Eva Marie Snot
OK, this is worthy of junior high (what isn’t these days?), but from the “For the Record” section of the New York Times of January 10:
“A film review on Dec. 21 about ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’ referred imprecisely to a scene in the film ‘North by Northwest’ that takes place at Mount Rushmore, as does a scene in ‘National Treasure; Book of Secrets.’ While Eva Marie Saint dangles near George Washington’s face in ‘North by Northwest,’ she is not shown dangling from his nose.”
R.I.P., Bob Enos
Word of the passing of Bob Enos started spreading throughout the close-knit Vo Dilun music community early last Friday afternoon. Bob was pretty much where he had been for the past 26 years: on the road with Roomful of Blues. They had just finished a gig in Douglas, Geor¬gia. It hit a lot of people hard, because Bob was healthy, only 60 years old, and he died in his sleep.
Not surprisingly, for a man who played music for a living for pretty much entire life, Bob’s closest friends were musicians. P&J spoke with Greg Mazel, the great jazz saxophonist who grew up with Bob, and he was pretty shaken up, talking about what a warm person Bob was.
Jorge had known Bob since his days with Channel One in the ’70s, first meeting him in New¬port, at the wild and wooly Harpo’s. He was a warm and funny, and a wonderful trumpet player whose sound, while definitely emanating from an earthy, soulful Louis Armstrong influence (you really can’t avoid the true giants), mixed in a bit of blaring pyrotechnics to keep you on your toes.
The thing that strikes P&J about the life of Bob Enos, a reality that is true for precious few people, is how he did what he loved and that was his life. Bob Enos never made the big money, never had a huge fan base, and never was a household name. But he was one of those incredibly fortunate people who lived his life doing what he loved, and who never had to compromise his taste, his style, or his sense of what was good and strong. How many people can say that?
P&J are familiar with a short list of people who have lived such a life. They are inspirations and role models for those who, well, just believe. Bless you, Bob. We extend our deepest condolences to your family at home and your large musical family, which is spread around the world. And thank you for the joy of your music.
: Phillipe And Jorge
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