It’s mid-May and the warm weather is here. Of course, it’s been here since February, so it’s no big deal I guess. The march of the seasons are now summer to spring and then back to summer.
But hey, I don’t mean to get all political on a Friday afternoon. It’s just that it’s neighborhood festival time again in Atlanta. This weekend offers Tunes from the Tombs in historic Oakland Cemetery, with bands playing at five different stages scattered through the property. We attended at last year’s inaugural event and had a (sur)real blast. Nothing makes you more grateful to be alive than sitting in a cemetery drinking a cold beer, enjoying the sun, the music and the company.
And two weeks from now comes the Virginia-Highland Summerfest, featuring more live music and beer in addition to hundreds of craft and artist booths. Among the highlights will be Lousiana’s own Marc Broussard, featured in tonight’s video.
Before we get to that, though, I’d like to make a quick announcement. I thought we’d try “crowdsourcing” an occasional Friday night music kickoff, and here’s how it would work:
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to a favorite Youtube video, plus two or three paragraphs explaining why you chose it. Maybe you just love the song or artist; maybe it means something to you personally. Whatever the story, send it along and I’ll post it to kick off next week’s music. If we get enough interest, we can do it once or twice a month.
And now, as promised, Marc Broussard:
– Jay Bookman