Chris said this morning that something gave him the willies.
"What? Not the heebie jeebies?" said I.
Heebie jeebies. Now there's an interesting word pairing. Wonder where it came from?
So I did some research, which led me to “mumbo jumbo” and “hocus pocus.” Then on to Louis Armstrong with his song “Heebie Jeebie.” And finally to information about “scatting,” which Armstrong did during the recording of the song. (Allegedly he dropped the lyric sheets mid-song, and scatted while fumbling around trying to find them.)
Thinking about Armstrong and jazz and overall craziness led me to create this, an image that implies piano keys, scatting partway down, and mild insanity! Now, aren’t you sorry you asked?!
September 15th, 2017
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