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Charles Cohen is dead
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Peake
Triglav wrote:
Some context that I haven't seen before:

Quote:
At the time of the incident, Cohen was on a medication known as Mirapex to treat Parkinson's disease, which he said contributed to sexual compulsivity.

Cohen's attorney, Scott A. Harper, praised Cohen's qualities.

"He was one of the nicest persons I've ever met," Harper said. "He had no ill will towards anyone, not even the policeman that arrested him nor the prosecutor. He was kind and gentle and very soft-spoken. He was the king of his field. He crescendoed too late to enjoy his recent successes. His European fans will hopefully understand his situation and remember him for the beautiful music he once created. He was good but humble. He will be missed."


http://www.epgn.com/news/local/12575-musician-dies-two-months-after-re lease-from-jail


waah
ritchiedrums
http://www.therotunda.org/event/memorial-for-charles-cohen-1945-2017
adamon
Perspectives: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=viwAEsSvac4
evening
There were some 60-70 people in attendance at the memorial last night, from O.G. Philly greybeards recalling decades-old friendships to younger performers who were grateful to have benefited from his wisdom and generosity when they were new on the scene.

A few close friends provided some insight into the physical and emotional difficulties of his last months, as the effects of Parkinson's and the prescribed medications took their toll. Heartbreaking to hear...

I was fortunate enough to have performed with Charles perhaps a dozen times through the mid-90s and early aughts. There's ample evidence of his brilliance as a solo performer, but his agility on the easel was equally phenomenal in the context of group improvisation. He truly was a great listener.


RIP CC, thanks for the music.
brandonlogic
i downloaded the charles cohen bleepsandbloops soundcloud page before the account got removed/deleted... if you were a fan of his work you need this. some really great easel sketches here not available anywhere else. download them here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxavGT_WU-IhZmhUWXoyVnVxOFE?us p=sharing
authorless
brandonlogic wrote:
i downloaded the charles cohen bleepsandbloops soundcloud page before the account got removed/deleted... if you were a fan of his work you need this. some really great easel sketches here not available anywhere else. download them here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxavGT_WU-IhZmhUWXoyVnVxOFE?us p=sharing


Bless you, brandonlogic.
evening
Thanks Brandon!
slipperysoles
brandonlogic wrote:
i downloaded the charles cohen bleepsandbloops soundcloud page before the account got removed/deleted... if you were a fan of his work you need this. some really great easel sketches here not available anywhere else. download them here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxavGT_WU-IhZmhUWXoyVnVxOFE?us p=sharing

Thank you !
musicalfungus
brandonlogic wrote:
i downloaded the charles cohen bleepsandbloops soundcloud page before the account got removed/deleted... if you were a fan of his work you need this. some really great easel sketches here not available anywhere else. download them here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxavGT_WU-IhZmhUWXoyVnVxOFE?us p=sharing


Thank you soo much for sharing this!!!
gentle_attack
donnachacostello wrote:
papz

If you’re drawing moral equivalence between the kind of vanilla everyday “sins” of regular people and Charles happily meeting a 14 yr old for sex, carry on.
eek!

Pretty sick tbh. The again the bible says you can stone your slave, or wife, for not believing in Jesus.

If I'm looking for spiritual guidance form someone who may or may not have lived 2000+ yrs ago... I think I'll learn about someone a bit more peaceful. :buddha:
ModusOp
brandonlogic wrote:
i downloaded the charles cohen bleepsandbloops soundcloud page before the account got removed/deleted... if you were a fan of his work you need this. some really great easel sketches here not available anywhere else. download them here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxavGT_WU-IhZmhUWXoyVnVxOFE?us p=sharing


Thank you so much, Brandon! These bleeps and bloops were some of my favorite tracks on SC!

Also, RIP Charles.

I wrote him a few times via Soundcloud messages asking him about his looping techniques and what he thought of the newer Easel vs old, etc. He was always very kind and helpful. It was so hard to accept what went down a year or two later.
brandonlogic
hey no prob guys. i also uploaded it as a single track to my soundcloud as a private track for easier listening/streaming (you can only access it with this link)

https://soundcloud.com/brandon-logic/ccohen-bleepsandbloops/s-65XEv
Minimoog56
Thanks Brandon. Wonderful tribute. Wonder Charles relationship with Philly neighbors the Arkestra. Boy would have loved to see that jam session!
dan_k
Minimoog56 wrote:
Thanks Brandon. Wonderful tribute. Wonder Charles relationship with Philly neighbors the Arkestra. Boy would have loved to see that jam session!


Try here for an extended jam session on WMFU. Broadcast in three parts.

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/50948
https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/51043
http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56189
Minimoog56
Thank you Dan! This is why I love Muffs and WFMU - right up my wheelhouse - wonder how I missed this one!

applause
Two legends of Sun Ra's Arkestra performing today live! A visit to Brian's show from Marshall Allen (alto sax) and Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax) from the Arkestra, joined by Ed Wilcox on drums and vocals, Jerry Mayall (both longtime members of Temple of Bon Matin) on upright bass, plus electronic music pioneer Charles Cohen. This newly-expanded, active working band has evolved out of Wilcox's five European tours with Allen, and we're severely honored to have them make music in the WFMU studios at last! This is part one of the marathon live session, to be continued next week!
Dr. Sketch-n-Etch
erased cuz it didn't make any sense
Vsyevolod
From the Wikipedia page on Mirapex and related drugs:


Several unusual adverse effects of pramipexole (and related D3-preferring dopamine agonist medications such as ropinirole) may include compulsive gambling, punding, hypersexuality, and overeating, even in patients without any prior history of these behaviours.

