50 Miles Of Elbow Room


Once I heard “Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room…” – an old spiritual (1930) by Rev. F.W. McGee about our longing not to be crowded in high density cities – so I tried to play this on my acoustic guitar as a fingerstyle instrumental … I’m still considering: is it better to play guitar in a wooden house alone in the forest or on a little rock surrounded by water – or in the density of Hong Kong or Manhattan with a big but nervous audience? Doc Watson would know the answer …

Solitude is a typical topic of photography and art, psychology and philosophy. Maybe it is a part of wishful thinking in overcrowded cities? An attitude of nearly surrealism to criticize modern societies? But there will be no way back! Lost paradises…
Voices of Solitude
title=”Voices of Solitude”, composition via flickr.com by Ben Heine sent to my flickr group BLOG IT! – click on the picture to enter his collection…
compare four other photos
click on the pictures to enter the photographers’ photo-streams on flickr.com:
1House on the Drina River / Kućica na steni2Hong Kong
3Wheat Field with Crows 20084happy METROPOLIS
1 – “House on the Drina River” by Irene Becker
2 – “Hong Kong” by Manuel Romaris
3 – “Wheat Field with Crows” by Ben Visbeek
4 – “Happy METROPOLIS” by myself / Frizztext

title=”Norway” by Manuel ROMARÍS, click on the photo to enter his flickr galleries …

(with a link to the youtube original: “Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room…” – old spiritual (1930) by Rev. F.W. McGee)


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