I woke up this morning and realized that something was missing. It didn’t take a lot of thought or introspection to realize that I was missing the river. It had been at least 10 or 11 days since I had really seen it. So, I put on my walking shoes and took a 3 mile river walk.
These ladies had no objection to my shooting them from behind but they would not let me shoot their faces.
As I left the river and headed towards Lincoln Center I had to wonder what had happened to Pocahontas and why the other Princesses were not helping her and had even turned their backs on her…
Today’s celebration was
OURLAND: Celebrating Irish Culture in America! The Music, The Bards, The Magic
A significant part of the event was in celebration of Alan Lomax‘s work in field recording. Today, Lomax is primarily known for his work in the south but he went all over the world, Ireland, England, Italy, the Caribbean and Spain. He recording Brendan Behan at his wittiest and worst.
The 78 Project was also on hand. They recorded Lianne Smith live on a 78 RPM acetate ( that is why you see that old-fashioned microphone in front of her) basically using the same techniques Lomax used and were immediately able to play it back for the audience.
Oh and let us not forget these gentlemen
Colleen Taylor co-host of Ceol na nGael on WFUV-90.7FM was at the WFUV table giving away tattoos, magnets, and other lovely things.
A good time seemed to be had by all.