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FDL Late Nite: Love

 
Heh.  In truth, I got nothin' tonight.  Anything I might have to say after this clip would have to be cheap, inappropriate. . . which of course never actually stopped me before. 
 
First, some notes about the clip and the lineup from the YouTube page:
Reunited after many years with tenor saxophonist Lester Young, Billie's visual reaction to his moving solo remains as eloquent as anything she ever sang; a touching finale to their historic musical partnership. Introduced by Robert Herridge (producer/host of CBS' "The Sound of Jazz"), this is perhaps the single most famous "live jazz" performance in TV history. Other members of the all-star band seen here: Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Mal Waldron…"We shall not see their likes again."
For those of you who know jazz, this is truly a Hall of Fame lineup.
 
What's your favorite expression of love through art? 
 
On the more academic side, I've studied what we mean by romantic or sexual love from many angles, not the least of which is my own life, through lots of loss, farce and hapless, human error.  Books I've found helpful, from my psych training, have included, but have not been limited to, The Art of Loving, The Anatomy of Loving, The Symposium and On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, to name just a very few.  They might be a little psych wonky for general use, but you never know.
 
Wanna talk about what you've learned about love?  Have any questions for anyone in the community?  Feel free to change your nickname for privacy if you like.  No one will tell.
 
If none of that floats your boat, consider this an open thread.
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Pachacutec

Pachacutec did not, as is commonly believed, die in 1471. To escape the tragic sight of his successors screwing up the Inca Empire he’d built, he fled east into the Amazon rain forest, where he began chewing lots of funky roots to get higher than Hunter Thompson ever dared. Oddly, these roots gave him not only a killer buzz, but also prolonged his life beyond what any other mortal has known, excluding Novakula. Whatever his doubts of the utility of living long enough to see old friends pop up in museums as mummies, or witness the bizarrely compelling spectacle of Katherine Harris, he’s learned a thing or two along the way. For one thing, he’s learned the importance of not letting morons run a country, having watched the Inca Empire suffer many civil wars requiring the eventual ruler to gain support from the priests and the national military. He now works during fleeting sober moments to build a vibrant progressive movement sufficiently strong and sustainable to drive a pointed stake through the heart of American “conservatism” forever. He enjoys a gay marriage, classic jazz and roots for the New York Mets.

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