Last night I saw David Strassman and his puppets at the Regal Theatre (thanks Mega, oh and I dodged Chuck Wood’s spit). Hmm and as you know loons, I am not particularly fond of dolls nor clowns but when they spit and curse, well…… now we are talking. Friggin hilarious. My fav would have to be the seriously pissed clown that kept slipping off his knee and the cursing koala, neither of which appear on any Youtube clips.
Psst And Ted E Bare has his own Facebook page.
and no, I didn't take the photo, friend did!
OMG, I saw Cyndi Lauper in concert last night and I must say it was more an experience than it was a concert. Wearing a bright red wig, Cyndi Lauper metamorphosed throughout the night into teacher, student, philosopher, artist, mother , wife, musician, humanitarian, comedian and serious blues artist. Some fans must have been scratching their heads when she burst on stage and began belting out blues numbers from her latest album. It was a far cry from her 80’s pop persona. However when she walked off stage and into the audience and onto the seats she had them eating out of her hands.
Perth was a tough crowd, but she worked it hard to unravel the conservative politeness which has seeped into our music culture (we don’t stand up and dance no more). By nights end however she had everyone, and I mean everyone, on their feet and breaking into song.
When she finally sang Girls Just Want To Have Fun (a song she must now dread) Lauper split the crowd into two sections and had them singing the chorus in rounds like some huge karaoke party. When an exhausted Lauper left the stage the crowd was still buzzing over what they had witnessed.
The biggest compliment for Cyndi Lauper would have to have been the queues of people after the show lining up to get their hands on her latest album.
Psst I’m not sure if the crowd fully appreciated the musicians Lauper had bought with her on tour but Charlie Musselwhite, Michael Toles and Steve Potts are R&B legends.
Turkish pop star Demet Akalin rued the day she made some ethnic slurs at a concert. Poor woman was sentenced to writing out the Turkey national anthem and then having to write a five page critique on it! Hmm, so what did she say you ask? OK, here it is…. “Are you all from Diyarbakir? Did you come from the mountains? I don’t understand where you people can be from all of you sitting there staring like morons.” Geez, lucky she wasn’t stoned.