||What, no Artie Shaw fans.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
|Posted: 2004-12-31 7:39 pm  Permalink|
"I'm ashamed to be here, but not too ashamed to leave..."
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
|Posted: 2004-12-31 7:45 pm  Permalink|
Honestly I thought he was already dead. And with all of the death and destruction in the last week, I think a good deal of people are just plain numb.
It is a shame, another name to add to those we lost this year...
Joined: Jun 13, 2004
From: Imperial Beach, CA
|Posted: 2004-12-31 8:16 pm  Permalink|
Artie Shaw ... I honestly thought he had already passed away.
Man, his Begin the Beguine was just the best. Anyone who hears that and doesn't get chills down their spine and want to spend all night dancing with someone, that person must be a pretty poor excuse for a human being.
94. Wow. Made a nice pile of dough. Married beautiful women. Thought there was something a little disturbing about Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, way before anyone else did.
Here's to you, Artie.
Joined: Apr 11, 2002
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
|Posted: 2005-01-01 03:24 am  Permalink|
Found out about his passing over dinner tonight while doing a gig with a bunch of jazz cats. They did some of his tunes as a tribute; sadly not many of the NYE revelers in attendance 'got it'.
The man's contribution can't be overstated.
Joined: Jul 27, 2003
From: ontario canada
|Posted: 2005-01-02 1:43 pm  Permalink|
to me , the count was the man. but the world is always a lesser place , when an innovator leaves.
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: Dayton, Ohio
|Posted: 2005-01-02 7:41 pm  Permalink|
Like you guys, I was surprised to hear that Artie was not already deceased.
I loved his music! Grew up on alot of that older stuff and it gave me a great (if not obscure) sence of musical appreciation.
Shaw, Goodman, the Dorseys...so many of those older big band / swing artists were (and are) my favorites.
I was sorry to hear of his pasing, but...yeah, I thought he was already gone.
Joined: Mar 26, 2002
|Posted: 2005-01-02 9:58 pm  Permalink|
A cool frined of mine named Marisa was hit on by Artie Shaw. The way she tells me the story she was about 19 at the time and met Artie Shaw at a party and he put his arm around her waist, pressed up close to her, adn said, "You would be fun to have around the house".
Thsi was about 5 years ago.
God bless you Artie Shaw.
Joined: Feb 29, 2004
From: outside the windy city
|Posted: 2005-01-03 06:33 am  Permalink|
Sam-that story pretty much sums up how he treated women.