It may be easy to say this now, with the benefit of hindsight, but I get annoyed (and a little sad) thinking of all the times that self-consciousness stopped me from playing with grabby young relatives, or going near water, or jumping in a convertible, or walking on a windy pier. Now I realise that the key, really, is working out exactly what worries you, and preparing for it - so that you don't have to worry about it, ever.
And on a number like "Body and Soul," his gentle, varied percussion work bathes the music in a dazzling spring rain of sound.After leaving Coltrane, Jones positioned himself at the head of the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, an ever-shifting rep company that gave him something to do between tours and appearances on other masters' records, including Rollins' Night at the Village Vanguard and Sharrock's Ask the Ages . (He also enlivened such offbeat enterprises as Hoboken Saturday Night , the legendary cult record by rock critic Robert Palmer's avant-rock outfit The Insect Trust, Allen Ginsberg's spoken-word-with-jazz tribute record to William Blake, and Hal Wilner's tribute to Thelonious Monk, where he backed up another recently deceased master, Steve Lacy, on "Evidence." He also made a single record date with both his brothers, inevitably titled Keepin' Up with the Joneses .)
According to the Sarah Bernhardt played a headstrong Russian princess named Fédora Romanoff. The name Fedora is derived from the Greek word theodoros , which literally means "gift of God." (And you thought it was the hat of the devil.) As part of her costume, Bernhardt--who was known for cross-dressing--wore a slightly modified version of the "center-creased, soft brimmed hat" typically worn by men. As Bernhardt was quite influential in the women's movement, proto-feminists adopted the hat as a symbol of female empowerment and resistance to gender roles.
In a nod to American jazz and blues musicians, the rude boys of Jamaican street culture--heavily associated with rocksteady music--often sported fedoras, as well as their frequently confused relations, the <�a href="s criticized these disenfranchised (if well-dressed) youths for their involvement in petty crime and other social ills, bringing their headgear of choice down with them. (Little did they know that the rude boy's true badness would not manifest until decades later with the rise of Reel Big Fish.)
While the fedora was enjoying its brief re-entry into the realm of the fashionable, a writer named Neil Strauss was hard at work on what would become the foundational text for the fedora's terminal phase. In his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists , Strauss described the "seduction community," a loose group formed online and IRL by nerdy, socially awkward--and often white, middle class, and entitled--heterosexual men who gave money to self-styled "pickup artists," or "PUAs," in hopes of learning how to manipulate women into sleeping with them.