"It was a hot night, sweet with the death of summer and the hint and promise of fall. A waiting night, a night marking time, the end of a season. The stars were bright, close to me, and the North Star hung over the trees... The town and the university and the friends I had there flooded through my mind... All the girls young and lovely... But most of them had gone their ways. Gone as I'd gone mine. I looked up at the sky and whistled 'Stardust.'"
~ Hoagy Carmichael
This is some of the information on how the song "Stardust" came to be. Very similar to how I came up with "Semester Days," off my new album.
When he mentions "university," he's talking about Indiana University (Bloomington). Go Hoosiers!