My Memorial Day

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May 26, 2009 by Sarojini Seupersad

This year, to honor the memory of all of our servicemen and women, I decided to forgo the regular barbecue hopping and take a serene, introspective walk all over New York City, sans company. Here’s where my little feet took me:

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And here’s what I saw:

 

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Please keep in mind that I took these “Model as Muse” photos under duress as I was an illegal photographer. No photography allowed!

I also saw Francis Bacon’s Retrospective which was, as expected, chilling and disturbing yet mildly satisfying. Guards were much more vigilant in this area of the museum, so I have no proof (as of yet). But I’ll keep trying. Next time, I’ll act like I don’t speak English. Stay tuned.

After a long wait on the dreaded Women’s Restroom line, I sauntered out back into the sunlight and captured these gems, on a gem of a day.

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While walking around, I came across a small band, Storyship, playing a bunch of covers and some original music in Central Park. You can find them on myspace: myspace/storyship

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These guys are serious. They broke out the bass (a real bass) and did an acoustic version of Radiohead’s Paranoid Android that was pretty much outta sight. I asked them if they have any upcoming gigs or a mailing list, and as of yet, no luck. But check out their myspace and ask to buy their $5 CD. They’re a bunch of nice guys and I’m sure they’d be obliged.

It was a perfect end to a perfect day. Free, outdoor concert in Central Park with gorgeous weather to boot? Hell yes, Memorial Day! I didn’t even miss the smell of barbecue.

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