Thursday, July 15, 2010

55 - every little t'ing gonna be alright

sidewalk street band,

rasta man
got a drum
'tween his knobby knees

dancing lady, arms akimbo
shake, shake, shakin'
da tamborine

two singers sway,
singing a breeze

honk, honk
we add as we
drive on by

joining our voices
to the reverie

cept d'ose standing
wonderin' what
da hell's happenin'

come on ev'body
let's sing.

Tell a story in 55 words. Give it a try or just read more, go see g-man.

the memory of this random band on the way home the other day provided a much needed smile today, so i thought i would share it. have a great weekend every body!

brotin is back tomorrow night!

104 comments:

slommler said...

Had my feet a tapping and I was ready to sing!
Fun piece!
Hugs
SueAnn

Steven Anthony said...

I kinda feel like dancing now;)

Prayer Girl said...

I love how we can take snapshots of life in 55 words.

Liked your 55 a lot.

PG

Becky said...

Hahah thats cute Brian.All of you are so good at this Im really not good at all,lol.

McGillicutty said...

Love it!!!! kinda reminded me of Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black!! weird I know. :)

Daniel said...

You see the world around you so differently than I do. It continues to amaze me.

Bernie said...

I found myself standing in front of the band tapping my feet..great 55 Brian.......:-) Hugs

Maha said...

I really love it when you use an 'accent' in your stuff. Nice 55

blueviolet said...

Set it to music for real!

TALON said...

This poem brought a much needed grin to my face! Thanks, Brian.

Titanium said...

Tapping my feet and swaying to the music, with this one.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. thanks for goofin around with me today. went to the mountains this morning and the alternator went out, boiled the battery...ended up in the backyard of a guy named scott, who put a new one in...go figure. anyway it was an all day event so...hope your day was a bit less eventful...lol.

Pat said...

Had a nice beat, easy to dance to....I'd give it a 90.

Egads! Now I'm dating myself! LOL!

Wild Rose said...

Wonderful 55 Brian and the Caribbean accent you got it down man :)

Tony Single said...

YEAH! Where's the music, man? It needs a tune to rock in! :)

g-man said...

Ya know Mon...
I just love de arms akimbo!!!
hehehehe...
Cool little Ditty Son...
Da ole G-Daddy be luvinit!!
Thanks for the support brother, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Giulia said...

I was just playing 3 little birds on my iPod while waiting for the power to return...

synchronicity...

moondustwriter said...

complete with accent

gosh Bri you get any better will have to take your stories on the road.

moon smiles

Hilary said...

Almost made me feel as if I saw and heard them myself. Nicely done!

I'm still in catchup mode after returning from the cottage. This keeping up to date is hard work!

Monkey Man said...

Here in Portland they are dressed in plastic bags and dancing to abolish the plastic of "paper or plastic". Fun 55. My 55 is HERE .

Bonnie said...

I'm singing!

Caty said...

I love street music :) nice fun 55!

Eva Gallant said...

that one combined visual and sound.. very vivid!

Stan Ski said...

Great distraction to see a band playing outdoors.

Me said...

Nicely done. Singing the breeze, indeed!! :)
-C

TechnoBabe said...

Oh yeah, lovin' me some music.

Magpie said...

This was fun!! Hope tomorrow is a better day for you. ;)

KB said...

Just what I needed to warm me up on a cool day in NZ.

Mama Zen said...

Don't worry . . .
About a thing . . .

Very cool, Brian!

Betsy said...

Sounds fun! Sounds like you've had a rough day. Hope the weekend is restful and relaxing! :)

Dorraine said...

Tip tapping to the beat! And you got the beat, Brian. Thanks for the smile.:-)

Jen said...

Sounds like Venice Beach.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love how you take 55 words and make it seem like so much more. Great image.

I'm back from vacation and off to catch up on your posts while I was away. Hope all is well with you and your family,

Cheers, jj

Luisa Doraz said...

Thanks for sharing that wonderful memory. I smiles also. :)

PattiKen said...

Gotta love dat island beat, mon. It shakes da body and moves da soul. ;-)

C.M. Jackson said...

ok rasta---you got me goin' happy friday!

cindy said...

Brian, I could see this picture clearly!

Mine's here:
http://theonlycin.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/friday-flash-55-words-the-young-ones/

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Reminded me of the music by a street band in a German railway station!!!

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Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian,
You summed up in 55 words...a sidewalk street (band) scene.

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

adeeyoyo said...

Lovely vibe!

mrsnesbitt said...

A great start to Friday! Wonderful stuff!

RNSANE said...

I like this one...makes me think of my post yesterdy on zydeco music...had me dancing then and I want to dance now.

anthonynorth said...

I felt the vibe. Excellent.

ladynimue said...

another amazing post :) this was too vivid .. made me smile too !

Alan Burnett said...

A much needed smile and a catchy rhythm as well. A wonderful 55

Susan Deborah said...

Rhythm
Joy
Vignette
More joy.

