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Conferences · Lakatos Award . The comedian Tony Hancock joked: “Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she They do not want to see their bodies helplessly deteriorate further. My genealogist friend certainly hopes that his family tree does not end up on the burn heap of the next generation. Tony & Tink Adams posted on 12/27/18 . My condolences to Juanita's family members and friends, may you be comforted by Jesus' words in the Bible book . D I met you through my son William you were like a brother to him and a son to me and Mom your fishing days or Sarah Donaldson[lakatos] posted on 3/25/ (I've been at Stanford since and I'm not sure if we've met.) . Our rough friend had always wanted to eat this goat, so, for his wake we resolved to provide .
Every sensitive, thinking human must agree with you; yet we can never collectively acknowledge the truth. I am a young man who grew up in the city. I searched, and practiced and found myself.
I have committed my future to developing a small organic blueberry farm near Whistler, British Columbia. I have a true wife, and now two sons. We took in three goats, two pygmy sisters and a younger but normal-sized male.
We had a complicated cousin in Whistler, he hanged himself. The young horned goat was outgrowing the girls, outgrowing their pen, and outgrowing my wife and baby. Our rough friend had always wanted to eat this goat, so, for his wake we resolved to provide young Sigmund for the spit.
I have not been a hunter, and had never undertaken something like this before. But with the help of his best friend, another wild Quebecer of the bush, I led Sigmund away from the girls after dark, out into my raw field.
I wrestled him to the ground and I slit his throat. We tied his ankles and hung him from the bucket of my tractor, we skinned him and dressed him and wrapped him in plastic, all with the best and most profound design. And in the gory darkness of that night, I was struck, as by a laser, that this was the original sin of humanity: I could never exactly comprehend original sin in the contexts of sex, or of knowledge; that night I understood that animal husbandry is the defining act that expells mankind from the garden of species.
I still eat meat too, but less than before, and I'm more discerning about it's origins. I feel that the memory of hot blood on my hands keeps me a little more honest about it. And, though I haven't in the past felt sufficiently thankful for my own sustenance to say a grace before meals, after listening to your recent show, I pledge now to speak some acknowledgement every time I eat the flesh of another.
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I have to say however, that, as much as I do agree with you, I feel you argued your monologue from the stance of someone who is more or less comfortably fed. It struck me that hunger must be considered, as it leads to desperation, innovation, etc. And then I thought: This is especially true for a black letter Mexican lawyer like myself who does not encounter much independent and creative thinking. Too often in life we do not take time to really think about life and think about the world we live in.
Entitled opinions provides an escape hatch from the confines of my life. It is my hidden pleasure, my secret mistress and my hour away from work and family. Every Sunday with a bourbon in one hand and a cigar in the other I sit back and listen to your show.
This is my time. I especially love the episodes on God and the supernatural with Dr Luhrmann and the really excellent podcast by Dr Kayali on Bioethics. It has been great to start receiving the EO signals again. I am getting the goose skin each time the EO signature tune starts and Robert's voice breaks the air. I have very much enjoyed all the shows this year--particularly the Fuller monolog, Darwin show and the most recent one on Kafka.
The latter has particularly resonated with me--as a citizen of Prague for 10 years, I walked thru streets that had some relation to Kafka's life and that of his family--some real and some imagined by the tourist industry. He stayed with him until Veteran Al Foster's beautiful musicality can only be equaled by his remarkable humility. Your father got you your drum set when you were 10 years old. Are you a self-taught musician?
Yes, I listened to records. My father had a small collection. Since I was 5, I was banging on dancing bands everyday. When my father bought me a drum set, I only played on it for six months. And since that time, everyday I rush home to practice. When I was younger, the only drummer I knew about was Gene Krupa. But after I heard Max Roach, I practiced everyday. Then I met other drummers in the neighborhood and we hung out.
At that time, when you were a teenager you could go to Birdland, the original Birdland. They had a section, a special section for young people without alcohol.
They sold sodas, ice creams It was wonderful for us to see real jazz. Elvin wasn't famous yet.
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It was just before Coltrane. It was just amazing to experience this. And the first time you saw Miles Davis play live, it was at the Apollo Theater and you were 15 Even when I was too young, my father would take me.
I saw Philly with Miles and the same band with Jimmy Cobb. I saw Dinah Washington. And also Ella, Sarah Vaughan. I saw Ray Charles many times. He was good on saxophone. When I got older, I would go backstage with my friends to watch Miles, Cannonball.
