Now you’ve done it. You’ve got me started on the Nicholas Brothers. Harold and Fayard. Genuises. Fred Astaire told the brothers that this sequence (from the movie “Stormy Weather”) was the greatest movie musical number he’d ever seen. The virtuosity of their moves is just stunning. And yes, that is Cab Calloway leading the orchestra.… Continue reading 3/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Sometime after my third cup of coffee, I said to myself, “Why not play some ukrabilly?” I saw this for the first time on Facebook. Facebook’s translations can be pretty rough, but thanks to one of the comments, I was able to find out that this is a Ukranian band called OT VINTA. Check out… Continue reading 3/21/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
These are the Toelegu Pan Pipers from Toelegu Village, Havulei District, Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. When I talk about “Monday Funday Dance Party,” I’m serious about the dancing. If you’re in a place where you can cut a rug a little bit, you’ll just feel wonderful. And I say this with full knowledge that… Continue reading 3/14/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
You can accomplish a lot in 90 years. George Martin just passed away, and my thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Some of you younger kids have probably never heard of George Martin. He’s a good name to look out for if you’re browsing through older music; he produced and arranged music for… Continue reading March 9, 2016
Once upon a time, there was a 21 and under club called “Phil’s Bongo Room.” It doesn’t matter where it was; it’s been gone for a long time anyway. It was lost to an unfortunate infestation of luxury condos. Anyhoo, it was fun and they had live bands and a floor that lit up like… Continue reading 2/29/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Quick note – I’m having some issues posting videos right now. I hope to have this worked out soon, but in the meantime you might see the video itself, or just text linking you to it. Sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope it doesn’t take any funday out of your Monday! You feel alright?… Continue reading February 15, 2016: Monday Funday Dance Party!
I adore Brahms, and if I had the cash I’d be on a plane out to Detroit right now! Thanks to Rich Brown of Good Music Speaks for turning us on to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s ongoing celebration of Brahm’s life & works. They’re doing all four symphonies, a Berio arrangement of Brahm’s Sonata for… Continue reading Brahms Festival 2016