One thing that has surprised me about Florida is the quantity of birds. I've seen scores of turkey vultures, dozens of egrets, and countless songbirds I cannot identify (where is my brother when I need him?). I even saw a bald eagle the other day in Jacksonville. But my biggest shock came during yesterday's visit to the Port Orange library:
Apparently a couple of hawks regularly nest in the trees just outside the entrance and take umbrage with library patrons encroaching on their territory by dive-bombing unsuspecting victims, according to this news article: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140329/NEWS/140329421
While I never saw any hawks, I did see several nests (though I have a feeling they were squirrel nests).
In any case, 73 people braved the avian assaults to attend "The Beatles: Band of the Sixties" yesterday afternoon, establishing a new attendance record for this tour. One even showed up in an original English mini-cooper:
Yesterday began a stretch of 8 consecutive "Band of the Sixties" presentations, the second of which takes place today in Cocoa Beach, and the third of which will happen tomorrow:
Sunday, 21 February 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.