I had a few minutes to play (I hate killing time, rather have playtime) between appointments this morning so thought I would see what was up in Union Square, other than the “pop-up” Christmas market.
Heard some excellent banjo music coming from the north end of the square and headed that way. I found Morgan O’kane siting near the subway entrance playing.
I stood and listened for awhile and then did something I simply don’t do on the street. I bought one of his CDs. When I got home, I popped it into the CD player and have been listening to it, over real speakers for the past hour.
Check him out if you have the chance.
German fans? Brazilian fans?
You be the judge.
You got my heart, you got my soul
You got the silver, you got the gold
You got the diamonds from the mine
Well that’s all right, it’ll buy some time
Pat: “This is what I believe to be true. This is what I learned in the hospital. You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”
Several scenes later:
Tiffany: “What? You’re not gonna read that shit on my time. I can tell you all about the “Lord of the Flies.” It’s a bunch of boys on an island and they have a conch — they have a shell — and whoever has the conch has the power and they can talk. And if you don’t have the conch, then you don’t have the power. And then there’s a little chubby boy, and they call him Piggy and they’re really mean, and then there’s a murder. I mean, humanity is just nasty and there’s no silver lining.”
Silver Linings Playbook
Ailsa is looking for a silver lining this week. I immediately thought of this statue that appeared in Union Square in February 2012.
Some other lights of the silvery moon:
As I mentioned a few days ago I was in Union Square recently (6/20/13 to be precise) and the joint was jumping. The Union Square Partnership had a stah=ge up at the south end and the Peridance Capezio Center were performing. The musicians were out in full force all around the Square and park, the vendors, the lost boys and girls, the Yoga Society. It just went on and on.
My two favorites, for very different reasons were the following. The first group introduced themselves simply as Eastern European massage therapists and proceeded to put on a demonstration of their work. These two pictures don’t show the most exciting aspect of what they do but I like them the most.
My other favorites were because they were such a trip in time. And I loved the gentleman who was working with them.
Real 70’s deja vu…sometimes the past is best left there…
Union Square was jumping today. Yet solitude is always with us.
Yesterday, Consumer’s Union delivered a petition with over 500,000 signatures to Trader Joe’s asking them to: “to carry only meat raised without antibiotics.”
A friend of mine alerted me to this event. I did not have a lot of time, but I did grab a few minutes to buzz by as Consumer’s Union set up and do my “Ninja Photographer” thing. Unfortunately I could not stay for the press conference itself.
the signed petition
reporter at work