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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Friday, February 27, 2015

Better late than never...

Oops.....  I took off nice and early for the Viernes del Llano celebration.  I thought it started at 10 AM, so I left at 8:30, only to discover it had started much earlier, maybe 7 or so.  It ended just before I got there... oh well.  What is the event exactly?  I'm not really sure, but it is kinda like a beauty pageant where everyone is a winner.  Kids from local schools show up and cheer and give flowers to girlfriends for a couple of hours.  There is music, lots of press, even more people.  In general, it is a crazy good time. But I missed it.  However, I got to see the leftover detritus.
And girls walking away.
I did get to see the band waiting for its ride. 
And participants wait for the bus.
I did manage to snag a couple of shots of the stars of the show.
A classic.
As always, amazing shoes!
And one of a future participant.
What a fun event, a real Oaxacan good time and it happens every Friday morning through March with different schools it week.
Be there or be square.  I am sure Shannon over a Casa Colibri will have more.

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