You didn’t see it, but I’m scraping brain matter off my computer and work area, with the news that Miles Davis’s seminal album Kind of Blue officially turned 50-years-old yesterday. What is the over-under on how many babies were consummated with this record on in the background? 500,000? 750,000? 1 million? Would you dare take the under for any of those figures.
I’ve worn out five copies of this album and finally had to get it digitally.
Relatedly: Andy Baio of Waxy.org has finally put together his 8-bit tribute to Kind of Blue. It’ll be fascinating to hear the record, Kind of Bloop, after following the progress through the funding, recording and now release.