South Fork Poetry: ‘An Album From 1960’

By Bruce Buschel

I first heard it when a friend
sat me down and said, “You don’t
even need a joint.”

After listening to Side One
I asked if Side Two was just
as good.

“I don’t know,” he said. “Side One
goes so high, I never got to the
other side of the mountain.”

I did. Found All Blues and 
Flamenco Sketches. And thought
Kind of Blue

was just about the best American 
music I ever heard. Nothing has
changed my mind since.

Bruce Buschel is a writer, producer, director, and restaurateur who lives in Bridgehampton.