10-16-14 Thinking Out Loud

I was thinkin’ out loud
Talking to myself
I was up on a cloud
There was nobody else

Robbie Robertson

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9-1-14 Black and White Labor Day

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A wise man once said:

Lincoln

Sing with me:

5-9-13 Back Through The Years

I am finally working on the Quotidian Hudson Book Project again. This has caused me to go back through the blog from day 1. I look at the first picture I put up and scratch my head a bit. I know what I was trying to say with it but I can’t remember if I actually thought it was any good or used it because it fit the theme.

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Today, I can say that I do not think it is a good picture. It represents the blog to some extent but it is flat and doesn’t really say anything. If I was able to go back in time and reshoot this I would get a lot closer and reframe it completely. I can’t even get this crop where I would want to be but the concept of the image is closer. (Because it is cropped down so tightly it is blurry and pixel short.)

Hudson - NYCWe live, we learn, we move on…

4-19-12 You Can’t Raise A Caine Back Up

Tonight Katherine and I went to Symphony Space for a showing of some of the best films from The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, a three day film Festival held annually in Nevada City, CA. This was a benefit for Riverkeeper. For me, the highlights  were “One Plastic Beach“, “The Majestic Plastic Bag” and “One Percent Of The Story” but all the films were worthwhile and only 70% or so were depressing.  One small example: Did you know that the Colorado River no longer flows into the Gulf Of California/ Sea of Cortez? It doesn’t, it just dies…

Levon Helm died today.  Amazing drummer and singer.  I regret to say that the last time I saw him live was at Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, when The Band, The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead played an all day/night concert in ’73 and I frankly don’t remember that much of the day except the rain and the amazing feeling of being with 600,000 close friends.

In case you are not familiar with his work…

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4/19/11

9-1-11 Across The Great Divide

Standin’ by your window in pain, a pistol in your hand
And I beg you, dear Molly, girl
Try and understand your man the best you can

Across The Great Divide, just grab your hat, and take that ride
Get yourself a bride, and bring your children down to the river side

I had a goal in my younger days, I nearly wrote my will
But I changed my mind for the better
I’m at the still, had my fill and I’m fit to kill

Across The Great Divide, just grab your hat, and take that ride
Get yourself a bride, and bring your children down to the river side

Pinball machine, and a Queen, I nearly took a bust
Tried to keep my hands to myself, you say it’s a must
But who can you trust?

Harvest moon shinin’ down from the sky, a weary sign for all
I’m gonna leave this one horse town, had to stall till the fall
Now I’m gonna crawl, across The Great Divide

Now Molly dear, don’t you shed a tear
Your time will surely come, you’ll feed your man chicken every Sunday
Now tell me, hon, what you done with the gun

Across The Great Divide, just grab your hat, and take that ride
Get yourself a bride, and bring your children down to the river side

Robbie RobertsonThe Band

Something we don’t see everyday…

Grasshopper on Battery Park Footbridge