Thursday, February 23, 2006

Takin' the time to take it easy

Sometimes it's the simple pleasures that are the best. They are all around us, one just has to take the time to notice and enjoy them.

Bob Devlin was a street singer in Georgetown. Most Friday evenings in the '70s he could be found at the corner of 18th & M Streets, perched on his metal stool, guitar in his lap, harmonica rack around his neck, and cymbal under his right foot. He had a small, beat-up old amplifier to be heard above the noise of traffic and a car battery to provide power.

It was always a joy to stand on the busy sidewalk in the midst of D.C.'s rushing masses and to tap my foot and sing along with this modern minstrel.
These two songs are from his Live at 18th & M.

Bob Devlin - Takin' The Time To Take It Easy.mp3

Bob Devlin - The Apple Picker's Reel.mp3

Take some time this weekend to enjoy yourself.


Anonymous Lucy said...

Nice way to end the week; good picks, Ed, as usual. I'll have to add him to my "CD's to buy" list.

Oh Mr. BNH, "Camping in British Columbia"... too damn funny!

February 24, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Sorry Lucy, This album was self-produced by Bob Devlin and only sold by him on the street corners of D.C.. Unfortunatley, he died a few years ago.

February 24, 2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

I pull a leg here and there in 2+2 but that wee story really happened.

February 24, 2006 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Well Ed, that really suck for all involved!

Mr. BNH whether fact or fiction, I've enjoyed 2+2 a bunch.

February 27, 2006 8:23 AM  

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