It's Tuesday morning, I have the day off & I haven't yet figured out what I'm going to do with myself today, so naturally, I'm wasting time listening to music & drinking coffee. I heard a song yesterday while I was at work & I'm trying to figure out which one it was. What a dork, eh?
I think I figured it out, I think it's Moon Dreams by Miles Davis. It's got that lazy Saturday afternoon kind of sound. Miles was bar none one of the coolest human beings to ever walk the face of the planet, but this song sounds like it should come from some parlor in 1940's New York City with some old ladies drinking tea in the afternoon.
That's what I love about jazz, there aren't any lyrics to ruin what your vision of what the song is trying to say, or even better, the song could be about what you're experiencing at the time you hear it. It's a story without a plot. It sets the mood, it elicits emotions out of the listener without explaining why those emotions are there. You'll have to figure it out for yourself.
Five Favorite Songs of the Day
Moon Dreams-Miles Davis
Freddie Freeloader-Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Kush-Dizzy Gillespie, An Electrifying Evening with Dizzy Gillespie
The Friendly Beasts-Sufjan Stevens
Brother Can You Spare a Dime?-Bing Crosby
Happy Tuesday, friends...
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