Pigeon Blues

I like the photo of Enrico Colussi: a portrait of a pigeon = that’s the point of view which a street guitarist like me often shares – pigeons often had been the only souls who noticed me, sitting there in a blue state of mind… background music: me, fingerpicking my acoustic guitar (it’s a tribute to Mark Knopfler’s “MARBLETOWN”)
photo by “kilometro 00” = Enrico Colussi, Treviso, Italy, click on the picture, to enter his galleries!

once I wrote to Enrico Colussi: “I like to play blues guitar and sometimes I sat down on a street and played on my Dobro. Feeling blue I always noticed the pigeons – and I adored them, though walking, they could take their wings for a ride up up and away…”



a few times in my life I had to sit down on the ground, because my knees got weak, so as my mother had done her suicide or as I had to leave New York again or as I had a heart attack (visiting the city Wuppertal); but then always I was eye to eye with those other animals: birds, little dogs, cats – and I lost my sadness and decided to rise again; just as Paul McCartney sang: Blackbird: take your broken wings and learn to fly… – animals often helped me; they have a philosophical perseverance – and they believe, they will overcome…
A spasso per Villanova (Strolling around Villanova)
title=”A spasso per Villanova (Strolling around Villanova)” – photo by Gufoblu = Sergio Pani, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT! – click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com



About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

15 responses to “Pigeon Blues

  1. harun ugur

    Reblogged this on Harun Uğur Blog.


  2. that pigeon is “low down and blue”…what a great shot…


  3. Such a beautifully written post, Frizz. I love your ‘Pigeon Blues’. 🙂


  4. As always very well written and the pictures are great. As I like them in black and white.
    Man are you an artist, that´s you singing right?
    I should sign you up for a record deal.


  5. Caddo

    Oh I like some of Mark Knopfler’s work!


  6. You and the birds, Frizz, giving people joy of one sort or another.


  7. Thanks for the beautiful music and images today Frizz!


  8. You, your guitar and the pigeon … mellow and just hangin’. I’ll bet he was hoping for some food. hehehe
    I enjoyed this finger style jazzy song but my favorite is ‘Nobody Loves You When Your Down and Out’.
    Cool songs you post ….


  9. Sometimes sitting on the ground is all you can do. But then… From there you look up. 😉
    Great pickin’.


  10. I love Mark Knopfler and your tribute.


  11. Fine playing and wonderful stories and pictures
    Wenn du sitzt bist du immer noch höher als wenn du liegst
    Beides freiwillig und unfreiwillig probiert
    Der physische unterschied ist größer als der physikalische


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