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May 21, 2007

Sweet Zephyrs Recital at the Duke Park Traffic Circle

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Last Friday the Sweet Zephyrs played Durham's newest venue -- [no, not the Bull City Headquarters] -- the the Markham and Glendale traffic circle in the Duke Park neighborhood.

Traffic slowed down but was unimpeded by the 30 minute recital (which is, I guess, what the traffic circle is supposed to do under normal circumstances).  One car passed by on the left, maybe because the Quintet has just played something by a British composer.

I'd never heard this group until Friday, but you should know that they're quite good, and fun: their last two pieces were "Rubber Ducky" and the theme from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

The Dependable Erection has a better photo, but I've got a VIDEO  Click to hear a little bit of nice tooting (3GPP file -- should play in Quicktime)

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Comments

One car passed by on the left, maybe because the Quintet has just played something by a British composer.

heh.

Posted by: Stew | May 21, 2007 7:15:39 AM

The Monty Python theme was known as "The Liberty Bell March" by John Philip Sousa in its previous incarnation.

Posted by: barry | May 21, 2007 9:35:34 AM

That traffic circle is incredible. Being just two blocks away, I keep thinking I need to get involved, but I keep forgetting. Then I drive by on Sunday and see them gathered for "church" or whatever. Other times, it's like, space aliens have left a new landing module there. And wasn't there a time when some dog was chained up outside, neglected, and the traffic circle responded by putting in a statue of a dog with multiple chains around its neck, and the owner of the neglected dog got the message?

Speaking of getting the message, I dreamed last night that I told John Bolton, in person, that he needed to watch the Daily Show because the Iraq war is stupid.

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | May 21, 2007 9:52:14 AM

The chained dog was designed to call attention to proposed legislation making the continuous tethering of dogs illegal in Durham and Orange counties.

More info here.

Posted by: barry | May 21, 2007 10:17:55 AM

I'm kinda embarrassed at not going to and blogging this, because I live right there!

Posted by: Joe | May 21, 2007 12:07:57 PM

Sousa, huhn? I oughtta be embarrassed. But I'm not.

But Joe REALLY should be. I noticed afterward that his car was in the driveway, which suggests that he was home, and you'd think he would have heard all the commotion -- I mean, what is, he deaf or something? Oh wait. Deaf. Right.

Barry and I should have knocked. Now I'm the one who's embarrassed.

No, but wait -- Joe would have gotten the neighborhood announcement, right? And should have seen Barry's post, right? OK. Embarrassment back to Joe.

Jeez, this is hard.

Posted by: Phil | May 21, 2007 12:38:04 PM