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(The Atlantic)   How badass was Dave Brubeck? Miles Davis was his proud disciple   ( theatlantic.com) divider line
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2012-12-06 06:20:52 PM  
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This anecdote about Davis cracked me up, although I read it's just an urban legend.

Davis was a man of few words. When he did speak, his words often had a similar effect to a hand grenade being lobbed into the room. In 1987, he was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he'd done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: "Well, I've changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fark the president?"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/sep/28/miles-davis-20- y ears
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