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POST-SCRIPTUM 773

BARNEY WILEN, Moshi (1972)

Dès 1967, en compagnie de la pianiste Irène Schweizer, du trompettiste Manfred Schoof et de la section rythmique du groupe allemand Guru Guru, Barney Wilen tisse déjà des liens entre jazz et musiques du monde sur l’album Jazz Meets India produit par Joachim-Ernst Berendt, critique de jazz pionnier en la matière.

De même, Barney Wilen se montre sensible au free jazz américain qu’il honore alors à Paris, au Requin Chagrin, en compagnie du vibraphoniste Karl Berger, des bassistes Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Beb Guérin et du batteur Jacques Thollot, alors qu’à quelques encablures, dans une même veine, le pianiste François Tusques sévit à La Vieille Grille. C’est l’époque où François Jeanneau, Michel Portal, Bernard Vitet et quelques autres animent des nuits d’effervescence particulières, ce dont témoignent l’album Le Nouveau jazz de François Tusques (en 1967 toujours), et Zodiac (un an auparavant), signé par Barney Wilen celui-là. Ces deux disques ont tout du bras d’honneur au conformisme ambiant, que d’ailleurs Barney Wilen réitère sur Dear Prof. Leary, en référence au grand manitou du LSD et afin de rendre notamment hommage à Bobby Gentry, Otis Redding et aux Beatles, ce qu’il fait en compagnie du guitariste Mimi Lorenzini, transfuge encore adolescent (et allumé) du groupe du chanteur de variétés Claude François !

1968 : la séquence free se poursuit dans un hommage au pilote de l’écurie Ferrari Lorenzo Bandini, mort en course lors du Grand Prix de Monaco l’année précédente. Bareny Wilen : « Quand je souffle, je ferme les yeux et je vois des images. Ces images correspondent à des états vagues plus ou moins précis qui renvoient à ce que j’ai vu, entendu ou lu. » C’est aussi l’époque où le saxophoniste part en Afrique vérifier sur le terrain ce qu’il sait de la musique pygmée et de l’afrobeat. Avec sa compagne Caroline de Bendern, égérie de Mai 68 célébrée par une photo des événements où elle apparait juchée sur les épaules du plasticien Jean-Jacques Lebel, Barney Wilen fait sienne – en le rejoignant – l’innocence sauvage du collectif Zanzibar (Philippe Garrel, Serge Bard, Daniel Pommereulle, Patrick Deval) dont les expériences comptent parmi les plus fascinantes du cinéma français.

Sahara, Mali, Niger : Barney Wilen et Caroline de Bendern prennent la route, et de Tanger à Zanzibar la vie s’écoule. Caroline de Bendern : « Trois Land Rover peints en jaune, orange et rouge brillant, une caméra 35 mm et tous ses accessoires, beaucoup d’instruments de musique, amplis et magnétophones… Je crois que vous avez compris… On n’est jamais arrivé à Zanzibar ! » Heureusement, au fil des rencontres, les bandes s’accumulent par dizaines. Initiatique, ce voyage est suivi d’un second, plus bref mais pas moins nécessaire à la réalisation d’un disque (le fameux Moshi) pour Saravah, le label de Pierre Barouh. Face au matériel sonore ramené, Barney Wilen et son groupe célèbrent donc le « moshi » sous la forme d’une transe faisant la part belle aux rituels traditionnels et parcourue d’une spiritualité joyeuse dialoguée en re-recording, avec un gros clin d’œil au Karma de Pharoah Sanders. Barney Wilen : « Le swing participe de la magie. C’est une manière de faire ou de dire des choses, telle qu’on est toujours dépassé par ce qu’on fait. »

( Beb Guérin, par là )

Story time, kids!!

So yesterday, my sister and I had tickets to an advanced screening of Captain America: Civil War.  We got into Boston early because we weren’t guaranteed seats because they overbook these things in case people don’t show up.  We get in line (we’re like 40 people in) and we settle in to wait for 2 ½ hours to be let in to be seated.  

I know Mike Beach is currently in Boston, filming Mark Wahlberg’s new movie, Patriot’s Day.  I jokingly started tweeting him about how he should come keep us company in line at the theater (because there was no way I’d be content to just stand there and talk my sister).  

Literally about 2 hours laters, I get a reply and yeah. 

This is what happened:

Naturally, I start freaking.  “Is he serious?”  “Is he teasing me?”  “I know he said he wanted to do a meet up, but is he pulling my leg?”

The movie was going to be a long one, so I wasn’t going to hold my breath.  

Then THIS happened:

H O L Y  S H I T

He had mentioned in an earlier tweet that he was going to be around the Prudential Center on Boylston, so my sister and I started walking in that direction for when he told us his location.  He had a place in mind, but they ended up being closed, so we could tell he was trying to find something else.  

When we stopped at a corner to give him some time, apparently he walked right by us on the street.  (We weren’t RIGHT on the corner.  We were out of the way and he was on his phone.)  I get a reply telling us he found a place.  

It was a bar.  We walk up, we see him in the window, by himself.  Holy shit.  We go in and introduce ourselves.  He gives us big hugs!  He’s wearing his Harley Davidson biker vest.  He’s so happy to see us!  Its literally just the three of us.  I don’t know why I thought he’d have someone else with him.  When I meet people from the internet, I always like to have one other person there with me, but he’s a 50+ year old man, so…….

We immediately start discussing Civil War.  We obviously didn’t want to spoil anything, but he had one or two questions that he needed answers to just for his own piece of mind.  haha.  He told some anecdotes of his kids.  (The man has 7 kids.  Oldest will be 30 in November and the youngest will be 2 soon.)  

