I’ll Get May Day Flowers
I kept looking
outside my door for a traditional May Day basket of flowers, but I
guess that is a custom that has been forgotten, along with the May Pole.
Still, one can hope.
There were plenty
of flowers to photograph here at the Treehouse, so I didn’t venture out
to participate in the revelry that must have been happening at any
of the Feast of Saint Philip celebrations.
made an extraordinary journey to Afghanistan where he and Hamid Karzai
signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement - a document that is intended
to shape the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship for the next decade. He
spoke to 3,000 American troops and thanked them for their service, spent
45 minutes shaking hands and hearing their stories, gave an address to
our nation, and came back before most people realized he had been out of
the country. (Read an adventurous report)
Treehouse Cabaret and Poetry Hour was a good time as usual. In addition
to recording the audio, I recorded some video with the iPod. I hope to
have a song or two in ‘blog ready’ shape as soon as a day or two.
It is a rare
and wonderful treat, for me, when I see a video of someone who is truly
musically talented. There are a lot of people who can play an
instrument, or sing a song, but not many who can carry the whole
production in their head and have the ability to record all the
instrument and vocal parts, one at a time, piece by piece, in one
sitting, with no mistakes, using nothing more than their voice, a
microphone, and a looping box.
This girl has more musical ability than anyone I have encountered in years.
Today’s Refreshing Video;