It has been said that 9 out of 10 people never fulfill their dreams. Bonnie Ware, who spent years as a hospice nurse reports that the number one regret of the dying is “I wish I had the courage to live life true to myself.” Or put another way, “I wish I had followed my dreams.
As kids we all had dreams. They delighted us, fired our imaginations and gave us hope and happiness. But somehow along the way, they got lost. Maybe it’s time to rediscover them, to breathe new life into them, to realize them, if not here, in the hereafter.
I have a dream that came to me late in life. A dream which will come true in a world made new. I am going to own the “in jazz club” on planet earth, called “McVane’s At The Beach” where the coolest and hottest jazz will be heard 24/7. Where the hippest artists of the West Coast cool jazz scene from the ’50’s and ’60’s will be appearing first, followed by the greatest jazz “cats” of all time.
Do you want to know who’s going to open the club? Bobby Troupe and Julie London. Want to know the very first numbers they are going to sing? Bobby will perform his “hipster” classic “Lemon Twist” and Julie will torch us with her sultry, “Cry Me A River.” They will be followed by Shorty Rogers and his Giants playing “Martians Go Home” and Chet Baker’s rendition of “My Funny Valentine.” Are you getting excited yet…well I am!?
In 1944 Johnny Mercer penned “Dream” which has been recorded by countless artists. The Danny May orchestra performed it as the soundtrack for the opening credits to the film, “Boiling Point” which can be found on YouTube. I can hear some of the lyrics now, can you? “Dream that’s the thing to do…dream and they might come true…so dream, dream, dream.”