Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Remember for next karaoke night!
Related: there were a couple of my younger friends at my b-day karaoke party a short time ago who didn’t know “Goodbye Earl”! Both are 24ish, I think.* Sad!
*my friends in attendance almost spanned 20 years. 24-43, I believe. And I am now exactly a mid-30-something.
do it do it do it
Juanes, I will see you in concert.
(PS this is the Juanes-related secret I posted about weeks ago)
This band opened for Metric last night. Their band name is misleading — they aren’t Canadian, as I originally assumed.
Source: SoundCloud / The Colourist
My wonderful friend A got us on the guest list for Metric at Stubbs tonight. I think we may even be able to watch from the VIP area! So I should be able to actually see them!
I didn’t mind so much not being able to see Band of Horses very well last Wednesday, since the sound was great and I’ve seen them live two times before from great seats. But this is my first time to see Metric, even though I’ve been a fan for about 5 years now.
It’s strange that this is my second concert in a week’s time. There are usually months between concerts I attend.
We love Solange Knowles! Here’s some beautiful photographs from her Losing You video shoot, taken by our very own Daniele Tamagni. The Sapeurs featured in the shoot can also be seen in Daniele’s brilliant book “Gentlemen of Bacongo”, which was featured in The Guardian back in 2009 - Check it out!