Audio

Dukkha's Nemesis

Miles - Down The Road

03:29
Patty Morris
2008
Patty Morris And Dukkha's Nemesis

Story

James was just 18 months old when he saw a SNL clip of Buster Poindexter performing 'Zat You, Santa Claus? in tribute to Satchmo's original version. Immediately apparent was his intense, excited reaction to the big band sound, especially the trumpet. I played the Louis version over and over on our kitchen CD player, and he never got tired of moving to it. It's kind of no wonder James took up trumpet and developed into an amazing player. Miles Davis, naturally, was a big influence as well. So, "Miles, Down the Road" was my (mother's) send off into the world for James (son) as he graduated high school and moved on to college and beyond. It speaks of looking forward to developing the talents of youth, likely to include trumpet in James's case, but it also serves as a reminder: "don't forget to see Now". So, there you have it, the Buddha's awareness of being in the moment once again.

Here's some ancient video proving I wasn't just Mom-delusional about James's early signs of music and rhythm acuity, in this case when he couldn't stop waggling his toddler booty in time to Elvis's Santa Claus is Comin' Round:

 

By the way, sorry about the popup ad. Apparently, because I "used" copyrighted music in my video, I'm stuck with the ads. Nevermind that this was a home video captured of l'il James while we were playing the Elvis song, and that the whole point (kid had rhythm as a toddler) is based on his moving to the song we were legit playing on a purchased CD of Elvis Christmas songs. So, no YouTube, I can't change the song selection for my video in this case. Oy! Peace. Love. And, Oy!

Lyrics

Miles, down the road

You will see what will come

Looking ahead

Don't forget to see Now

Catch hold of the wind

Let it breathe for you

Begin

To live

Freely

It's Your

Time

It's Your

Time to Explore

Your place in the Universe

Catch hold of the wind

Let it breathe for you

Begin

To Live

Freely

It's Your

Time

To find

Your place

And be

The

Wind

(c)2008 Patty Morris