For an animated short
If you want it storyboarded, I know some animators.
Think of a N.O. as a pussy with a clarinet-cock being roughly inserted
and then notes squirting up the river and being distributed throughout
the fruited plain. We would follow the precipitous perambulations of
said notes as they stop in various locations and local variations are
created based upon the original protein stew. I don't know how to end
it yet but would somehow want to get the idea across that the high point
artistically for jazz occurred during the period that I refer to as
"American apartheid" and that ever since the relatively good
success of the civil rights movement has given black people those certain
inalienable rights we always talk about, through some twisted paradox,
the art form of jazz has gone into irreparable decline.
The underlying intellectual
New Orleans is the
great pudendal aperture leading into the great vagina of the Mississippi
river. Into this fecund and funky canal, generations of Louisiana musicians
pumped their loads of generative music. The notes, like spermatozoa,
fought their way up river. This jism named jazz (I am pretty sure they
are etymologically related) spewed into the river and came to rest in
every warm harbor, in every tributary where the cultural agar was receptive
enough for the procreative reflex to be activated. Children were created
in Chicago, New York, Kansas City, LA and a hundred other smaller places.
Hot five cumgumbo was transmogrified into swing, bebop, hard bop and
Coltrane. The children are all old now and either dead or sick. The
grandchildren are neer-do-wells. It is an American tragedy.