Monday, August 07, 2006

I should exit as graciously

"Yeah, but it's been a great gig."

What Dizzy Gillespie said when the 4-year-old daughter of a friend asked him if he was dying about 10 days before he did.

I love that story from "Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie" by Donald Maggin, a book I can recommend, although it could have used a discography.


Janet said...


I wonder if I can be so eloquent when the time comes?


Mr. Greg said...

Janet. I was thinking I might steal Dizzy's line, I just don't want to have to use it anytime soon.