Thursday, February 17, 2011

True Confessions



Sounds a little pulp/noirish doesn't it ? The subject matter is very squeaky clean though...after watching the Bieber tribute on "Glee" I finally decided to check out Stratford's teen sensation on You Tube as have a gazillion other people..and you know what...it's fun, upbeat and catchy - "Baby" and "Somebody to Love" - it makes people happy ....well tons of girls anyway and doesn't hurt anyone...so live with it people. What's wrong with being entertaining and uplifting and not trash talking women using the b and "h" words?

Yes, it's "bubblegum"....gosh remember that term? Flashback to Donnie Osmond and David Cassidy pour moi...and hey, in the case the teen idol is CANADIAN!

Speaking of "noir" another enlightening lecture and film at the Revue - I caught "The Wrong Man" with Henry Fonda - playing a bassist at the stork club - so there is your jazz content. I love discovering films I have never heard about as well - "The Woman in the Window" with Edward G. Robinson for one. Next up on lecture 3 - "Femme Fatale" and screenings that week (March 22nd) of "The Grifters" - one of my faves...particularly because it has the dreamy John Cusack in it and a deadly Angelica Houston...

Musically - Sophia Perlman is at the Home Smith Bar tomorrow night and the CJQ is having a CD release at Quotes - they are doing a Live to Air on Jazz FM this evening. If you're in the mood for tasty brunch and tasty vocals - check out Ori Dagan from noon - 3 at Gate 403 and later in the day...Max Sennitt y Sus Amigos at 9 p.m. on Saturday...I will likely be enjoying something cool at Azure around 5:30 tomorrow...

Volunteer party at the station on Sunday afternoon - Pat Murray and her trio are at Ten Feet Tall on the Danforth from 3:30 on. The Humber "kids" are at the Rex Sunday night - some of this year's "Jazzology" victims will be on the bandstand as the "Dave Holland Project"  - Eli Bennett, Derek Gray, Julian Nalli among the talented musicians. The following night - the 9:30 show is Kelsey Grant's Trombone Extravaganza.

I caught Byung Gul Jung's band at Gate 403 before the lecture at the Revue on Tuesday - took some photos with my iphone but not able to send for some reason...so...photos to follow....
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