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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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Plumas in wood

Another music stand from Jesus Sosa Calvo and family.  This one's motif is the danzantes de la pluma, one of my favorites.
Wonderful detail right down the leggings.
The base...
It all gets me psyched for the dancers in Teotitlan del Valle who will be dancing in just three weeks. Yay!
Note: Sorry for the lack of posts.  I've been fighting a stomach thing, but one the mend now... Thanks Obama ;-)

1 comment:

Bill Davis said...

All the pics of your music stands are amazing! So beautiful. What a amazing collection on regional art.
I have followed your blog for years and have enjoyed all of your posting! Thanks.
I have been to Oaxaca once before . . . maybe 5 years ago. I am coming again in mid September and staying until mid November.
I have a nice apartment rented near the market South of the Zocalo. My question is . . . What is the best way to get from the airport to my apartment? The last time I was there it cost over 500 peso for simple ride in to town. Any suggestions?
Would like to get to together for coffee, if interested. Also would be interested information on up coming event in Oaxaca during our stay.
Thanks again.