...just to add a little balance...

Stephen




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GrantB
"Punding" = new word for the day, thanks Muffs
mdoudoroff
Leaving a link, here, to Claire Dederer’s thoughtful new essay, “What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?” (Paris Review, November 20, 2017)

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/20/art-monstrous-men/

The article does not concern Cohen directly, nor am I equating him with the (mostly Hollywood) figures discussed in the article, nor am I seeking further discussion here. I just feel the article is broadly relevant, remarkable, and may interest some.
RadioTelefonik
Vsyevolod wrote:

Several unusual adverse effects of pramipexole (and related D3-preferring dopamine agonist medications such as ropinirole) may include compulsive gambling, punding, hypersexuality, and overeating, even in patients without any prior history of these behaviours

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It was still his decision to act on those impulses. You can deal with those feelings from the comfort of your own bedroom, by yourself.
MATSmile
mdoudoroff wrote:
Leaving a link, here, to Claire Dederer’s thoughtful new essay, “What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?” (Paris Review, November 20, 2017)

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/20/art-monstrous-men/

The article does not concern Cohen directly, nor am I equating him with the (mostly Hollywood) figures discussed in the article, nor am I seeking further discussion here. I just feel the article is broadly relevant, remarkable, and may interest some.

OK, I wish I could give a meaningful response to the article where obviously biased person tries to define 'a monstrous men' and ends up talking about herself more then anything else, but I can't, because there is no meaningful response to the meningless article.
As you can tell I also like long sentances.
CuriousWicked
mdoudoroff wrote:
Leaving a link, here, to Claire Dederer’s thoughtful new essay, “What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?” (Paris Review, November 20, 2017)

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/20/art-monstrous-men/

The article does not concern Cohen directly, nor am I equating him with the (mostly Hollywood) figures discussed in the article, nor am I seeking further discussion here. I just feel the article is broadly relevant, remarkable, and may interest some.


Well that was an intense read! Holy cats.
luchog
RadioTelefonik wrote:
Vsyevolod wrote:

Several unusual adverse effects of pramipexole (and related D3-preferring dopamine agonist medications such as ropinirole) may include compulsive gambling, punding, hypersexuality, and overeating, even in patients without any prior history of these behaviours

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It was still his decision to act on those impulses. You can deal with those feelings from the comfort of your own bedroom, by yourself.


Well, no, that's the problem, the disinhibition effect that certain medications can produce means that they can't choose to control their behavour. That's why those behaviours are listed as potential side effects.

That's one of the reasons that those types of medications most commonly used as a last-resort when other treatments fail, and why they include warnings to contact your doctor immediately should you encounter any unusual or profound urges.

Trauma to or degeneration of certain parts of the brain, most notably the pre-frontal cortex, can have similar disinhibitory effects leading to uncontrolled or high-risk behaviour.

The brain is a highly complicated organ, and any number of different neurological disorders, organic damage, degenerative disorders, and trauma to various parts of the brain can cause some really weird stuff. Examples, Verbal Dysdecorum, the inability to censor one's speech, and the victim ends up saying anything and everything that comes to mind, no matter how inappropriate and rude (caused by right pre-frontal cortext trauma); Broca's Aphasia, the inability to form words, even though they're still able to speak; Dismimia, the inability to recognize body language, particularly hand gestures; Alien Hand Syndrome, where the body is unable to recognize or control one limb, the victim feels like it's not part of their body, caused by corpus callosum dysfuntion.

Medications can have some unusual paradoxical effects as well. People with endogenous depression who are just starting on anti-depressants have a higher risk of suicide for the first few weeks than those with untreated depression.

Unfortunately, the law is not always in step with the science, often deliberately in places where religious beliefs are preferred to scientific evidence; and not all doctors are as good about informing patients of potential side effects of medication, or following up on their patients to ensure that they are not experiencing any difficulties with their medications.

If this was caused by the medication, which seems highly likely, then it's partly the doctor's fault for not working with him to prevent these dramatic changes in behaviour, and his lawyers' for not educating themselves on the effects of this particular medication and investigating it as a mitigating factor.
Soy Sos
Replying to MATSmile's comment:
I don't think that was a meaningless article at all.
captnapalm
luchog wrote:
RadioTelefonik wrote:

It was still his decision to act on those impulses. You can deal with those feelings from the comfort of your own bedroom, by yourself.


Well, no, that's the problem, the disinhibition effect that certain medications can produce means that they can't choose to control their behavour. That's why those behaviours are listed as potential side effects.


There's emerging science that indicates possibly none of us has free will at all.
https://news.stanford.edu/2017/05/08/biologist-robert-sapolsky-takes-h uman-behavior-free-will/
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