JOVM celebrates John Coltrane’s 94th birthday.
JOVM celebrates Joan Jett’s 62nd birthday.
JOVM dedicates Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” to educators and students at the beginning of a very weird school year inn NYC.
JOVM celebrates Nile Rodgers’ 68th birthday.
JOVM celebrates what would have been B.B. King’s 94th birthday.
On the evening of September 11, 2005, I returned home from a day job working as an Editorial Assistant at a small, Midtown Manhattan-based, family-owned book publisher of bilingual dictionaries and phrasebooks and international cuisine cookbook to my father cooking and playing John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme.
My father was a very troubled man with whom I had a uneasy and difficult relationship for a significant portion of my life. But for some reason, playing Coltrane’s gorgeous and meditative opus on a day of such horror and terror seems like a fitting response. And it’s quickly become an annual tradition for me.
As always cherish life — especially today.
JOVM celebrates what would have been Otis Redding’s 79th birthday.
JOVM celebrates what would have been disco legend Sylvester’s 73rd birthday.
JOVM celebrates what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 74th birthday.
JOVM celebrates Meshell Ndegeocello’s 52nd birthday.