Flower Child

Doll clothes at Irondequoit Farmers Market

I told the women who made these doll dresses that I really liked them. I wasn’t familiar with the type of doll. My sister played with Barbies and Peggi still has her 2nd generation Barbie tucked away somewhere. The dolls above are almost actual size, on second thought, more like half size. The woman told us they are sold at some store I’ve never heard of but she said it like it was a really common store and she said they were reasonably priced. Peggi pointed to one of the dresses (not shown in the blow-up of this photo) and told the woman how much she liked it. I asked if she made clothes to human scale and she said, “People ask me that all the time but I don’t”

We had to move our car down the street tonight because our next door neighbor is having another house concert. One of those singer/song writer affairs. I get nervous in those sit-down, rapt attention situations so we usually skip them. But we did go to his first house concert about six years ago. It was Eric Taylor and Eric is back again tonight. So we might pop in somewhere after the break and check out a few songs.

We heard my new favorite band last night in the most unlikely setting. I already wrote about them when we last heard them in February so I’ll just copy paste that description here.

“Vocalist Debbie Kendrick has all the laid back confidence in the world and she backs that up with a voice that commands your attention in the most understated manner. The material is top-shelf gospel-tinged, soul and blues tunes like “John the Revelator.” She has the perfect band with Sean Pfeifer playing rythmic, percussive guitar. Bassist, Mike Patric, is as solid as a rock and drummer Pete Monacelli swings like crazy on one drum, a snare, that he massages with a pair of the most well seasoned, plastic brushes I have ever seen. This band in amazing.”

2 Responses to “Flower Child”

  1. ds Says:

    you should post a video of your new fave band

  2. Paul Says:

    I should. The night we saw them they were sitting in a circle in the corner of the bar. There is a long booth-like bench against the wall that stretches from the door, across three or four tables almost to the corner. The singer, Debbie Kendricks, was sitting at the end of the bench. The bass player was sitting in the corner. Pete, the drummer was set up against the other wall of the corner and the guitar player was sitting on a chair, facing the other three but intently following the singer. And his back was turned to small croak that was there to hear the band. I should have caught their beautiful vision of Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready.”

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