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March 24, 2014

Almanac: Artie Shaw on perfection

"I was a guest lecturer at Oberlin some years ago, at a clarinet conference; somebody asked me, 'Did you ever hit what you really wanted?' And I said, 'Once, in my life.' Well, it's a lot, you know. Once is pretty good."

Artie Shaw (quoted in Tom Nolan, Three Chords for Beauty's Sake)

Posted March 24, 2014 9:00 AM

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