Q&A with Jamie Ford - Oscar Holden Showing 1-3 of 3
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Oscar W. Holden, Jr. (1887-1969)
Beautiful post! Interesting and creatively inspiring between the grooves. Dave - What an extra special gift you gave to Jamie Ford. I'll bet he was touched beyond words. It's also good to hear that he bought one of your wonderful pieces of Jar-art. Thanks for sharing your story, and the links to the book.
For decades, Henry's been searching for this one Oscar Holden record to no avail. His son knows that he's obsessed with finding the record, but he has no idea why it's so important:. Just some of his bandmates, and of course Pops here—" The truth is that Henry doesn't care about the record because of the music on it; he cares about it because of what it represents. The recording is of a song that Oscar Holden played for him and Keiko on the night they snuck into the Black Elks Club, and it reflects the shared memories and love they have for each other. The elusive nature of the record—how people aren't even sure it existed—is kind of like Henry and Keiko's relationship: It happened so long ago and faded into nothing at all thanks to Henry's dad intercepting their communications , so it's little more than a memory in Henry's head.
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