Someone's blog asked the other day if music was important to writing. The question made me smile because I thought music and writing went hand in hand. Judging by the many replies, I wasn't alone.
Back in the late 70s, I had the privilege of seeing Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald on stage at the Queen E in Vancouver. It was a magical evening. Music smoother than silk. And we sat three rows from the stage! Immediately behind me was Art Carney and his teenage son and daughter. He was in Vancouver filming Harry and Tonto. I could hear him explaining to his kids what a thrill this was and hopefully they would never forget it. I never did. When Ms. Ella hit that high note, you want to bet everyone in that audience covered their ears.