It’s 7:28 a.m. in NYC, which means that summertime is officially here. Are you expecting your “livin'” to be “easy,” as the song says? I know I’m not. I suspect Bryan feels the same way.

If you’re looking for a cure for the “summertime blues” (hey, we’re New Yorkers, we believe we can find a cure!), you might try participating in one of the Make Music New York events today.

And tomorrow night you can check out our friend David Freeland at the Skyscraper Museum. He’ll be be giving a talk about how to have a relationship with a changing city, drawing on material from his book Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m., and it’s free. If you want to attend, RSVP via e-mail to and let them know that you’d like to attend David’s book talk.

Meanwhile, start your day with a little Charlie Parker …