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 vibistTerry 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 saxophonistsOran 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 IndianguruSathya Sai Baba. She still performed under the name of Alice Coltrane, however, up until her death in January 2007. Solo-album discography
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.
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.)
Hey, 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 :)
MC Percee P, "The Exclusive" (at Urban Lounge, Salt Lake, last week on the Chrome Children Tour). I have a bunch of videos from this, but this one...Percee P killed it. I thought I had some of Wild Child, but I accidentally took pics, not videos. Good times.
You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.
A reminder that it's Smeed's b-day. I'm spinning at W Lounge. Put those two together and come down and buy Smeed a beer. And if you don't come, don't tell me or him, "Oh shit, I spaced it. Sorry." It's okay that you didn't come, don't be a fuckchop: you won't earn karma points. I'm obviously referring to another recent event. Fuck those bitches!!!!!!!!
I need to find this artist. Ill. So ill. Do I have to put a "haha" after that? Haha.