I was really stumped over this prompt. We don't have a local carnival anymore. Where the local exhibition used to be is being revamped with a reconstructed football stadium, condos and shops.
So what to do?
I took a little trip into the music room and, voila!
Does this sound familiar?
You can walk on the water, drown in the sand
You can fly off a mountaintop if anybody can
Run away, run away--it's the restless age
Look away, look away--you can turn the page
Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival--believe it or not
Life is a carnival--two bits a shot
Life is a carnival, believe it or not.
The Band believed so. This was the opening track of their 1971 album Cahoots. And it was the sixth track on the second CD of their farewell album - and Martin Scorsese directed movie - the Last Waltz.
The Band of course is 4/5ths Canadian and started out as The Hawks backing Ronnie Hawkins in the late 50s. They then backed Bob Dylan for several years - including Dylan's first "electric" tour - before branching out on their own around 1964. Unfortunately, the original line up called it quits in 1977.
But their melodies live on in my music library.
Dance on over to Ziva's Inferno for a carnival of photos.