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As I write this, I am listening to “Sister Ray” by the Velvet Underground.
Thank you, Dave Mackenzie, for first turning me on to this song, back during that magical summer of ours, back in 1984.
Friend: I don’t think you can truly understand The Velvet Underground until you’ve lived in New York for at least a year.
Hugh: I’d say the same is true for Charlie Parker.
Funnily enough, I first heard of Charlie Parker, hanging out with Dave in the now-defunct Edinburgh Wine Bar in Hanover Street, back in 1985. While Dave was busy hitting on some girls, I got into a long conversation with this old jazz enthusiast, who enlightened me. I was on a real Coleman Hawkins kick at the time. The rest is history etc.