In addition to three pounds and extra dry skin, I also gained love while in El Paso. Score! (Definitely my favorite of the three.)
On the night after Christmas, we got hot chocolates and drove up to Scenic Drive, the mountain road that overlooks the sparkle of El Paso. I do this every time I'm home; it reminds me of the things I love about the place. I heard the faint whistle of wind through the mountains and the metallic clink of a flag pole. I started recording. My trusty iPhone couldn't quite capture the sound I wanted, but it DID capture B-Pop waxing poetic about the Law of Attraction. After a bit of persuasion, he acquiesced to me sharing sixty seconds of that conversation for today's Sunday Sound.
The bonus material is from a slam poetry open mic at The Percolator, a café / performance space in downtown El Paso. B-Pop's friend Jen (a ringleader of Free Holé Slam) was hosting the evening. This older gentleman (fifties or sixties, maybe?) moseys up to the stage. With a charming Texan accent, he begins by defining three words for us young people. We knew right away it was going to be good.
THE SUNDAY SOUND: January 8, Attraction and Poetry.
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