Wednesday, August 8, 2007

too darn hot

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.

-Ornette Coleman (b.1930) musician, composer

in the way one thing leads to another, ms mamma's post started me thinking about the sax and how I too love the sax. it's versatility is incredible -- it warbles, it cries, it haunts, it wails, and it can both transports me to places far, far away and also have me totally in the moment. a completely zen experience. only a couple other instruments pierce my heart and reaches into my soul like a saxophone can - in the right hands the violin and guitar have the same effect.

thinking of the sax leads me think about jazz and the expression of red hot jazz. unfortunately this brings me back to the weather. okay, yes it's august - it's supposed to be hot, but really now there are limits - I'm sweltering, I'm sweating, I'm seriously reconsidering my resolve to make it through the year without turning on the window unit!

cole porter said it best it's too darn hot.... here I am right back to ms mamma's post with perhaps the reason that maybe she isn't getting enough sax these days. ;)

picture: sax player as seen from atop the centre pompidou. paris, october 2005

6 comments:

Ms. Mamma said...

OMG! I am bowing down to you for not turning on your air this summer( I wish I could do that but with three short nosed breeds, they truly suffer if it's hot) and for that amazing picture(ugh, it's just sooooo cool- the shadow!) and this amazing post on saxophones! Touche, my dear!

Michielle said...

Love the photo but my air is running, i need my sanity with 5 kids in the house.

Polly Jean said...

i am so not a fan of airconditioning (no pun intended!) but i love this photo!

kimy said...

made it through yesterday's heat and humid with 3 showers and wearing skimpy clothes (which of course isn't the most attractive of things to do but hey beats melting!)

mm - good to keep the critter comfortable! thanks for the kudos

michielle - thanks for dropping by your profile is set at private - if you have a blog let me know. 5 kids! bless you!! personally, I believe sanity is often overrated.

pj - never apologize about a pun...intentional or otherwise. I love them!!!! and of course heidi's sax pun triggered the post to begin with -;)

Verilion said...

Please send some heat over here. I have this marvellous summer wardrobe that hasn't seen the light of day this year.

Mohamed said...

What a nice shot! Great capture...