Several years ago, I went into a store in the Boston area and noticed that people from a local radio station were there. One of the DJs announced to the shoppers:
A prize to the first person who can come up with eight musical groups with a color in the band’s name!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this in any of my previous colorful or non-colorful blog posts, but I love
I wonder if people who are reading this know that about me, or whether they are finding this out for the first time, much like I discovered, just now, that I can use colored letters in WordPress.
Anyway, the radio guy in the store announced that contest, and my mind went to work.
I now interrupt this story to bring you this question:
What band names, with colors in them, can you think of, right now?
While you’re thinking of those, here’s some mood music, brought to you this morning from high (or medium) atop the Koplow Family & Friends Building in beautiful suburban Boston:
(YouTube video of Duke Ellington‘s “Mood Indigo” found here)
And in case you prefer a different kind of music, here’s another tune, with the same color in the title:
(I found “Indigo Passion” by the Atlanta Rhythm Section on YouTube, in this video created by DJ Bayonic)
Okay, ladies and gentleman! For my listening and viewing pleasure, please place your colorful, musical names in the comment section, directly below this post.
For your listening and viewing pleasure, here are the band names I came up with, back then:
The Moody Blues
I remember the radio D.J. doubting “Blue Cheer” as a real band name, but I must have convinced him (without anybody having access to the internet, back then), because:
Like I said, I love winning.
And I love colorful things, including these:
… which are the “Coping and Healing” group handout folders, that people get to choose from, before they join my therapy groups.
I also love shades of grey (which is an antidote to the unhelpful cognitive distortion of Black-and-White Thinking), as you can see by this still life in my office:
I like to point out the ever-present box of tissues to people in individual and group therapy, to let them know that all feelings are welcome. I like to point out that clock, too.
Speaking of feelings, time, color, and art, yesterday I got this email from my long-time friend and amazing artist Paul Nagano (previously appearing in posts here and here):
of PAUL NAGANO in Boston
Saturday and Sunday — Nov. 15 and 16 — 11am to 5pm
This is a
because I will be leaving Boston and moving to Honolulu on December 19.
Almost EVERYTHING —
art, frames, books, art materials, objects, kitchen utensils, tools,
even a few pieces of furniture — will be available for sale.
You will also be able to view the original of my magnum opus from this past summer–
“PARINIRVANA in the Great Garden” —
I look forward to seeing you for a fond farewell.
Please, as always, bring some canned goods or other non-perishable food items
to benefit our Annual Food Drive for the GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK.
P a u l — (after 47 years, leaving Boston on Dec. 19, to live in Hawaii
…..and……. arriving there on Dec. 22)
In response, I sent Paul this one-word email (even though I knew this move was coming):
and Paul replied:
Remember, Ann, CHANGE is GOOD! –even when it’s bad, and a little sad.
I’m going to let Paul have the last words, today, except for these:
THANKS TO EVERYONE !!!