Quotes for Quarantine: from Plato to Pops

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness and gaiety and life to everything.” – Plato “There’s nothing like walking out and watching the people get turned on. Nothing in the world could replace it.” – Louis Prima “At a time when individualism is becoming an endangered species, jazz represents a celebration of the individual.” – Ellis Marsalis “In other places, culture comes down from on high. In New Orleans it bubbles up from the streets.” – Ellis Marsalis “Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that this vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life—the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians are willing to give their entire lives to a moment—to that melody, that lyr
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After 48-1/2 years, Shelly Gallichio is a retired Real Estate Associate Broker in Tucson, Arizona and despite growing up in Chicago, fell in love with the clarinet and the New Orleans sound at the age of three—she intends to spend the next 48-1/2 years seeking that sound! Reach her at [email protected]

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