magic pen marking exploding the air
over-simple mass-market sweetened
for easier consumption-to-the-point
of excess and beyond so hopeful for
the future mired trite cliche holding
back the real person inside showing
only inanity insanity maniacal mania
smiling at the process the surprise in
creation immune to understanding or
even the expression of any message
Chuck Mangione! When I shared an apartment in Rochester NY
with a bunch of guys from our hometown and surrounding area
[very early 60s] he was in his brother Gap's jazz quintet. We saw
them play at Sparky's on University Ave, dozens of times. He had
his 'bent horn' then, a gift from Dizzy Gillespie, I think.
well, damn; a DD. ok, then. and Thank You.
the content does also seem to fit with this time of year; the day before black friday and all...
well, I'm going to listen to bill evans for a while; holding on to what sanity I can before the music all goes to hell, tomorrow