The very first Peanuts strip, October 2, 1950
William “Count” Basie, American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer, was born on this date, August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey. His father was Harvey Basie, a mellophonist. His mother, Lillian, was a pianist who taught Basie the basics of the piano. Before he had his own band, he played piano for vaudeville. He stormed the world of music with talent and composition skill. Basie was the first African American male to receive a Grammy Award in 1958. Basie won several more Grammys later in his life and is known as one of the most influential Jazz musicians in history.
boys with collarbones (✿◠‿◠)
boys with clavicles (◕‿◕✿)
boys with spines (｡♥‿♥｡)
boys with patellas (≧◡≦)
boys with phalanges (◑‿◐)
boys with thoracic vertebrae (✿ ♥‿♥)
Sora, a five year old border collie that makes stupid faces and balances things on her head
Composers at the piano: Albéniz, Gershwin, Prokofiev, Bartók, Shostakovich, Ravel.
Spectacular Self-portrait by David Whittaker
David Whittaker was born in Cornwall in 1964. and is currently based in Newquay. He is self-taught, has exhibited widely and won the first prize at The National Open Art Competition in 2011.