musician’s outdoor snowman promo –
‘playing guitars for your warmth’
tonight at the ann arbor distilling company
“music brings a warm glow to my vision,
thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”
– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world
february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use
“when it’s cold you can see the song.”
the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.
credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News
when dropping off donations
at the local salvation army
i was met by
friendly, happy workers
who have struggled
had challenges in their lives
listening to opera music
it clearly brought a lot of joy to them
there was no way to avoid
getting taken in by the music.
“everybody is always in the middle of their own opera.”
as i came upon this window
all i could think of
was that i don’t know what i would do
if he suddenly broke into song as i walked by.
“she’s a hypnotist collector; you are a walking antique.”
antelope antiques, ann arbor, mi usa – fall 2018
what a wonderful surprise
when at my salon
in the midst of the day’s music
‘say my name’ came on
one of the stylists
began singing along
some of the staff
at least smiling if not singing
the space was filled with
song and dance and laughter
a sudden burst of happiness for no reason
the best kind
the woman cutting my hair
asked out loud
“the only thing better than singing is more singing.
image credit: john drysdale, 1978, london, england
aretha performs ‘spirit in the dark’ at the fillmore west – 1971
motown and the whole world will miss you.
happy birthday paul mccartney
and thinking back to when i announced
in no uncertain terms
that my sisters’ choices of favorite bands:
the beatles and the doors
were stupid bands that would never last
and were nowhere near the level of greatness
of my favorite band
they really should have listened to me
i know pure talent when i see it.
“most bands don’t work out.
a small unit democracy is very, very difficult. very, very difficult.”
image credits: apple records, elekrtra records, rhino records