I think of Fats Waller whose left hand leaped down the keys, showing the path for every jazz pianist who followed, including the great Art Tatum and the minor Billy Joel.
“I only play the piano, but tonight God is in the house” — Fats Waller, on Art Tatum
In this wildly original montage, Club Des Belugas pays tribute to African American entertainers in mid-century Hollywood.
Aretha, I apologize for having never written a poem
for or about you, not in all the Hit Parades of years
I’ve grooved to you…
Enter the wild with care, my love
And speak the things you see
Cristina Robinson, et al: Complex birdsongs help biologists piece together the evolution of lifelong learning
Our human ability to learn language slows down as we get older, but scientists are not sure how or why this happens. An unexpected way to understand this learning process might come from listening to birds sing.