Starting 2012 – With Violins, Art, Drinking And Luggage (And Something From That New Mission Impossible That Puzzled Me Too)

Those experiences all seem familiar to you – right? Consider that your Sunday Morning Survey.

During a visit to Moscow in the 80’s, Dave Brubeck met the faculty and students in Moscow Conservatory. While he was improvising on a “Ei, uhnem”, a Russian folk song, a young man downstage stood up to play Stéphane Grappelli-style violin jazz with him – at around the 2 minute mark…

Not-Sober Lullaby by Ron Minis. “In my mind, notes start playing just after the appropriate amount of hard liquor hit my insides. Then I write the notes down and music is created. At one point I got drunk. Subsequently, this piece was written.”

Delta Air Lines sent a hardcase with six outward-facing video cameras as checked baggage aboard a flight from Atlanta to New York City to show the behind-the-scenes journey of checked baggage.

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