Tag Archives: music

four blocks.

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‘the four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.’

-dave barry

 

london, ontario, canada

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roots.

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summers in the late 60s

mc5

grateful dead

play free concerts in the park bandshell

late summer 2017

grandsons free play in the same park bandshell

“dig into the roots of culture, and it will grow.

it’s like a grass that is growing, and it cannot stop,

and music is like the fertilizer for that.”

-burning spear

west park, ann arbor, mi, usa

(2 more days and 2 more parks to go)

 

band image credits: ann arbor news archives

heard by the universe.

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(my glamour shot after returning from the salon and in full singing mode)

i love that my class

is unaware

that i am not a top notch singer

they are the best audience ever

very non-judgmental and accepting

as i belt out my tunes

and try to get them on board

i often improvise my own lyrics

when i only know part of them

or

think of something i’d like to add

many times accidentally

creating my own key

it’s all about the gusto

and not so much the skill.

“music in the soul can be heard by the universe. “

-lao tzu

 

 

 

 

breakfast with elvis.

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as i walked in, i looked around and asked out loud,

“is this elvis day or something?”

i heard a deep voice following me in who answered,

“you better believe it baby.”

and that is how we found ourselves sharing a breakfast space.

luckily, elvis read the sign, waited to be seated

climbed up on the counter and belted out hits

elvis worked the crowd and met a tiny dancer

and changed costumes before my second cup of coffee

it was a full breakfast.

“to me, john lennon and elvis presley were punks,

because they made music that evoked those emotions in people. “

-joey ramone