Anyway, it’s a breezy summer evening here in northwest Georgia, and I’m out on the back deck with my obsolete laptop and a wireless connection. I’ve got a big ol’ honkin’ glass of ice water and a small bowl of almonds.
I’m reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, and jotting some really good thoughts in my Moleskine.
My “Unwinds” usually include some good music and tonight is no exception. I first discovered Mark O’Connor on the video for “The Devil Went Back to Georgia” (featuring Johnny Cash as a preacher…very cool!). Some time last week, our local NPR station had a feature on Mark O’Connor and his Hot Swing Trio, doing the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. I had forgotten about that program until I read in Twyla Tharp’s book about how she used one of O’Connor’s works in a major dance project. Talk about synchronicity!