A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
There is nothing better than listening to music on a beautiful evening and it’s
even better when you like the band and it’s allfree.
You can experience both with the music line up at the Pittsburgh
Arts festival. (I really can’t vouch for
the weather because historically it rains for two weeks straight when Pittsburgh has its
arts festival but I am glad for the fluke span of good weather so far this
It was the perfect night that drew me to the music but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the blue grass sound of
both Elephant Revival and Railroad Earth last Saturday. Blue Grass is happy music and
Elephant Revival had an indie sound (listen). They also played all kinds of crazy instruments
like a wash board and a saw,which produced unique rhythms and made them fun to watch.
Railroad Earth's lead singer (listen) had a unique voice which was more melodic, but sounded a little like Bob Dylan. The musicians
were fantastic. The guy left of the singer with the hat, amazed me by playing, banjo, guitar, slide
guitar, saxophone, key boards, piccolo and other stuff I can't remember. I kept thinking,
"what is this guy going to
pick up next!”
Blue grass is fun to watch and the crowd it draws is fun
too! Both these bands were great so go
try it a little blue grass this summer and try some of the great bands at the Festival.
What do you have to lose it's all free!
...let the Holy Spirit fill and control you. Then you will sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the Lord in your heart. (Ephesians 5:18-19)