I’ll fold the load of towels in my drier on Monday. I haven’t worked out in two days, and won’t cook a meal until next week.
Mile of Music is back in town and we intend to spend every minute we can prowling the Avenue welcoming back old friends and discovering new ones.
A song writer’s festival, Mile of Music celebrates original music and introduces us all to the artists who create it.
The discoveries we’ve made in past festivals have provided a year-long sound track to ours lives. We buy the CDs and download the songs to support these artists and to stretch the weekend’s entertainment into the cold winter months.
So far this year, we’ve seen Swear and Shake, Greg McMonagle, Ryan Hommel, Camille Rae, Maggie Thorn, Ross Catterton, Jordin Bass, Son Little, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Suitcase Junket and Crane Wives.
We’ll be back today, well-prepared thanks to both a spreadsheet denoting musical group, genre, site and refreshment capabilities Katherine put together for us, and to the slick Mile of Music app we highly recommend.
We’ve written plenty about Mile of Music in the three years we’ve attended.
Yesterday, I met a 13-year old girl who spent time between bands writing poetry and she generously shared her latest work with me.
Mile of Music
by Emily J. Karth
I sit and wait for what feels like hours.
Dying of boredom and anticipation
Then, all of a sudden, something magical happens…
Magical sounds begin emanating from musical instruments
Guitars, drums, pianos and beautiful voices
Makings hundreds, millions of smiling faces, grinning because of this magical sound.
Everyone stops and stares at the amazing sights of beautiful, wonderful, amazing music
Then it stops…and clapping starts…
Screaming, cheering, grinning people
Because of this magical thing called music.
Rock on, Emily. We’ll see you back on the Avenue today.