The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Street Scenes

These two street musicians are probably two of Oaxaca's most photographed people. I have shots of them going back years. Many tourists stop and snap them and then deposit a peso in each of the cans. The only problem is that they never tune up together which always makes the music sound... well, out of tune. Maybe that is just the conservatory-trained musician in me, you know, a jerk. I think it was Miles who said, "Only college boys play in tune."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could not find a suitable section so I written here, how to become a moderator for your forum, that need for this?

Christopher Stowens said...

A moderator for the thousands of comments I get? Not quite yet, thanks.

Noble said...

We are commenting in silent awe. If I comment out loud, I cry. Salt water on the keyboard is bad.

Love to the four Etla musketeers-even the anonymous one (whose artesano photo I adored). Huge hugs to all. Extra├▒ado mucho a mi gente y la cocina familiar en Etla.

Hoping to be moderated.