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Jazz Icon Sonny Rollins on Giving Up Playing and His Legacy
love him a long time <3

"You know, I listen to the radio a lot and there’s a guy that comes on and says, 'Have a good day today and enjoy.' I hate the word 'enjoy.' Because to me life is not about enjoyment or, in other words, getting for yourself. That’s not why we’re here. The reason of life, to me, is all about giving. Giving is what gives me happiness. Making somebody else happy is the greatest thing you can do."
sonny_rollins  musician  interview  vulture.com  2017  2010s  elderly  jazz  saxophone  health  giving  quote  philosophy  career  brooklyn  archive  1950s  david_marchese  thelonius_monk 
december 2017 by cluebucket
Critics of New York City's Zoning History Sound Off - CityLab
"A few years ago, I was asked by a group of activists in Sunset Park in Brooklyn to look at an area that was proposed for upzoning. The city planning department was claiming that on certain streets, the land was “underutilized.” I went there to look, and I saw these occupied buildings. It looked like a pretty normal street to me. But to the planners, they were “underutilized.” ... These are buzzwords that conceal."
citylab.com  city  nyc  brooklyn  housing  real_estate  legal  book  author  interview  2017  2010s  urban_planning  segregation  racism  policy  tanvi_misra  tom_angotti  sylvia_morse  poverty  wealth  history 
january 2017 by cluebucket

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