The Mots Nouveaux

The Mots Nouveaux

One blustery matinee afternoon in late 1929, on the black and white parquet of a dingy midtown nickelodeon, Aaron Beaumont and Emma Fitzpatrick ran into each other for the first time. Literally. Returning to his post after a smoke between pictures, Aaron, the pianoman, took a fast corner and sent three orders of buttery kernels all over Emma, the popcorn gal.

A decade later, they possibly spotted each other again at Café Society, but were a few too many sidecars and sherry flips, respectively, deep into the evening, to be absolutely certain.

They passed each other anonymously during a midnight ramble on the Bayou in 1953, each humming a chorus of "Tipitina." It was their first duet.

And again in 1964, doing the jerk at the Chit Chat Club in Detroit.

And outside a Sausalito Sinclair Station en route to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

And at the Winterland Ballroom, Thanksgiving, 1976.

(You get the idea.)

When they bumped into each other one last time in some remote, abandoned corner of Myspace in 2009, Aaron concluded that enough was enough and finally introduced himself (not to be too forward). Emma thought he was pretty swell and decided they should write songs together. Aaron heard her sing and decided this was true.

They’ve been writing, performing, and arguing ever since.



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