I know, I know — it’s been slow going here on the ol’ blog, for which you have my apologies. I had a conversation last night regarding Project Blue Harvest that’s going to involve some serious library, interview, and writing time — so the blog gets the back seat for a while. I know, I know — I’ll miss you too. *sniff*
Until then, take it away, Groucho . . .
There’ll be a shortage of posts over the next week, as Barb and I are off this afternoon for Rome. Yes, as in Italy. She’s been asked to present at some Super Technical International Science Conference, all expenses paid, and I get to tag along. It’s the first time in Italy for both of us, so we’re both looking forward to it. I’ll relate any good stories when we get back.
We had a wonderful evening last night down at the Kennedy Center, where Barb, Madi and I had the pleasure of seeing Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. I’ve been a fan of Wynton’s dating all the way back to Black Codes From The Underground, yet until last night, I had never had the opportunity to see him live. And boy, he didn’t disappoint. He promised to get the Kennedy Center “swinging,” and that he did for the next three hours, with one of the hottest bands you’ll ever see.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra* swinging to Duke Ellington’s “Across The Track Blues.” Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week.
* Ignore the fact that whoever posted the video spelled Marsalis’s name as “Winton.” It makes me crazy, too.
Next week, I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from blogging while I do a bit of poking at my Work In Progress (which I still can’t talk about, but if and when I can, I’ll explain everything). On Monday, I’ll be interviewing a source for several hours, then heading over to the Library of Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, it’s a little thing called Thanksgiving; on Friday, I’ll nail my butt to the chair and do some keyboard pounding.
Meanwhile, to tide you over, here’s a bit of Groucho Marx, bidding you farewell in Animal Crackers:
See you soon! Be good.