Double vision

seagullYou know you wanta click on this 2011 video of the old band Foreigner to watch them perform their old 1970s song Double Vision. They are apparently still alive and kicking! Back when that was a big hit, I was driving around the Moo-U campus in my shitty old rusted out Pinto wagon, schlepping my “axes” (aka flute and piccolo) from my off-campus apartment to the musak building.

Every fall in that era, MSU hosted a new composers’ forum and the best of us music students got to play in the various ensembles that those composers cooked up. I loved it! And once, I got a “Bravo alto flute” from Gunther Shuller when he directed us but that’d be a whole ‘nother story. (And then there’s the time I was first “seat” at Interlochen and Aaron Copland directed us with his fly unzipped…)

Anyway, one year, one of the Moo-U new music groups I played in was a double quintet. I *think* it was five woodwinds and five brass or was it strings… Our piece was entitled Double Vision (you knew that, roight). So every day after rehearsal, I would be driving my crappy old Pinto wagon back to my apartment and, as luck would have it, I would be rocking in my crappy old vee-hickle to Foreigner’s song Double Vision, fingering flute keys in my head, thinking about the next rehearsal (or not). Our Double Vision didn’t sound anything like Foreigner’s…

Double vision takes a different meaning in this post. I was kayaking… When… I think it was Friday Saturday morning… I encountered this seagull on that rock. I am not a bird paparazzi by any stretch of the imagination. You have to know that I was using my iPhone and trying to keep the kayak from turning around to the wrong direction. I got what I got. I could’ve cropped the photooo so the birdie was front and center. But I also wanted to show Round Island Point in this photo. So you can see Round Island Point and if you click and click again and you will see the birdie a bit more up close. And some rocks and whatever.

2 Responses to “Double vision”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’ve heard of Aaron Copeland! I’m not a huge fan of that song, so I won’t click. I would probably have preferred your version of it!

  2. Marquis Says:

    It was great hanging out. Unless you color the egg green, I don’t think lyme is going to work. But then again, how about ‘Green eggs and Ham’?