Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Corner View: Music

For music in my corner of the world, let me take you to St. Augustine. The "Old City" attracts all kinds of colorful street musicians and live music in the park.

There are guitar playing folk singers:


A one-man-band:


A giant leprechaun, singing old Irish songs:


and one weekend there was this guy:

We arrived too late to see him dance, but he was happy to strike a pose the second he saw my camera pointed at him.

Soon after I snapped the picture above, a Reggae band started playing in the bandstand and this old lady came up on the stage in front of the band and started dancing. I don't think I'll ever have that kind of nerve, but I hope I still have that much energy when I am her age.

Even closer to home, I have purchased a homeschool curriculum for this coming school year, that recommends a kinderlyre (child's harp) as the musical instrument that second graders should learn to play.
We haven't tried to learn how to play it properly yet, but Blaze has been playing with it since it arrived last week.


Dance your way around the world with these other Corner View participants:

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad, caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, rebecca b, kyndale, sunnymama, karen, kristina, angelina, sophie, dorit,goldensunfamily,Janet, mcgillicutty, desiree,travelingmama, daan, myrtille, cris


caitlin said...

WOW! Those pictures are awesome. What a great post on music!

Dawn said...

It looks like you live in such a fun place. All sorts of musical variety!

Lisa said...

love the one man band and the kinderlyre. i'll have to get the girls one.

Lisa ;)

A Captured Reflection said...

This is so cool. I'd have enjoyed seeing this kind of street entertainment going on.

jane said...

fantastic! it´s amazing the variety of music that is around you! fun! besos-jane

Pamela said...

That's a great video! I wouldn't have the nerve to get up there either but I love reggae so I'm sure I'd be swaying at the back of the crowd!

Joyce said...

Looks like a great day of music. Your little one and his harp is adorable. xoxo

Jeanette said...

Great photo's!
Lovely to go to a festival with many musicans, performances, food and lots of (funny) people.

Cris Siqueira said...

i love the one-man-band!!!

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Oh, I LOVE those photos! Very nice!

Desiree said...

A lady dancing reggae in a stage! That sounds like me!
The one man band seemed so great! I think that requires more nerve than dancing reggae :D (I am challenged in both playing music and dancing, good thing it doesn't stop me from doing it!)

april said...

i like music on the streets. here in zurich it's not aloud to play music in the streets. what a pity. we've also a kinderlyre at home. the great thing is, that you don't have to know exactly how to play - it sounds always good ;-)

travelingmama said...

Wow! That is quite a variety! I've always thought St. Augustine is so charming!

MODsquad said...

Great pictures!! Looks like a great day of music to me!! Love the one man band!!

Happy Day!

latisha said...

you are in heaven. all this in one little town.

Anonymous said...

wow a great post. The Kinderlyre is amazing :) I love your blog and would love to do a link exchange with you.

Peace,Love and light,

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Jodi said...

great post and wholy blankety blank blank what's that guy. that's amazing. could you imagine a bunch of them around a fire in the deep amazon or in africa! too cool.

Sophie said...

Great post, your pictures are fantastic!


Jenell said...

What vibrant pictures, Crescent Moon!

Tammy said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! What fun!!!!! I want to be just like the old lady when I grow up. :)

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