Now that we’ve had a breather after our breathless and beautiful residency at South Slope’s Open Source, I want to start sharing images and footage of what we did there for those who couldn’t make it – and also for those who did visit and contribute, but want to revisit! This video captures just one song of many from our closing event, the Jam for the Plants.
At this event, we invited friends and neighbors to bring musical instruments to play or their houseplants to enjoy the music. Here are some of us playing “Angel from Montgomery” by John Prine, including Sara on mandolin, Dave on guitar, Kate on bassoon, and Sara’s heroic bandmate from Too Big To Fail who not only schlepped his stand-up bass all the way to the jam but let me jam on it despite my total lack of experience with basses.
Kids and cats ran about among folding chairs and melodious beer bottles, the sun shone and friends dropped in and out, some wearing bike helmets, some bearing cookies. Sage and marjoram hummed along. Needless to say, with such beautiful plants, people and music, it was a memorable last afternoon at Open Source.
So now you have the bookends of our residency experience: the opening and the closing, but that’s only the beginning and ending of a lovely and eventful two week story. For those patient people who are still checking and reading the blog, I will slowly be filling in images and memories from the middle. If you are not-so-patient, you are welcome to take a peek at my South slope snapshots on Flickr for now for now. Until next time, cheers and be well.