Archives: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sentimental Man

RB was always saying he taught his daughter to sing out “Bird” when he asked her who was the greatest musician ever had lived, playing records to prove it. RB would make tapes of Chick Webb or Oscar Pettiford, all the greats who died young, before RB’s age which was 40, give them to everyone

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Waiting

Dominick walked back from the road, hands in pockets. “You see him?” asked Tony, already knowing the answer. “He’ll be here. Don’t you worry, little brother. When has he ever not showed up after practice?” Tony stared at his sneakers, wanting to ask when has he ever been on time?  but instead saying “I’m hungry.” “Ma will

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