Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Love Supreme: the Philadelphia-Detroit Summit

I love Philadelphia, Detroit and jazz, so am pleased to plug "A Love Supreme: the Philly/Detroit Summit," aka The 29th Detroit International Jazz Festival over Labor Day Weekend (8/29-9/1/2008).

John Coltrane, orginally from North Carolina, lived for a while in Philadelphia and played in Detroit at places like Baker's Keyboard Lounge and the Blue Bird Inn.

While still going through old papers and shredding most of them, I came across my first (1992) address in Philadelphia: 1225 Spruce Street, Apt. 6, right across the street from the Café Diva at 12th and Spruce, where I worked part time for a gracious and elegant soul, Nga Mai (born in Vietnam during the US-Vietnam War).

Big sports evening in Motown, so I'm soon off to raise hell for Detroit. Hats off to my pal Joe McGeary in Philadelphia, and to my other Philly pals from back in the day.

Today's Rune: Partnership.


Sidney said...

Digging through old papers is always interesting. I was taken back in time by old papers when cleaning out my parents stuff a few years back. Time certainly flies.

the walking man said...

Ha ha ha ha I know right where the 1200 block of Spruce is too.