Friday, 18 May 2012
Davis On Fornicating With Presidents
His explosive wit
Davis was a man of few words. When he did speak, his words often had a similar effect to a hand grenade being lobbed into the room. In 1987, he was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he'd done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: "Well, I've changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?"
And here's the link if you wish to read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/sep/28/miles-davis-20-years
I am heavily into exam work at the moment and thus my own blog entries have ceased. No one seems to be sobbing into their empty aweless moments, so I will be returning when I do.