Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pajama Jazz

Mrs. Okie and I were listening to Mozart piano concertos and drinking coffee in our apartment on a lazy Sunday when I went to turn the album over and heard some nice jazz coming through our open window.  I said "Is that coming from the street?"  Our neighbors tend to play rap, Micheal Jackson, and crummy elevator jazz.  Sure enough, I looked out the window and saw a keyboardist and bassist playing on the subway overpass, and a gathering of locals on the other side of the street.  We shed our pajamas, slung on some jeans and t-shirts, and grabbed the camera.

The murals are painted on a particle board barrier that surrounds a vacant lot next to the subway station.

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A Brooklynite in front of a mural of Brooklyn in Brooklyn.

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Sylvia's condiment portraits were my favorite.

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And here are the culprits of swinging street jazz.

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These were all locals affiliated with plgarts. Days like this make me glad we can no longer afford to live in Manhatan.

3 comments:

  1. I donno what part of Brooklyn ya'll are in. This wasn't by any chance 'Atlantic Antic' was it? I know that took place today and I totally meant to go to it!

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  2. This was on Lincoln Road outside the Prospect Park stop on the Q. Wish you could have caught the action; it was a nice treat.

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