Thursday, May 03, 2007

Drowning the soul

Sunday night, barring a natural disaster, you'll be able to find me down at Barley's.I'm in desperate need for a little night music. Been one of those weeks.

Ever get the feeling life's passing you by? Well, me either, but it sounded like something to say.

Wanted to go hear Fountain City's own Sarah Lewis and Jag Star down at the World's Fair Park last Saturday night. Instead, I found myself hanging out at the old school for the alumni dinner, clicking the camera and writing in the notepad.

Life's tough. Actually it wasn't bad, but nothing compares to live music on a gorgeous Saturday night --- especially when its Jag Star. Sorry, Halls.

Haven't seen Robin, CC and the Stringband since back in the winter. Robin's vocals makes me remember why life is such a fine journey. She can pluck the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone, sometimes all in the same song.

She's good. I truly believe the Stringband could tour America and never look back. And yet they still play the Taproom every Sunday night. Robin and the boys are a local treasure.

Next weekend, the Harneds and I are planning to take in the KSO's spring concert at the Bijou. Among other things, the Symphony will present a concerto composed by Wladyslaw Szpilman. Szpilman was the subject of Roman Polanski's fine 2003 film, "The Pianist."

"Anyone who watches that film and isn't moved can't be a human being," a friend says.

And so it is. Can't wait to hear his music.

But yeah. I'm leaving the ball game and everything else behind Sunday night. Time to go hear that angel sing.

It's good for the soul.

Both RobinElla's "Solace for the Lonely" and Jag Star's "The Best Impression of Sanity" are available now. Info: www.robinella.com and www.jagstar.com

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