Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part column by Prentiss Smith. The first part ran in Sunday’s paper.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has spent more time out of the state campaigning to be president than he has in the state, is the classic example of a bean counter who only sees numbers and never sees the people who make it possible for him to count the beans. Louisiana is a wonderful state.
You can get lucky by finding a parking meter with time left on it. You can “luck out” by having nice weather on your vacation. You can even be lucky at love. But when it comes to financial matters, you’re better off not counting on Lady Luck — and focusing instead on setting and pursuing goals.
Musicians should never forget that we’re blessed. We have a special gift that people can enjoy through us. We’ve had the good fortune to receive this and pass it along to others.
— Ed Thigpen
Nothing quite beats the feel of jazz. Yes, the feel. You can feel jazz in your bones and in your soul. A song might have been written more than 100 years ago, but you can feel the agony the person was in when they wrote it.