Hey, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I'm certainly not the dumbest. I mean, I've read books like "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "Love in the Time of Cholera", and I think I've understood them. They're about girls, right? Just kidding. But I have to say my all-time favorite book is Johnny Cash's autobiography "Cash" by Johnny Cash.
when the chips're all down and your back's at the wall...
"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs."
"I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them strings with a bottleneck. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn." Muddy Waters
dancing in the streets
Van Nuys, California, 1959 ...
selected new york views, undated photo by dr. paul wolff
piazza san marco with st. mark’s basilica in the background, venice, italy, 1952 photo by dmitri kessel, from the great LIFE photographers (see also: LIFE photo archive)
children enjoying a train ride to jerusalem, 1970
Here’s a great photo of Duke Ellington at a jazz jam session in LIFE photographer Gjon Mili’s studio