This is for my friend, Joe, who posted a clip of William Shatner singing Keep it Gay on the Dick Cavett show back in the 60s. Sorry, Joe, this rendition beats that hands down. The sad thing is, to this day, I can't hear Rocket Man on the radio without recalling this haunting (as in night terrors) performance.
In a self-consciously clap-happy exploration of one of the most delightful and satisfying forms of human action and expression, Nick Baker investigates the meanings and motivations, the sounds and symbolism, the elation and frustration of ritually striking one hand with another.
This morning we went to the Santa Fe Farmers Market and this band was busking at one end of the market. There was this cute little kid on a mouth harp. Is it just me or is anyone else bothered by their playing Last Dance with Mary Jane with this little kid?
Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan.
Nashville native and resident Ke$ha has announced a flood benefit concert taking pace June 16 at Nashville's Limelight. Tickets, which range from $30 to $100 for those who want to meet the chart-topper in person, go on sale on May 6 at http://bit.ly/Kesha4Nashville. All profits will be used to help the families and animals affected by the flood.
The folks who brought you Avenue Q came up with this wonderful little ditty. They are really good at turning everyday despair into musical comedy. Guess this is just another one of those times when we have to laugh or we'll cry.