Words that people are afraid to say discipline all speech. Racial/ national epithets are freely hurled among friends. For as long as I can recall the only people who spontaneously said the word “wop” were my mother and a friend. I have always felt that among the human beings who would never use the word … More Words
I’m still looking for experts and scientists who know something and who are able to speak directly for themselves on their own terms without the media filter. The subject I was looking for today was the Executive order to tenporarily halt people originating in 7 Middle East countries from entering the U.S.A. What I got … More Where are they hiding?
“Dig” and “cool” were words that I first remember in a context that seemed to have preceded the birth of rock and roll’s popularity, words that shaded mysterious cultish initiates who behaved and spoke as though they’d tapped into the essence of existence: for as in another of their cult-like expressions: they knew “where it’s … More Dig
As warmer summer-like weather approaches broadcasters tell of imminent jazz festivals. But my first understanding of the term jazz is of bebop jazz; that music whose rhythms flew to the stratosphere and that drummers punctuated with bass drum bombs, its pace, at times too fast for the foot to beat four to the bar, or … More The Hipster and His Jazz Lingo