Sunday, January 9, 2011
Sunny Side of the Street
This photo is from their Facebook page...the space is adorable. One of the owners herself is waiting tables - Helena Kosikova, perhaps a little harried but smiling - if they continue to be as busy as evidenced by the steady stream of customers - they may need an extra body or two.
Connie Kaldor was throughly enjoyable last night - as always, very funny and entertaining - she joked that she was possibly the only person who had given birth to 50 percent of her band - her sons were with her last night. Of course it included the treasures of "Wood River" and "Bird on a Wing" and the poignant "A Mother's Prayer". Connie switched back and forth between guitar and piano and obviously still holds her Saskatchewan roots close to her heart - witness "Family Farm" and the cute double entendre number about "if you like her perogies she will like your kielbasa". Always a delight to hear plain and simple, simply good singer/songwriters.
I had this discussion with a couple of people at Azure on Friday night - that it seems many people and particularly of a younger crowd may be missing out on the joy and spontaneity, the comraderie and communal experience of live music - now being used to downloading whatever they want to hear...a little sad that.
When I got home last night - caught Paul Giamatti on The Daily Show - he seemed really nervous chatting with Jon Stewart - giggling and fidgeting in his chair like a teenage girl....of course, that endears him to me all the more.
Also channel surfing - "The Exorcist" - somewhat laughable special effects now and perhaps even then - not really scary at all...perhaps I am jaded by the all the archness of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"...:)
Some beauty admist the late night - the Christian Dior Spring 2011 fashion show with John Galliano taking a bow at the end - beautiful, colourful, airy, feminine and ethereal creations. Gorgeous.