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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Road House

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 AM

A 1948 classic

Again, this couldn't happen again.
This is that "once in a lifetime,"
this is the thrill divine.

The great 1949 days (according to Jack Kerouac)—

IMAGE-- Scene from 'Blackboard Jungle,' 1955

On the Road

Shearing began to play his chords; they rolled out of the piano in great rich showers, you'd think the man wouldn't have time to line them up. They rolled and rolled like the sea. Folks yelled for him to "Go!" Dean was sweating; the sweat poured down his collar. "There he is! That's him! Old God! Old God Shearing! Yes! Yes! Yes!" And Shearing was conscious of the madman behind him, he could hear every one of Dean's gasps and imprecations, he could sense it though he couldn't see. "That's right!" Dean said. "Yes!" Shearing smiled; he rocked. Shearing rose from the piano, dripping with sweat; these were his great 1949 days before he became cool and commercial. When he was gone Dean pointed to the empty piano seat. "God's empty chair," he said.

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