In this JazzWax post, Marc Myers passes along this poem and commentary by Billy Collins, onetime Poet Laureate of the United States, pondering his 1964 Five Spot encounter with the marvel that was Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Don’t pass by the 1964 clip of Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the foot of the post.
★★★★★ Films ￫ Ace in the Hole (1951), directed by Billy Wilder.
“Human interest. You pick up the paper, you read about 84 men or 284, or a million men, like in a Chinese famine. You read it, but it doesn’t say with you. One man’s different, you want to know all about him. That’s human interest.“.
Saying two people are “drift compatible” is so much more concise than “I ship them with the force of a thousand suns because they fit together like clockwork, but it’s neither romantic nor non-romantic.”