OOC: You should have mentioned that when Lily asked about Porgy and Bess earlier...Mak wrote:OOC: Sheet music?!? Jazz musicians don't need sheet music! Sure, Artie has some fakebook-type stuff, chord progressions and lyrics and the like... but most of it's in his head. He hears a melody, he figures out an accompaniment, and away he goes!
The Bridge players paid Artie no attention, but he did notice Miss Emily smiling knowingly at him from across the room.Mak wrote:Artie's too stunned by the kiss to think of objecting to Lily's abrupt departure. He sits expressionless for a couple of seconds, then breaks into a wide grin and begins playing Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek",* the opening lyrics of which go:
Heaven, I'm in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing Cheek to Cheek.
"Why, no," replied Emily. "It's quite an experience at first, but I must say after a while one gets used to the endless ocean below."Mak wrote:Artie goes over to the table and politely introduces himself to Miss Emily before sitting. When Baron von Malum arrives, he greets the German cordially.
"Miss Emily, Baron, have either of you flown in a dirigible before?" asks Artie. "I sure haven't, and it's slowly beginning to sink in. I was out on the aft deck lookout before, and I tell you, it's a strange thing to be looking down at the ocean. I felt like a seabird!"
"Indeed," said Klaust, "it is monotonous, isn't it? But with such pleasant company, one may bear it." He smiled, perhaps a bit too eagerly, at Emily, who smiled shyly back.