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big mess cabaret!!!

blown away by the Big Mess Cabaret tonight. left with an actor’s lipstick stain on my cheek and feeling oh so fine. come on snowstorm…you don’t stand a chance with this lipstick tainted mama.

wedding singer

It shouldn’t surprise people who know us that Brni and I had a somewhat unconventional wedding. After living together for about 5 or 6 years, we decided to get married. Rather than go to a JP or have a regular wedding, we had a “Double Shotgun Wedding and Hitchin’ Party” after some friends remarked that they’d have to train a shotgun on both of us to get us married.

So we had a theme party. It was a covered dish, byob affair, followed by hot-tubbing and a sleep-over.
And this is the guy we hired to be our wedding singer. Last time we saw him, he was touring with Ani DiFranco. He’s irreverent, inappropriate, and one of the sweetest guys I’ve met. When he got to the party he said he knew he was in the right place when he saw the “bride” (dat be me) was barefoot.

So…watch some videos. To get them to work, I had to click on the reload button (little turny-arrow thing on the lower left of the screens) and then click the play button. The streaming format seems to be a little flakey.


Good Morning, Willie!

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook. This is the first thing I heard this morning and now need to share it with more people. I also may need to move to Texas someday…

Hesitation Blues by Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel.

brni away, watch the movie anyway

Just came across a little gem of a movie called “Honeydripper.” It’s slow, sometimes stilted, making me wish for more depth/plot, but omy, amazing music and more atmosphere than a balmy night on the bayou with a touch of mythic whimsy.
More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeydripper_(film)

chris smither

Last night, I went to the Chris Smither concert at the Sellersville Theatre with brni. Most of the songs were well known by the most polite and friendly audience I’ve ever been a part of. However, we were treated to some new songs that he said he “needed to learn” before he goes in the studio on Monday.
If this was practice, well, I can’t begin to imagine how good he’ll be when he finally gets them down.

The man just gets better and better.

this is wonderful

ahhh, randy

Brni and I were driving home from walking Loki at the local walking/biking path when a music reviewer for NPR came on to talk about Randy Newman’s new CD, Harps and Angels. As background, my dears, Randy Newman is my all-time, most favorite singer/songwriter/composer ever on the planet and beyond. Yes, yes, yes.

The reviewer, sharing my appreciation for Mr. Newman’s genius, made mentioned of the one song he was less than pleased with which was “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country.” Now, he wasn’t disappointed with the lyrics or sentiment of the song, but rather the version redone for the album. Apparently, Randy put out a YouTube video of the song before the album came out. The reviewer pointed out that the version on the album was reworked in a country/western style, losing much of its cutting political edge.

After we got home, Brni turned around and went out to buy the CD. We listened. It’s wonderful. I then searched out the YouTube vid and yes, the reviewer was dead on. The album is great. The song better as first presented.

so, here it is…

you can leave your hat on.

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