Retro Independence Day

Maybe I'm just like an ostrich burying my head in the sand, but for one day at least I'm going to try to forget about the ugly stuff and reminisce about happier times. This is a sort of strange post, with a little bit of everything. Let's begin with a list of links to previous … Continue reading Retro Independence Day

Happy Un-Birthday To Louis Armstrong

During his lifetime, Louis Armstrong always said that he'd been born on July 4th, 1900. It became part of his legend and somehow always seemed appropriate for someone who was arguably the most important figure in the history of jazz, America's music. It wasn't until more than a decade after his 1971 death that his … Continue reading Happy Un-Birthday To Louis Armstrong