Ned Rorem in Manhattan - in the middle of 1947
Mary's Bar on Eighth Street. It is already eleven summers ago that John Myers and Frank Etherton worked there, whining the tunes that Paul Goodman and I composed for them: Bawling Blues, Jail-Bait Blues, Near Closing Time. Occasionally, for comic relief, Eugene Istomin would play Ondine on the tuneless piano and the drunks would actually stop talking.
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Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:38:57 +0100