Friday, April 3, 2015
High Egoslavian Holy Day. Earthgirl and I saw a show in Harrisburg a decade and a half ago or so ago, not Thompson solo but Richard Thompson Band, they encored with Crawl Back, a fifteen minute version that morphed into The Israelites then back out, one of the best nights of my life.
Earthgirl and I and Hamster saw a Richard Thompson Band concert at the Senator Theater in Govans in 1996, closed the second set with a twelve-minute Shoot Out the Lights, one of the best nights of my life.
Earthgirl and I and Hamster saw a Richard Thompson Band concert at Lisner Auditorium in DC in late 1990s, it was the You, Me, Us tour, it was one of the best nights of my life, they drilled my favorite Richard Thompson song:
Earthgirl and Planet and I saw a Richard Thompson Band concert at the Keswick Theater in Philadelphia in the mid-00s, it was one of the best nights of my life, he opened with a killer:
Another one of the best nights of my life (thirty-three years ago, youngsters), I was there for the below at The Bayou: serendipitously my relationship with Blondie was falling apart as Richard and Linda screamed at each other between songs:
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the nytimes has a news story that "groundhog day" is being made into a broadway musical - the comment i submitted to them about this -ReplyDelete
"Groundhog Day" is a powerful story of redemption through love, as the central character moves from self-concern, to despair and destruction, to a final realization of our purpose on earth - to be good to each other. I've seen the movie many times, including on tv - and I wonder if the stage show will include a plot element often omitted when broadcast - Phil's interaction with the elderly beggar. This adds an important aspect that balances the "immortality" and "boy gets girl" and comic elements that make the movie so appealing. The old man's fate reminds us of the background against which this dramedy is playing - that we are all subject to aging, illness, death, loss of those persons and things dear to us, and the inevitability of experiencing the good and evil consequences of our actions (Buddha's Five Contemplations).
"thirty-three years ago..."ReplyDelete
That's fucking ridiculous. Numbers don't go that high.