Monday, January 3, 2011

Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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With his wonderful photoblog, Andreas Manessinger shows up most of us with a photo a day. Is he content with that? Nah! He further puts us slackers in the shade by linking each photo to the song of the day! If his images weren't so lovely and his writing so interesting, I would be tempted to call him a "show-off". There was a time when I thought I might keep up with the bloggers who post daily (you know who are), but I long ago resigned myself to being a part of the more erratic gang. Call us unpredictable.

As for the title, 'Tis true, 'tis true. I don't get around much anymore. True now, yes; but. temporary, I hasten to add. Still the current state of affairs have me combing through archives for images and inspiration for something to write about. In spite of today's glorious sunshine, my brain remains a bit foggy while my muscles are weak. With that in mind, this photo from last February seemed appropriate.

Not to worry, by the way, I won't be adopting Andreas' format—wears me out just thinking about it. But, just for today and with a grateful acknowledgement to Andreas, I went to a piece of music for a title. Oh, and staying true to the inspiration, I am obliged to include a link to one of the many fine renditions of this wonderful old '40's blues number. Enjoy.


  1. Wow, what an incredibly nice compliment, thanks a lot! Hope you are well and "around" soon!

    As to the music, OMG, what a fantastic version this is! I didn't have the record so far :)

  2. Andreas - A compliment well deserved and thanks for the good wishes.

    I had fun finding this one and was delighted to run across it. Besides, the search caused me to listen to a great deal of music that I haven't heard in many years. Thanks again for the trip down a musical memory lane.

  3. I'm enjoying your writing as much as your beautiful photos. Hang in there!

  4. Mary Ann - Thank you for the kind words. When I stop and take a look back, the progress is obvious. I just have to be very patient.

  5. erratic is absolutely the way to go!

  6. No way would I try to keep up writing with Andreas. Heck, it's enough trying to keep up reading his blog! :) One things for sure, he knows his music and I've experienced some new music just by reading his blog.

  7. Gordon - Goodness knows I embrace the concept! Great to hear from you.

  8. Paul - Some days I think of reading more blogs, but it's hard to find the time. As you mention, I have trouble keep up with reading my current list.

    Andreas impresses me with his broad knowledge of music and photography. Plenty of discoveries to be made at his site.


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