Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Classics Rock

In what could signal some kind of cultural shift in North Korea, the New York Philharmonic has accepted an invitation to perform in that country sometime soon.

(We received an e-mail for the Biz Radio Network Orchestra and Chorus to perform for the Asian Chamber of Commerce Christmas party…of course, that has to be approved by the probation officer working with the horn section from their escapades in Centerville last week.)

Speaking of the New York Philharmonic…one of the most enjoyable films I’ve seen in a long time is August Rush, which is the story of three musicians, and the search by a little boy for his unknown parents.

Every cliché in the book is in this movie, from the star-crossed couple to the little orphan boy to the moving music score…but it all works.

The climax of the film involves the Philharmonic under the baton of the young boy, but I won't spoil the ending for you. Take your honey to see August Rush, and make sure no one from the BizRadio Network Orchestra is sitting in the back of the theater.

Led Zeppelin returned to the stage last night with their first full set in 19 years in the O2 Arena in London… Original members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones rocked the stage for two hours. On the drums, the son of the late John Bonham, 41-year old Jason Bonham… if the video clips are any indication, every bit as passionate as his father behind the drum kit.

New music afficinados take note--this is how Rock is made: primal, passionate, and live. No voice tracks or skanky dancers cavorting to drum tracks.

There’s now talk of a Led Zep World Tour.
Oh, yeah. I’d definitely buy a ticket to that one.

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