There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label BB King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BB King. Show all posts

16 May 2015

Blues Boy King

A light rain is falling outside. The radio crackles the announcement "...in honor of the late blues player and legend, today will be known as Blues Boy King here in Memphis."

I head down to the infamous Beale Street to pay tribute to B.B King.
It sets the tone of the day perfectly. His Mississippi voice can be heard on every street corner, and it lingers as I make my way down to the banks of the mighty river and feel the past in the confederate stone walls of the Civil War.
Methodist universities and rusty cannons become my attractions in this Southern Belle, a most welcome surprise indeed.
Long live the King of the Blues.

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