moondog’s real name is/was: john wesley hardin

this is one of the greatest unheard jazz songs of all time, from the equally unheard album: H’art Songs.

as a primitive beginning, see:

and then, there is his ahead of times:

in this era, of facebook vs trump vs BLM vs etc… history is being given short shrift. the social media generation is historically shallow, so shallow, it’s measure of time goes no deeper than yesterdays post.

if you don’t believe me, then, you can measure you place in history by one simple test:

remove your watch for more than a single 24 hour period.

[once upon a time, that was my first assignment to every history student in any subject i ever taught. over a 20 year period, every student failed that assignment.]