ANY MATH OR NAVAL EXPERTS OUT THERE? by Davin Michael Stedman

What are the mathematical chances of 4 Navy ships suffering nearly unheard of collisions in one year?

Before this most recent deadly incident with the USS John McCain killed at least ten sailors, the previous collision was a direct hit to the Captain. His sailors had to use kettle bells from the ship’s gym . . . → Read More: ANY MATH OR NAVAL EXPERTS OUT THERE? by Davin Michael Stedman

IF THEY SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT, by Davin Michael Stedman

One of the most glaringly stupid ideas I have encountered is the assumption that if the society collapses the ability to shoot a gun will be key to survival.

It’s not. The real race will be to go after the libraries. When the light goes out the only way to turn them back on . . . → Read More: IF THEY SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT, by Davin Michael Stedman

Paul Simon – Peace Like a River, by Davin Michael Stedman

I am not going to lie to you. I have listened to ‘Peace Like A River’ seven times tonight. This song is so beautiful it’s cutting me.

“You can beat us with wires, you can beat us with chains, you can run out your rules, but you know can’t outrun the history train”

This . . . → Read More: Paul Simon – Peace Like a River, by Davin Michael Stedman

Colin Kaepernick: Potentially Losing Career but Winning History by a Landslide, by Davin Michael Stedman

The Colin Kaepernick story is one of the most fascinating stories of our generation. Most people didn’t even realize he was part African American until the media promoted his heartwarming adoption story, which explained why his parents were not Sicilian or Latin.

Once he switched out his dooshy baseball flat brimmed cap and grew . . . → Read More: Colin Kaepernick: Potentially Losing Career but Winning History by a Landslide, by Davin Michael Stedman

Lessons for Trump in CIA “Ashes” and Korean War, by Davin Michael Stedman

REALITY CHECK: How much you want to bet that Trump doesn’t know that we actually fought China in the first Korean War, and that they whooped our ass? It was an ass whooping that ended as a stalemate and North Korea is still here taunting us because we lost. We almost got pushed right . . . → Read More: Lessons for Trump in CIA “Ashes” and Korean War, by Davin Michael Stedman

Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece, by Davin Michael Stedman

Drinking a cold beer and listening to Van Morrison’s near masterpiece Veedon Fleece. I always wanted to track down this album, now I am tripping through Van’s own Irish myth and stream of conscious ramblings toward rich green patches of brilliance.

He’s just a giant mushroom. He doesn’t make much sense, but you are . . . → Read More: Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece, by Davin Michael Stedman

Requiem for Rhonda Rousey? by Davin Michael Stedman

I’m not claiming to be a fan of the UFC, but this fight was amazing. The conditioning, quickness, and strategy I witnessed during Rousey vs. Holm was breathtaking. This is violence. This is brain damage. This is capitalism. You could see Rhonda Rousey’s market value and aura of invincibility hit the canvas harder than . . . → Read More: Requiem for Rhonda Rousey? by Davin Michael Stedman

Raccoons Love Songwriter, by Davin Michael Stedman

I was writing a song in my backyard on my Spanish guitar, when a pair of raccoons came out of the bushes to check me out. The hood is alive… with the sounds of these little thieving quasi monkey bears and the sound of sensitive pony tail music.

– Davin Michael . . . → Read More: Raccoons Love Songwriter, by Davin Michael Stedman

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek – Jazz From Copenhagen, By Davin Michael Stedman

I’m not going to do a post on Ray Manzarek. I met him once. He was a good guy. I was part of a group of students that brought him and the poet Michael McClure to Washington State University for a standing room only performance. Ray was a perfect gentleman, a seasoned entertainer, and . . . → Read More: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek – Jazz From Copenhagen, By Davin Michael Stedman

Michel Petrucciani – Round Midnight, By Davin Michael Stedman

How did I miss this guy? Talk about a guy overcoming his disabilities. This poor kid, Michel Petrucciani died at 36 years old but lived to be one of the best Jazz pianists of his generation. He’s off the charts amazing at piano and you’d assume at first glance that his size would limit . . . → Read More: Michel Petrucciani – Round Midnight, By Davin Michael Stedman

Brandi Carlile – Dreams, By Davin Michael Stedman

Oh dear Jesus, here it comes again. I’m going on a Brandi Carlile binge again. The last time was really bad. Despite of any of her personal preferences – she’s on my pregnancy spree list.

