Friday, July 27, 2007
It's strange how simple, off-the-cuff stuff can be so beautiful, it makes you cry.
Here's Count Basie on the Jazz Casual TV program in the early 60s.
Basie paints a picture of Kansas City and Harlem in a golden age, then dispells it with a laugh like the smoke from his cigarette. "So, uh... Where were we?"
Why can't the past last?
At least there are glimpses like this one once in a while. This is what I live for.
"That's The Lion's ending."
Count Basie on Jazz Casual
"Hand Full of Keys" / "Squeeze Me"
Quicktime / 5:30 / 11.8 mb
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I went to Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake twice this week.
Michael asked me to take him out to learn to take pictures.
He was surprised I suggested doing it at night, but he was happy with his results.
Charlie Bozo is the world's most highly evolved human. He is what the rest of us will be in a few thousand generations.
I haven't been able to enjoy Charlie's company at the Coral lately. I think we will retreat to Bob's more often.
We got to sit in the "Beatle Booth".
JD loves the camera.
It's hard to divide myself. I feel like King Soloman's baby.
I hear the Popeye DVD is coming out this week.