With Apologies…

What would you do if
I ran out of beer? Would you
Stand up and walk out….

Written by Dave Undis.

Author’s Note: With apologies to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Joe Cocker
Thing of the Day: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


Artscape 2008

the sweltering horde
clings to beers and scraps of shade
for the art of it

Written by Captain Hops

References: Artscape 2008 is going on now in Baltimore. Artscape is the largest free arts festival in the US. Music, art, theatre, food, drinks and madness are presented in a way only Baltimore can pull off. Brave the heat and go down there and check it out.
Thing of the Day: How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, 5th ed.: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul



Perhaps lamenting
The spilling of a full beer
A steel guitar wails

Written by Captain Hops

References: Friday nights at Belvedere Square are back. Leaving, TX played last night
Thing of the Day: The Sugar House: A Tess Monaghan Mystery


The Session: Beer and Music

Yeah, I’m a Parrot Head

that first sip of beer
takes me to the same place as
Jimmy Buffett’s songs

Dance a Little Jig

with whiskey and stout
and some fast Irish music
to chase it all down

Ah… Youth

out after midnight
my brother on the guitar
sipping stolen beers

Written by Captain Hops.

the Session: Beer and Music

References: It’s time for The Session. This month it’s hosted by Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey. The theme is Beer and Music. The instructions are to share how you experience beer and music together.

As you can probably see from my haiku today, it was my brother that got all the musical talent in the family.

Here are some past haiku that touch on the beer and music theme:

The full round up of Beer and Music Session posts is now up.

Thing of the Day: Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads


Street Festival

navigating crowds
with a bit of a beer buzz
to get to the band

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: America Bizarro: A Guide to Freaky Festivals, Groovy Gatherings, Kooky Contests, and Other Strange Happenings Across the USA


Down at O’Sheas

Celtic rock and roll
grooving with pints of Guinness
Down at Mick O’Sheas

Written by Captain Hops.