Monday, May 4, 2020
“Who draws the crowd and plays so loud, baby it’s the guitar man
Who’s gonna steal the show you know baby, it’s the guitar man
He can make you love, he can make you cry
He will bring you down and he’ll get you high
Somethin’ keeps him goin’ miles and miles a day
To find another place to play
Night after night, who treats you right, baby, it’s the guitar man
Who’s on the radio, you go and listen to the guitar man
Then he comes to town and you see his face
And you think you might like to take his place
Somethin’ keeps him driftin’ miles and miles away
Searching for the songs to play
Then you listen to the music and you like to sing along
You want to get the meaning out of each and every song
Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own and take 'em home
He can make you love, he can get you high
He will bring you down, then he’ll make you cry
Somethin’ keeps him movin’ but no one seems to know
What it is that makes him go
Then the light begin to flicker and the sound is getting dim
The voice begins to falter and the crowds are getting thin
But he never seems to notice, he’s just got to find another place to play
Got to play
Got to play”
~ “The Guitar Man”
~ written by David Gates
The Guitar Man strums the chords and sings his songs in front of the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center in this infrared street capture I shot on a late November afternoon in downtown historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
“As time goes on,
Just what you mean
Now that you’re near,
Promise your love
That I’ve waited to share
Of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you.”
~ “Colour My World”
~ written by American musician James Pankow, one of the founding members of the rock/jazz fusion band “Chicago”
“Colour My World” became a popular “slow dance” song at high school proms, university dances and weddings during the 1970s.
A smiling crayon looks over Centre Square from a window in the Crayola Experience on a late November afternoon in Easton, Pennsylvania.
The Crayola Experience is a roomy, crayon-centric warehouse with colorful kid-friendly activities, events, a cafe & a store.
Crayola LLC, formerly Binney & Smith (1885-2007), is an American handicraft company, specializing in artists’ supplies. It is known for its brand Crayola and best known for its crayons. The company is based in Forks Township, adjacent to Easton.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
“Feeling is what I like in art, not craftiness and the hiding of feelings.”
~ Jack Kerouac
An infrared view of Bank Street, just off Northampton Street in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania as evening looms on a late November afternoon.
Bank Street is the site of “Artists in the Alley,” a tented arts and crafts event, held every Saturday from May through November from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The sign for “Just Around The Corner Fine Art & Fine Craft Gallery” can be seen at right.