Musical Break


My husband and I enjoyed the jazz stylings of this brass trio at the recent Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights festival. There was a trumpeteer, a trombonist and (of course) a sax player. It was relaxing to stop and listen to them play for awhile. And I just love that fabulous house behind them. Hope the owners didn't mind the music!

12 comments:

Olivier said...

cela devait etre sympathique comme ambiance, un petit concert de Jazz c'est tres agreable

Jacob said...

I love jazz (most kinds) and love brass trios! What fun this must have been.

Re: alligators - I have not heard of an alligator attack at Rainbow Springs (that does not mean it hasn't happened as we've only lived in this area about 5 years).

But most all Florida rivers and waterways contain gators and one needs to be aware of that.

I think with the area roped off and all the commotion, gators would stay away from the swimming area.

You wouldn't want to swim in the river in the early morning or evening, though.

And we have read of gator attacks (some fatal) on people swimming in rivers and springs in central Florida. Usually there are one or two of these each year.

To summarize: I wouldn't be afraid to swim in the designated swimming area at Rainbow Springs. I would not venture further into the river, especially in the mornings or evenings.

Halcyon said...

Jacob: Thanks for the info. I used to live in Port St. Lucie. Sometimes I would water ski in the river, but it wasn't really very nice for swimming. Manatees would sometimes come up and suck your toes while you were waiting for the boat, but I never had any alligator scares!

I also like jazz - but not all types. Melodic stuff with lots of brass is good. But when it gets into musical masturbation (i.e. freestyle playing or whatever they call it), count me out!

Jacob said...

I've never heard of manatees sucking toes. That's funny! Must have tickled. I can imagine you were scared out of your wits the first time it happened!

I'm with you on the jazz thing!

Vogon Poet said...

It took more to read the comments than your post, but they were so funny, Jacob and his gators and you with the musical masturbation.
Back to the post, someone lives in that house? I thought it was a public office or a museum of sort...

Halcyon said...

Vogon: It does look like a museum, but it's a residence!

Jacob: It was sort of freaky at first. But it felt quite nice. And they would bump you and stuff. I think it's just their way of showing the love.

cieldequimper said...

Le jazz dans un endroit pareil, ça doit être tout bonnement génial. Quelles colonnes impressionnantes !

Per Stromsjo said...

What's with the banking posters? Might the house be for sale?

Halcyon said...

Per: Trustmark bank was a sponser of the festival. I assume they paid these talented musicians for their time and effort.

brian stout said...

i need to go see some live music, i haven't been in forever... =) just thinking out loud!

Hilda said...

I love most jazz, especially when mixed in with ethnic melodies (world music). Even the musical masturbation I can take, if the musician's good enough.

Vogon Poet, I was surprised to learn this was a home! I thought it was a civic center or something. It's magnificent!

Lois said...

I am a big jazz fan and this looks like so much fun, especially in that setting! What a beautiful house.