Day 18 in Beijing: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

The answer to the question above:  In Beijing.  Literally and figuratively.

Imagine my surprise as I went to a beer festival in Beijing and I was treated to some classic bluegrass Americana music.  A total joyous surprise and experience!

The 2nd Annual Beijing Brew Festival

The 2nd Annual Beijing Brew Festival

 

I’ll Fly Away.  Beijing Picker’s Style (Click on their name to see a clip of them live.).

And, if you like them, this is the Beijing Picker’s website.

 

If you are a fan of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, you will know the song posted above.  Most know that the Coen brothers’ Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? was based on Homer’s The Odyssey.  However, the title of the film actually is a reference to the 1941 film called Sullivan’s Travels.  Sullivan wants to film a movie about a fictional book named, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?  In 1990, Sullivan’s Travels was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being, “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Interestingly, Sullivan’s Travels is based on the title of Gulliver’s Travels.

So it goes.

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