Music and books … two of my favorite most things (along with ice cream and smiles).
We went to the Berks Jazz Festival this weekend and saw a 90 year old piano player. He wasn’t bad … Brubeck, wasn’t it, Louie? Now THAT is a Louie-Louie Generation member of the first order, Lassies and Laddies. I don’t mind being a charter member when Mr. Brubeck is also there. He can play!
We also ended up at the Grand Opera to see Tom Rush. Am I dating myself? He, as usual, was super. He sang the River Song which I love, and his voice still makes me feel good.
And then there was that marvelous picture of my very own Louie-Louie Lad in Donna Halper’s book called “Images of America – Boston Radio 1920-2010” … yeah, it made me smile and remember some VERY old times. Bruce Bradley and Bob Kennedy (BZ’s Mr. K, not the other) and even Jefferson Kaye. My mom loved him ‘cause he was Polish.
Radio is, of course, no longer the fun place it used to be, and lots of our favorite radio lads and lassies have left us. But for Louie-Louie Generation members, radio will always be the one place we had that was all ours. Music we cared about, played by people we knew just from listening to their stories and ideas.
Yes, Dick is still working … which is probably why I lose my cool once in awhile. He should be flying … and writing … and chasing me … well, yeah, he does all that but he shouldn’t have to stop to answer the phone or send an e-mail. I’m greedy.
And he is my most favorite thing …