Friday, October 12, 2007

A little bittersweet weekend

My pal Amanda played Chet Baker's rendition of "I Get Along Without You Very Well" on her Wednesday radio show and I had completely forgotten about how much I love Chet Baker. For me, he's that voice that as soon as you were introduced to it, you devoured every song you could find until you were fat and bloated on the stuff. Having spoiled your appetite, you forgot about him only to rediscover him at the perfect time in your life. Or, reminded of. Thanks Amanda.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Yeah, Chet is fantasti-cool. There's a great quote about him by, I think, Ornette Coleman saying he (CB) can't sing, but still does something to you emotionally.

I mean I GUESS he played jazz too, but the singing is why I like him.