“Another Take On ‘Juice'”


(January 26, 2019)

artie shaw playing

lilie marlene on slow harp

cheshire-cat his smile*

*(My Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe (Oahu, Hawaii) pal Bruce Jewett would display his special smile – not really a smirk as is so popularly described these days – playing his slow harmonica tunefully from atop the largest branch of a banyan tree as University of Hawaii co-eds walked by underneath but never looked up for the musician – a kind of pied piper in reverse if you will. We were waiting for The Mellow Mushroom Pizza Palace to open whereupon we’d hand the pizziaolo our own oregano and climb into the low-ceiling loft to keep company with a pitcher of primo. Roger Rappingstone led the parade.)

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