Tag Archives: Jazz

  sexytime

The Night Marilyn Monroe Sang ‘Happy Birthday’ To JFK

It was 48 years ago today that Marilyn Monroe was literally sewn into a see-through gown and carried out to the stage of Madison Square Garden to serenade President John F. Kennedy for his birthday. LIFE photographer Bill Ray took this famous picture of Marilyn’s ass. And Hank Jones, the legendary jazz pianist who accompanied her breathy version of “Happy Birthday,” died on Sunday in New York at the age of 91. JFK and Marilyn Monroe didn’t make it nearly that long — she was found dead less than three months later, and his head was blown apart by assassins the following year. Read more on The Night Marilyn Monroe Sang ‘Happy Birthday’ To JFK…
  workers unite

Labor Day, Wonkabout Style

It’s actually here, Labor Day weekend — the dreaded three days that mark the end of summer, the end of fun, the end of all things good. No more outdoor movies, beers on patios, music in the park, free museums, IT’S ALL OVER, and will be replaced by Fall, which, fine, does offer great things like apple picking, beautiful leaves, Halloween, etc. Have the best damn Labor Day by listening to us and doing at least two-thirds of the things on our Labor Day List! Read more on Labor Day, Wonkabout Style…
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Congress, Apparently Having Just Started College, Was Really Into Jazz For Like Three Weeks

When you, the constituent, called your local congressperson and were subsequently put on hold sometime in the last three weeks, did you notice anything… offensive? Something syncopated? Something Satan might have on his iPod, in case an attractive woman were to ever browse through said iPod? This is called “jazz” and henceforth it is banned—BANNED—from Congress, definitely for right now, when people are actually calling their representatives, and maybe even forever. Read more on Congress, Apparently Having Just Started College, Was Really Into Jazz For Like Three Weeks…
 

Summer Might Not Suck After All

The demise of Screen on the Green has left many of you distraught, contemplating death and wishing you lived in a world where outdoor movies never even existed in the first place. SUCK IT UP! Things end. It’s a recession. Worse things could have happened: you could have been tortured, Sarah Palin could be the VP right now, or China could stop buying our debt in which case we would REALLY be screwed. But thankfully, not all of our favorite DC summer institutions have fallen victim to the financial crisis. Tomorrow marks the beginning of our beloved Jazz in the Garden. Read more on Summer Might Not Suck After All…
  your week in music

DJs In Mouse Costumes, Punk Rock Family Reunion Show

Friday, April 3: If you like Justice and Daft Punk, you might be interested in Sebastien Tellier, who also hails from France and is essential to the French dance circuit. He will be bringing his beautiful, piano-laced electro music to the 9:30 Club. 10PM. [MySpace] Read more on DJs In Mouse Costumes, Punk Rock Family Reunion Show… Read more on DJs In Mouse Costumes, Punk Rock Family Reunion Show…
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Did You Know That It’s ‘Black Music Month’?

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2008 as Black Music Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the history of black music and to enjoy the great contributions of African-American singers, musicians, and composers. Read more on Did You Know That It’s ‘Black Music Month’?…
 

Old Jazzbo Hippie Claims Cheney Just Invaded Iraq For The Oil

Some little hipster clarinet player from NYU is claiming the Iraq invasion and occupation was all about securing oil supplies for America. Oh and what is that sticking out of Jazzbo Al’s tattered raincoat? A worn paperback of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” which he actually first read when she was writing it, when he was screwing some gal in Rand’s “inner circle” and writing angry letters to the New York Times about how “parasites who persistently avoid either purpose or reason perish as they should.” That’s right, we’re talking about former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan! Read more on Old Jazzbo Hippie Claims Cheney Just Invaded Iraq For The Oil…
 

To Do: Destination Unknown

Rancid has sold out the Black Cat mainstage for the next three nights. We’ll be out front, waiting for our erotic asphyxiation activity partner. [Black Cat] Meet the people behind the WP’s Express. It’s their 3-year anniversary party at the Reef. 5-10PM. [WP] Read more on To Do: Destination Unknown…