busking Brighton this gorgeous afternoon with very talented local singer-songwriter, Bea Everett, age 19 – we did ok mixing original material with 2/3 chord standards from the raw american folk-country-blues tradition – Bea reckons she’ll be digging deep into that fine line – for me those songs are like handshakes with musical strangers! Great session Bea – and great to have boyfriend ‘Skinny’ strumming along on the uke once we’d hit our groove.
Must be love beacuse Bea’s lost her appertite – just wants to play all day and go to the beach. Bea’s voice is heaven-sent.
Late morning before the busking session I found the wondeful Garden Pavillion Cafe. Dave the owner and Chrissie serving with a smile. Dave is campaigning hard to keep this 72 year old family business going following Council plans to destroy it for weird reasons. Leave it alone – it’s a great hang-out. Caroline Lucas is a regular Dave tells me and wants to keep it despite Green controlled Council’s bizarre notion that they have better ideas.
Before enjoying a cup of coffee for £1.60 at the Garden Pavillion cafe, Banjo Nick scubbed up squeaky clean in these beachfront public facilities.
Sunday morning in Brighton! hang-over city.
Brighton seafront brekkie – not bad for less than a fiver minus coffee, hit the spot anyway around 8 am
Banjo Nick on the road to bright lights of Brighton
My view first thing this morning after clear starry night featuring my mystical cosmic connection Orion’s Belt showing clear as crystals to the sound of the ocean’s swell and swish – I almost went out-of-body, guys! Clear sea air too. What could be more perfect?
My resting place last night.