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Let’s Face It, Not All Star Wishes Were Meant To Come True

“When You Wish Upon A Star” was written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for the 1940 animated movie “Pinocchio.” It was first performed by Cliff Edwards who voiced Jiminy Cricket for the movie. This version is by the Keith Jarrett Trio. It was filmed in 1986 in Tokyo, Japan.

Speaking of wishes, y’all heard about this Ina Garten and the Make A Wish Foundation thing? Here’s the short story, apparently a sick boy wanted to cook with her. She said “no” and the media made her the witch of the week. My question is, why is it not okay to say “No?” Ina said her schedule didn’t permit it. If that’s true, how does being busy make her evil? Even if it wasn’t true and that was just an excuse to avoid meeting the young man, why shouldn’t celebs be allowed to, for whatever reason, say “I’m sorry, but right now I just don’t think I will be able to give you the wish experience you’re seeking” without becoming villains? You won’t hear me say this twice but I think Nancy Regan was right. People really should be allowed know their limits, set their boundaries and “Just say NO!”

Mulgrew Miller’s Concert and Some Er… Fruit

Another cool Twitter jazz find o’ mine is Jazz Video Guy. Like the name suggests, he makes short films about legends of jazz. He recently finished uploading some videos about pianist Mulgrew Miller. Miller worked with greats like Art Blakey, Woody Shaw, and Tony Williams. He is currently Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University. It is one of the most respected jazz programs in the country. Here’s The Mulgrew Miller Trio performing “I Hear A Rhapsody.”

I have no idea when or where this concert took place but I would have loved to have been there live. Seems like the right sized crowd for an oddly reluctant single concert goer like me. I’d make a crude remark comparing my first concert experience with rupturing a small red fruit with a stone in the center but… y’know, keepin’ it PG13 and all.

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