Weird Al through the album covers. In the mid-70s, an accordionist by the name of Alfred Matthew Yankovic took a staple of FM radio, the humorous song parody, and turned it into a cottage industry that’s transformed him into a cultural icon known as Weird Al. Starting with song parodies for which he accompanied himself … Continue reading Weird Al Yankovic
Nothing quite compares to Southern rock...
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I'll state up front, she dies — eventually. I mean, we all do, right? Nothing any of us can do will make much of a difference. I don't want people getting a false sense of hope that things work out between us in the end because they don't. They almost never do, really. I won't … Continue reading Remains
My collection of essays, The Cheese Toast Project (ISBN: 978-0-9848913-4-4), is now available in print at online booksellers, and in print and Kindle versions at Amazon.com. The essays are about family, writing, music, drama, religion, politics, and history. Early drafts appeared on my blog, Raised by Wolves and have since been revised and expanded.
Vieux Farka Toure, the guitarist from Mali, in West Africa, played Terminal West in Atlanta on 22 April. I had the good fortune to see his father, Ali Farka Toure play at the Variety Playhouse in 1999 or 2000, so I was pleased to be able to see Vieux play this year. Like his father … Continue reading Vieux Farka Toure, Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, 22 April 2015
My friend, Alyse Black was in town Tuesday, 14 April and performed at the Academy Theatre in Hapeville, GA. I met Alyse in 2008 when she performed at the Five Spot in Little Five Points, and have been following her career ever since. She's a great singer and songwriter, and her live shows are always … Continue reading Alyse Black, Academy Theatre, Hapeville, GA, 14 April 2015
While I was at Serenbe Playhouse this weekend to see Man of La Mancha, which is an excellent show I highly recommend, I ran across this reminder of their equally great production of Hair a season or so ago. During the production, it was used as their box office. I can imagine Ken Kesey and … Continue reading Serenbe Street Scenes, Hair Bus, 5 April 2015
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) performed Continuance: Stories Not Yet Ended at the Academy Theatre in Hapeville, GA, March 28 & 29.The show was a benefit in memory of ARTC member Bill Kronick, and proceeds benefited the American Brain Tumor Association. I attended the Sunday performance. Special musical guest was local singer/songwriter Julie Gribble, … Continue reading ARTC, Academy Theatre, Hapeville, GA, 29 March 2015