Friday, April 30, 2010

Music by the numbers

"Music is what life sounds like." - Eric Olson

Memphis is blessed to have the 33-acre Tom Lee Park that is located between downtown and the Mississippi River. This urban refuge comes alive each year during the month of May. The first weekend is the Beale Street Music Festival - three days of music. There's a wide variety: of course there's rock and roll, but also blues, gospel, R&B alternative, soul. There are new acts and oldies.

Let's do some numbers:
3 -- Three days of music and fun
4 -- Four stages -- if you don't like what you hear at one stage, try another
60 -- More than 60 acts
1 -- One big party

Here are some entertainers I want to hear: Goo Goo Dolls, Colbie Caillat, Widespread Panic, Rock Sugar, Alice in Chains, 3 Doors Down.

There will also be oldies that sound intersting: Michael McDonald, Leon Russell, Hall and Oates, B52s, Earth Wind and Fire.

I'll be there with my camera - let the party begin.

"Rock music in its lyrics often talks ahead of the time about what's going on in the country." - Edmund G. Brown
Image swiped from the Memphis in May web site.


  1. Sounds like a gas. Seem to remember you went last year?

  2. I would love to see Hall and Oates and Earth Wind and Fire. Sounds like a great time. Look forward to the pics

  3. You lucky dog! I'm very jealous...but I'd spend most of my time with the "oldies." We'll look forward to your photos so we can share in this experience!

  4. @bastinptc: I went to this park with Jusdealem for a photo walk.

    @dbcooper and @Jacob: You can't bring in a camera with a detachable lens, so my Point and Shoot will have to do.

  5. The last two times I saw the Goo Goo Dolls I was disappointed.

    I saw Hall and Oates in their prime. I wrote at the time that Darryl Hall was perhaps the most gifted entertainer I had ever seen in concert.

  6. sounds like a real good plan. I think I'd chose the same bands myself. Perhaps add EW&F just for old times sakes.

    Have fun,