What can YOU say in six sentences?
He’d asked ‘What are you reading?’ and I showed him the cover: ‘Scott Fitzgerald - Michael and Gita have been talking of him …’
‘Scott Fitzgerald … is he a pianist as well?’ and he began pulling the notes of a less than half-remembered tune out from his memory.
‘Don’t think so, twenties, jazz … but I know why you thought that music …’
He da-da-daa’d it again, more confidently, I checked Fitzgerald’s biography and confirmed that no he was not a pianist.
Twenty minutes later, he still on repeat, I said ‘I think it might have something to do with a circus …’
‘The Entertainer!’ he said and I immediately replied ‘Scott Joplin’