February 10, 2009

Candles for Blossom Dearie

(Tarlum in Yoyogikoen.)

These candles aren't actually for Blossom Dearie, the jazz singer who passed away on Sunday. She was 84. We'll call it a mental ode: in my mind, I stole a bunch of candles from a cafe and made an altar for her.

A horribly sentimental edit of the film "My Life Without Me", set to Blossom Dearie's "Try Your Wings", which was featured in the film. In it, she is described as a little old lady in her eighties, with a tiny voice, still performing nightly in New York. I would have liked to see her live.

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