Jam Today: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
The End Of English Vaudeville: The great Ken Dodd, a fixture of many an English lad’s youth, with his spiked hair, bucked tooth, and sharp, not wit, just plain funniness, and operatic voice that was so at odds, died at the age of 90. The older you get, the more surreal death becomes. That was twilight’s last gleaming for young boys of the 1960s and not pm;y is the scene that brought you Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope, Cary Grant and many many others closed down for business but so is my childhood.
Concerts: I had to miss “A Day To Remember” last night because I am just too busy to go into work tired, and I am missing Demi Lovato because I am going to opening night of “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child”. Next week I have Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert (which I will probably blow off) and Weird Al at the Apollo a week on Friday. The very next day? The David Bowie exhibition.
More Concerts: Paul Simon on presale today at nine o’clock and Z & B on presale tomorrow at 9…
POTUS: I am getting sick of writing, “hey, he is gonna do the right thing with NK” or “hey, gun control, yeah he gets it”. But he doesn’t, he just says anything at any time to anyone and he has nothing to do with reality. He is the mood ring of Presidents.
New Music: Amy Rigby’s ode to the old guys and Young Fathers state of the art rap music electronica are ruling my life when I have the time to listen to them.
Old Music: The Paul McCartney live one is nothing special and The Impressions cover album is simply bizarre.
Television: Strange as this must read, last week’s Saturday Night Live was excellent. The Robert Mueller as “The Bachelor” was hysterical and Sterling K. Brown bursting into tears. Also, James Bay made me a believer with “Pink Lemonade”. A really pleasant surprise. Grade: A-
More Mueller: You get the feeling he is dragging it out?
SXSW: “Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the Texas capital.”