Later, that evening,
I joined a group of my friends from my neighborhood,
for a hot summer nights' celebration;
a full moon,
and it being my old friend Liz's birthday...
She's revisiting, after 2 years back in the 'States.
We visited a local jazz/piano bar, and I sang "Summertime" for Liz...
Then, we went on to a local izakaya, for food and drinks...
They sold alcohol-free beer in cold bottles,
that poured very easy, for me...
With a little help from my friends,
a fun day, and night!
My "8 & 1/2- 2011" iPod update:
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: II. Allegretto (Ludwig Von Beethoven) - Berlin Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Satyam Shivam Sundaram - Thievery Corporation, feat Gunjan
Music For Airports - Brian Eno
Raoui Algeria - Souad Massi
I Love Paris - Toots Theilemans
We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
O Mi Shango - Mongo Santamaria
A Stream With Bright Fish - Harold Budd, Brian Eno
You're My Thrill - Fourplay, feat., Anita Baker
Paranoid Android (Radiohead) - Brad Mehldau
Home (Wall Street; Money Never Sleeps) - David Byrne & Brian Eno
The gorgeous puffy dramatic summer clouds, I've been noticing lately, were my influences here.
I was trying to capture the essence of " fleeting"...
The kanji "Hen-ka" or change, puts a name to it...
A house that had been across the street, through all of my years living here, has been recently demolished, to make way for an eventual wider street, and a new house.
It started recently, one early July afternoon, with the buzz-sawing of all the pine and fruit trees, surrounding the house; an excellent source of shade, in Summer.
It was a two-story Japanese-style house, with lovely clay roof tiles.
Now, only the foundation remains; angular concrete lines in dirt, as evidence it was there...
My 8-2011 iPod update :
Szerelem - Marta Sebestyen & Muzsikás/ Gabriel Yared Wind in Lonely - Brian Eno/ Harold Budd Je Chante - Charles Trénet Zarzis - Ne3ma & Nari 3La Caravan - Erroll Garner- p, Wyatt Ruther- bs, Eugene "Fats" Heard- drs Fever Ride - Richard Horowitz Sahara Caravan - Amina Annabi Ghir Enta - Souad Massi The Wang Wang Blues -The Benny Goodman Sextet The Revealing Science of God- Dance of the Dawn - YES End Theme ( The English Patient ) - Marta Sebestyen / Gabriel Yared
All the best to my friend Michael, on his Summer trip home to Ca.