I’m off to The LA Forum for the Welcome 2 America show. Then home to the desert and back to Long Beach on Saturday for the Long Beach Comic Expo. It’ll be a busy couple of days, but I’m looking forward to it. Much better than sitting in the desert, bored all day long.
A recap of this weekend and photos will be forthcoming. Maybe even a few updates while I’m out there.
@alyankovic was told by the Lady Gaga camp that he couldn’t put his “Born This Way” parody on his new album. It’s shame, because it’s quite good. The whole story in Al’s words. Here’s to Al for being respectful enough to ask. I just wonder if it was Gaga or her lawyers that actually said no? I wonder also if some “superstars” take themselves a bit too seriously.
Prince can pull off a masterful ballad. As much as I like some of his early 80’s and 90’s ballads, some of his recent slow songs have left me sorta, meh! The bulk of his recent albums have been ballads of this caliber. In my opinion he sorely needed to return to his hard rock guitar driven stuff. Tonight he premiered a new song, “Lay Down”, on George Lopez Tonight. Nice to hear him go back to his rock roots a little bit. I’m eager to hear the album that it comes from.
Speaking of his 80’s ballads the second song he performed was “The Beautiful Ones” from “Purple Rain”. Still his most iconic album and film. I think I must have listened to that album a million times throughout the 1980’s. It was my personal soundtrack during that decade I think. The most striking thing of this performance is the ballerina performing on stage. Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Soloist. Absolutely stunning!
I’ve been working on the design of a site for a shop in town. It’s coming together slowly but nicely. I’m anxious to finalize the design. I’ve also been editing some old writings and some of the entries on this site updating missing photos, etc.
On the fun side. We got tickets to the Prince: Welcome 2 America tour next week. Yay! I know most people don’t like him. But the shows are pretty entertaining and always lots of fun. The plan is that he is doing 21 shows in 21 nights. He did something similar in London a few years back. I’m really looking forward to it!