|1.||Benjamin Goodman II|
Benjamin Goodman II is the would-be sole heir of the massive fortune that was to be left for him by his well-known, and wildly popular, late father Benny Goodman, the famous jazz clarinetist from the swing era of the late 1920s to the 1950s.more...
Regrettably, the Goodman family fortune was lost when Turkey invaded Switzerland in 1934, devastating their economy. The invasion resulted in a severe depletion of the vast majority of the Goodman fortune that was contained in an esteemed Swiss bank. Benjamin II never received a cent of the massive fortune supposedly left for him by his late father.
Benjamin II spent most of his childhood in the Calgarian Jewish quarter, shining shoes for nickels and taking taking care of his mother. Benjamin would often spend whatever free time he could manage writing screenplays and scripts in his two story condominium, where he lived with his mother, as well as his beloved muskrat, Freckles.
As he entered adulthood, Benjamin II came to the bitter realization that no one wore shiny shoes anymore, so he began to struggle to meet the family's bills. Benjamin was forced to very reluctantly resign from his studies at his Christian school and look for full time work to support the family. Benjamin worked long, hard, brutal, and physically demanding days as a consultant for Maclean's magazine, where he met and became good friends with two work associates, Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin.
The three shared a passion for Black domestic comedy. Together...
An intense stare meant to intimidate or correct its target. (Originated within Benny Goodman's orchestra; the name was given to the stare that Goodman gave to his musicians.)
If you weren't playing the chart the way Goodman wanted you to play it, he'd give you the ray. It was very unsettling.
"Led Zeppelin of the 80's."
_While bowing to Led Zeppelin as the inventors of 'Heavy Metal,' Metallica is The One to be forever praised for Perfecting it, RE-revolutionizing it, for SAVING US ALL from the mediocre gayness, devaluated desentigration of all the material and artistic wastes of that "hairSpray-puffyness," "pounds-of-make-up-and-lipstick girly-BULL~SHIT-shiny-glitter hermophrodit "rock/or/metal." AMEN! Fo sho, 'ey/mAn' indeed!!
_Metallica's song "nothing else matters" posess' historical values of artisticaly global, vital, atomic-and i would go as far as saying, resurecting-poewers of immortal, ever-lasting evolution of music similar/or equal to Led Zeppelin's "stair way to heaven."
_They are to Heavy Metal as Iggy Pop to Punk.>-explanation-(Iggy started it all for the punk music. With the anarchy of his attitude in lyrics, style and music, he transformed,what we now call, the "classic rock" into the 'featus'of PUNK music. While not being classified, or to say more accurate, credited, as a father of Punk, he certainly was One of THOSE who f1rst stabed the body of music in their own unique way. And good 'ol Iggy made a deep, almost 'vital' but so needed for the time wound, which The Clash, Ramones and Sex Pistols, etc. would later bleed wout from.)
_Metallica's contribution to tha mighty HEAVY METAL is farely equal to the fact of Charlie Christian, the jazz musician, generally credited with introducing the electric guitar solo.
->(LITTLE INSIGHT history: In 1939, the abo...
The word "house" preceded by forms of the verb "to get" or similar verbs, is a colloquial term referring to a type of applause that occurs during a musical performance, especially an exhibition of jazz music. The musicians work to build incredible intensity, or other various, clever emotional connections to their audience, and when overcome by feelings of joy and appreciation, members may immediately and briefly clap, whistle or shout, to show their feelings of appreciation to the musician or musicians performing on stage. This type of display is inappropriate in various other settings, such as performances of traditional classical music.
"The sax player is playing a swingin' solo, and I'm glad he's really getting house!"
"Benny Goodman's solo was amazing, and throughout the three minutes he got so much house."
"Performing Thad Jones' sax soli brought a lot of house tonight."
The act of making something funny.
Ask James' dad if he enjoys the Benny Goodman Orchestra. Please try to pronounce name properly. Name not even funny on its own. Name not even susceptible to funnification.
(From Shoebox Project #1 on LiveJournal.)
Someone who thinks life is all about jazz, any music other than jazz sucks and if you don't love jazz you hate life and just don't "get it".
Most likely drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon, wears ironic t-shirts and fedoras and thinks anything cool sucks.
That jazzhole over there just put Benny Goodman on the jukebox.
|7.||Old Jazz Music|
Some of the most intelligent music ever made by anyone ever it combines the talent and expertise of a classical symphony with the soul of a garage band and adds in an improvisational element which is equivalent of making up music on the go.more...
Most modern jazz is based around 70s style funk and is heavily influenced by classic rock which although when all separate are great things do not combine to make a viable music genre.
Many old school jazz musicians are household names, although it is becoming rarer and rarer to see a jazz CD or record in someones home. A few examples would be John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.
This music was first started with the ragtime movement in the late 19th century where piano tunes such as the Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer by Scott Joplin were played in bars and saloons all over the country.
Soon thereafter a mixture of soul, gospel and French music formed in New Orleans and formed the famous New Orleans brass band type of music. A good example of this is "The Saints Go Marching In" by Louis Armstrong
These generally happy Dixieland songs coexisted with the blues until the great depression era when Swing Music and Big Band took hold. Swing and Big Band Music such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie were easily danceable tunes played for large audiences ...