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Dept. of Quiet and Lovely

Listening to Radio

Well, not quite; listening with BB to Pandora ... big band music, early jazz, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, occasional Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, even some Scott Joplin. 

It was simply lovely. An evening just listening to music and chatting, while I put a few more words together on Chapter 25. How lovely. 

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Jun. 30th, 2015 10:59 am (UTC)
Sounds like a perfect way to spend time...
Jun. 30th, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, it was. I told my BB that the one difference between what we did and what my grandparents might once have done of an evening, was that I was looking at a screen. But I wasn't browsing, I was either writing, or checking Pandora to find out who it was that was playing. BB and I would guess, if it wasn't immediately clear to us, then I'd open the Pandora tab and see if we were right. We usually were. Heh.
Jun. 30th, 2015 12:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a skating competition. ;)
Jun. 30th, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
When skating competitions employ that kind of music, it makes them doubly wonderful for me. I love the classical pieces, but seeing artists skate to jazz really makes the performance more immediate for me.
Jun. 30th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
Once in a while you get someone who goes outside the box for a music choice, and it's tremendous fun. This past year, Jason Brown went the blues route for his short program, skating to "Juke" by Little Walter. Half the fans seemed to love it, while the other half were like "What the hell IS this?" But it got him to within striking distance of the podium at Worlds, so I guess he and his coach knew what they were doing. : )
Jul. 3rd, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
I need to start watching skating again ....
Jul. 1st, 2015 02:28 am (UTC)
Sounds like a fantastic evening...just perfect! *Beams*

Ohh, Joplin!!

Jul. 3rd, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
It was an absolutely perfect way to spend an evening, something I only noticed halfway through the night, when I realized we were having so much fun talking about the music that we forgot to watching anything on the TV. So much the better, eh?
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:54 pm (UTC)
I don't remember if I've raved at you about it, but I have a story with Ella Fitzgerald I learned only recently.
In 1955 (before there was a "civil rights movement") Marilyn Monroe heard Ella Fitzgerald. She was so blown away that she called the owner of *the* #1 night club in LA, which was lily white of course, and said Book this woman, and I'll come sit at a front table every night she's there.
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
And there's a picture of the two of them that I adore.
Jul. 3rd, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
I love this story; it reconfirms for me that Marilyn Monroe was an amazing woman. I'm glad she and Fitzgerald had such a close friendship.
Jul. 5th, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
Lovely indeed :) ♥
Jul. 11th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Truly; I don't know what I'd do without music.
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