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Tonight's Giant Steps show will be prerecorded, but will still contain all the jazz goodness you have come to expect. 0000 UTC at - brought to you by @SDF


While there are plenty of people that are gleefully happy that Facebook went down, I take a different view. I'm thinking of the engineers at Facebook who were suddenly under immense, superhuman pressure to get things up and running again. I've been in that situation before, and it sucks.

Spare me the "they chose to work at Facebook" lecture. The only people who sign up to fight fires are firefighters. They're as human as me and they had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

crime and death in the USA 

Three people were shot on my block last night. One died. Am finding out now that the fatality was a career firefighter out in the burbs, with the department that helped save my life after I was hit by an out-of-control driver on the Beltway in 2007.

So very sad and senseless. Gun violence is the American disease. We need the cure.

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

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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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