Monday, February 05, 2007

SEE WHAT THE HANGMAN'S DONE

Yowsers, was it a star-studded weekend. On Friday night, we braved the crowds of cuties in scarves and flapper hats to go to the Welcome to Dreamland show at Carnegie Hall. The whole soiree was organized by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, who introduced the concert and later came out for a folk-tastic closing number with everyone coming out and singing together. It was a really cool, kooky concert--very fun to see everyone together like that, but a little reminiscent of A Mighty Wind. I love A Mighty Wind, though. We were seated about 5 rows from the very top, and throughout the evening, I had an exhilarating anti-gravity feeling, like I was floating. My head nearly scraped the ceiling.

24 hours later, I found myself pacing around the garishly upholstered Ladies' Lounge in Radio City Music Hall. The lobby just about knocks you over with its elegance, and the actual auditorium is like a cavern, the orangy rings surrounding the stage like spirals sucking you straight down to the orchestra pit. Ennio Morricone and his posse of 300 musicians and singers were in totally top form. The audience was largely comprised over, as JF put it, "Sopranos extras," who kept yelling charming Italian things, but it didn't detract from the completely top notch show. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was almost weep-worthy in its awesomeness.

In other news, 10 things that happen to quicken my heart have been added to a major list (that will eventually feature 1,000 things that quicken the heart). Take a look at Snore and Guzzle. It's most delightful.

1 comment:

Logan said...

I am so jealous that you were able to see Ennio Morricone! That had to have been a fantastic concert. Nobody makes epic soundtracks like his.