Friday video: The Statue of Liberty and Guitargirl

This week I’ve chosen a couple of different videos. The first one is two years old, but I couldn’t resist the chance to experience a tour of the Statue of Liberty. I’ve never been to New York City and don’t really expect to find myself there in the future — but I love exploring historic places. And of course, a virtual trip up the stairs is a lot easier on the knees! My second video is short but extremely sweet.This six-year-old has a lovely voice and she does a great rendition of “Fly Me To The Moon.” Enjoy!

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Musician at large

I met Kenny last July as he sat in front of the local CVS chain drugstore.  He complimented my car (a 1972 Chevy El Camino), and I complimented his guitar.  We chatted for a few minutes, and he told me he spends a lot of time around Negro Bar.  When I confessed I was working on learning to play the mandolin, he offered me a few helpful tips from the depths of his experience. That was four months ago and I haven’t run into him since then; but the other day when the Big Guy happened to mention he’d recently seen a man sitting under the Lake Natoma Crossing playing guitar, I wondered if it might be Kenny.  And I suddenly remembered that Kenny had invited me to look for his videos on YouTube. I’ve never had to worry about not having a roof over my head, but I know that, in different circumstances, any of us might find ourselves in a similar situation. Today, the weather here is windy, cold and very wet.  I’m really hoping that Kenny is warm and safe somewhere.

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