What have I been obsessed with lately? Well quite a few things as usual, but mainly jazz. In music class we have been doing a jazz unit, but that's not what got me into that mood... The oscars are the real cause. What is more American than the good ole academy awards? Jazz is pretty American... So I've broken out the old iPod and have been getting my fill. What is playing right now, cheek to cheek sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. I'm in love literally. I wish music were still as good as this, and people still went out dancing, not clubbing, and actually danced cheek to cheek.
I miss big band and suave gents like Sinatra and Astaire. The infectious beat of the walking bass and the trumpet and clarinet joining in. I sometimes feel like I was born in the wrong era, but then again what would I do without the Internet? So in the next few weeks listen to so e jazz and get some of that all American feeling!