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Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling.

Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

“Come on, girl,” said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. “We monks don’t go near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?”

“I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”

If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.

― Lao Tzu

And this year’s events! Over in 23 seconds


William Heese has a reputation like no other in the music-publishing world, a reputation well deserved. Bill has not only been a mainstay in the industry for over 30 years, he has been a tireless promoter of the music publishing history.

Bill played a vital role in several publishing associations including RPMDA, MPA, and even this oral history program for NAMM. He has become a mentor and an inspiration for many who witness his example and hope to follow in his footsteps.

Bill’s love of the print world may only be equaled by his love of baseball, making it fitting at the NAMM Resource Center created a legacy collection named after Bill that seeks to collect photographs and other materials depicting baseball stars playing a musical instruments.

Interview Date: September 12, 2003
Job Title: Past Vice President
Company: Carl Fischer Publishing Company
URL: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/william-heese


August 7, 1938 – May 25, 2015

A Reading from the Book of Wisdom.

The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torture shall touch them.

In the eyes of the foolish, they seemed to have died;
and their departure from this life was thought to be an affliction
and their going forth from us to be their utter destruction.

But they are in peace.

For even if they are punished in the eyes of men,
their hope is still full of immortality.

Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them and found them worthy of himself.

Like gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and like a sacrificial offering, he took them to himself.

Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his mercy is with his elect.

The Word of the Lord.

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emotions are only temporary… they always pass on like
clouds in the sky.
— The 14th Dalai Lama

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

She has been there for me this year like no other! Love you Baby!

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