Sunday, January 23, 2011

160 - finding rhythm with the street

accordion, violin
street band

down the window
let their song
climb in

tease our ears
& give it
a ride, from

corner of our
mouths til
sunsets tide

What can you say in 160 characters? go tell monkey man.

just a little joyful moment today. have been traveling this weekend and yesterday saw a couple street bands...love music on the street...still have their song in my head this morning...driving back today so see you soon.

68 comments:

the walking man said...

You know if you keep your face smiling that long it may get stuck in that position.

Susan Deborah said...

Finding music as we walk in the streets just fills us with so much joy and butterflies. The song stays till we hear something else which is equally joyful.

Joy and more joy,
Susan

Nessa said...

Lovely flash in time. I have a picture I took of a street trumpeter in passing. Musicians fascinate me.

Betty said...

you can't beat live music! and finding it in unexpected places makes for a happy day. have a good one

Neva Flores said...

A wonderful joyful moment!

slommler said...

Nice rhythm in this piece, Brian!
Street bands to get your feet tapping and put a smile on your face!
Hugs
SueAnn

5thsister said...

I adore street musicians. It's unfortunate I have to travel to Charleston, Asheville or Atlanta to experience the joy of the "rhythm of the street".

Lori said...

I love live music...and on the street even better...what a treat for you...glad that it put a big smile on your faces. Safe travels. Happy Sunday to you and yours Brian.

Mom said...

Glad you both are having a great time. We are having a great time with the boys also. I agree with 5th Sister, it is sad that we have to travel to hear "rhythm of the street". Looking forward to going to Asheville in the spring to experience the joy.

CM said...

Cool. The flow is awesome on this one.

Have a safe trip!

Life with Kaishon said...

Really and truly love this. Thank you for the Sunday morning smile.

annell said...

You got the rhythm! Thanks

Zuzana said...

Have a safe trip back.;) I agree with you on the sentiments of street musicians.;))
xoxo

Tom said...

that's something you don't see much outside the big cities.

f82bfat said...

A little Down On the Corner by CCR? That's what comes to mind reading your 160. I wonder how many people drove the same way as you and didn't even hear the music because they are just to "busy with life".

Cinner said...

Brian,hi I love listening to street bands. I am going to read all your posts I have missed. I missed your writings. smiles.

Zouxzoux said...

That's probably the best thing about living in New Orleans. We have music and dancing in the streets every day. :)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Music filled street always bring joy to the heart.

CJ xx

PattiKen said...

I'm feeling the beat. ;-)

TALON said...

Loved the rhythm and flow - I could hear the band perfectly!

Pastor Sharon said...

I've got music. . .
I've got rythm. . .
I've got my. . . Gal. . .
Who could ask for anything more!

Love this one.

Eva Gallant said...

That was really neat! loved it!

Alice Audrey said...

This reminds me of State Street in Madison. Except it's closed to through traffic.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian,

You have conveyed so much joy and happiness in just a few words.

To day I say a band playing music for the noble purpose of collecting money for a poor little girl who is to be operated for cancer.

Best wishes,
Joseph

Magpie said...

I'm far enough out I don't get to hear street music very often. Sometimes when we go into Phoenix for a game or something. I'm smiling just reading about it. :)

Enchanted Oak said...

"Down the window/let the song/climb in"
That's a wonderful image, Brian!

Monkey Man said...

We drove by a cellist a few weeks ago, heard his music and stopped go take in the solitary concert. Best $5 I had spent in some time. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160, Brian.

joanny said...

You are right Brian ...I see you walking the "Beat" doing the two step to the music in the street. You are in perfect rhythm to the one clear pure note sending your positive vibe to the atmospheric blog beat generation.

joanny

Baino said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Kinda partial to buskers myself. It's Sydney Festival time at the moment and there's plenty to see.

Nancy said...

Love to come across street bands - it makes my day.

Daniel said...

I can picture the scene. Closing my eyes, I can almost hear it myself.

Goofball said...

I like the rhythm in this writing, I'm tapping my fingers while reading ;)

Mmm said...

How delightful, Brian. I heard a street musician today and well, shall we say, he had lots of guts? Yelling out his songs on guitar. not that great but braving the cold nonetheless. Still, it was better than nothing.

kaleidoscope said...

great write dude, love the song:)

ds said...

keep letting their songs climb in...

Heather said...

hope you had a great weekend away. i always love the street music, especially the good ones, i hear in the subway! xxoo

signed...bkm said...

love it...keep the music playing and enjoy every moment of happiness....nice...bkm

Possum said...

Thank you for sharing your joyful moment...it reminded me of a phenomenal band of musicians I once heard when walking through the streets of N'Orleans

Jen said...

Bring your nickel, tap your feet...

Arts web show said...

I enjoy it when a street musician is playing outside my local coffee shop.
Such good relaxation

Liza Ursu said...

finding rhythm with the street.
yep, you'll find it there for sure.
stylin' 160.

Mama Zen said...

This feels really joyful!

Maggie said...

Very nice! Street bands can be one of thee best music out there! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

SY said...

sounds like a nice moments.. moments like this add a little flavor. don't ya think?

KB said...

I love street bands well, any band really.

Always Write said...

It has a great beat. Thanks for visiting my blog today. you were one of two

Kat_RN said...

I like! Made me smile. Reminds me of happy summer days.
Kat

ladyfi said...

Ah - wonderful moment of music so aptly described!

kkrige said...

a pretty little ditty. Thank you for the offered smiles. Glad the followed you along. :)

Janice said...

I've always been a fan of street musicians and love to drop a $ or more in their hats.

budh.aaah said...

Glad it makes you smile and hope it keeps doin that for a while..

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! Brian...
This poem is very vivid...I can imagine doing just that...opening the window and letting "street band musician's" music in...this poem is very descriptive too!

Thanks, for sharing your 160 words...By the way, maybe it's just me, but I notice that "windows" play an important role in some Of poetry.

DeeDee ;-D

magiceye said...

this is lyrical!

TechnoBabe said...

I would park and get out and join in.

Tony Single said...

Great poem! Hope you have an equally great drive back too. :-)

natalee said...

I love it when you just encounter street music.... Be safe coming home...

Anonymous said...

loved the happiness it brought to the heart. :)

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Angelina said...

Nice 160 I can hear the beat! Music always makes me happy, even when it makes me cry.

Gaston Studio said...

This is filled with pure joy Brian and I love it. Also love steet bands/music.

Shadow said...

this sounds like a perfect sunday afternoon to me.

Valerie said...

Terrific flow on this one, Brian. Street musicians - may they live on forever.

Vicki Lane said...

Asheville streets are full of music -- so glad you got to spend some time there!

gayle said...

That's why I love New Orleans!

Birdie said...

so happy I like the cheerfulness of it Brian :-) and hope that you had a wonderful time ...

Candie Bracci said...

This one too :)

mama-face said...

It is mesmerizing to watch the street players, or player, as the case may be. They are so devoted and usually quite the characters. Too serious of a take on my part? :)

Syd said...

I like street bands too. I have seen some good ones. Somewhere along the way that talent took a wrong turn in life.

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