One of my new favorite bands is Kabbalah a klezmer band from South of France who will be on tour in the summer. That’s cool, but you know what’s really, cool? Maybe they could route thru Bay Area overlapping with Palo Alto’s famous Fete De La Musique World Music Day Father’s Day event? Like as a special headliner? I will have to round up the usual francophile 650 suspects….
(back to the distinction between doing something as a concert promoter and artist manager and merely writing about it. but as sapir whorf and maybe that hot russian psych lit woman from stanford lera boroditsky and her 1,300 followers or something and mark twain diary of adam and eve would say, say it do it whats le differance? and sorry about the loose j’accuse reference…you know louis (armstrong, prima, renault) this could be the start of a beautiful relationship…OR HOW ABOUT FOR FIRST SHOW AT NEW NEW VARSITY THEATRE, SPEAKING OF DON’T BOGART THAT JOINT?)
edit to add, five months later: no thanks to me but Kabbalah Klezmer band from France has two shows this month in the area, at Ashkenaz this Friday June 8 and then in Santa Cruz at Moe’s on the 12th. Mazel tov and au revoir to the French Klezmerim. This goes back to my study or ponder of the continuum of doing something versus merely writing about it. Whitman said all our thoughts and actions matter, so if this helped at all, great. Helps, I should say, tensely.
Palo Alto World Music Day: plods on, for Fathers’ Day.
The Varsity: just sitting there, although I still have about 200 of my magic “TLPW456” broadsides to sick on the project…Oh yeah, the other thing that has happened since February is John Arrillaga announced intention to build a huge office complex nearby at 27 University that would include a new home for Theatreworks, using some of the same rhetoric about need for culture downtown; I was not the only person who said “why not restore the Varsity instead?”
But I will pass on this quasi-offer to the artists…
Or, I could pay them modified union scale of $75 per head if they want to route through Palo Alto and busk, either between LA and Berkeley or between Sebastopol and Santa Cruz…which is exactly what Magnolia Sisters did….