1st; I've been busy this week, finishing the second draft of my novel The Quiet Days - there's still a few kinks, but I'm quite happy with the progress.
2nd and 3rd... Last night I attended "a night of Jazz" with Zeke La Grange and friends. Granted it's a name unfamiliar to most, so let me enlighten you; He's a young talented saxophonist who was raising funds, with the help of some of his student friends (who also just so happen to be superbly gifted and award winning musicians in their own right) for his upcoming trip overseas. So, there we were in the dim candlelight, listening to, I kid you not, some top class jazz you would expect to find on any grand stage of the world, for a fraction of the price. There were classy renditions of some old favorite gospel tracks, to some Stevie Wonder greats and even a cover of Amy Winehouse's 'Valerie' complete with excellent vocals, guitar and piano solos - a night of pure music. Thanks to all involved for a memorable night, wishing Zeke all the best for what surely is a very bright future.
And staying on the topic of music; my debut article on In The Kan is up, entitled: