Sunday, April 1, 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge-A

I finally jumped into the A to Z Blogging Challenge. April is already CRAZY MAD, so why not up the pace? Not logical? Absolutely. A little CRAZY MADNESS has to be good for the writer brain. And speaking of brains here's my A DAY post.


ACTIVE

I found an article on Sonny Rollins (age 81) a saxophone giant who hasn't stopped practicing his instrument or become a rest home denizen. This Grammy winner revolutionized jazz and he recently was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor.
My kind of guy. He's been an ACTIVE yogi since 1968. Here's what he says about his life and yoga.

Yoga "has made me more serious person, which I hope transfers into my music. . . [it's] always there to keep me engaged in a spiritual pursuit--to trump the negative with positive ideas." 



1970's

If you want a taste of beautiful saxophone here's SONNY ROLLINS on youtube with an interview in 2011.


Be sure to HOP around and say hi to others who are in on this wildly wonderful A-Z Blog Challenge.



22 comments:

  1. Omigoodness, I can't believe how many people have signed up to A to Z this year. Incredible! And I loves me some Rollins. Great music!
    Happy A to Z!

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  2. I LOVE Sonny Rollins! 1648 challengers? Will they all really post every day? What an amazing thing the challenge has become. Good luck, Lee. And HAVE FUN!

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  3. Thanks and off I go. Do you think I'll get around all 1661?

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  4. Welcome to the Challenge! I just scrolled down the List. Whew! This is even more than last year. I think we should all just take the month of April off and have fun blogging!

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  5. Awesome. I've loved doing Yoga for years. I need to go listen to Mr. Rollins.

    T

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  6. Browsing the A-Z list. Great topic.:)

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  7. Loved the post and music. The list is amazing, I am not sure I will get round them all, but I will have a try!

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  8. I can definitely use more of your word for the day! But then who would read all of these wonderful blog posts for me? :)

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  9. I followed your logic, because I'm participating even though April is always crazy busy for me. Good luck to us both. :)

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  10. Wow this is an epic blogging endeavor, eh! Sonny sounds like my kind of guy! love the sax!!!

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  11. Wow - great post! What a great life he's leading!

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  12. I definitely have a soft spot for the sax. Mixing it with yoga seems kind of right :-)

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  13. Ah, love the sax. Great start!

    Happy A-Zing!

    My A-Z!

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  14. Wow, I hope I'm still that active at that age!

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  15. What a great post! I love jazz- it always makes me feel like dancing. I also find yoga to be so relaxing. I do some yoga breathing each day. What a fabulous clip you included- I enjoyed the interview and hearing some of his music, too!

    ~Jess

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  16. What wonderful examples of being active no matter what age you are! Yay!! Happy A-Zing!! Take care
    x

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  17. I love the sound of the saxaphone. And you're right, crazy madness is a must for a writer :)

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  18. When we keep the mind and body active, we can do so much more for so much longer.

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  19. Sonny Rollins is huge in the jazz canon. My fave is Milt Jackson, who I got to see in person way back when. His album Sunflower is my favorite of any album ever. Yes, staying active no matter what age is a good thing!

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  20. OMG look at that list!
    After a couple of frumpy years, I've taken back to the gym to get active. I do find it helps clear my mind as well so I can write.
    Wagging Tales

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  21. I am going to up my yoga from three times a week to three times a day. I am huge Sonny Rollins fan. OMG, that list, it has almost 2000 names.

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  22. I practice yoga as well, but not as often lately as I'd like! A.J. Had a great idea to have us post our first A to Z posts! I'm loving seeing how far we have all come... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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