Adam the Alien

Apr. 27, 2008 at 12:14am

Frost Park: Where the Sidewalk Ends

Video from the first week of the chalk competition

So, I was looking for something to title my video from a few weeks back, of the first Frost Park chalk contest. "Frost in Chalk" wasn't cutting it, nor was any variation on the tired old "chalk it up" phrase - especially as that had been used already in this very blogosphere.

It wasn't until I found a familiar poem that I knew I'd found the perfect match.

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.


- "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein

As far as I'm concerned? For at least one hour every Friday, Frost Park is where the sidewalk ends.



If you go to the YouTube page and click "view in higher resolution" you can get significantly better quality - I haven't uploaded it anywhere else yet, though. I know, I know...I should.

More videos to come, in no promised timeline; the video blog is something I do in between other projects, as a way of relaxing. As such, I refuse to let this pressure me, too. Especially when I was having just so much bloody fun with this one.

comments [7]  |  posted under Adam the Alien, chalk, Deborah Page, Frost Park, Mary Mack, Tacoma

Comments

by tacomachickadee on 4/27/2008 @ 12:31am
Sweet! You're posting your own now! Pardon the duplication, bro ...

And very poetic insight ... ;)

by intacoma on 4/27/2008 @ 7:40am
Nice work Adam

by KevinFreitas on 4/27/2008 @ 8:00am
Great work Adam. And welcome to the FeedTacoma blog-o-matic system.

by jenyum on 4/27/2008 @ 8:40am
That was great.

by Erik on 4/27/2008 @ 2:57pm
Wow. Nice job Adam. Even set to music. I think that's three Frost Park videos which are now out there and an uncountable number of photosets.

If you go to the YouTube page and click "view in higher resolution" you can get significantly better quality - I haven't uploaded it anywhere else yet, though. I know, I know...I should.

U tube is the first priority as more people can view it from there.

by NineInchNachos on 4/28/2008 @ 9:12am
Adam your video documentary skills are ninjaesque. Not only are you a master of light, you are a master of heat.

excelsior!

by Adam the Alien on 4/28/2008 @ 1:55pm
U tube is the first priority as more people can view it from there.
That's one reason I still stick with it as my primary video location. Other sites may have better features/quality (though YouTube's drastically improved in that department recently - the file size limit is now upwards of a gig instead of the paltry 100 megs), but YouTube is where the videos are most likely to reach the most eyes.

excelsior!
Hah, now I'm going to be picturing you with Stan Lee's voice coming out of your mouth.

Thanks for the compliments, everyone! :)

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My name is Adam J. Manley, better known in some circles as Adam the Alien. I make pretty things for your eyes. To see, not to wear. I don’t make glasses. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I did, though? Then I wouldn’t have to pay insane prices for a new pair. And they’d be magic. That’s right, MAGIC. Impressed? Yeah, I thought so.

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