Giant Steps Episode 20:

- Clifford Brown & Max Roach - I Get a Kick Out Of You
- Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
- Sonny Rollins - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
- Yusef Lateef - Love Theme From Spartacus
- John Coltrane - Lush Life
- Cannonball Adderley - Hurricane Connie
- Oliver Nelson - Cascades
- Elvin Jones - Lady Luck

I've got a system upgrade for $work to be involved in tonight during my usual Giant Steps showtime, but I've recorded a new show with some tasty jazz tunes for you to enjoy. Tune in on at 0000 UTC.

Pop/gaze sounds for your dreams/shoes tonight on the Freshmaker Show 0000 UTC @tilderadio (yes, that's coming up in just a few minutes)

Episode 19: "Giant Steps":

Nine versions of "Giant Steps", as performed by:

- John Coltrane
- Woody Herman
- Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius
- Bugge Wesseltoft
- Panzerballett
- Rahsaan Roland Kirk
- Poncho Sanchez
- Steve Smith/Scott Henderson/Victor Wooten
- Joey Alexander


@tilderadio changed servers over the weekend. Update your links if you're missing the robuts, or maybe my show. New links up at

@guofu Yeah - it's a couple miles from the metro to Goddard, hilly in spots, but you'll get to go through Old Greenbelt (my old neighborhood) which was one of the first planned communities in the US, dating to the New Deal. Enjoy!

@guofu I lived in Arlington when I worked at GSFC, so no, but the museum is cool;

@guofu impressive! I used to live in Greenbelt but bike down to the College Park Metro because it has the bike garage. Lake Artemesia and the surrounding trails are a nice ride.

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Episode 34a:

* Sonny Clark - Speak Low
* The Horace Silver Quintet - Senor Blues
* Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Dat Dere
* Clifford Brown - De-Dah
* Jimmy Smith - The Sermon
* Lee Morgan - These Are the Soulful Days

Now playing on is the Friday* Freshmaker jazz show. Grab your beverage of choice and join us for happy hour. Then stay tuned for ffog's Myocyte show.


I usually prepare my Freshmaker show sets in advance, to be sure I have enough to fill the hour (and not go over) and not repeat tracks I've played before.

Tonight on @tilderadio, in a Labor Day special, I turn that all upside down. Favorites from the past 8 months (!) of the show, selected live, without a net. Hilarity ensues!

0000 UTC (and stay tuned for @alrs at 0200)

Hmm. Thought I had scheduled a new show, but you're getting a rerun instead. Oh well. I'll do this week's show live next week! The future is tomorrow!

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Freshmaker jazz show coming up at the top of the hour on . I need to be elsewhere so I won't be on the mic this week, but that just means you get more music and less yak from me. Enjoy!

Acquired a Thinkpad X230 over the weekend and have been hacking on it. I like the size and light weight (lightest Thinkpad in my collection.) Maxed out the RAM and put a decent SSD in it. Also replaced the slow old wifi card with a spare Intel AC card I had lying around, which makes a big difference. Installed Qubes and Heads; cool approach and very secure-feeling, but may be overkill for me. The adventure continues!

Episode 33: "I Don't Want The Crown":

* The Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
* The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
* Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Everyday I Write the Book
* CHVRCHES feat. Robert Smith - How Not to Drown
* Deafheaven - Great Mass of Color
* Foo Fighters - Everlong
* Blue Öyster Cult - (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
* Hole - Malibu
* Anderson .Paak - Come Down
* Metric - Black Sheep
* Phoebe Bridgers - Nothing Else Matters
* twenty one pilots - Heavydirtysoul

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