Discovering the Relevance of Words
I don’t know where I would be if it were not for the sounds of Miles Davis. Since the start of my freshman year of college, the majority of my writing has been done to, depending on my mood, the smooth or discordant sounds of each era of Davis’ playing. There’s something to be said for writing to Walkin’ or Relaxin’ or The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel, and then editing to the frenzied Bitches Brew or Tutu. It’s a state of mind that has helped me through many long nights of college essays, novel edits, article writing, student grading, lesson plan design, and whatever else has been thrown my way.
So, happy birthday Miles Davis. Without you, the music world, and my fingers on the keyboard, would have much less rhythm.