Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Of barnacles, biofouling and Bix.

This jazz website page likely is a remnant, but nonetheless handily confirms two of my recollections upon reading the Bookseller's reference to Hoagy Carmichael's song: Bubber Miley, an African-American, surely does play alongside soon-to-be swing era stalwarts Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa in defiance of segregated convention, and violinist Joe Venuti takes certain liberties with the background vocal in the second chorus. Listen carefully. Of course, Bix Beiderbecke is a great personal favorite.

The point: Barnacles. They're eaten as a sort of bar food in Portugal, no doubt accompanied by Super Bock lager beer.

Read it.

Word of the Year Entry: Barnacle (The NewAlbanist)

... In the context of New Albany, after a discussion with the contributor, we could not settle on whether the submission should be literal, metaphorical, or a little of both.

1 comment:

The Bookseller said...

Thanks for the cross post. The more engaged people who know about this, the better the selection at year's end when we put the top contributions up for a playoff. Got a great one today, in fact.