Rather than stay inside to read my much-neglected journal and review research, I headed down to Battery Park to take in the weekly Free Concert while I read.
I plonked down my blanket and got a good chunk of reading done, which is a good thing, as this research has been sorely neglected due to lots of exciting pre-litigation stuff at work. All around me were Burlington hipsters, their children and dogs, all having good clean family fun.
The music was not bad for a free band. They played a not unpleasant, somnambulant folk-funk, punctuated occasionally by irritating but mercifully rare episodes of that annoying pseudo-blues into which local bands in every town tend to lapse with a frequency in direct proportion to their lack of imagination and/or musicianship. This band was blessed with reasonable dollops of each and so managed to maintain a relatively enjoyable, if non-mind-blowing, musical atmosphere.
When it got dark I came home. Not a bad Thursday evening.