a great night with wilco.
“music is an outburst of the soul.”
hill auditorium, Ann Arbor, mi, usa – November 2019
a free concert series
thanks to a collaboration between
a local radio station and a local bank
always brings the city together
for a shared experience
the light, the music, the bubbles, the dancing, the company
the break from work, stress, life, worries, routines
at least for a little while
once each summer week
shaed performs for a welcoming crowd
“we are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.”
liberty plaza, ann arbor, mi, usa – august 2019
a woodstock moment – 40+ years later
on a whim, a young duo went to the legendary festival
only to be captured in a memorable image
two in half a million:
bobbi kelly and nick ercoline greet the dawn
on august 17, 1969.
“this is the way to hear music, i think,
surrounded by rolling hills and farmlands, under a big sky.”
― uwe michael lang, The Road to Woodstock
credits: burk uzzle (photo), life magazine, tim dumas, smithsonian magazine
the detroit lions
has no meaning
kids run around with a ball
not to play too hard
no one wants to get hurt
a walk outside
after the game
a free front row seat
right on the curb
best seat in the city
on a warm and breezy
fills the air
as our hometown boy
and his friend
sing their hearts out
right across the street
only 50 feet away
the detroit tigers
fireworks go off
great music booms through the air
clear as a bell
that light up like magic
glide on by
fans of all kinds
those who just love detroit
in the street
take it all in
a great feeling
fills the street
as all paths cross
a perfect night
between two worlds life hovers like a star,
twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.
– lord byron
our annual classical music concert.
a chance for the kinders to see the big kids, (4th and 5th grades),
perform a musical show for them.
a chance to see the possibilities in their own future.
it is a challenge for some of the littles to sit through this event.
they need to move,
and for some, it is moving in a very different way.
one such kinder caught up in all the magic of the music,
with wide sparkling eyes,
and a face covered with a rapturous smile,
and arms moving with every note,
whispered the most wonderful reaction,
‘miss k, my ears are dancing!!’
and i thought this to be the perfect description of how music can really move a person.