On this day in 2001, Ruth Davies and I had the honor of joining Eddie Marshall as guest soloists with the San Francisco Symphony, in a jazz plus orchestra program at Davies Symphony Hall.
As the three of us took our places on stage among the sea of tuxedos, Eddie looked around at all the serious faces, then turned and smiled at us in that sly, conspiratorial way that only Eddie could smile.
"Well, it looks like they've got us surrounded," he said, sotto voce.
Ruth and I busted up laughing like kids in church.
"The more complex the mind, the greater the need
for the simplicity of play." —Captain James T. Kirk
"I could always use my ring to create the money, or to make myself a plane. But I need to show that my will-power works on more than just the ring. That I can use it to reshape my world, to make the life I want." —Hal Jordan
"You can't let this job stifle your mind, buddy-boy. You gotta keep yourself free, easy, for cultural pursuits, y'know? That's right.
Good reading, good music." —Detective Mike Stone