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11-12-2012, 02:57 AM
This song is about a large painting at the Art Institute in Chicago
The painting is located at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... C_1884.jpg

The recording is located at: http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11992973

Instruments used: Kamaka Tenor, Kala U-Bass, National Reso-Rocket guitar. On my cheap computer speakers there are some distracting noises, I'm still a novice at recording software I'm asking for forgiveness in advance.

Sunday in the Park: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte

Its Sunday Somewhere
On the Island of La Grande Jatte
Monsieur Georges Seurat
Watches people on the shore

From ancient oak tree shade
View the top hat promenade
Faceless immobile gaze
Tin soldiers waiting for the war

His measured profile people, formal and profane
He paints and then he watches and then he paints again

Parasol in hand
A laughless bustle pose
Gentlemanís lapel rose
Float on the melody

Sailboats on the sea
Rowers wait for the call to stroke
The sleeveless mans tobacco smoke
Hangs in the air under the tree

A ten by seven framed record, two years of his life
Will the critics find meaning, in these points of light?

The Art Institute
Crowded parking lots
Disconnected dots
Shuffling patrons strain to view

The pointillistic hues
Fishing on the river Seine
Red tailed monkey on a chain
Frozen as the front porch lion statues