I know what you're thinking: isn't it about time we had another Fantastic Foursome? Okay, maybe you weren't thinking that but I was, and so here we go. It's difficult to hear "Georgia On My Mind" and not think of Ray Charles, but it has actually been performed by a lot of folks since Hoagy … Continue reading Ray’s Song Becomes A Fantastic Foursome
Tag: Django Reinhardt
Fantastic Foursome Inspired By Amy Winehouse
I would guess that most folks of my generation think that a big percentage of modern music stars seem to be a big deal today but are forgotten tomorrow, often because of a lack of talent. But there are exceptions, even if it takes a while for a geezer like me to catch on -- … Continue reading Fantastic Foursome Inspired By Amy Winehouse
The Other Half Of The Equation – Stephane Grappelli
Legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt's name is a familiar one even now, six decades after his death. But less is said about the other half of the equation that led to world-wide fame -- his frequent collaborator, violinist Stéphane Grappelli -- who continued to pursue his muse for more than forty years after his friend's … Continue reading The Other Half Of The Equation – Stephane Grappelli
Born To Be Wild — But On A Trike?
I couldn't resist writing about this. I used to tease Mrs. BigGeez about how I'd like to someday buy a big fancy Harley so that her and I could travel the country. Of course, I was kidding and she knew it -- but she still usually responded by threatening me with a big knife. But … Continue reading Born To Be Wild — But On A Trike?
Bat These Around For A While
Now that I'm once again fully involved in the new baseball season (it takes me a while) I thought I'd feature a special kind of sculpture in a slideshow. It's dedicated to all the guys who are swinging their bats. Of course, a few of them need to be sent back to the minors. Django … Continue reading Bat These Around For A While