Honestly, I completely forgot… and had to be reminded this morning.
And last Saturday was another one of those days… those days that keep me in a nearly constant state of wonder and gratitude. No kidding. Our photographer friends, Sean Friedman and David Hayase were out there again with their cameras. So I’ll be back here and on Facebook with captured moments from this Saturday.
I mean, over the course of the afternoon a few thousand people gathered again on that little grassy hill to share music and laughs, stories and thoughts and feelings… hundreds of New Yorkers, and people from all across the country and different parts of the world. DANCING BROKE OUT!!! I mean… lots of dancing spontaneously broke out on the path, Pure joy. Teresa came out to share a bunch of songs. Now, I have been “That Guitar Man from Central Park” for over 25 years now. It’s something that continues to keep me in a nearly constant state of amazement and gratitude. And last Saturday was just another “typically amazing” day.
This year, in light of all the insanity in this country, we just might need each other more than ever. If you weren’t there you have NO idea what an incredible outbreak of unleashed joy we experienced! Hundreds of us! Right in the middle of the most amazing city on Earth.
If YOU have any photos or video from this past Saturday, please shoot them to me on Facebook, okay?
OH!!! By the way… I am raising money again for the “Permit Fund”. It’s just something I do every year if you feel like being a part of the gig and helping to take care of some of the overhead involved in getting out to Central Park on Saturdays throughout the summer. All of the permit fees are paid for… the Special Events Permits and the Sound Device Permits from the NYPD. But… if you think you would like to help out in that regard, every year I do a little something called the “Permit Fund”. (It’s only there if you can afford to help and if you feel like it.)
MAYBE WE’LL HAFTA REVIVE THIS SONG FOR THE SUMMER!!!
Remember… this is the first summer of “The Trump Nightmare”.
And thank YOU for showing up here today. If you’re new around here… WELCOME! If you don’t follow me on Facebook, go there now and then keep checking back.
It’s come to my attention that a lot of people are visiting this website for the first time, just because of a few other things that are happening in my Creative Life as an artist. So I just wanna welcome you…
I know. I know. For reasonable, sane people this is another tough week. But we’re in it together and we have work to do. Today I’m gonna share a feel good video from our “Year End Concert” at Merkin Concert Hall here in New York City last December.
First, the concert video…
Today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.
Here are a few images from the recent concert, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.
I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!
We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..
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Thanks so much for hangin’ out.