Doug Ramsey on Jazz and other matters...
February 28, 2014 by Doug Ramsey
Listen to Kurt Vonnegut.
Terence Smith says
February 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm
What a wonderful quote from Vonnegut, who once suggested as his epitaph,
“THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED/ FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD / WAS MUSIC.”
When aspiring writers asked his advice about learning the craft, Vonnegut would say, “Avoid semicolons.”
I think Bill Evans said somewhere that he’d practiced at home a great deal, but that
he didn’t think he’d had one moment of his practicing and learning that “felt like work.” It was all play.
And I think Edvard Grieg once said that the artist is an optimist to his last breath.
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