Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dad's Buddies

In going through video tapes I found this collection of photos of my father's buddies from his years in the army. He just missed WWII and was drafted in 1946 soon after the war ended. He spent a lot of time in Korea.

The photos are charming and very sexy. My father isn't in any of them, so I'm assuming he was the photo taker or he got these from one of his friends.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

On Rainy Afternoons

This performance was from 2002 when I hosted a night of video clips of Barbra Streisand.   It was good evening.  Dan Wingate put together a fantastic collection of rare clips, I had a few people get up and do some Barbra songs; However, in the back of my mind I thought that it might be a good place to meet someone. but to my surprise there were very few gay guys there, mostly uber fan women.  Some of whom drive in from the suburbs. 

This song is a little clunky but I like it... Larry Blustain is on the Hideout upright piano which always sounds like it belongs in a 3rd grade classroom and Seamus Harmey is playing the violin.   We had only gone over these songs once the night before and poor Seamus didn't really have anyplace to noodle over in this turgid tune.    So, for most of the song it looks like he is frozen in space and time.  

(Note:  I'm almost done with this walk down my musical memory lane...  Soon back to regular programing.)