Archives for July 23, 2012
On Sunday I boxed up all of the Duke Ellington books in my studio at the MacDowell Colony, inscribed my name at the bottom of the newest “tombstone” on the wall, and packed my bags. Today I leave. Tomorrow I’ll have something more considered to say about it, but right now my heart is too full to say more than that I’ll never forget a day of my five weeks here, or any of the wonderful people whom I met.
I miss you already.
The Raymond Scott Quintette plays Scott’s “Powerhouse” on Your Hit Parade in 1955:
(This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)
“Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than in any other form of writing.”
Lillian Hellman, Paris Review interview