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William C. Altreuter

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

One of the things I think we are beginning to learn is the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, and I must confess that even though Anita Hill's testimony shocked and sickened me all those years ago, and even though I thought I had a handle on how common it is, I was grossly underestimating just how pervasive this conduct is, and how pernicious. I come at the issue knowing that my daughter's grad school choices were colored by the "open secret" culture, but I still never gave it as much thought-- or outrage-- as I should have. So here's Dahlia Lithwick on Judge Alex Kozinski, whose jurisprudence, as learned as it may be, should not furnish him with any shield from what I hope is public shaming and impeachment.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Williamsburg Bridge should be re-named in honor of Sonny Rollins. Why hasn't this happened yet? One of the really cool things about cool cities is that they honor their cultural contributors. You can't wander far in New Orleans without seeing Louis Armstrong's likeness. There is a statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn in Austin... New York is actually pretty good about this sort of thing, but there are a lot of pedestals that are or should be in need of new persons to honor, and America's jazz musicians deserve the recognition. It is odd to me, to drive past Hamlet, North Carolina and not see a sign that says, "Birthplace of John Coltrane". C'mon, Hamlet, NC! Trane is it  for you, your claim to historical relevance.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

It would be interesting, I think, to read a study about how law firms operate. It's a strange sort of business, as unstable as a sand castle. The Celino & Barnes imbroglio has captured a lot of attention, and now it seems that Goldberg Segalla is experiencing some notable defections. This is more common than not, and I wonder why that is so.

Monday, December 04, 2017

To Bill Frisell at the Albright-Knox Art of Jazz series Saturday, the second time this season we saw Mr. Frisell, this time in a duo with Thomas Morgan on double bass. A fantastic set, to say the least. At some point towards the end he segued into "What the World Needs Now", and the audience burst into spontaneous applause. A packed house, quite different from the first time Frisell played the AKG, when the audience was, shall we say, less receptive. We've caught up to him it would seem.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tom Sutphin's blog used to be called, "If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger". A few weeks back he announced that he was discontinuing it, because the cloud service where he stored the blog's images and other content was going out of business. This made me sad: the images, which were chiefly from the 40's 50's and 60's resonated with me on a deep level.

It now appears that Mr. Sutphin is continuing his work under a new title, at the same url. You should go visit Facsimile.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Al Swearengen: Over time, your quickness with a cocky rejoinder must have gotten you many punches in the face.
Silas Adams: Depends what you call, 'many'.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It would be interesting to know how Alabama became such a mess. Part of it seems to be that historically its economy has always been largely agrarian, but there was enough of a manufacturing base to have mitigated that somewhat. Birmingham was a steel city, and access to the Gulf should have meant that it would have become more cosmopolitan. Could it just be pure cussedness?

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