Friday, November 21, 2003

And One More Thing: Taking the trash out to the dumpster last night, a young guy pulled up in a quasi-sporty-looking car, dropping off his recycling on his way out of the parking lot. Before he got out of the car, I could tell that he had music playing in his car -- you know how you can hear the muffled sounds but can't tell quite what it is. I assumed he'd open his door and I'd be awash in the standard, thumping machine-made beats and basslines that have so thoroughly destroyed the fun of pop music.

Nope. He opens the door, and it's Coleman Hawkins blowing "Body and Soul." Amen.

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