Sometimes after two o'clock at night, in some of the smokiest out-of-the-way music clubs in town, you hear the sweetest improvised jazz you've ever heard in your life.
I couldn't believe the sounds coming from two local artists, Jesse Wolf and Billy "Tubbs" Augustine, last Thursday night at the Coltrane Club.
Jesse Wolf can play the guitar and make it sing. And Billy Augustine is one of only three or four people in the world to play his very unique instrument.
Billy blows the "outtee navel." He is rumored to have the biggest outtee in the world. It's quite a treat to see and hear Jesse playin' his heart out on guitar while Billy's blowing the blues on the outtee with his great big belly stickin' out.
Jesse Wolf on Guitar and Billy "Tubbs" Augustine on Outee Navel: SWEET!
It's not every day you get to see the world's biggest outtee ... or want to. So depending upon how you interpret the picture above, gaze away at it in awe, or not. Simply put, a naval engagement was my interpretation of the picture prompt above for this weeks' Friday Fictioneers enclave.*
You can contemplate your navel, as well as the navels (and stories) of the other Fictioneers by clicking right here.
Now that I've focused you on something you rarely focus on, guess what? Clean That Thing Out!
*If you don't see it, look at a darkened version of the picture where the two figures are immersed in shadows. That was the version of the picture I saw first.