Friday, October 14, 2011

Jazz isn't music

So I was reading a book the other day and on the back it mentioned other books coming out soon.

One was titled: Jazz Isn't Music

I have no idea what the book is about. Though I'm guessing it's probably about Jazz.

We all want to pretend that we like Jazz.

"Oh, look at me! I like Jazz!"

You don't like Jazz.

You lying to yourself.

Jazz is "cool" so you have to like it.

"Look at me! I'm a hipster! Me and Miles Davis!"

Jazz blows.

Get over it.

Nothing worse than a long instrumental by some New Orleans hack.

Sing you idiot!

"Oh, but Jazz conveys a steaming hot night. A mood. A romance."

Jazz blows.

How many Jazz songs on your i-Pod?

How many Jazz records or CDs do you own?

Last Jazz concert you went to?

Who is #1 on the Jazz charts?

Case closed.

Jazz blows.

So stop pretending. Stop wearing your pork pie hat. Your fancy clothes.

Your Raybans.

Jazz blows.

(Tomorrow we will discuss why The Blues are awesome.)


Louis Armstrong said...

Dave Brubeck was good jazz
Django Reinhardt was good jazz.
Kid Ory was good jazz.
Don Shirley was good jazz.
Miles blows.
Me, I got them old Kozmik blues again, Momma.

Jazzy B. Eatles said...

While My Trombone Gently Weeps

Sexy Saxophone

Why Don't We Blow It In The Roadhouse

Here Comes The Son of the Trumpet Player