When I was little, I'd watch the "Ed Sullivan Show" on Sunday nights.
I'm not sure that's where I first heard Ella Fitzgerald, but I loved
"A-Tisket A-Tasket" from the start. Even today,
I can't look at a basket, big or small, or pink, blue or yellow,
without the song running through my head.
In a world where people run through their daily routines with iPods
playing all sorts of rap, I walk around with my own music inside.
Sometimes I just want to dance along the street,
"scatting" for the traders and winos as I go.
But I'll leave that to Ella, because she could SING!
Me? I'm just good in my mind.