Or is that #93? Or #12 & 35? Who knows, & who’s counting!
Did you miss me? Indeed, I had a fatiguing week last week—will spare you the details, but by the time Saturday morning came around, there was no question of an outing for photographs or much of anything else—I was flatout exhausted. Having taken it very easy the past few days, I’m beginning to feel human again.
So Wednesday finds me without a Rose City post to offer, just as Sunday found me without a photo of the week. Thank goodness for my wonderful poets in residence Carmen Leone & Barbie Angell, as they’re really keeping things afloat these days!
But having said that, I don’t think the good ship Robert Frost’s Banjo is actually sinking, & I do plan on returning to the world of blogging in the very near future. Whether or not the hiatus has been beneficial or detrimental I can’t say, but I also believe at this point it’s important for me personally to re-assert the blogging identity. In general, the period since about early February has found me in a marked creative lull on both the musical & poetic fronts, & while it seemed that stepping back from Robert Frost’s Banjo might somehow help in jump starting my creativity, I can’t say it’s had that effect—if anything, it’s had the unintended consequence of making the lull all that much more pronounced.
So I will be posting a Banjo Friday this week, & also will be posting an Any Woman’s Blues entry at the end of the month. I’m not sure how often the banjo & blues posts will come around in the near term, but I know those two at least will be appearing. & I fully expect Photo of the Week & Rose City Wednesday to return next week.
I have been doing a bit of blogging on the side, however, in case you’re curious. If you know me, you know I thoroughly love baseball, & I recently decided I wanted to blog about it. The blog is Beer League Box Score, & it can be found here. I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this one, but the few posts I’ve done so far have been fun for me. It’s worth pointing out that this is a fairly unconventional baseball blog as things now stand, & is likely to remain so.
In other news: saddened by the news of Doc Watson’s passing—a truly great & inspiring musician, & one who made massive contributions in furthering the appreciation of traditional U.S. music. More about Doc on Friday, but for now I leave you with one of his classic numbers, “Deep River Blues.”
Have a great Wednesday!