“I’m walking on air,” Andy Razaf wrote, lyrics to a famous Fats Waller melody. Me, too!
My generous jazz cyber-buddy Marc Myers* (of JAZZ WAX) just sent the good news.
The Jazz Journalists Association has announced the nominees for its 2009 awards, and JAZZ LIVES –yes, what you are now reading — has been nominated as one of the Blogs of the Year. (http://www.jazzjournalists.org/top-honors?page=4)
“Fine! Wonderful! Perfect!” to quote Fats himself. Everyone writes to be read or to be heard. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been doing both. A special thank-you to the Beloved, who nudged me into the Blogosphere last February.
I’ll keep on blogging with even more pleasure.
*Marc, an extraordinary writer, a researcher, interviewer, and jazz detective, is nominated not only for his blog but for his journalism. Swing, brother, swing!
P. S. I took the photograph above — my idea of a vernal paradise — Sicily, last spring, probably near the hillside town of Enna.