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Impressions New Orleans

Preservation Hall

All that jazz
improvised everywhere
world traveling
transcendent diplomat
Mover of feet
prejudice's assassin
yet allusive
born of heartache
manifests in joy
blues for the shadow
celebration for life
Born here proudly
Nurtured here
for necessity
made in the sinews
made in the bone
made in the guts
made in the mind
made in hope
made as expression
made in the heart
freedom resounds
passed by bondage
passed by strife
passed by storm
passed by flood
passed by the mundane
passed by the ordinary
secular priests
musical liturgy
preserved here

ken lehnig(c)2013

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "Preservation Hall"
by jonpenny

Jazz Theory
Is corrosive to the element of reason

Which is fundamental to that caustic sound

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: May 12, 2013 )

RE: Preservation Hall
A lovely and enjoyable presentation of the New Orleans inspired impressions; it seems to be one of the most interesting cities of the U.S., filled with contradictions of how life is to be lived; thanks for sharing this gem!

-Joe Breunig,
Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory

( Posted by: jjbreunig3 [Member] On: August 21, 2014 )

The thrum and influence of such a vibrantly cultural place, befits creativity and all the nuances in between.

Morality itself is a contradiction. That's another story.

Ken- you blew my hair back, once again.

I can't help but hear/feel the bustle of Ornette Coleman's 'Macho Woman'. Loving it!

( Posted by: Pablowilliams [Member] On: October 11, 2014 )

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