Tuesday, May 22, 2012

scarborough fair

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? 

Arthur Conan Doyle (22 may 1859 - 1930) novelist, poet, physician 

this weekend was the hessler street fair - the fair has been a staple of the cleveland community for over forty years and for me an absolute must. it is by far the most colorful of our fair city's many festivals.  in addition to great music, wonderful arts and crafts,  a place to meet lots of old and new friends, the fair is a wonderful venue to see some really fine ink.

today we shine our spotlight on the body art of ray raymond a particularly gifted and delightfully entertaining slight of hand artist who was busking at the fair. 

ray's ink is an eclectic array - and range from a visual ode to a favorite musical group (six feet deep and their song angry son) on one arm to an ethereal angel and dove on the other.  

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. (acd)

as in past years, the mouse offers a  slide show of some of my photos from the 43rd annual hessler street fair - to view it click here

to celebrate fair season and the unofficial start of summer on the north coast, today's song is one of my all time favorites scarborough fair.

this version is done by the incomparably talented eclectic group the imagined village. however, before the song gets really underway is four minutes of wonderfully entertaining prattle by billy bragg. i love billy and as far as i'm concerned he can prattle on forever. in this vid billy discusses his identification with marmite, his quest to define what is is to be english, along with all sorts of other interesting bits (including quoting one of billy and my heroes - woody guthrie).

1 comment:

Watson said...

wonderful! :-)