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bella ella.

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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.”

-lou reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

credits: photo-annie leibovitz, wemu radio

 

 

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a warm glow.

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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

revelation.

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i so enjoyed irish musician

glen hansard

one of my absolute favorites

you may remember him from the indie film ‘once’

for his surprise academy award for best song that year

for his heartfelt, passionate, and powerful music

or perhaps not at all

but on this night

he told the stories behind each of his songs

invited detroit musicians up on stage with him

sang a traditional irish song with his entire crew

including the roadies

giving each a chance to shine

asked the audience to sing with him 

and graciously thanked all for being a part of this night

i’ve seen him with his band ‘the frames’

and with his partner as the ‘swell season’ duet

and this time

with a mix of irish, canadian, and american musicians

all playing as one

and i was amazed all over again. 

“music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”

-ludwig van beethoven

below is a live version of a song (fitzcaraldo)

that he performed in ireland with the frames,

definitely worth 6 minutes of your life.

hang in there until the end.