Perspectives of a Writer and Musician

Issues related to writing, publishing and playing jazz music: One man's muse.
by Al Stevens

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Location: Florida, United States

Monday, May 01, 2006


For years every May 1st I'd get a phone call from my lifelong friend and musical mentor, Wild Bill Whelan in Washington, DC. When I answered the phone, his voice would sing out,

“Hurray, hurray for the first of May! Outdoor ****ing starts today!”

Then he'd hang up. Bill is gone now, and I think about him often, but most especially on the first of May.


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