We order some food.  He got a dinner and my sister and I split nachos.  It was 10:30 at night.  We didn’t want to eat too much.  

I feel like we literally talked about everything!  We talked about his kids.  We talked about our jobs.  We talked about his experience in the industry and the movie he’s working on right now.  The previous day he had been talking to Deval Patrick for about 3 hours, trying to really do the role justice.  

We talked about The 100.  He asked me what I thought about this season.  I asked him if he really wanted my honest opinion and he said, “Yeah!  Its no skin off my back!” 

Well….I ranted.  Due to the many different kinds of followers I have on here, some might not agree with me about my stand on certain things, so I’m going to refrain from going into detail about that.  

We also talked about The 100 cast.  He feels so genuinely towards them.  He honestly feels like they all honestly love each other.  He thinks its beautiful.  I think its beautiful.  God, I love this cast.  I told him how Bob was actually supposed to come to Boston twice, but he had to cancel both times.  I said if he did it again, I was going to start to take it personally.  He got a kick out of that!  Obviously, I’m joking.  I just really want Bob to try to come to Boston.  Always.  

We talked about the Jason/Ricky thing and I’ve mentioned how I haven’t liked Jason for well over a year because of how he’s treated different sides of the fandom over the course of all 3 seasons.  I told Mike about the “Ricky’s a great actor. I wish him all the best” or what have you and how that was literally all he said when asked.  Jason wrote an essay over a fictional character, but barely gave a full thought about a real person that he really hurt.  Mike didn’t even know Jason said anything at all and seemed to not be too happy about that.  

I’m getting heated all over again, fam.  Please forgive.  

Like, we told him how we met Ricky in November and just how lovely we thought he was.  How it broke my heart to hear that he was treated that way.  I love Ricky so much, you guys.  

We talked about how the cast actually used to be pretty active on social media, but because of all the hate they receive, its caused them to kind of clam up.  “Especially Bob. He can be really sensitive towards that kind of stuff.” Again, I’m just paraphrasing, but he did mention Bob specifically in regards towards the hate.  

RANT TIME: Literally, how gross do you have to be to send hate to an actual person OVER A FICTIONAL CHARACTER??  I’m disgusted by each and every person that continues to harass him, and the rest of the cast.  Guys, we’ve been following Bob for a good chunk of time now.  We know he’s a bit more sensitive to the hate.  Just fucking knock it off.  If you’re going to hate one someone (who you don’t even really fucking know, mind you), at least have the decency to not tag them on social media.  He literally does not need to see that shit.  When I was suddenly woken up at 3am and looked at my phone this morning to his tweet

I was literally ready to go to war.  I was ready to fucking fight.  I told Mike how that absolutely broke my heart to hear because Bob is one of my favorites, if not my number one, on this cast.  He’s a precious bran muffin who deserves the world.  I’m literally CONSTANTLY sickened by the amount of hate he gets.  

Mike also told me how, while he was live tweeting the episode last night, this girl was coming at him and when he went to reply, she had blocked him.  Like, how attention seeking are you?  Go outside.  Read a book.  Don’t start shit on the internet, honestly.  

He also told me, without giving away any spoilers, that the episode was probably the best one yet.  I told him that I couldn’t wait to watch it!  That it honestly looks like it was going to be the best one yet this season.  (And it was!) 

We talked about how he’s going to his first convention and he was asking what conventions are like.  We told him as much as we could.  We only have three cons under our belt, but I feel like we gave him a pretty good picture.  He doesn’t understand why people should pay to get pictures and autographs.  He doesn’t believe it should be like that.  But its literally always about money, so…..

(ALSO, CHARLIE HUNNAM IS GOING TO THAT CONVENTION??  I kind of geeked out. Me: “Charlie never goes to these things!” Mike: “I know!!  A whole bunch of us (SOA) will be there!”

We talked tattoos.  Our tattoos.  His tattoos.  He showed us the one on his bicep.  He had to take off his jacket and roll up his sleeve.  I nearly died.  That dude is FIT for 50+.  

I could’ve stayed there all night, but he needed to go to sleep and my sister and I needed to catch one of the last trains.  So I asked for pictures and we went outside to take them.  

Here’s mine:

Then he asked which way we were walking.  (We were actually walking in the same direction, so we started walking together.)  His hotel was right up the street, so we stopped out front and got hugs.  Said thanks.  We said that we hoped to do this again!  He’s leaving on Sunday for LA for a week, but he said he’d be back the following week for a couple of weeks.  He seemed down to meet up again!  We said goodnight.  He told us to get home safe and then he crossed the street to go into his hotel.  

Guys.  

GUYS.  

MIKE BEACH IS THE NICEST GUY ALIVE.  HE’S SO SWEET AND SINCERE.  HE LITERALLY DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THIS.  HE DIDN’T.  BUT HE PUT SOME TIME ASIDE FOR US AT 10:30 AT NIGHT.  WE LEFT AT 12AM.  WE SPENT AN HOUR AND A HALF INSIDE A BAR TOGETHER.  HE’S SO AWESOME.  

Mark Wahlberg wants to be pardoned for the racial crimes of his teens — but he’s missing the point 

Mark Wahlberg wants to be forgiven.

On Nov. 26, the rapper-turned-actor asked for an official pardon from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for two racially charged acts of violence he committed in 1988.


He served 45 days in jail at the time, then went on to become one of the most successful stars in Hollywood. But the debate around whether his criminal record should be expunged — at least from a racial justice standpoint — raises key questions around what’s actually changed about him, America and our legacy of bigoted violence in the years since that April night.

Simply put, he’s paid a very small price so far