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October 10th, 2005

Thelonious Monk

On this day, I’ve talked about David Lee Roth and Mario Lopez before – with good reason. After all, we wouldn’t have “Jump” or Saved by the Bell: The College Years without ’em. But today I feel it’s my duty to Ping about Thelonious Monk.

The problem is that I don’t know much about him. Monk’s in that file in my head labeled, “Really Good Musicians I Know Nothing About.” I did perchance listen to a piece of his on the radio Saturday night – covering Duke Ellington – and enjoyed it. But all I know about Monk is what I read on the Wikipedia page.

Still, today is a good day – and Monk should be saluted. (And yes, I’m following the Birthday Law today. Well… Law #1, anyway.)

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday October 10, 2005 -- 9:47:03 am
The only CD I ever lost was a Thelonious Monk CD that I left at the college radio station.



FROM: Maria
DATE: Monday October 10, 2005 -- 11:42:17 am
Will you get Krispy Kremes?



FROM: snaily
DATE: Monday October 10, 2005 -- 4:55:20 pm
I have been playing the piano for..... (calculating) 7 years and ive always wanted to play thelonious monk. but cant seem to be able to find the music.... maybe im not looking hard enough. but yeah i love this ping since i love thelonious monk:-)



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday October 10, 2005 -- 5:12:59 pm
I must ask: If you know nothing about Monk how can you say he's really good?



FROM: jk
DATE: Monday October 10, 2005 -- 10:03:59 pm
Happy Birthday!

Someone had to say it. Heh.



FROM: Graham Spice [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday October 12, 2005 -- 2:20:24 am
Monk's 88th Birthday was celebrated in Nashville, TN at the Belcourt Theatre:

http://www.nomadicmobile.com/content/view/25/2/



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