Me & the Music Man

09 April 2009

This peace-spreading gentleman was singing extempo songs to visitors who stopped at the Maracas Bay Overlook.

"My brother, you may have a picture if you like. Take two or three, that might be nice," he sang. "The sweet sights of Trinidad are there for you to take, be sure to leave a dollar or two so this song man may buy a soft drink..."

"Sure," I said. "I'd love to have a photo. Can I be in it with you?" He smiled and fixed the bandanna around his kneck as I handed my camera to a passing tourist.

"Wait... Can I hold your guitar?"

"Only if you play me a good song," he said with a raspy chuckle.

Maracas, Trinidad.

Comments

Posted by Wanda on April 9, 2009 1:53 PM:

Yet another reason for me to want to visit. I will make it one day.

Posted by Chookooloonks on April 10, 2009 12:15 AM:

You were standing about 7 minutes' drive from our old home, right there...

... *sniff* *sniff*...

Posted by Joseph Yetman on April 13, 2009 11:27 AM:

ah i remember the music men well. :-) Not this particular one but i'm sure he is just as talented as the music men in Grenada. :-)

Posted by Heather on June 28, 2009 12:07 AM:

Seriously. Just stumbled upon this one. Just the tickle I needed! Reminds me of wandering around in jungles. In reverse. It's the only way to find the neat stuff.

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