“The Fête de la musique, also known in English as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June.”
Growing up in France, the “Fête de la Musique” was a pretty huge deal on June 21st. The end of school days, combined with the official beginning of summer, made for a pretty perfect day to gather with friends and go outside to enjoy live music performances all around the downtown!
I have awesome memories of wandering across the streets, stopping at one place to enjoy the music, losing sight of some friends who wanted to keep walking, bumping into other friends that were passing by, and having an awesome night altogether!
I’m not too much of a musician myself (I guess I’m fine with a tam-tam but that’s about it) but I always enjoyed live music events. Especially music festivals, which I believe have strong ties with my home region (Brittany) – being the homeland of many huge venues and also benefitting from a strong “party culture” from the local youth. At least in my generation.
Looking through the various alters / doodles /sketches made by Richard Garfield on the cards I own, I realize that my favorite doodle is actually the music notes! It also happens that among all the alterations I own, this is the one single element that appears the most often in my collection. I’m going to guess this is probably Richard’s preferred fun alteration. Interestingly enough, the depiction of an entire city made of brass can play a little melody!
On the mathematical side of things (what a brutal transition, right?), if I own 682 cards signed by the Creator… 217 of them show some type of doodle / alter besides the awesome signature. Among these 217, a total of 33 notations appear on the cards. Again, it’s also the most common alter (before exclamation marks, and “shocked” lines).
So here they are below, all in one page now and sorted by alphabetical order…
Stay tuned for the next update! 🙂