Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Buddy Bolden's Blues and How Michael Ondaatje Caught That Magic
Read Michael Ondaatje's COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER and read it now, people. Serious. Put things aside and read it. It's about the jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, but, in wonderful Ondaatje fashion, it is fiction and reality and music and literature cocktail. Here's a sampling of Buddy's Blues:
"What’s got you down?” he asked her. “Tell me the story—I’ll give it a happy ending."
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