Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hoopland Part 1

They are the only things that you will find in more bountiful numbers than convenience stores around the country. These basketball courts – makeshift haphazards to specimens of fine engineering -- they mean many different things to many people. But bound by a common love; a rapturous passion, what it does very well is give rise to dreams. That brief moment when man dares to take flight confirms it.

These are stories of flights of fancy. A simple picture essay of playgrounds throughout the country. Watch out for the other parts. (photos taken from GK Molave, Payatas, QC)

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