Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Omigod! It's Spring!

You walk outside today and in less than 2 seconds, your blood is pumping, your fingers are stretching and something inside you, recently dormant awakens as your brain announces the obvious: It's spring!

Everything is suddenly full of hope and possibility. Once-trite things shimmer with a radiant glow. The food at the diner isn't what you've order twice a week for the last year. No, today it's all capitalized and exclamation-pointillated: Grits! Sausage! Eggs! Toast!

All those projects you've been putting off seem to now be back on the front burner. You make fresh appointments. Set meeting dates. You get ready to Get Things Done!

And if you need a soundtrack, here's a recommendation, picked up yesterday from Bleecker Bob's: Mo'hawk by Alan Hawkshaw. It's a totally groovin' collection of swingin' tracks from one of the top session musicians of the late 60s-early 70s. This amazing organist played on--get this!--7,000 sessions between 1968 and 1973. There's only 1,825 DAYS in those 5 years. Do the math! He's still hard at it--for a sample of his style, check out the Blow Up myspace site.

Happy Spring!

And by the way, if you're looking for action this Friday, March 30th, come to the basement of Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th Street and Bleecker Street) where Three Rooms Press' own Kathi Georges will be the guest hostess of the Pink Pony West Poetry Reading. Featured reader is Randall Horton. Sign up before 6 p.m. to read up to 3 minutes of your own vision. Reading runs 6-8 and is $5 which includes a FREE drink!!

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