“Is it safe?” asked Laurence Olivier.


So Marlin says to me, “[that was] not the time for a selfie”.
But what else was I supposed to do for two hours this morning?

At the Dentist: Stuff in my mouth, while wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
A Hawaiian shirt is always a stylish choice.
 

At the Dentist
Mt Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA

Both of these kinda bother me


Two stickers today, both a little weird.

OUT OF OTHER - MBTA Commuter Rail from Lowell to Boston
“OUT OF OTHER” | On the train this morning.
 

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE BOSTON - Somerville Bike Rack
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE BOSTON | On a bike rack in Somerville

The web site for the World Naked Bike Ride has lots of details. They describe it as grown-up, very respectful, party time; as bare as you dare!
Yeah, I won’t be there.

[1] MBTA Commuter Rail from Lowell to Boston MA
[2] Elm St Somerville MA

Cheap seats, cheap beer, cheap ice cream, good time.


We caught a Lowell Spinners game tonight.

Lowell Spinners Minor League Baseball at Lelacheur Park, Lowell MA
Lelacheur Park’s a perfect place for summer baseball.

Mascots!  Lowell Spinners Minor League Baseball at Lelacheur Park, Lowell MA
The running of the mascots – Our beloved Canalagator is in the lead!

Rain delay!  Lowell Spinners Minor League Baseball at Lelacheur Park, Lowell MA
A 5th Inning rain interruption.

Lelacheur Park
Home of the Lowell Spinners
Lowell, MA

Seven pictures of big concrete blocks.


On the way home tonight, I wandered around this public art storage area.

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

City of Lowell's Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office Block Project | Lowell MA

The artists featured here were selected by the City of Lowell’s Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office “Block Project” whose aim is to transform crowd safety concrete into festival-ready works of original art in preparation for the 2017 Lowell Folk Festival, July 28-30, 2017.

In the Prep Area
Between the Pawtucket and Hamilton Canals
Lowell, MA

Vibraphonia!


Tonight at Luna Sessions live jazz, Mike’s quartet featured his drums, and three new players on vibraphone, tenor sax, and big bass.

Luna Sessions at the Luna Theater, Lowell MA
The quartet

Vibraphone | Luna Sessions at the Luna Theater, Lowell MA
The vibraphone

Tenor Sax and Bass | Luna Sessions at the Luna Theater, Lowell MA
Tenor Sax & Bass

According to the guy on the vibraphone, most players tend to be percussionists. He’s a drummer.

Luna Sessions
Luna Theater
Downtown Lowell, MA

“Festive” is not a word you think of about Jersey barriers.


On the way home tonight, I saw this gentleman reworking a dozen Jerzey barriers into works of contemporary art.

Artist Bret Weese: Under contract for the Lowell Folk Festival.  Painting safety barriers.  Lowell MA

Artist Bret Weese: Under contract for the Lowell Folk Festival.  Painting safety barriers.  Lowell MA

He is Bret Weese, one of the artists selected by the City of Lowell’s Cultural Affairs and Special Events Office “Block Project” whose aim is to transform crowd safety concrete into festival-ready works of original art in preparation for the 2017 Lowell Folk Festival, July 28-30, 2017. Four other participating artists painted the giant concrete cubes in the background.

In the Prep Area
Between the Pawtucket and Hamilton Canals
Lowell, MA

They’re selling naming rights?


Odd sign “YOUR NAME HERE” outside a vacant office building:

YOUR NAME HERE - Office Building, Boston MA
 

Every time I pass by it, I think:

My name there!
Yeah! Much better!

Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA