(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

September 9, 1941 Happy Birthday Otis Redding!

It’s sad to think Otis Redding recorded this song 3 days before he died in a plane crash. He didn’t get to see what a huge hit it became and how enduring it is.  Otis was one of the great soul singers of his time and many singers today are still singing his riffs.

Well, today is a beautiful day in Manhattan – 70 degrees and sunny (at least that’s what Siri told me this morning when I asked her.) She’s a good secretary but sometimes she gets temperamental and will say “Sorry, I didn’t get that” “Sorry, I wasn’t able to do that.” Samuel L. Jackson’s Siri in the commercial seems so much smarter than my Siri.

But this morning Siri was right and Claudia and I went to the 3rd Ave Street Fair where Elle Winter performed. We would have had to stand around for 2 1/2 hours in the sun to watch the concert, but I spied 1 open table at a French bistro right across from the stage and Claudia and I sat there and ate in the shade. Oh yeah baby, mussels and fries, and it was all you can eat mussels. I could have stayed there all day but Claudia told me that the 150 mussels I ate was enough. Damn! I’m gonna go back there with Dylan and go mussel crazy with him!

So, today we weren’t

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay …

We were

Sitting at a french cafe …

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