.
We walked down this one thin street looking for a place to eat that was in the guidebook, however we didn't know it was just a vendor and thought it was a restaurant. It wasn't air conditioned but you know- the place was sooo freakin' nice I kind of didn't care and figured we'd just deal.
Well, there was two way traffic and some people were walking on the unstable water logged wood planks on the side- like me- and feeling the wood bend and stuff. They sleep in these fairly big cement cages at night to protect them and probably to ensure that they don't leave the place. So we took our time the next morning - ate, hung around and played with the puppy some more - packed up and made our way back to the bus station. There were 2 stations within a block of each other- one was first class, the other was the main station. It was J's idea to try and stay in a different area - preferably one near the skytrain to cut down on taxi rides.
We had a lizard in our room - it was awfully cute and hid from us the whole time we were there. Discussions regarding what songs to play and a brief rehearsal ensued.A  Then history was made, although they didna€™t realize it at the time. There are no egos here, just a solid stream of honest interplay between three outstanding musicians.A  And whata€™s even more astounding is the trio sounds like they are seasoned veterans who have been playing together for years, yet their energy and simpatico is so fresh and new. It was, after all, Jordan who all but drove the bassist to play twin to her soaring bebop vocals. Each song is over five minutes in length, with four of them surpassing the seven minute mark, and each of those tracks have the same kind of trusted feeling that one would get after hearing an ECM album. With a list of thirteen CDs under his own tutelage, Harviea€™s newest and 14th release, Cocolamus Bridge, proves to the listener that he brings a wealth of experience to his writing and performance and can be included in the aforementioned whoa€™s who. It is here upon this magnificent introduction, you will come to realize the breath and depth of Harviea€™s amazing talent on the bass. He has an unshakeable sense of swing, a flawless tone and otherworldly dexterity on his instrument. Thai Airways has colorful seats and purple blankets, pillows, and purple printouts about their menu.
We took a walk that night and got some water, ate foods, and decided what to do for the next day.
It's all plaster in gold coating, has 108 images on its feet in mother of pearl showing the lakshanas - helps distinguish who is the true Buddha.
I think we saw about 60% of the stuff here but we were slowly dying from the heat and humidity so we had to retreat to a store outside of the palace where we sat in front of the AC and drank waters slowly.
The tales of the Ramakien are similar to those of the Ramayana, though transferred to the topography and culture of Ayutthaya, where the avatar of Phra Narai (the Thai incarnation of Vishnu, who's also known as Narayan) is reborn as Phra Ram.
When Rama manages to win beautiful and chaste Princess Sita as his wife, their happiness seems complete. I suppose it's like seeing the Stations of the Cross in a Catholic church and not understanding why this dude is carrying a cross and what each station depicts.
One part of the complex had a shrine with little buddhas covered in gold that were flaking off, the paint was coming off. We gave it another half hour of walking around the market and then caught a taxi to Chinatown to eat. Then it started raining and J got annoyed at the crowds, rain, and overall mess we'd gotten ourselves into.
We also walked by some guys playing what looked like Go, with their chipmunk hanging out on the table. Apple guest house isn't on the water but it's the one that offered cooking classes, had its own restaurant, massage, and tours.
Another modded taxi truck drove by at some point and there were guys holding onto the canopy railings and standing on the bumper. I mean I think in some ways we got a lot of days off- holidays and stuff - but yeah, the notion that you could save your whole vacation and travel for 4 weeks is pretty awesome. We ended up taking a 2nd class bus back to Bangkok - took about 45 minutes longer, no bathroom, and seats were worn out.
Perhaps thata€™s the secret.A  In any event, this opener is phenomenal, the best of the CD. He has courage way beyond the narrow definition of the word, and has a fecund mind that is continually searching for new horizons towards which to stretch, taking with him a bass violin that sings with almost limitless possibilities.
But the song has a Bossa Nova slant, and here, S shows his grasp of the swaggering rhythm, as does the percussionist on the date, James Metcalfe. In other words, ita€™s a trusted brand with a trusted sound, and you take that going in and just listen for the save of being overwhelmed. Other originals on this CD I will leave comment to surprise you witha€¦.a simply rare treat and A-1 CD all the way through.
For a example of his amazing technique, just eyeball the video I embedded in a recent review of a Carol Morgan.
However, an envious concubine of King Tosarot convinces him to favor her son and to disinherit Prince Rama.
Lakshman, however, does not obey and brings Sita instead back to the hermit in the jungle where she and Rama spent fourteen years during Rama's exile. People were making offerings, lighting incense, and would then dab the flaking buddha with a tissue and then place the tissue on their head- similar to someone blessing themselves with holy water. The noodles weren't too soft, the taste was fresh, and a cat came over to us crying for some food.


