Paul McCartney was in town for a riveting show that was a collection of hits from his long career, with a heavy emphasis on Beatles' tunes.
So what's not to like about that? Well, to be honest, I never thought I'd see Paul in concert since I don't see many big shows anymore, considered myself a "John guy," never really liked Wings, and haven't kept up with Paul's current catalog of music. But I have loved the Beatles since I was a very young child, and now my oldest son carries the Fab Four torch, making it clear to me often that he really wanted to see a Beatle. So I thought, what better birthday present for an eleven-year-old boy who loves music?
I gained 60 lbs back this year after acquiring a DVR and serving on a book committee. One of my helpful siblings offered me a roll of duct tape or the loan of a treadmill. I chose the treadmill.
So I happily gave my treadmill a trial run while watching the previously recorded BET awards hosted by one of my favorite performers, Queen Latifah. What a show! The press mainly reported on Chris Brown's emotional performance but the highlight for me was the musical tribute by various artists (including
July 12, 1979 - The infamous "Disco Demolition" took place in Chicago's Comiskey Park. This stunt, blowing up a dumpster full of disco records, turned into a mass riot which resulted in many injuries and arrests. Organizers failed to recognize the appeal of the event, and were swarmed with as many as 80,000 people screaming and hurling their records!
Do you want to try some new music and not spend ANY money? I'm talking free, folks! Your tax dollars at work.
Yes, the Library has many CDs (22,085 titles today, to be exact) but that's not what I'm talking about right now. Bet you didn't know we had streaming music that you can listen to day or night and never leave your home. All you need is a Denver Public Library card, an Internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher (free).
Some musical artists do more than play music, they put on a show! Excelling in theatricality, these bands feature elaborate costumes and stage productions. Even on CD, their showmanship shines through.
GWAR - Perhaps the most visually arresting of all costumed bands, their politically charged performances often involve spraying the audience with various fluids.
KISS - With fire-breathing and pyrotechnics, KISS is a fiery force to be reckoned with.
Get ready for the Biennial of the Americas and take a musical tour of the Western Hemisphere. Among this varied selection of CDs, at least one of them is sure to awaken your soul or make you dance.
Welcome to Haitian Creole 101 by Wyclef Jean
This is a full-fledged Caribbean album that careens from style to style showcasing glints of everything from reggaeton to cumbia without ever succumbing to the confines of a single style. It's really an amazing listen, especially if you're at all attracted to Caribbean music. All Music Guide.
Wátina by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective