– Wednesday was a dark night, as we theater people say–no scheduled performance, nor did I improvise one. Instead, I wrote my Wall Street Journal column for Friday, took a nap, blogged, performed miscellaneous accumulated chores, then had dinner with an unexpected house guest who is currently asleep on my inflatable mattress. As a result, I consumed next to no art, save for a few pages of John Wayne: American read over lunch for relaxation.
– Now playing on iTunes: Dizzy Gillespie’s 1948 recording of “Manteca,” reissued on Dizzy Gillespie: Greatest Hits. I never tire of hearing Chano Pozo whack those congas.
That’s it for now–I plan to be in bed within the hour, but I’ll be posting a slew of fine links much later today.