I hope you all know Blossom Dearie, chanteuse extraordinaire, who died yesterday at the age of 82. She had this teeny-tiny voice, so sweet and so appropriate for someone with her name. That was her real name, incidentally, and some idiot promoter tried to convince her to take a stage name. But with a name like Blossom Dearie, what kind of stage name could take its place? She didn't need to be hip. She was just good at what she did.