Fall is here. Enjoy the outdoors while you can. Kayaking on the Charles River.

Fall is here. Enjoy the outdoors while you can. Kayaking on the Charles River.

This is Dan Friedman, better known as Professor World Band. I first saw Dan setting up his musical cart at Boston Commons a few months ago. I paused my run because I knew I was in for a treat. I was not disappointed. I’ve ran into Dan at the commons a few times now and the man is always full of joy. You can’t help but smile along with him as he performs for the small crowds of tourists and passersby.

This is Dan Friedman, better known as Professor World Band. I first saw Dan setting up his musical cart at Boston Commons a few months ago. I paused my run because I knew I was in for a treat. I was not disappointed. I’ve ran into Dan at the commons a few times now and the man is always full of joy. You can’t help but smile along with him as he performs for the small crowds of tourists and passersby.

Parking garage in Back Bay. I’ve always wanted to take a picture of this building. It stands high above any other building on this block. Best viewed from across the street on Boylston.

Parking garage in Back Bay. I’ve always wanted to take a picture of this building. It stands high above any other building on this block. Best viewed from across the street on Boylston.

Art piece at Harvard campus.

Art piece at Harvard campus.

That time they made the Government Center building look nice for Boston Calling.

That time they made the Government Center building look nice for Boston Calling.

So good.

Wow. This is amazing.

"Balance" was the song that got me hooked on these guys a few years ago. I don’t exactly remember how I discovered them, but I’m glad I did because I can not get enough Future Islands in my life. I’ve always wanted to see them live in a small venue, but it seems I can only catch them at festivals. I can’t complain, they always put on incredible shows.

This whole NPR taping is worth the watch, or play in the background while you work.

Thanks, Samuel Herring, for such amazing music.

What a song.