Daily Archives: July 25, 2010

“BEST WISHES,” 1934

It had to happen — that while in the UK I would find myself browsing on www.ebay.co.uk.  And browsing led me to this:

Would you mind having that on the wall to look at in odd moments, to think, however whimsically, “Hey, Louis sends me his best wishes”?  I wouldn’t mind, myself.

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BIX LIVES (EVERYWHERE)!

I was delighted to read this editorial piece in the Quad City Times (that’s Bix Beiderbecke’s home-town newspaper) about the influence of Bix here and abroad — as documented in a wonderful two-disc set.  And I was even happier to find myself quoted at length:

http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_18b3f3f8-95ee-11df-9a6b-001cc4c002e0.html

To be cited as an authority unexpectedly is a very rewarding state of affairs!  May it happen to you, too – – –