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Hi guys, its me stream of consciousness man again. Its wednesday night and I'm sitting here munching my gruel, trying to put together another real rock em sock em exlrrp diary.
bummer about Dave Brubeck dying, tho he did live to a ripe old age. As We wold have said then: "Drag, man, like a real drag."
Back when exlrrp still had lots of hair and gas was 15 cts a gallon, Dave Brubeck was one of his idols. I have had Dave Brubeck records, tapes and CDs all my life. Take Five will always run through my mind.
Back in the earlies cool meant jazz, not rock and roll. As in Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis. I was a jazz fan before I was anything else. We'd wear trench coats and black slacks and those narow brim hats and shades. that was cool. Only a real bumpkin wore Levis in those days. The Blues Brothers sampled this look.
Boy that era--50s early 60s--- is ancient history now but once it was some real cutting edge. Sure had some great music---at the birth of Rock and Roll.
Just learrned something interesting about Brubeck I didn't know: (wiki:)
After graduating in 1942, Brubeck was drafted into the army and served overseas in George Patton's Third Army. He was spared from service in the Battle of the Bulge when he volunteered to play piano at a Red Cross show; he was such a hit he was ordered to form a band. Thus he created one of the US armed forces' first racially integrated bands, "The Wolfpack".Some food for thought there, especially on the selectivity of the volunteering. One of the things you learn in the army is when they ask "can you type?" SAY YES!!! I don't care if its 4 words a minute, say yes!! Ol Dave put his hand up at the right time there. , they say the Bulge was a scary battle. ("War is Hell"-Sherman.... "War is Yucky"-exlrrp) There's also something said here about learning the piano as a survival mechanism.
well,anyway, So long, Dave, you knew how to play a tune. thanks for all the cool tracks....see you on the other side.
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