Sunday, August 16, 2009

smothered

last night f and I went to the 9th annual burning river fest. the organizers of the festival continue tweaking the format - and I think this year the may have finally reached a wonderful balance. celebrating environmentalism is still the guiding principle of the festival, but this year music moved more to the fest's center stage.

unfortunately, the musician we were most interested in hearing performed before we got there. we should have checked out kristine's website beforehand; but all is not lost, turns out kristine's playing right down the street from where we live later this week!

this year the fest moved back to wendy park; in anticipation some folks were hard at work getting the old coast guard station in shape for the event. it was quite an experience to finally get inside this structure which has long intrigued me. even though the building is abandoned and dilapidated, with no roof and the glassless windows, one can easily imagine the grace and glory this incredible art deco building once possessed. I do hope the city gets its act together and finally settles on a plan to restore this historical gem. here's a little slideshow from the fest for anyone interested.


kristine jackson performing a song she wrote entitled smothered



photo: the cuyahoga river on 15 august 2009

7 comments:

Megan said...

I especially like the shot of the stairs...

subtorp77 said...

Hi kimy! That is a neat old building; would be nice to see it in service again. And I like the contrast of the two bridges and the veggie oil car :) But the one of the two girls holding hands...priceless & just too cute!

Roy said...

Yup, the old CG station would be a prime renovation project around here - there's be archtects fighting to get the job. That's a gorgeous old building.

Interesting performer. I wonder if she has plans of expanding out of your local area?

mum said...

Wow. That Kristine Jackson. Words fail - and that is the finest compliment anybody ever gets out of me. :-)

Love that building and agree with Megan on the favorite shot.

cheers, kimy.

Merle Sneed said...

Kimy, Kristine has a wonderful voice. Maybe I'm a sucker for that blues, smoky sound, but I just love it.

Cleveland looks fabulous when it is illuminated beyond the river. Thanks for the images.

Chris Wolf said...

A friend of mine who just came back from your area proclaimed that they can no longer call this the "mistake by the lake". He highly praised the work of the people to turn this city around, and hoped that the same can be done for Detroit...

Tom said...

reading your words the river seemed to ripple in the background...actually i'm feeling a little queezy now.