Music 101

Eugène Atget - Organ Player and Singing Girl (1898)

HELEN [a hobo who was once a professional singer]: You’ve got to be willing to die for your music.

YOUNG GIRL: What did she mean, mommy?

MOTHER: She means it’s nice to be able to play the latest tunes, dear…

From William Kennedy’s script Ironweed (1987)

Photo by Eugène Atget: Organ Player and Singing Girl (1898)

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