Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Hot Club

Well I actually missed a couple Friday visits to the Hot Club. A rarity. On my return I noticed that there were 6 signed Don Bousquet drawings on the brick wall as you come in. Nice touch!

The HC has also been graced by some local musical talent displaying their chops. Lonnie Gasperini has been a mainstay on Sundays for a while. There has been music also on Wednesdays. Good music will always soothe the savage soul.

And who but the Professors (aka Mike and the Professors) to soothe your soul and put your mind at ease when they play the Hot Club on Wednesday April 18th from 6-9. Ask them to play Roy Head’s Treat Her Right. Tell ’em Sportzine made me do it!

Last Sunday, Kirk Feather dropped by. The noted jazz aficionado (who once wrote a jazz column for a local paper) was delighted when the band that was playing asked him to sit in. And good fortune smiled as Kirk just happened to have his saxophone in the car.

The Friday I did return was blessed with 70 degree weather. While it turned spring officially March 20th, Alex the Great noted that it takes a warm day with the HC deck full of people to usher in the true beginning of spring. Grrreat!

In a discussion with Adam, I mentioned that Luther was still a favorite and that we also watched Wallander with Kenneth Branagh. The 1st episode, Sidetracked, was good but the next two dragged. One thing I noticed was that the theme songs to both shows (BBC TV) had a voice that sounded like Ruth Wilson who played Alice in Luther.

Well the remarkable redhead Ruth Wilson did not sing either theme song. The opening theme music for Luther is by Massive Attack with the lead by Hope Sandoval of Mazzy. The song is called Paradise Circus. Massive Attack is a British duo, Robert ‘3 D’ Del Naja and Grant ‘Daddy G’ Marshall, known for ‘trip hop’ music and guest vocalists.

The theme music to Wallander is by Aussie folk singer Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo Band. The song is called Nostalgia.

Anyway, Adam suggested that I check out another fine BBC production – Sherlock, a current version of Sherlock Holmes.

Come A Little Bit Closer to the Mike said that the Professors band was going to put up chicken wire at the HC when they perform April18. Prevent stuff from being thrown at them. I told Mike that I’d bring the wire cutters.


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