“It’s a beautiful day, hey, hey the skies are blue. It’s a beautiful day, hey, hey, to be with you. “
Our new song “Beautiful Day” (which we wrote at the beginning of the week) was a hit today in the subway. I would say right now it’s got the #4 slot on the SUBWAY’S TOP HITS charts…
We originally planned to play at 103rd st. but fortunately an awesome classical violinist was there and we befriended him. He was one of the nicest other subway buskers I’ve ever met. He even offered to give us the station because he knows how frustrating it is to get to a favorite spot and find somebody else occupying it. He tipped us about another great station one stop away on the uptown train – 110th st. So we took the tip and in turn discovered a NEW favorite station! Always a treat. It’s sometimes just as much a pleasure to meet and play for new people than it is to see and play for regulars at old stations. In both scenarios they are welcoming and happy.
Shout out and special thanks to the 110th st. subway commuters! We will be back…
Much peace and love to you,
Friday, May 23, 2008
We rocked out at a benefit concert last night for Engineers Without Borders (EWB). It was awesome to meet these generous new friends who give their expertise and time to help our brothers and sisters of the world's developing nations. This particular event was a fund-raiser to support a trip to Kenya. The folks of EWB are designing and building a new water system for a maternity ward for the people of a small village there called Matunda.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Today Kelleanor and I figured out a new way for us to conserve resources while eating lunch at Doppio, the greatest Ma and Pop Soup and Salad Shop in the Financial District. We were enjoying one of their delicious, homemade vegetarian soups and a salad when the conversation turned to the ecological footprint. “Ecological footprint (EF) analysis is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems and natural resources. It compares human consumption of natural resources with planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate them.” Wikepedia.
The United States has the largest ecological footprint in the world and we can’t just blame this on the corporations and industry because we can all do little things each day to help our planet. Today, instead of throwing out the clear plastic containers that our yummy salads came in, we took them home and washed them. Next time we head to Doppio to get our green fix we will be helping the planet stay greener as well by bringing our own salad containers..henceforth "saving the planet one salad at a time".