The above is the BRP golden rule, the one that I always use as my guideline on how to live my life. I never get in the pool with active diarrhea, and hope that you also abide this guideline. But I must admit that I don't keep calendar entries as to when I previously was active, so I probably have violated the post-14 day rule. Apologies if you swam after me.
Seriously, who comes up with these rules? This one is from a pool in California, an area of the country that I simply didn't know had the need for such harsh anti-diarrhea regulations. But California is an interesting place, and hey, you just don't really know what's going out there. Now we know.
I liked this piece of sculpture. It's from Seward Johnson's Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Yeah, I know, if I lived in NJ, I would probably look like this, too - the world having gone some kind of topsy-turvy on my butt. Nonetheless, I found this visually striking and liked it a lot. As for Seward's art, well, he had J&J money and built himself a place where he could display his stuff among that of real artists. Hahaha! If you find yourself near Princeton, you ought to swing by the GFS for an hour or two - it's worth it. Here's another cool piece, but remember, pouty lips ARE NOT a dance move in and of themselves. Got it?
How about this sculpture? It faces the stock market in Milan. I kid you not. Take that, money man!
That finger made me think of The Man. The Man is a pain in the butt, but can you imagine working in a place with these safety numbers:
Those are from Bethlehem Steel back in the day. Wow!
Philly is just great. Check out that pic of Independence Hall. If that isn't one of America's truly great buildings, I don't know what is. The rest of the country thinks of Philly as rude sports fans, but Elton sang about Philadelphia Freedom because it's the best EVER. And it all came about from a bunch of dudes who lived in the most Podunk, primitive, backwoods, off-the-map country in the 1770s. Take that, world!
Yup, that's a lazy river ride all right. Guess which state it is in? Give up? If you said "Texas," you're brilliant. It was a bit chilly the evening I took this picture, but I'll be back in Houston soon enough and I'm going in this puppy the next time I'm there (unless, of course, I have active diarrhea or have had it within the past 14 days). I'll be sure to tell you all about it, one way or another.
Isn't that picture just Divine?
Royal palms and a wall-to-wall rainbow. It's a beautiful world we share. And it's particularly enhanced by fences made of chain link, don't you agree?
Here are some cool pieces of art from Italy. It ain't all Renaissance over there, my friends.
Friends, I don't know why I got all amped up by these weird and wonderful pictures, but it all started with that sign in Napa. I'm going to get back to rock soon, I promise. That is, if I can find a show worth seeing - maybe I need to go to Austin or something as the Philly scene ain't overwhelming me right now. I hope you are checking out some music and having lots of fun. Here's a great song about fun by a guy who spent some time in Austin, and then I'm out of here.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.