1. R.I.P. Freddie Hubbard: A 2001 interview from NPR; the Associated Pressobit; above: Freddie plays "Straight Life" in 1975.
["Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose style influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month after suffering a heart attack. He was 70."]
["It's all coming to pieces, isn't it—the world we live in, the continuity we thought we could count on, the climate, the economy, the fragile peace. The 20th century was called "the American Century," with some reason. I do not believe the 21st century will belong to anybody, and it may not last for 100 years of human witness. There are nuclear weapons in the Middle East and on the Indian subcontinent, and if one is used, more will follow and who can say when the devastation will end?"]
["I didn't even know that this film is already playing in the cinemas until I saw the trailer on TV yesterday (or rather, early this morning, 4am), and I immediately decided to see it because, aside from the film festivals I attended, I haven't been to the cinemas in Tokyo for a long time."]
4. Aaron Aradillas, and his Blog Talk Radio series Back by Midnight, have been Wire-obsessed of late. Three parts: First features Andre Royo, Delaney Williams, and Ernest Dickerson. Second features Anwan Glover, Deirdre Lovejoy, Reg E. Cathey, and Michael Kostroff. Third features Chad Coleman, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and myself.
["It's been a while since I've been able to link to interesting critical commentary from around the critosphere, so here's a rather lengthy list of provocative posts I've read over the past couple of months:"]
Quote of the Day: Garrison Keillor
"I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it."
Image of the Day (click to enlarge): Some stamps for '09.
Clip of the Day: The trailer for the DoubleEdge Films production Ink. (Via Chris Kelly.)
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