on the last day before our winter break
the instruments waited patiently
for the children
who would soon come
to begin their day
by happily making music.
“music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.”
met this musician
while out on a walk
just to make people feel better
music and compassion
flowed from him.
“the banjo is truly an american instrument,
and it captures something about our past.”
Ella Fitzgerald, born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.
this photo, by Annie Leibovitz, was one of Ella’s favorites.
happy birthday to Ella, the queen of jazz.
‘one chord is fine.
two chords are pushing it.
three chords and you’re into jazz.”
credits: photo-annie leibovitz, wemu radio
musician’s outdoor snowman promo –
‘playing guitars for your warmth’
tonight at the ann arbor distilling company
“music brings a warm glow to my vision,
thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”
– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world
february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use
aretha performs ‘spirit in the dark’ at the fillmore west – 1971
motown and the whole world will miss you.