Monday, August 17, 2015


The first graffiti I remember seeing in Manhattan when I started hanging in The Village as a young teenager were the words "Bird Lives" scrawled across sidewalks, "Bird" meaning the great Charlie Parker, called by his record label back then the inventor of modern jazz.

It being the anniversary of Elvis's passing, or thereabouts, I thought I'd post a tune from one of his earliest live shows back around the same time I discovered "Bird Lives" on the sidewalks of New York, where if if I were tonight I think I'd write "Elvis Lives"...because he does in the music he left behind, like Bird and so many others who made their mark on our culture...


AlamedaTom said...

All said and done, the dude could sing. Never heard him sing off pitch or mess up his phrasing. "You'll be doin' alright with your Christmas of white, but I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas."

~ Willy

Lally said...

amen Willy