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DIMAPEDIA RISES 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

soul handshake: payment; see also "taste"

squat-n-gobble:
a diner

streets ahead: innovative

sup: greetings

surf-n-turf:
latin on the "A" sections, swing on the bridge

ESCAPE FROM DIMAPEDIA 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

kafuffle:
a commotion

key of love:  "F" concert

kimboes: hips

kiss the ring: to pay respects, as in "J-Ro's back from Chicago. Let's go over to Remington's and kiss the ring."

kobayashi maru: a no-win scenario, the only solution to which requires breaking the rules. See also "Catch 22" and "Delfeayo's Dilemma"

BRIDE OF DIMAPEDIA 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

tape!: an expression of frustration, meaning "shut up, you sound like a broken record"

that dog won't hunt:
that idea won't work

too nuff: a lot of

transcribe some Kenny G: to visit the restroom

tweetbonics: Twitter lingo

two-five-one:
voila; bob's your uncle

DIMAPEDIA REVISITED 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

backstage pass: an invitation to the inner sanctum.

bagel logic: circular reasoning with a hole in the middle.

balls out: vivace.

bamf:
an admired person.

barney fifedom: the realm of crickets and banjos.

bashment: a happening scene.

bat signal: a gig request.

bawa: bottled water.

belligerati: the jazz community.

big ups: kudos.

A DIMAPEDIA TREASURE TROVE 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

stone: absolute or absolutely; as in "a stone groove," or "stone in love with you"

sugar foot: someone who drives, walks, plays or otherwise moves too fast; see also "yankee"

sad-libbing: improvising poorly

sagebrush rebellion: organized resistance to mediocrity; subversion of the dominant paradigm

samf: a sub-par musician; see also "real nice guy"

scooby snacks: treats, especially as a reward for hard work

shockadoola hey: the tv show Law & Order, or its theme song

Show Me Shango: a venue the name of which is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked

skin job: a pop culture media droid; a replicant

so fetch: the shizzle; see also "sweet-fuh-days"

A DIMAPEDIA SNIPPET 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

antigoglin:
askew. See also "cattywampus."

antisocial media: technology that limits real human contact.

assimilation paradox:
the better educated, the less authentic.

atavistic nostalgia:
a sentimental feeling toward past people and events with which one has had no actual experience.

audiolize: to imagine what something would sound like.

DIMAPEDIA TEDIUM 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

paycheck player: a blue collar musician who only cares how much the gig pays.

people's key: the key of "C" concert.

perp walk: a public spectacle of humiliation, auto-da-fé, or walk of shame.

playing for house: resorting to crowd-pleasing trickery on the bandstand.

pre-function: a refreshing beverage before the gig.

prelude to a gliss: the solo which immediately precedes Terence's.

prime directive: the guiding principle of discretion. See also "first rule of fight club."

proppin' sorrow: staring into space with chin cupped in hand.

A SLENDER SLICE OF DIMAPEDIA 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

jamf session: any gathering of poseurs.

jazz camp: any temporary "grin and bear it" period.

jazz heaven: (archaic) the upper balcony in a southern theater.

jazz police: the self-appointed gatekeepers, quality control inspectors and arbiters of taste in the jazz community. See also "bebop border patrol," and "hard bop mall cops."

Jimmy Giuffre:
any person whose name is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked; a whatshisname, as in "Did you catch Jimmy Giuffre's late set at the Show Me Shango?"

jive: the pretense to authenticity; the affectation of keeping it real.

J-Mo: Jason Moran, hippest of the hip.

A TASTE OF DIMAPEDIA 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

hat: girlfriend. See also "rib."

highfalutin: pretentious. See also "uppity" and "broughtupsy."

highjackin' the oxybus: an ill-advised, hair-brained, get-rich-quick scheme.

hillbilly homeschool: a xenophobia indoctrination organization.

hit girl: a precocious underage female.

hokum: hooey + bunkum.

hy-ref-pomo: hyper-referencial postmodern. Peppered with obscure cultural references and clever inside jokes. Quentin Tarentino films, Dennis Miller rants, Family Guy cutaways, Reggie Watts loops, J-Mo solos and Dimapedia are all examples of hy-ref-pomo.

A LITTLE MORE DIMAPEDIA 

(another random sampling from my personal glossary)

gate rape: unwelcome handling of one's person by airport security.
 
get the butter: the proper response to a challenge. See also "oh, it's on."

get up: let's dance. See also "get on up," "get down," "shake your groove thang," and "shake your money maker."

gezellig: cozy.

gigmata: the red marks on the palms after carrying sound equipment.

got eyes: to want, as in "Who's got eyes to greaze?"

greaze: to eat, especially on the road, after the gig and/or late at night.

greeback: to reconcile and speak on friendly terms once more.

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