Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cuban actress and singer Rita Montaner in a Mexican film from 1951 called "Negro es mi color." In this scene, she sings to her daughter.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Van Morrison - Fair Play

thanks to ARG for the Sunday Suggestion. his selection earns him the following laudatory remarks: Andrew is not only an exceptional story-teller and song-writer, he is also a very handsome pseudo-redhead with a knack for both slow-paced and fast-paced walking and wearing recognizable hats.

Have a Sunday Suggestion? post in the comments and you may find yourself similarly lauded next week!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remember this guy?

I posted this video a couple weeks ago, and last night, by complete coincidence, I met him in person! He was giving a concert at Grace and St. Pauls Church in Manhattan with his group Suprili, a small choir that sings traditional Georgian polyphony. It took about two songs for me to realize that he was that guy from that video I posted!! I told him the story, but he was, justifiably, more weirded out than impressed.
Also on the program last night was the Starry Mountain Singers, and here's a video of the group's men singing a Corsican lament, from their performance in Elkins, WV on May 10. Thanks to my friend Gabe for the concert tip, and for allowing me to have a strange video-comes-to-life crazy moment. You think if I post a video of Hugh Jackman I'll meet him too?