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by B T
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

"shootout" between subject and biographer

... a 'shootout' between biographer and subject is that naturally the subject has to come alive in order to defend himself against his biographer. But when that happens, when the subject comes alive . . . Comrade Tristano, ... I wish to say I feel that yours was a dumb remark ... Whatcha say to tha...
by B T
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

write a bio

BT, it's a book I always wanted to read, so do me a favor. In your spare time, write Lennie's biography. (Don't grind your teeth. It'll be fun.) Here's how you do it ... ... his brother Mickey was a Freudian psychologist; when his friend and promoter Barry Ulanov went on to write several books on a...
by B T
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: LENNIE TRISTANO MARATHON RADIO BROADCAST
Replies: 7
Views: 6218

Re: LENNIE TRISTANO MARATHON RADIO BROADCAST

B T wrote:Tuesday, November 7, 12:00 noon to Saturday, November 11, 12:00 noon--24 hours non-stop.


Its supposed to be non-stop, around-the-clock. Tune in anytime. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
by B T
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

Comrade Tristano, I admit I don't know who you had in mind when you admonished against angry art. I don't know the answer to that myself, but I can guess. I'll hold off on that for now. I don't know what kind of library you might have access to, but here are some excerpts (relevant to our discussio...
by B T
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

Bro, You're touching upon a side-topic that I alluded to earlier. (Its dangerous to give only one person [or a few "elites"] the right to do that ... live and create profoundly.) OR ... decide for the rest of us who the "greats" are. This is one way cults are born. I've seen it g...
by B T
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

Hello, out there. I'm sad BT thinks we live in different worlds when, however far apart we are, the same bomb can kill us both or the same full moon unite us. ... Thanks to BT I've changed my key but not my tune. I maintain that Lennie Tristano is an art-for-art's-sake protest artist. That the more...
by B T
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: LENNIE TRISTANO MARATHON RADIO BROADCAST
Replies: 7
Views: 6218

LENNIE TRISTANO MARATHON RADIO BROADCAST

LENNIE TRISTANO MARATHON RADIO BROADCAST! WKCR-FM / 89.9 Tuesday, November 7, 12:00 noon to Saturday, November 11, 12:00 noon--24 hours non-stop. All of Lennie’s recorded music, plus interviews--of Lennie, friends, associates. Special program features. Panel discussion Wedneday evening. Call the s...
by B T
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

Ah! A parable! You've been at the sink again, Marv. Let me just clear up one point, however moot, and I will be on my way ... I said, "Any other motivations for creating it just go along for the ride ... and ultimately mean nothing when great art is experienced ." The underlined part is th...
by B T
Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

Art for Art's sake vs. Art for protest

So long as human suffering anywhere in the world is inflicted as a matter of policy, art for art's sake, which abstracts the artist from his or her environment and from what's happening in it, is a concession to the perpetrators of the suffering. ... When I piss in the sink ... I'm really pissing o...
by B T
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Lennie Tristano
Topic: Dear Lennie
Replies: 40
Views: 26745

Re: C'mon BT,

you're supposed to ask whether in my opinion Lennie represents art for art or protest. That would give me the opportunity to answer that Lennie embodies both, because unless protest art is also for itself--as when Jimi Hendrix burns The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock--it's politics not art. ... ...

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