Talking to Billie Holiday
It’s now well over 50 years since the passing of American singer and songwriter Billie Holiday. Last night at Norden Farm, Maidenhead, my talented daughter, Lisa, and acoustic guitar maestro Andy Mathewson performed their own composition entitled “Talking To Billie Holiday”, a tribute to the jazz legend nicknamed ‘Lady Day’. Here’s a slideshow video of a brilliant song about a brilliant singer (my apologies if you’re using a device that is not flash compatible):
Andy says the song was inspired by a line in Barack Obama’s book ‘Dreams From My Father’: “There were just the two of us waiting for the sunrise. Me and Billie Holiday, her voice warbling through the darkened room…”
According to Andy, “The book isn’t about Billie Holiday, so you shouldn’t bother reading it!”
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David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.
Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
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