Vibrant 55, this one :)

Joy always,
Susan

Thom said...

Boy I didn't know you had such a fine accent especially to toe tapping music. Loved it my friend. :) Have a great Friday :)

Just Be Real said...

A post that made me smile. Blessings Brian.

Kat_RN said...

Made me smile too.
Kat

Zuzana said...

Great Brian, made me smile as it fits so well my mood and the fact that I am outside, enjoying the sun. Hope you have a great Friaday as well.;))
xoxo

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evalinn said...

Very nice! :-)

Birdie said...

this was fun to read Brian, going to put some 'rasta' music on to help with the cleaning :-) have a happy w-e

Candie Bracci said...

Damn,strange you're posting this too,just like my dream last night.You're all connected apparently.Really nice one!

Vicki Lane said...

Excellent 55 -- well done drive-by!

Akelamalu said...

I love things like that and always feel the need to join in! What a happy 55 today Brian. :)

5thsister said...

This took me back to Jamaica! :o)

Austin said...

I enjoyed this . . . and I just gave "55" a shot for the first time

Lorraine said...

Oh I am dancing to this most delicious beat ;)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Thanks for the smile here, too! ;)

lime said...

i do love street bands. this made me smile too.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh, I could hear that tamborine. Love street bands. And your poem.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

where's my bongo drum?

drybottomgirl said...

Love the rythmn and the "fun" of this! Have an awesome weekend.....

Mighty M said...

You made it so we could feel the beat too, what fun!

AmyLK said...

Time to celebrate! Cool one!

Tracy said...

Wonderful! I love street music.

drybottomgirl said...

Loon picture posted :)

Valerie said...

This is a happy 55, Brian. I loved it so much I wanted to join in.

Claudia said...

This swings!!!!
I like it a lot - except - you did not mention the Saxplayer - guess there was none..... ;o

Kulio said...

haha, I looooove street musicians (and was one last night, ha) and it's so true about those onlookers that just stare, don't get into it, and have no clue :-) But the good listeners are worth it! Bet you were a good one.

The Muse said...

Seems to a built in jazz to this piece :)

Tina said...

Very vivid, and upbeat. Brought me...smiles ;-)

Eric Alder said...

Ya mon! I'm feelin' irie wid dis post!

buffalodick said...

I could hear the music!

Nancy said...

I think I'll just have to find some Bob Marley music today!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

You know Ill be singing that song all day now...

Captain Dumbass said...

Think I'll do some shakin, arms akimbo, with the boys today. Kids are all about spontaneous dance.

Meeko Fabulous said...

I'll have a Foofoo Umbrella Drink with that please. ;) :)

magiceye said...

that was lovely!

Alice Audrey said...

Fun!

I haven't seen any street musicians around in years, but used to join in with them now and then.

Larry said...

the amount of comments is over whelming when I notice the number at the bottom of the list ... Loved the music and the vision of the lady shaking the tamborine what a nice poem brian.


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She Writes said...

This made me smile. A guy in my life loves Jamaican music and sing it to me all de time. This is his accent :)!

justsomethoughts... said...

one love...

heartspell said...

Love this rasta 55! I have nominated you for the pink award via Kavita.
http://heartspell.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/bits-of-me/
Congratulations! Heartspell

william said...

lol good foot tappin poem mate, have a great weekend :)

otin said...

Made me think of Bob Marley!

Paul C said...

Your rhythmic beat kindles the magic.

CM said...

Another picture painted with words...you have such an eye!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Now that was cool. Wow you sing too.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Right on Brian, a very happy go lucky kind of day there, and spontaneous to boot.

Nara Malone said...

It sounds like a wonderful jam session, I can see all the players. Good fun.

kavisionz said...

heheh.. that was cute!! And no, i wasn't among those wondering :) Cuz, when there is music, I am ready to dance!! Love the rhythm in this poem... very catchy ! :)
Have a lovely weekend, Brian!!

kavisionz said...

Hi Brian..

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Best Regards,
Kavita

Short Poems said...

Loved your 55, nicely written.

John's comments said...

just got to step out! Sadly, my evil employer expects me to work occasionally for my wages and this week has meant a whole lot of lobbying, prize-giving, speech-making, and back-room politicking - oh and lots of trains and planes. So thanks for dropping by and the comments. I would add that the story has no reference to anyone I know - living or dead. And that mean my wife...because she reads the blog.

secret agent woman said...

I saw the Wailers last time they were in town - it's always seemed like such summery music to me.

ds said...

This is great--you really caught the rhythm, the timing, the accent. Time to find the reggae CD...Thanks!

Mona said...

That sounds like fun :)

hope said...

And I'm glad you shared...I could see and hear them. :)

Fireblossom said...

Ha! How delightful is this? I especially like the honk honk part.

sheila said...

Oh, I feel like having a fancy drink now, mon!

Syd said...

I like the street bands. Very cool.

Marla said...

Gotta go listen to Marley now...