A kiss To Build The Dream On

Today, the Louis Armstrong Facebook page posted a link for one of my favourite Satchmo ballads.

It is not a secret that I love Louis Armstrong. Why, even one of my cats is named after him. As a Swing DJ, I have an extensive Armstrong collection. There’s an Armstrong song for pretty much about every situation in life. Happy songs, sad songs, playful songs, heartbreak songs, love songs, silly songs. Songs about food (his other passion), songs about the weather, songs about his home town.  You name it.

Beautiful Satchmo with his contagious smile.

Beautiful song too.

Who hasn’t dreamed of a kiss? Who hasn’t weaved romances when alone with their fancies? Louis knew the human condition very well. Continue reading

Tus Ojos (Your eyes)

Can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the album was released. God, it definitely feels like it was another life. Was I really a promising young researcher at some point?

Anyway, I got the album as a birthday present from one of my supervisors and friend of mine, the director of the Immunology Lab, where I worked at an assistant researcher all throughout my years in med school. In the form of a cassette, no less. Remember those? Yeah.

When I moved to Canada, that cassette was one of the many things left behind. But now, as of yesterday, I am the proud owner of a digital copy.

Excellent album. Great songs, all of them.

But Tus Ojos has been my favourite from day one. Continue reading