"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, May 21, 2012

Birthday Today - Fats Waller

Oh, my, is there anything hipper than Fats Waller and "Your Feet's Too Big"?  

It's the birthday of the original "big man" today... born in 1904, which means he was a very young man in the 1920s when he was a dominant force in early jazz.

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