I take a long hard look at the current scene, and serve up a sad list of incorrect forecasts
Love it. Strange how hung up some of us are, myself certainly, with how Buddy Bolden sounded.
31. Ted reluctantly gives into the mounting pressure to stand for President of USA. Early polls suggest he will walk it and bring peace to the planet.
Your crystal ball may be broken, but it is entertaining! Hard to pick favorites here, but 21 would finally get me on TikTok and 30 is a lovely thought indeed. Happy New Year!
Nice. But who would have thought Pharaoh Sanders would make many year-end “pop” lists at age 80 with London Symphony Orch. and an electronic musician called Floating Points? Keep the faith, Ted.
Much as I'd love to see it, 21 strikes me as the least likely on that list.
26! 26! 26!
34. An ageing popular music icon, already with more money than they know what to do with, releases their song catalog into the public domain.
Fabulous and may all these dreams come true!
As I just did the Grammy ballot tonight, #9 is sadly unfulfilled
If only a few get over the line...
17. Jazz musicians will occasionally play a song by a living composer who isn’t a member of the band or more than 80 years old.
I'll confess to not following popular music much since the mid-80s, but I can't think of much since then that I care to listen to, much less play. As Ray Stevens noted in Gitarzan, "He makes A and E and he's working on B."
So, any suggestions about songs written since, oh, 1990 that are worth having the lead sheet?