WITH LESTER YOUNG… SWING STAYED SWUNG.

ON BECOMING INSTANTLY COOL WITH THE PREZ & BIRD BIRTHDAY BROADCAST ON WKCR Oh, we are blessed that recording devices existed in these ancient days when these two, Lester Young, a/k/a "Prez," and the Yardbird himself, Charlie Parker, played and, even better, played together. And we benefit greatly that WKCR is playing music so good,…

THE RAILING

He squeezed the railing tightly, the better to keep from launching himself over it and into the night below. She had said that thing that couldn’t be unsaid. Described him in a quite novel way, said that she had overlooked it out of love for him, that he was disgusting, a unique pig, a never-to-be-healed sore…

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"Europe today is a powder keg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal. A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all. I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where. Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans will set it off." --…