top jockeys

  ‘Some nights if she found herself alone and restless, she liked to call in to one of the radio stations and chat with the all-night disc jockey. She would as the dj to play one of her favorites. The song she most frequently requested was Gershwin’s wistful “Someone to Watch Over Me”—in later years it would be “Lush Life,” Billy Strayhorn’s world-weary ode to a life of “jazz and cocktails.” Sometimes she would go to the station and sit in the studio and just quietly listen to music. “She did that a lot,” recalled Johnny Grant, a North Carolina native and in the period a top disc jockey in Hollywood, for a time broadcasting life from a booth at Ciro’s. “She absolutely loved music, and she would just come by and sit while you played the records. She didn’t want to talk on the air or anything or have you mention she was there. You’d have a little chitchat during a break, but she just like to come and listen to the music. I played the regular stuff, Dorsey, Artie Shaw and all, but she liked to hear a lot of the harder jazz, and there was another guy, a disc jockey named Don Otis she liked to drop in on quite a bit because he played a lot of the music she liked. They had a very good friendship. It wasn’t a romance or anything, as far as I know—well, it could have been, who knows?”’

— 'Love Is Nothing’ by Lee Server.

“At the top it says JOCKEYS and then, to its right, CAPAILL. Someone has written meat in small letters next to JOCKEYS. And then, beneath all of that, there is a gap, and then the names begin.” - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


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[To complete Character Challenge #2, reblog this post with the names of your character and your capall uisce.]

Star Wars: Poe Dameron comic coming in April!  Written by Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin) and illustrated by Phil Noto (Chewbacca).

The series will dig into Poe’s status as the top X-wing fighter jockey for General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and leader of a squadron with an important mission. But the evil First Order also has a goal of finding Luke, and a new villain from the organization is introduced as Poe’s chief nemesis.

The comic will also feature BB-8 and have appearances by some of the other X-wing pilots.  Charles Soule describes it as “a Mission: Impossible movie with Poe in the lead.”

(Poe Dameron sketches by Phil Noto)

“It’s silly not to explore the idea of a guy who grew up steeped in the Rebellion and the older Republic and all of those myths and legends,” Soule says. “If you think about it, he grew up the way we did, hearing all of these stories.”