Thursday, August 16, 2012

Oh yeah, now I remember

The United States has produced the following:

Charles Ives
Elliott Carter
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hermann Melville
Henry David Thoreau
Abraham Lincoln
King Oliver
Martin Luther King Jr.
Frank Zappa
Ira Segall
Lynn Kendall
Linda Bernier
and me.

And it gave safe haven to Arnold Schoenberg, Albert Einstein, Stefan Wolpe and Ronnie Breslow.

Something went right somewhere.


Cal said...

Thanks. I hardly know what to say, except:

Elizabeth Bishop
James Merrill
Janet Flanner

Joe Barron said...

And Bishop grew up in Canada, for God's sake.