Flying Lotus, her nephew, just posted this

Alice Coltrane just died.

Alice Coltrane, born Alice McLeod (August 27, 1937), was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, and composer.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Coltrane studied classical music, and was given piano lessons by Bud Powell. She began playing jazz as a professional in Detroit, with her own trio and as a duo with vibist Terry Pollard. From 1962 to 1963 she played with Terry Gibbs's quartet, during which time she met John Coltrane. She played piano with his group from 1965 until his death in 1967, and married him in 1966. In addition to John becoming step-father to Alice's daughter Miki, they had three children: drummer John Jr., and saxophonists Oran and Ravi. John Jr. died in a car crash at the beginning of the 1980s.

Since her husband's death she continued to play with her own groups, moving into more and more meditative music, and recently playing with her children. She was one of the few harpists in the history of jazz. In the early 1970s, after years of involvement with Eastern religion, Coltrane took the name Swamini Turiyasangitananda. She was a devotee of the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba. She still performed under the name of Alice Coltrane, however, up until her death in January 2007.

Solo-album discography

(In order of recording.)

  • Current Music
    alice coltrane's arrangement of The Firebird

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Filles De

In A Silent Way

Bitches Brew

Big Fun


A Tribute To
Jack Johnson

Black Beauty: Live
At Fillmore West

Live At Fillmore: Live
At The Fillmore East

On The Corner

Get Up With It

In Concert: Live
At Philharmonic Hall

Dark Magus: Live
At Carnegie Hall



Live At The Filmore East
(It's About That

Water Babies

I want to go back to the past to the future to the present to the past and steal the title Live-Evil.
  • Current Music
    ghetto boys/cex


On the twelfth day of Christmas, nononnon sent to me...
Twelve daedelus drumming
Eleven camus piping
Ten bauhaus a-leaping
Nine lamanites dancing
Eight remixes a-milking
Seven boots a-squarepushing
Six lamps a-krumping
Five bla-a-a-ack angels
Four speech synthesis
Three daniel clowes
Two gilmore girls
...and a berlin in a wobbly.
Get your own Twelve Days:

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Renobs: don't vote today because I'm tired of your ways.

Liberals: don't vote today because if you actually still use the word liberal, you're now just a conservative person with your own set of rules and boxes. (when you claim to be anything, you are taking steps to be a conservative person).  If you got your way, Liberals would be the new Republican and you would soon make my life hell. I don't really care for your views either.

Conservatives:  I already know you're out there, working your ass off to ensure that nothing changes in this world.  Know what? By doing so, you're just perpetuating the illusion of freedom while getting goosed in the behind by taxes and scared into believing there is war we can win, one that actually exists (aka War on Terror). Do you recall the way the words Osama Bin Laden snowballed with each subsequent minute after the planes hit the Two Towers? Did you notice how “possible” turned to “alleged” and, within the day, turned to “Wanted”?  Nevertheless, what are your views on the 20-hour work week?  If you can get me that, I'll buy a damned red elephant and tour around the city with Mr. W. in a bullet-proof dome on the back.
Smarty-pants’s:  You vote according to issues these days, right?  You can tell me all about the pros and cons of each candidate, where he/she went to school, et cetera et cetera et cetera. Get your asses off the couch! Seriously, I was disgusted yet not even surprised two years ago when I heard each of my friends give an excuse as to why they couldn’t make it out blah blah. Don't be dumb.  I used to think that there was nothing I could do.  Maybe there isn't, and maybe dollar votes and giving blood are the only pure votes I can participate in, but years of doing nothing really did nothing.  So...

ps But if you think you’re voting for Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, I hate your fucking face.

“Hatch caused an overnight controversy on June 17, 2003 by proposing that copyright owners should be able to destroy the computer equipment and information of those suspected of copyright infringement, including file sharing. In the face of criticism, especially from technology and privacy advocates, Hatch withdrew his suggestion days later, after it was discovered that Sen. Hatch's official website was using an unlicensed JavaScript menu from United Kingdom based software developer Milonic Solutions. Milonic founder Andy Woolley stated that "We've had no contact with them. They are in breach of our licensing terms." Shortly after the publication of that story in Wired magazine, the company who runs Hatch's website contacted Milonic to start registration.”

I don’t hate you because of just this; this is just a symptom of his bigger problems.  Mostly because you’re voting for a man who puts up the most ridiculous billboards in the history of billboards. Where my taggers at? Go to work, now! I'm making light of the fact that I just said I hate some people.

(Sorry, I pulled a ___ and cross-posted the exact same thing into Myspace, but I don't have all day to write up something else.  Sorry you don't feel special.)


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Whatareyoudoin' on Tuesday, November 7th, 2006? Oh word? You're going to see me and Lapsed open for Mr. Jamie Lidell at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake? How kind of you. Well, we'll repay you with a nice-bordering-on-mean set. Sound good?

Seriously, do not miss this. I can't even believe Jamie Lidell is stopping here, let alone in a small club.
I promise to only post this once more :)

Dave nonnon