It looked like they had a pet chipmunk, it had a little hamster cage and was sitting on top of it.
He imagines lines that make great leaps across the soundscape, darting this way and that, zigzagging and flying in colorful whorls, and sometimes he underlines the harmony with a gravitas that recalls Charlie Haden's thunderously stuttering pizzicato. Behind the Reclining Buddha are 108 bowls where people were dropping money into - a sign of good luck. Rama, Sita, and the faithful Lakshman are expelled from the royal palace and have to flee into the jungle where they spend the next fourteen years hidden in a hermitage. That allows Prince Rama to successfully fight (in an exhausting seven day battle) and finally kill the giant and to win Sita back - although in the beginning he does not believe in Sita's faithfulness and she must undergo a trial of fire to prove her chastity. There she gives birth to a son and the hermit, a powerful magician, forms a twin brother of the child and teaches both arts and mystics.
I had to pet a cat I saw- this happy chubby black one that purred when I scratched its chin.
Unfortunately our screen door didn't close tightly enough and there were gaps where bugs would get into the room - so we couldn't leave the door open for air to come in. Like Haden, he makes the strongest showing in the very simplicity of his harmonic approach to the art of the song. Maybe thata€™s a big-headed claim but S is a musician who just takes command of the bass and turns it into his voice, it is how he speaks musicially but without flash.
This guy is the consummate bass player.Before Massachusetts native Harvie S even moved to New York City, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Mose Allison and Stan Kenton were already calling on his bass services. It was sort of odd - when we were given things to drink or eat she'd come out of the blanket like a bear from a cave and looked more and more disheveled each time. I knew going back to the guesthouse would make me too lazy to get out and do something later. Getting into the tuk tuk I slammed my knee on the metal side and later it turned into a nice purple bruise. The next morning the women were at breakfast and talking about it with their friends- looked like a large group had decided to vacation together - they were describing the whole thing. As much as the front desk woman tried to keep hookers out- I suppose there's only so much you can do. Therea€™s a bit of confidence in that playing, but that comes from years of knowing what he is playing, and how he wants to play it. Since then, he's worked with an even more amazing lineup of jazz stars: Chick Corea, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Mike Stern and Sheila Jordan.
Since my building is a twin building - there's a walkway on the roof that connects the my building to the twin one and I take the elevator there. At one point she was sleeping with her head on the seat and her legs on the floor, in a kneeling position. After a final battle with the remaining rebel giants, Rama's mission is fulfilled and he returns to heaven.
Once the rain ended -- big big snails were out and about, lizards were on the outer walls, and worms.
At first they thought it was a lizard and two of them stepped out of the room to look at it- meaning, they opened the screen door that the scorpion was attached to. That's the one thing I wish I would have done but I am pretty satisfied and happy to have gotten the chance to see a really peaceful sanctuary and touch tigers. It's weird, the room was a decent size, the AC was fine if not a tad bit cold - but there was something sort of lacking about this place compared to the other one we stayed in the first few days. Last year we examined a record he recorded with the elite jazz pianist Kenny Barron more than twenty years earlier, a record that rightly received wide acclaim upon its 2008 release. The murals i believe are painted onto the walls like a fresco thing - and seem to be under constant repair. That record was a fine representation of Harvie's ability to interface one-on-one with a piano maestro playing standards, much as he's mastered duets with with a top vocalist like Jordan. A tow truck guy pulled in and jumped the car which started it but after about 5 minutes it died again. His next release Cocolamus Bridge, out this past April, shows what he can do in a larger, six piece group performing mostly Harvie S originals. It was also hot - of course- and that took its toll on us after a while but I wanted to see it all. Already, Harvie is stepping beyond the boundaries of jazz in pursuit of a folkish melody played beautifully on an instrument that a scant few outside of Charlie Haden can do this well. The lion has a thought bubble that reads "What?" and on the back the snail says, "I am snail!" Jen's is even odder. Not normally the kind of song you would find near the beginning of the track listing, this song is deliberate, somber and slow tempoed. But here again, Harvie finds richness in the spacing of the notes and uses circular bass patterns to create a harmony so well defined, it competes with the thematic lines stated by Cortez and Witt without having to be overt about it. Those are the attributes that make Cocolamus Bridge a fine record with which to explore Harvie S as the complete artist.
There wasn't much of a town to see from this area and reminded me of the strip mall style that is common in NY and NJ. Possibly common in all of America for all I know.Finally we got to Fredonia around 4pm and checked into The White Inn.
I don't think i've been that tired in a long time and I got sick.At the funeral home I had to step outside and puked. I am like 90% sure that my year was the first super official year that kids could graduate with the minor.
I was good at falling down and rolling away - Judo - you spend a great deal of time rolling away and falling down.




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