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Birthday Of A Giant — Mile Davis   1 comment

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Birthday of a Giant!

Some years ago I thought it a little eccentric to throw birthday parties for Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. But then, over time I have become very much a part of the annual events held by the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. Now I ponder the need to celebrate the birthdays of other greats in the arts.

Since my brother, Tom, is always reminding me of the birthdays of his “heroes” (mine too), today I received a reminder that today is the birthday of someone who changed the face of music forever, Miles Davis — May 25, 1926 – September 28, 1991. So, what’s good for Whitman and Dickinson should also be for Davis. Maybe I have a new project?!

Although his genius influenced many, then in 1970 “Bitches Brew” was recorded and the music world has never the same since — now we have the world of “fusion!”

Miles Davis will always amaze the music world of generations to come. One of those people is my good friend, Rafael. Check out Rafael and his friends.

Oh, happy birthday Tom! (May 23rd) And, thanks for caring and sharing.



The Hummingbird Inspires Music   Leave a comment

Desert Museum-9815 Juvinile Anna's Hummingbird blogJuvenile Anna’s Hummingbird (?) — Image by kenne

I fly to the “Flight of the Bumblebee”

I dance to “Shout”

I sing to “The Power of Love”

I live to the “Songs of Life”

I create to “Kind of Blue”

— kenne

“The right notes can fertilize
the sound of a composition
that it can make the sound grow;
much like adding lemon
to fish or vegetables
that bring out the flavor.
That it’s your sweat.” 

— Miles Davis

Desert Museum-9793_art blogBroad-billed Hummingbird — Image by kenne

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