Sunday, July 8, 2007
The lazy summer blog schedule continues - but, at least I've been putting my free time to good use, taking bike rides with my daughters. The 8-year old has just become comfortable enough to get out on the open road (well, the open bike trail) and the 2-year old has discovered the joys of riding shotgun on my bike. All in all, it's a pretty satisfying activity, even if we don't move all that fast. This video features trips along the fantastic Minuteman Bike Trail and along the part of Memorial Drive in Cambridge that's closed off to cars on Sunday afternoons. (For the eight or so years I lived in Cambridge, I always found the Sunday closing of Memorial Drive to be a big pain, especially when trying to drive into Fenway. Now, I see the wisdom of it, at least if you have little ones.)
Best of all, this video features some fantastic music about which I know almost nothing, although it certainly seems to have a 40's-50's vibe. I stole the music from the infectious ad for the Conference Bike that you can see here. (Quicktime format; someone needs to get that ad up on Youtube.) I first saw that web ad a couple of years back; a couple of weeks ago, I actually saw a conference bike in person for the first time; it seemed to be transporting some fans to Fenway from a satellite parking zone. So, it all comes back to baseball. Anyway, I love this music, especially the use of chorus - what my siblings and I always called the "Disney Chorus" sound. Can choruses still make that sound, or is it a lost art? ( . . . not that that would be a bad thing.)
My own video is no polished product (most of the footage was shot this afternoon), but the subjects are cute enough to make up for some jittery editing.
Posted by MICHAEL MONROE at 5:02 PM