Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I Remember You in Paris...

A Gal a Day is not a porn site (sorry, boys). I toyed briefly with the idea of posting a picture of a different woman every day--like Margaret Sanger or Harriet Tubman or someone not famous perhaps but important to me--but that seems way too literal (and way too much work). I chose the name because (a) I really like the Marx Brothers and (b) I like the twisting of language that that sort of humor employs. I'm not going to try to explain it, actually: I think the non-sequitur probably says more on its own than I could impart.

One thing you can count on is that I have to go see a bunch of performances here in NYC and occasionally, I'm going to write about them. For instance: last night, Catherine and I saw our friends Jim Bauer and Meghan McGeary in The Weimarband at Joe's Pub. We'd seen them before, of course, but they hadn't performed their music from The Blue Flower with the entire band in a couple of years now. They gave a really great show, as always, and it was so great to hear Jim's music performed live again! If you haven't heard them, I urge you to check out the album on iTunes or Yahoo music. And if you're in NYC and you missed them last night, you've still got a chance to hear the music: Prospect Theater is mounting a production of the completed Blue Flower February 2 through March 2 at the West End Theater. I haven't seen the play since it was in workshops at The ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop a few years ago, but I'm looking forward to seeing where Jim and his wife, Ruth, who created the visual elements of the piece--that's one of her images from the show above--have taken it.

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