Wild At Heart
The Academy Awards are over and I don’t really care. I haven’t watched a significant part of the awards since “Blame Canada” was nominated for best song and I wanted to see Robin Williams sing the song. Along with the Grammy’s, I never watch the big shows but I do like to see the results and nothing really intrigued me this year except congrats to Randy Newman (“Toy Story 3”) for winning his 2nd award in 20 nominations. This guy went from writing some of the funniest and poignant songs of the 70’s (including “Short People” and numerous songs for artists like Pat Boone, Judy Collins and Everly Brothers) into a cash cow of movie writing, esp for Disney films (his other win was for “Monster’s Inc”).
On a sad note, blues artist Eddie Kirkland was killed in a car accident yesterday at the age of 88. Kirkland toured with John Lee Hooker from 1949-1962 and got the nickname "Gypsy of the Blues" for his rigorous touring schedules which including Callahan’s. One of his daughters is a Detroit police officer. I also noticed William Nicholas Stone Courtney passed away last week. He was a British actor best known for his role as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart on Doctor Who.
Here are some shows coming out to check out.
Wednesday (3/02) – Fefe Dobson @ Hard Rock Café, Gaelic Storm @ Magic Bag, Metrotimes Blowout Pre-Party (featuring Lettercamp, Darling Imperial, Secret Twins and more) @ Magic Stick
Thursday (3/03) – Flogging Molly @ The Fillmore
Friday (3/04) – NOMO @ DIA, Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller @ Clutch Cargos
Saturday (3/05) – Gretchen Wilson @ Caesar’s Windsor, Railroad Earth @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, The Verve Pipe @ Brighton Center For The Performing Arts, Mackinaw Island’s Festival Express (w/Jill Jack and more) @ Magic Bag
Have a good weekend and see you next Monday.