Monday, May 28, 2007

The Long Holiday Weekend

Joan came with me to see Isaac Mizrahi at Joe's on Friday night. Isaac must have sensed she was in the room because he kept talking about shoes which always makes Joan animated.

On Saturday I saw Sons of William and Griffin House. Both rocked, which isn't surprising because Sons of William were Griffin House's backing band, so if the one rocked, it followed that the other would. In scientific circles this is known as Peterson's Principle Of Backing Bands. William himself joined on keyboards for a couple of songs as well. And the hot bassist in Sons of William switched to lead guitar for Griffin House because she was wearing Superman underwear which made it possible for her to do anything.

Next up Saturday was Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro, a group from Brazil which depletes the population measurably whenever they tour. Seriously, they're a full tango orchestra so, it was as if an entire town had set up on the stage.

And then Sunday night, Kiki and Herb played their last show of the run at Joe's, a sort of warm-up for their appearance at the Tony Awards and subsequent tour. Their show is called "The Year of Magical Drinking" and if anything ever qualified as a "you-had-to-be-there" sort of thing, this is it.

And I was. I would have gotten out of town, but, frankly, the holiday snuck up on me. Oh, well. There's nothing like driving around New York City when no one else is . .


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