For books, I use my personal library. What I write can be a reflection on the book, how I got it, what I found inside the book, or flash fiction inspired by something I read on either page 2015, 215, or 15. I will switch between general fiction and criminology/human rights.
Frenesí by Artie Shaw was the number one on the Billboard pop chart on December 21, 1940.
It is Spanish for frenzy and you have to listen to it. It takes about 23 seconds for the music to start so don’t click away. It is worth it.
It is a very happy swinging tune that reminded me of old movies like “Singing in the Rain.” The music made me think about a swinging Jungle Book cast and I imagined that this music was played by a swinging Big Band.
The music changes constantly and it brought up images of fakirs, dancing snakes coming out of a basket, foreign farmers markets, and then suddenly… it is over. And I felt sad because I love this song.
I had never heard it before and now I am so very glad that I decided to post about the pre-Hot 100s from Billboard. I never would have found this if it hadn’t been for my serialized blogging.
I got so distracted by the tune that I forgot to write flash fiction.
Well done, Artie Shaw!