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2014 things to watch

Sometimes, Wikipedia is the best place to track current events

* Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 (February)

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* March Madness 2014 (March, duh)

FIFA World Cup (12 June to 13 July 2014)
–> US Roster here (posted May 12) –> http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/05/12/13/23/140512-mnt-prelim-roster

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* US Congressional Midterm Elections (November 4, 2014)
–> United States Senate elections, 2014 (33 of 100 seats being contested)
–> United States House of Representatives elections, 2014 (All 435 seats will have associated elections)

*Various World political events
–> Ukraine Revolution/ Russian intervention in Ukraine (Started in Feb)
–> Syrian Civil War (Russia has been fighting for Syrian Army since Early Spring 2013 and Hezbollah has been fighting since Summer 2013)
–> Iraq situation (ISIS invades Northern Iraq)
–> Afghanistan Situation (Abdullah Abdullah may win 2014 Presidential election(June 2014) and US / ISAF  troops withdraw (December 2014)
–> Weird events in the South China Sea (MH370 missing, capsized Korean boat causes dismantling of the Korean coast guard, civil unrest in Thailand, PLA (communist Chinese) troops amass on the China-Vietnam border )

* Television
–>  The Bachelorette Season 10, with Andi Dorfman (premieres May 19)
–> Antiques Roadshow Season 18  (RVA episodes premiere May 12)

 

Songs to paint your deck by

While putting finishing touches on my deck, I listened to the WRIR Sunday Morning Jazz Show livestream on repeat. Sooo good!

 

http://wrir.org/index.php?/blog/entry/13222/

Song Artist Album Label Year
HOUR 1
Ahmad the Terrible Jack DeJohnette Album Album ECM 1984
Alexandria, Virginia Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff Glide On Prestige 1960
Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Riverside 1957
Blue Minor Sonny Clark Cool Struttin’ Blue Note 1958
My Heart Stood Still Nat Adderley Work Song Riverside 1960
Blue and Sentimental Ike Quebec Blue & Sentimental Blue Note 1962
Israel Gerry Mulligan Re-Birth of the Cool GRP Records 1992
Tezeta Mulatu Astatke Afro-Latin Soul Worthy 1966
I Hear a Rhapsody John Coltrane Lush Life Prestige 1961
HOUR 2
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone Lester Young Complete Studio Sessions Verve 1958
Lester Leaps In Sonny Stitt Now! Impulse! 1963
Walk On By Stanley Turrentine Rough ‘n’ Tumble Blue Note 1966
Woody ‘N’ You Jazz Giants ’58 Jazz Giants ’58 Verve 1958
The Sidewalks of New York Cannonball Adderley Things Are Getting Better Riverside 1959
Deve Ser Amor (It Must Be Love) Herbie Mann Recorded in Rio de Janeiro Atlantic 1965
I Want to Be Happy Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio Verve 1957
The Inch Worm John Coltrane Coltrane Impulse! 1962
Paradox Jack Montrose & Bob Gordon Jack Montrose – Bob Gordon Quintet Atlantic 1955