Friday, July 6, 2007

A Note on the Blog Title

I took the name "Compa'i, Compa'i" from Compay Segundo, the Cuban troubadour whose work as a musician spanned the better part of 80 years.

I'm thinking now of Celia Cruz, Compay Segundo, Frank Sinatra. I've always admired that kind of tenacious career longevity, and those kinds of irrepressible personalities, larger than life, but firmly rooted in what they love to do. And I want that story too.

1 comment:

Francisco Aragón said...

Hi Rich:

Are you still coming to Chicago next week. We'd like to invite you to our PALABRA PURA pre-reading dinner and the event afterwards, of course.
E-mail me a phone number where I can reach you.