Posts Tagged ‘music

09
Jan
19

recollections & realities…

Against the Wind: Seeger

Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then

Against the wind
We were runnin’ against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin’
Against the wind

12
Dec
14

the shed: pitchfork & tub

I took this image perusing through the shed. Thought nothing much about it. Today, I decided it has a rustic, rural charm and the pitchfork is, bar none, one of the best implements devised by a peasant woman. But, trying to find a decent quote or poem about a pitchfork pushed me off into a netherworld, or is it the mainstream world?…when I looked into pitchfork. That’s one contemporary realm that made me feel I was Rip awakening to a new reality!  I did find ‘the difference between heaven and hell is how is on which end of the pitchfork’…not exactly the clever message I was looking for. Maybe I should have gone with the wash tub.

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08
Sep
14

Do You Believe in Magic?

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  Roald Dahl

“If you believe in magic…Come along with me…We’ll dance until morning, just you and me and maybe, if the music is right…I’ll meet ya tomorrow…so late at night..”      Oh lordy me….1965, John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful

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10
Aug
14

Pianist Envy……No

I took lessons. I participated in recitals. I remember taking lessons, at eight years of age, sitting next to a pretty high school. She wore a form fitting sweater and skirt, saddle shoes and short socks. She smelled good. Of course, she was pretty. I couldn’t concentrate. I tried, I really did. Eventually my Mom let off the hook. Money was tight. Thank goodness. But, I appreciate music and almost mystical creations of the ancient elites.

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04
Mar
14

Stairway to Obscured Views & Another Dimension

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For a good many decades, I felt I was pretty attuned to music. Even with the Heavy Metal/Thrash/Doom craze in the NW, I was able to turn away toward the old standbys and still felt connected. But, somewhere along the line, I lost track of the local music scene. Music became less important and finally oldies stations became the norm. Now, I might know a music venue, but certainly not whose playing any longer.

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That was evident today when I entered a pretty much empty tavern with PBR as the lead beer. The walls were papered with the same posters that seem to be nailed two inches thick on Portland telephone poles.

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The windows looked out to concrete walls only inches away. Somehow the PBR, ice cold, tasted good. The barmaid with black hair and porcelain skin and black ink wasn’t typical Portland aloof. Maybe a good place for homework and lame questions.

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29
Jan
14

Photography: Hot Air

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02
Apr
13

Music: Buddy Greene’s Harmonica

Give this video a watch (skip the ad). He starts slow and builds to a rousing end. Buddy Greene playing at Carnegie Hall. William Tell Overture on the harmonica. 

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Buddy Greene




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