Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hometown Celebration #2: Lawyer, Miller, Veterinarian?

Across the street from the belly dancers, a band of known characters made music of a different sort in front of Ardella's. One of these days, I'm going to invest in a digital audio recorder to capture such things. There was a nice crowd listening to these folks, and rightly so.

Many thanks to Dido of Edinburgh for naming me Blogging Friend Forever. It is an embarrassment of riches to be noticed by such a fine photographer and witty writer, and she offers another sweet treat in the blogosphere.


Laurie said...

This looks like so much fun. I love the way you capture these kinds of events.

Jules said...

Gosh my foot is tapping just looking at this!!!

Have had server trouble again so have been unable to visit and it is soooo slow tonight I'm going to give up soon!!!!

dina said...

Congrats on your award.
Nice that professional people know how to make and share music.

Blognote said...

Many of them are excellent musicians!! Thanks for sharing, Elaine, and congratulations in your award!

Bibi said...

Fun event! I can hear them even without your recorder!

Halcyon said...

I love me a good banjo song! It is a highly underrated instrument.

Virginia said...

What a great event for your town. We expect to see you all decked out and belly dancing next year!

Hilda said...

Oi, you're missing one more profession! :)

The celebration looks and sounds like a lot of fun! I love the little girl in yesterday's photo! Adorable!

Kelly said...

Hey! Your award is well-deserved!

This looks like a great festival - from bellydancers to banjos!

Petrea said...

We're becoming familiar with Ardella's. Next road trip.

I'm glad to be reminded of Dido, I must go see her.

USelaine said...

Laurie - I'm so lucky that Willits has so many!

Jules - Thank you for stopping by with your limited "juice"! I love your scenes of Papua New Guinea, and I'm glad we can visit your blog even when you can't visit ours.

Dina - They say that learning music adds to your brain power, yet they cut it from school budgets like it's a luxury!

Blognote - Thank you, and these folks are!

Bibi - I like seeing the instruments at work too. Thank you.

Halcyon - I have the album where Bela Fleck plays classical music on his banjo - it's fantastic! It's called Perpetual Motion.

Virginia - You can expect it, but that doesn't mean it will happen, sister.

Kelly - Thank you. You certainly nailed the wide array of culture we have here.

P - You can't miss it. I'm thinking an Amtrak excursion would be fun too.

Thanks all!