Back in 2000 I saw “Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python” at Carnegie Hall, I liked it as well, though I didn’t love it. Some of it felt a little stale and if you’ve been watching the footage from Python’s farewell at London’s o2 you’ll know what I mean.
Much better was the Broadway musical “Spamalot”… it had a really nice run and when I saw it Tim Curry played King Arthur so you gotta think.
This December 15th and 16th, “Not The Messiah (He’s A very Naughty Boy”)” -a spoof of Handel, will be performed at Carrnegie Hall, and if you have to be Christian this is the way to do it. Idle has claimed ” “If our [Life of] Brian was by Matthew then this is by John (but more John Lennon and John Du Prez). In other words, it isn’t sketches at all, but recitative and songs and the occasional Nine Carol Service Reader.”
Sounds cool, right? The first time I saw “Life Of Brian”, the day it opened, Christians were picketing it, leading me to the belief they hadn’t actually seen it. The very very clever story of the boy who was born in the stable next to the big J is hardly sacriligist, unless you consider folks on the edge of the Sermon On The Mount so far away they mishear Jesus (“Blessed are the cheesemakers?”, “Not just cheese, all diary products”…) .
I expect “Not The Messiah” to be a thumping good show and the cheapest tickets are $21 including handling so even if it sucks you ain’t muc behind. Plus Carnegie Hall? Best sound ever.
Miley makes it three at the top
better than you remember
it has been four years since her last long player
quickly get your music noticed
A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him