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Monday, January 7, 2013

The Consequences of Giving Advice

Jazz great, Dave Brubeck, died on December 5, 2012, a day shy of his 92nd birthday. I was surprised to learn that in college, he was originally majoring in veterinary science.

He turned to music when the head of the zoology department at the College of the Pacific gave him this piece of advice:
Brubeck, your mind's not here. It's across the lawn in the conservatory. Please go there. Stop wasting my time and yours. 
CREDIT: Frank C. Müller
Had I been that professor we might never had experienced Take Five.

An end note.  He graduated with his bachelor's degree without learning to read music.

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