Saturday, September 1, 2012

Theme Day: People Watching

Today, September 1, 2012, is Theme Day across the CDPB (citydailyphotoblog) community. People watching and music are specialties of mine. Separately, they are intriguing. Put them together and the results from the stage or from the audience can be simply amazing. On a recent trip to San Antonio, we sat foot-tapping for a couple of hours to this Tex-Mex band. They were a crowd pleaser! There's just something about an accordion in a tejano band, or zydeco rhythms emanating from Louisiana that can get me up and movin'. My brother and sisters will probably point to Uncle Howard, my grandmother's brother. On his yearly sojourns from PEI, where the roots of zydeco music run deep, he'd bring his fiddle and squeezebox, and after dinner the chairs were pushed away and within minutes he'd have the grownups and us kids just dancing and a tappin' across that linoleum floor. That combination of smiles, laughter and French singing was something to witness. Thank you Uncle Howard!

24 comments:

  1. Yep, today's world needs more old Uncle Howards.
    You'd have like my "party boat" music, Birdman.

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  2. good call for theme birdman - go rock

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  3. Now that's a memory I can relate to...my parents were "dancing fools" and we went to many country dances with them. Not wonderful zydeco music, but waltzes, polkas, and shottisches. Great multi-generational events. Wasn't it hard sitting while listening instead of dancing with the music?!

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  4. See Uncle Birdman, your shenanigans may be written about someday by one of your nieces or nephews.....if they dare!

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  5. It's not the kind of music I'd put on the stereo at home. But I love listening to it at en outdoor event or a fair. It does somehow make you want to move. Great shot for the theme day. :)

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  6. San Antonio is a great city for music, and your photo has capture that feeling. Now I need to go hunt up my Clifton Chener album.

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  7. It seems the both of us have chosen performances for theme day. The difference is mine is fake! :-)))

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  8. This image looks fab when you pull it in closer Birdman, so nice and crisp. I spied a couple of trombones in there, love a band with a bit of brass!

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  9. Perfect tribute to Uncle Howard. . . love the way you carry on the gifts of others.

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  10. i love live music. they looked like a great band and they were having fun.

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  11. "french" singing..! how interesting!

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  12. I can almost hear the music....sounds great.

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  13. You have to go and visit those relatives in PEI!

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  14. Its great to see that people are sharing quite profitable information with each other and now we can move our selves to a new era.

    Beautiful,delicate,enigmatic

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  15. Great photo plus great story equals a great Theme Day post!

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  16. nice!
    i love people watching too....

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  17. This photo just goes to show you that old guys are just as silly as the young ones!

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