Saturday, May 06, 2006

Sunny, Musical Day in the South Slope

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! It doesn't get any better than this: sunny, mid-70s, dry with calm breezes. Down the street the Jack Grace Band plays their wonderful bluegrass-meets-Parisian-cafe-flavored music out front of Music Matters, my favorite place to buy CDs. A small crowd has gathered, some sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck, basking in the sounds and the sun. (Here's a picture; wish you could hear them too!)

All up and down 7th Avenue, ladies stroll by in pretty skirts and bare arms in groups of two and three browsing the neighborhood shops. Men sit at cafe tables at Parco and the Tea Lounge reading the Times over iced coffee until their wives and girlfriends are done. Earlier today there were more children about, but now they're all in Prospect Park, playing on the swings and visiting the zoo animals. And inside Greenjeans it is cool and bright pleasant. We're listening to David Byrne's current playlist online and tapping our feet to the perfect sunny day beats.

O sweet spontaneous spring!

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