Esperanza Spalding, Echoes of Sarah Vaughn
Echoes of Sarah Vaughn, Esperanza Spalding wins the Grammy for New Artist
of the Year. Great news for Jazz aficionados such as yours truly as a rising star with a great voice has been duly recognized.
Check this link (and other associated You Tube related links) and enjoy real
talent ---- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15M62OtLrBQ&feature=related .
movie “The King’s Speech” moves towards anticipated honors and profits after hype with spin doctoring. The
entertainment industry “did the right thing” ---- never mind, if you miss the Spike Lee referenced pun.
History ‘s blanket of rewrite hovered again with regards to King George VI who succeeded
his brother the over-romanticized King Edward VIII --- the bon vivant who allegedly chose love instead of the crown when he
abdicated after 325 days on the throne to marry the divorcee. Although the movie may be inspirational to stutterers
---- a condition my late father overcame ---- King George’s and the House of Windsor’s support of Adolf Hitler’s
rising Nazi regime is noteworthy. Pardon me if I missed it; if it was. (I wonder if Georgie said “H-H-H-Heil Hitler”.)
apologies to the Cyber-ites as many felt both the New Year and Valentine poems were a bit noir. My poetry is largely extemporaneous;
that’s the way it might have been when the poems were composed. There is a “warmer” offering in the Poem
Q & A (a summation of a frequent query):
Why do you write on so many topics? Are you showing off your brains?
don’t believe I am a philomath.
An impromptu between sets conversation with the late Jazz
piano great Oscar Peterson depicted Big P and his good friend classical pianist, Vladimir Horowitz practiced every day.
To paraphrase an apropos excerpt: “Musicians play and writers write” ---- at the time
of this brief chat I did not have an inclination towards pursuing creative writing as a viable endeavor.