You might ask what my ‘pregnancy spree list’ is. Well let me tell you. I’m building a time machine . . . → Read More: Brandi Carlile – Dreams, By Davin Michael Stedman

Here’s to My Great Uncle, One of the Great Lovers and Singers of Latin America, By Davin Michael Stedman

This video is my great uncle, the magnificent Daniel Santos AKA “El Jefe” when he was a young buck. He was a phenomenal singer and they used to call him the Frank Sinatra of Latin America. He had 12 wives. He told his biggest fans Fidel Castro and Che to kiss his ass when . . . → Read More: Here’s to My Great Uncle, One of the Great Lovers and Singers of Latin America, By Davin Michael Stedman

Polyrhythmics – Pink Wasabi, By Davin Michael Stedman

Ben Bloom’s band Polyrhythmics definitely deserves their opportunity to perform on KEXP on Feb. 19 and they are absolutely going to slay it. I caught them at a music festival this Summer and they are one of the tightest bands I’ve ever seen. They are working really hard and it’s nice to see a . . . → Read More: Polyrhythmics – Pink Wasabi, By Davin Michael Stedman

Cliff Nobles & Co. – Love Is All Right (The Horse) – 1968, By Davin Michael Stedman

I just got off the phone with Jabrille AKA Jimmy James. There is no way for us talk for less than 75 minutes on the subject of SOUL. He does most of the talking because he’s one of the foremost experts on the classic era SOUL on planet earth. If you are playing guitar . . . → Read More: Cliff Nobles & Co. – Love Is All Right (The Horse) – 1968, By Davin Michael Stedman

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, By Davin Michael Stedman

My PLAN: to sneak a 40 of Old English into Benaroya Hall and catch the Seattle Symphony. They will never be able to find the 40 because I’m going to wear a huge XXXL 90’s era Raiders Parka. I think I can score some tickets if I genuinely cover the event as a music . . . → Read More: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, By Davin Michael Stedman

Staxx Brothers Contribute to The Anniversary Soundtrack

Seattle’s magnificent hip hop fusion ensemble Staxx Brothers has announced that one of their songs will be included in the upcoming horror and revenge flick, The Anniversary. Here’s the plot description, “On the anniversary weekend of the death of a young women’s husband, five girls head out to a cabin to help their friend . . . → Read More: Staxx Brothers Contribute to The Anniversary Soundtrack

Lester Bangs About Music, By Davin Michael Stedman

We all watched Philip Seymour Hoffman channel Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. But this is the man himself; the real article.

Listen close you yutes; you young bloods who never bought an album but pay out your ass for your data plan and call music free; there was a brief time in American history . . . → Read More: Lester Bangs About Music, By Davin Michael Stedman

Taj Mahal – Sweet Mama Janisse

I’m not going to say a damn thing, except I LOVE Taj Mahal so much, and this song among others knocked my **** in the dirt tonight. Some people live their lives wrapped around the memories of catching 100s of Phish shows. What I wouldn’t give to be able to follow around Taj for . . . → Read More: Taj Mahal – Sweet Mama Janisse

Bill Clinton on Saxophone 1992, By Davin Michael Stedman

I’m doing some research for a new Staxx Brothers song, “Slick Willie.” I like to get my facts straight, even when the narrator is lying. This is the first time I’ve actually seen Clinton’s legendary saxophone performance on Arsenio Hall. He stepped up and ripped “Heartbreak Hotel” with soul. Those are great chops for . . . → Read More: Bill Clinton on Saxophone 1992, By Davin Michael Stedman

Django Unchained – Davin Michael Stedman’s Favorite Tarantino Movie

Here was Davin Michael Stedman‘s initial response to the mighty, Django Unchained:

“Holy sh#tballs I just saw my favorite Tarantino movie. Django was so great I don’t want you to go into the theater with expections that may diminish its impact. It’s like Moonrise Kingdom. Leave expectations at the door and let the master . . . → Read More: Django Unchained – Davin Michael Stedman’s Favorite Tarantino Movie