He was abandoned last week. Now he’s sitting up in a doggie stroller with a squeaky toy and LOTS of attention from his new owners. One lucky dog!
He was watching the Etna Memorial Day Parade on Monday. I included some parade highlights so you can see what George saw.
And here is George with his favorite squeaky toy. He is very happy dog.
Nothing like a marching band to get the parade going! Anchors Aweigh they played.
Some of the Veterans
Firefighters from surrounding communities
I am created a Flickr album of the Etna Memorial Parade if you want to see if you are in one of the images. https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruth_e/6z3yA8
Joe DeFazio is featured today in the People at Work Series- Primarily Pittsburgh
From upstairs, I could hear him playing the piano after it was tuned and it sounded wonderful. (after years of neglect) He’s an excellent musician.
It was my first time seeing a piano tilted to be worked on. I asked if he would be part of my People at Work Series and he graciously agreed.
These photos are not in chronological order.
Drawing angle lines in case the keys fall out they can easily be put back in order.
and the gas mask portion of sealing a crack with the seemingly toxic (but not) fumed glue
My neighbor recommended him. Thank you.
If you need your Pittsburgh piano tuned, you can get in touch with him defaziomusicAThotmaildotcom
(Hopefully this listing will not result in his inbox being overwhelmed with you know what)
The Brothers Reed drove from Oregon to Pittsburgh with stops along the way.
Tomorrow it’s Atlantic City, New Jersey and Sunday they are playing in New York City. A musical tour. They contact me last November about playing in Pittsburgh and I said let me see if I can find someone to host. You know when no one else said yes, I called them back and said Come on to Pittsburgh. They found me through a blog post about the house concert with Christopher Mark Jones
Oh, are they good.
When they were warming up in my living room,I was sitting in the dining room and the first sweet chords and clear harmonies brought a lump in my throat, I was so moved by their song.
The audience clapped heartily and were enthusiastic for their music.
The fragrance of basil fills the foyer, thanks to Jill. Love the Italian baking pot!
And thanks to Roberta for the homemade goodies and Joan for her bread. Other friends and neighbors brought some wine. Nice.
To say Art All Night in Lawrenceville is a happening, would be an understatement. Over a thousand pieces of art are hung and displayed for 24 hours.
No jury, any medium- just ONE piece per artist. No exceptions.
It takes a ton of volunteers to organize, create and support this community event. Check all the art in, check all the art out. Make sure the artists get back their artwork.
There’s lots of music, comedy, yoga, mosaic making, live art, children’s activities and T-shirts for sale to wear until next year which will be the twentieth year.
Here’s the great part- thousands of people attend the show. This year Steve and I went on the peaceful Sunday morning instead of the wild and crazy and heavily populated Saturday night. An artist friend had taken in my Mill at Night photograph along with his painting. He’d encouraged me to participate again this year.
When I saw the piece below on one of the panels, it spoke to me. I got the contact information off the tag and called the artist right away. This afternoon we met at the bookstore in the Waterfront and check out how she packaged her art.
Thanks Jill. I am thrilled to have your “Corona” in my home.
We exchanged email and contact information and hope to knit together sometime soon.
A gallery from Art All Night so you can get the feel for the event. Remember my visit was early Sunday morning so it was sparse as far as viewers go but there were plenty of volunteers.
What we saw when we left the exhibit
Remember the post from a few days ago about how Austin Texas is Live Music Capital of the World?
This is Cody, drummer of the hard rock band Sweat Lodge.
I met him on his way to the studio as he was picking up the VINYL master for the band’s third album.
Yep, vinyl. You all know I have plenty of vinyl in boxes in my house.
Now I’m wasn’t cool enough to know any tracks from Sweat Lodge as of yet but I went and listened and here is the link to their webpage, too.
On my first Uber ride to the Austin Airport, I said I’d be willing to carpool and although our driver Edward could not allow me to photograph him at work, Cody said it was okay by him. We dropped Cody first, I got out and photographed him.
I told him about my People at Work series and I didn’t have a hard rock musician for the upcoming show at Panza Gallery in Millvale–
(did I mention that the show’s opening is in July? July, 2018!!! I’m serious)
Thanks Cody. Check out the music.
As we drove to his destination, he gave an excellent guided tour of a part of Austin I had not seen on the double decker bus tour.
It’s good to change it up on the blog. You’ve seen a lot of my knitting, coffee mugs and tea cups, a lot of food for dinnertime, the grandkids, the recent wedding and the starring dog Champ but I think Cody has the distinction for being the first ROCK musician on the blog. Thanks Cody.
We were out of the bus. I stood on a corner, waiting for my friends in the shops.
They’d told us on the bus, Austin is the largest “no-kill city” in the country. Here’s an article about how that happened.
Austin is known as Live Music Capital of the World
Motorcycles and bicycles
Saturday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Austin, Texas. The wedding celebration continues……………..
Champ enjoys being with the bride and groom
Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break. Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.
Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.
The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.
Xanadu’s show is Diamonds in the Rust- features artist Dave Newman’s new works – painting shown on wall from Thunderbird Series Dave Newman
Musicians are Pat Roberts and the Heymakers. Amanda Lee on bass and Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson on drums. (according the the info I found on their link-hopefully correct)
A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.
I read the fine print and am not allowed to post my photos of artist Bruce Munro’s vibrant Water-Towers, at the Desert Botanical Garden but if you click on this link you can see his perfect photo of his light installation.
Trio. You know I had to put the obvious first. The literal.
Dwayne Dolphin on bass at the Trimont for the Touchstone Fundraiser. I’ll have to get the names of the other musicians.
Recycling in Zagreb
Silhouettes watch city in fog -Duquesne Incline Platform
A repeat if you’re a follower -I think this trio is hard to top
Lots of good.things come in threes. There might have to be a second gallery of Trio this week.