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the minnesotian orchestra of barber street

   there is a small park in minneapolis
   along barber street.

   not much to look at..

 a baseball field with a rundown 
playground on the corner 
that looks like a good place to get a staff 

   there is a large mud puddle or pond 
about 30
 feet wide on the north side that the locals 
 named lake osma.

  its said that they did it so that they would 
waterfront property and their houses 
would be worth more.

  they take pride in their dumpy park and 
keep it clean 
  considering it their little bohemian 

on every other thursday rain of shine from 
may to september
the neighbors gather together to play as 
the osmonian society
 or barber street orchestra.

they play mostly nordic composers with 
an extreme amount
 of brevity and a somewhat low level of 

  the chamber section consist of a 
trombone player with an ac/dc tee shirt,
 a long haired flugelhorn lady and two 
flannel clad trumpet players. 

 you can usually find on a picknick table 
next to them a wrinkled
 copy of ennio morricone's concerto 
 the exctasy of gold along 
 with several cases of pabst blue ribbon.

last time i heard they were working on a 
finnish version of smoke
 on the water called smolke on the water.

Copyright © nathan martin

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:05:00 PM
    Soon it will be smoulk on the water! A corner of heaven just for them.