Does Your House Have Lions?

"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house.
He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?"
I said, "What?"
He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."

--Joel Dorn

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This just made my day.....

Rahsaan in Montreaux, 1975..............
Very humorous moments on the bandstand....

Black Classical Music

An incredible example of Rahsaan's amazing power especially as he goes into non-stop breathing towards the end. Lovingly introduced by Quincy Jones.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Your favorite Rahsaan song.....

I'm curious, what's your favorite Rahsaan song? And why? (and when and where, if applicable)....

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be "The Inflated Tear". That's the first song I ever heard of Rahsaan's and it's the one that sent me on a quest to find out more about him, which eventually led to me writing a book about him. He surrenders himself so fully in that song that it becomes timeless.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Broken for You

About a month ago I read a great novel, "Broken For You" by Stephanie Kallos. I loved her writing, and loved the story, and best of all I loved the fact that she mentions Rahsaan twice! Seriously, I could not put this book down. One of my favorites of all times and I will be reading it again.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009