Category music

Let’s All Go to the Movies (Pt. 1)

Thirteen years ago, the famous short “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. In case you have never encountered this particular film short, enjoy below: This film short aired as a trailer, beginning in the 1950s, to […]

But, you know you ain’t no man: Heart (Pt. 2)

For the die-hard Beatles fan, hearing one of their songs in public (no matter how popular or unpopular) is always a good sign. I read Ann and Nancy Wilson’s memoir, Kicking and Dreaming, earlier this year and I knew these women have an undying love for the four lads from Liverpool. So, when the blare […]

But, you know you ain’t no man: Heart (Pt. 1)

Occasionally, I blog about reality and not just the recesses of my mind. Sometimes I would like to believe my daytime reveries about living in a classic film world are a reality, but there are moments which allow me to snap out of it and enjoy life in the present. Usually these moments come in […]

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: The Wizard of Oz

Uh oh, here comes Negative Nellie again as she moans about the 21st Century spoiling all of her fun. Yeah, yeah… but I think I have valid points. First of all, I saw Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaptation of The Wizard of Oz in Toronto last night. The actors were great and I loved the new […]

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook: On the Air

As I’ve mentioned before in the past, I worked a short stint at two radio stations in Amarillo. At FM90, some of the equipment from decades past were stored to show students, like myself at the time, how technology has changed over the years. I couldn’t fathom—quite frankly, I still don’t understand—how they managed to […]

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook: Let’s Dance

Somehow my wires crossed and I blogged about the wrong episode for the preview! My apologies. Instead, I had the pleasure of viewing the “Let’s Dance” episode featuring Liza Minnelli and loads of unseen footage of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Where to begin? I love Michael Feinstein’s determination to learn the steps of legendary […]

Live from Lincoln Center — Kristin Chenoweth

The other day I was studying with a group of friends… you know, “studying” and we were talking about various stars and films. Somehow, Kristin Chenoweth become a hot button issue. “I… don’t… like her,” one of my friends growled. I felt a sadness wash over my body, “B-b-but, why?” “She annoyed me so much […]