shackman brought us this Friday topic for the LBC. I am glad for many reasons that shackman and I have reconnected recently, for this is a side of him that I did not know well at all. We played basketball and did computer work.
However, bring up a topic and shackman will bring up a song to express something about it and what better expression can there be than music for feeling? I think shackman has a 3-part brain rather than left hemisphere and right hemisphere alone. He really seems to have a music hemisphere.
One of the biographical things about shackman is that he grew up in a very musical place, the San Francisco Bay Area. We have produced some great music over the years and I can remember going with friends to Jazz nightclubs in Northbeach in the city. While I have nowhere near the musical acumen of shackman, I enjoyed it immensely.
Well, the Bay Area spawned one of the Jazz greats that we lost yesterday, Dave Brubeck:
Brubeck studied music at Mills College about 10 miles from here and was living in the Oakland Hills right up to his death the day before his 92nd birthday. He was composing detailed musical compositions and shows up through the age of 88 and the picture above really captures the man’s joy at life. He was a true pioneer and perhaps his best known work is …
I’m glad you walked the earth, Dave! You enriched us all.
I think I’ll take five …