Friday April 18th 2014

Face the Music

A Tongue-in-cheek musical homage to “Downton Abbey”

A Tongue-in-cheek musical homage to “Downton Abbey”

January 02, 2014

"Anticipation...is making me wait. It's keeping me wai-ai-ai-ting," sings the wonderful Carly Simon. The song can be applied to many situations, not the least of which is the wait for return of "Downton Abbey."

The Other Bones (Loretta Allen, Andrew Mead and Eric Bruce) is a trio of electronic, rock, soul, pop awesomeness.

When I think of Christmas music, I think of Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosy, Johnny Mathis, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the like. I also think of a few 80's gems like The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" and The Pogues' "A Fairytale of New York."

OK so there I was at the last Red Sox home game of the regular season yesterday. There I sat under sunny skies watching our bearded boys defeat The Blue Jays from my seats deep in the outfield.

Singer Anna Lombard and her guitarist Treny Gay (Paranoid Social Club, Arc of Sky) stopped by the Press Herald on Wednesday to record a Newsroom Sessions with yours truly.
Consider it an invitation to TOMORROW NIGHT's CD RELEASE SHOW! Congrats to Anna for "Head Full Of Bells," a gorgeous collection of 8 songs that you're fall head over heels for.

ANNA LOMBARD "Head Full of Bells" CD Release Show

Lyle Divinsky opens!

IF U GO (which you totally should!):

WHEN: 8 p.m., Friday, August 16 

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10, $20 for VIP; porticitymusichall.com

Wow. It hits me every year, despite the fact that I've been out of school for nine trillion years. Every mid-August the feeling never fails to unnerve me.

Catch her live on Thursday, August 8 as part of the Alive at Five Music Series at Monument Square in Portland along with Arc of Sky and Jeff Beam. The music starts at 5 p.m.

Let me start by saying, to quote "Gone with the Wind:" "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn," about the Royals or the world's obsession with William and Kate's newborn son. I've never understood the obsession. But I'm more than happy to poke fun at it.

So get this. The good people here at The Press Herald let me book an act, interview them, and have them play some music right here in our cool new studio.