Jarrett/Eau Claire

Jarrett at the time was still caught up in his Peanuts/Schroeder stage, telling the audience to breath quietly through the nose: "Mouths are absolutely taboo!"

One guy from a seat in back called out, "Grow up Jarrett!"—and he truly expected the other seats to join him single-file in laughter. But everyone was afraid to laugh because Jarrett might stand up and do something genius like walk out and hop on the next freight train to Chicago.

So Jarrett won the icy silence. Finally he said, "Why don’t we both grow up?" He sat down at the Steinway and his hands dazzled amazing significance into the keys, Jarrett improvising a tune about the two of them growing up—one being Jarrett, and the other one being more Emerson/Wakeman.

Eldon (Craig) Reishus entertains a growing, less intimate circle under the Alps outside Munich (Landkreis Bad Tölz - Wolfratshausen). He is an old-school Exquisite Corpse contributor, all-around print and web media pro, and the German-English translator of numerous films and books. He originates from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Visit him: www.reishus.de