Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Katie, Jack and I went to the Moss Street Paint-in this weekend, which Jack (2 1/2) loved, begging money off his parents to deposit in the music cases of various street musicians and so forth. We saw some friends we hadn't for a while, and all in all made for a perfect start to a great weekend.

We stopped to watch one of the buskers playing the Neil Young song "Helpless", with an acoustic guitar and one of those harmonica around the neck jobbies. I couldn't help thinking, wow, what an amazing moment - there are few songs that just, well, bring tears to my eyes, but that sure is one of them. There's just so much honesty to Neil Young's music and lyrics, whether you're listening to a goofy song like "Winterlong", a tear-jerker like "Helpless" or a long-walks-on-the-beacher like "Harvest Moon". Good stuff!

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