Was your father a professional bass player? No, he was a presser. He had a cleaning shop. Were there other musicians in your family? He was a drummer. I saw him play but I was already doing my own thing. Except for Max Roach, who were your first heroes? My aunt lived in the same building on the same floor as Art Taylor Jazz Hot He lived with his mother. I got up and he said: He asked me if I could help him to set up a drum set because he had a record date with Gene Ammons.
It was for Boss Tenor1. So he took me to the recording session. Gene Ammons Jazz Hot Special was in jail but they let him out to make the record. And he had to go back to the prison after.
We waited for him and we drove up to the Van Gelder Studio. I set up the drums and the studio gave me a cheer. Tommy Flanagan was on the piano and Doug Watkins on bass. After that, I never saw Doug Watkins again. He died in a car accident not long after [on February 5, ]. When did you start playing in a band? When I was 17, I studied with Ted Curson. I played in his band on Monday nights at Birdland.
There was Kenny Barron and his brother Bill2 on saxophone. We played with another band. Every club had two bands in those days. Ted was so nice to introduce me to John Coltrane Jazz Hot Coltrane took my hand looking into my eyes. He was so warm. Such a beautiful experience. I had met Sonny the day before at the rehearsal.
He asked me if I could play the calypso. So I played the calypso. He was one of my heroes. Albert Dailey was on the piano. I was so nervous because Tony Williams was there with his band and I had to play on his drums. But only a few musicians came to New York each year. Today I could never make it like I did. I don't envy young guys because there are fewer clubs and everybody is good because of education.
I miss the great Sonny Rollins. I don't care who comes out now. Who can be the new John Coltrane? Coltrane is the school I did. There would be no universities promoting jazz without Coltrane, Monk or Miles.
This is the difference between having studied jazz history at school and having studied jazz with the musicians who made history I played just with everybody. Monk, Ornette, Coltrane, etc. I was very lucky. I played with him maybe seven months. The very first gig was at the Village Gate for two weeks. Ed Blackwell was the original drummer of the band but just before the opening night he was rushed to the hospital.
And Victor Gaskin bwho was in the band with Charlie Rouse tscalled me up. Aristotle even makes an exception for a sailor — for a sailor, death at sea is a worthy death since a sailor can show off his skills in trying to save the boat.Branford Marsalis - Tony Lakatos - Lester Leaps In
Second, Aristotle considers death on the battlefield to be a noble death. I take him to mean that when dying on the battlefield we do not die in vain — our death serves some greater cause. But the message still stands. We appreciate it if we can die in a way that is reflective of the way we lived, showing the ideals that have defined us.
And we appreciate our deaths not to be in vain — we like them to serve some greater good. Dying as one has lived When there is a fatal accident in sports, loved ones find consolation in assuring themselves that the athlete died doing what he liked best. A Muslim relative of mine faced protests from her family because she wanted to go on another Hajj at an advanced age and in poor health.
In all of these cases people died or faced death doing what they were good at, what they enjoyed or what defined them throughout their lives. Loved ones find consolation in this, people themselves find the prospect of such a death less objectionable and they may even hope to die this way. People also hope to die in circumstances or at a time that is reflective of what they value in life or that is symbolic of something that they stand for or identify with.
This can take many forms: They hope to die surrounded by their families or in the comfort of their homes. The Almighty has said, no doubt: I am looking forward to that. Did she die in vain?
Terminally ill patients participate in randomised controlled trials for experimental drugs and hope that at least their participation will contribute to the advancement of science. In all these cases, people would like their deaths to be good for something.
The two reasons, hoping to die in ways that reflect our lives and hoping that our deaths may do some good, are still relevant today. In particular, they also feature in the contemporary debate on euthanasia. Euthanasia Proponents of euthanasia hinge their case on the fact that patients should have the opportunity to die in a way that is reflective of what they stand for in life. If what they stand for is independence, control and autonomous agency then they may consider euthanasia to be the most fitting death for them when they are afflicted by a debilitating disease.
They do not want to see their bodies helplessly deteriorate further. They do not want to be dependent on a regimen of painkillers for pain control. They do not want to see themselves as being dependent on care-givers. They want to have control over their deaths as they have had control over their lives. Others lived a life believing that some things should be left in the hands of God or should be determined by natural processes.
For them there should be proper access to palliative care.