Today, dear reader, I am treating you to some art and music. I usually spend Fridays listing fun things to do, but Lafayette, Indiana finally got some rain. The rain made me think about a song.
I had tons of FUN before the rain started in late afternoon. Downtown Lafayette has been slowly (30 years at least) moving away from antique/thrift/junk shops to art galleries, photo studios, small cafés and trendy restaurants. I say HOORAY!
My buddy Jim and I walked many blocks, recreating what used to be here and there, and seeing the new changes. Before Jim retired, he had an award-winning photo studio downtown and was always promoting artists, chefs and musicians to “bring-it” downtown. Finally, they seem to be creating a go-to area.
In Bakersfield, the downtown is also trying to be more artsy/fartsy and I say HOORAY! Before I left Bako, the downtown association was having a meeting discussing ideas for the downtown alleys.
Here’s a Lafayette alley near 6th & Main with a new mural I love.
So, as the badly needed rain started falling, I searched through my music files to hear my brother, Pat, sing a song about rain.
Please listen and enjoy….yes, I know, he sounds like Willy Nelson. But, he plays guitar much better than Willy. http://snd.sc/NlxD84