Music is life

“The only truth is music” – Jack Kerouac ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As neither the enjoyment nor the capacity of producing musical notes are faculties of the least use...

Men that didn’t go to school and changed the world

There's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Charlie Chaplin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After “Bad pupils, ingenious adults” we go on with some people who either didn’t...

Charlie Parker’s ornithology

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie writes a phrase of «Be-Bop» music on the blackboard in New York, May 1, 1947. (AP Photo) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “It's just music. It's playing...

Where does the art go when it dies? To the museums

“It seems that the critics that prophesy the decline of civilization, they often presuppose that civilization is something fragile, preserved only thanks to the...

The man who missed the moonlight

The moonlight is lovely tonight. But I didn’t mean to write about this. My intention was to write about a man who missed the moonlight. (What...