Monday, March 21, 2005
Bobby Short: Another Great Gone
To me, although I never went to the Carlyle to see him in his natural habitat, he represented a certain part of New York.
He was the eternal and the timeless of New York.
He was the sophistication and the elegance of New York.
He was the kind of thing that makes people say that New York is the greatest city in the world. A man whose career could span decades. A man who could heed his calling and follow his bliss preserving the Great American Songbook...and make a healthy living at it...only in New York, I'm sure.
He was a New York fixture, and a New York icon.