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Playing My Magic Horn
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

Since I was a young boy
I played my magic horn...
If my memory serves me
I played the first day I was born...

Instead of crying for momma’s milk
All I wanted was to play Dixieland...
Instead of going off to play dates
I wanted to travel with my band...


......

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Walking the cat
by Dorothy Eleanor

Dragged through the brink of extinction to a new introduction
Handed four familiar strings and shown how to walk an old path in a new way
One forged by the greatest greats to ever grace the earth:
Mingus, Spaulding, Mitchell
A pilot light was sparked with passion.
You’ve brought life to my heart and a fascination undying for the art known as jazz
and for that I am endlessly grateful.

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BBC radio4 and a day's bureucracy
by Matthew Conrad

i have accumulated around 13 tokens in
my minds.com wallet (1 token = 1K views) -
and for the longest of times i wanted
to spend them: to gain 1K boosts
to something i might post...

such is the nature of meta-currency...
for months i was trying to:
place the tokens into the wallet,
which i already had...

......

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What Happened to My Music
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

I turned on my radio this morning...
To hear my favorite song...
And then I asked myself, I asked...
“Where has all my music gone?”

Where’s my Ellis Marsalis...
Where’s my Fats Domino...
Where’s all my great music...
Where did the musicians all go...


......

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Recent Jazz Poems
Walking the cat
by Dorothy Eleanor

Dragged through the brink of extinction to a new introduction
Handed four familiar strings and shown how to walk an old path in a new way
One forged by the greatest greats to ever grace the earth:
Mingus, Spaulding, Mitchell
A pilot light was sparked with passion.
You’ve brought life to my heart and a fascination undying for the art known as jazz
and for that I am endlessly grateful.

Continue reading
What Happened to My Music
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

I turned on my radio this morning...
To hear my favorite song...
And then I asked myself, I asked...
“Where has all my music gone?”

Where’s my Ellis Marsalis...
Where’s my Fats Domino...
Where’s all my great music...
Where did the musicians all go...


......

Continue reading
Playing My Magic Horn
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

Since I was a young boy
I played my magic horn...
If my memory serves me
I played the first day I was born...

Instead of crying for momma’s milk
All I wanted was to play Dixieland...
Instead of going off to play dates
I wanted to travel with my band...


......

Continue reading
BBC radio4 and a day's bureucracy
by Matthew Conrad

i have accumulated around 13 tokens in
my minds.com wallet (1 token = 1K views) -
and for the longest of times i wanted
to spend them: to gain 1K boosts
to something i might post...

such is the nature of meta-currency...
for months i was trying to:
place the tokens into the wallet,
which i already had...

......

Continue reading
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