Monday, July 18, 2011

More Weird Al

Got to meet this genius backstage on Saturday night - thanks to Ruben Valiterra...cool. Very fun show - those Weird Al fans are serious - singing along with all the clever lyrics. What can you say about a show that features a Doors parody "Craigslist", mini pseudo interviews with the likes of Robert Plant, Eminem and Madonna, a Segway, Amish outfits and Star Wars' storm troopers...you have to see it to believe it.

This week keeping cool as the temperature is soaring with humidex into the plus 30s...ugh. Still, remind me about this when I'm complaining about winter...

Martedi - that's Tuesday for you non Italophiles - Daniela Nardi is again at Chalkers, Wednesday Mohawk grad and former "Jazzology" guest Mary McKay VanEnden is at the Reservoir from 7 - 10 p.m. - she is a wonderful singer and will be accompanied by her man Johnny McKay..a nice cool place on a sweltering day...the only heat will be that generated onstage. Also on Wednesday over at Hugh's Room - Jane Bunnett and Hilario Duran's CD release for "Cuban Rhapsody" around 8:30...

Read an article ":Resisting the Avant-Garde in Films" by Manohla Dargis in the New York Times this weekend about how some appreciate and some do not more abstract films...i.e. "Tree of Life" .The author cited this interesting 3 minute film which I'd never heard of before..it's oddly compelling and calming - plus there is Ella Fitzgerald...so tenuous jazz connection. Apparently it appeals to young children who often get up and sway and move to the music, mesmerized by the pan of the flower covered fence...I think as an INFP I don't have trouble if there isn't a set narrative or linear storyline, I'm perfectly fine filling in the blanks...or leaving the blanks unfilled too...


Bruce Baillie - All My Life from Andrew EW Neel on Vimeo.
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