Monday, March 21, 2011

Us & the Night & the Music

Photo By Hans Wild courtesy of VADS

It’s been a while since we redheads have been seen on the town together, that’s what comes of having two recording projects going at the same time, but we’re synchronizing our calendars for a good cause. On April 7th Laurel & Wendy Lane will be headlining the Colleen Giblin Foundation’s annual Humanitarian Evening in River Vale, NJ. There’s a lovely dinner, a little ceremony honoring three New York / New Jersey area humanitarians and a grand finale of a performance by your Redheads, and their special guest, singer Joe Bezzone. Even better we’ll have Tex Arnold on piano and Steve LaSpina on bass. If that’s not enough to make your little heart go pitty pat how ‘bout this, the evening is a benefit to support research for children’s neurological disorders and cancer! It’ll be a good time for a good cause.

For the complete details, to procure your tix or find out more about the Colleen Giblin Foundation and its mission visit their website.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pretty Little Picture

Cover photo & Design by Isaac Bailey
Huzzah! Huzzah! Things are rapidly moving forward with Breathing. The mastering is done, the artwork is ready and this week we’ll be heading off to repro. Soon there will be promos and gigs and everything else that is required to push a recording out into the big wide world. At the moment though, I’m going to take a deep breath and celebrate having gotten this far by posting a sneak peak at the cover, and then going out to enjoy this glorious almost spring day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rainy Day Playlist

1947 photo by Constantin Joffe from My Vintage Vogue

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the redhead is trying hard not to snore.  Actually, I’m not really sure that rain is the correct word for what’s going on outside my window right now.  It’s more of a deluge , with periods of monsoon.  Flood warnings abound and every instinct I possess is urging me to climb into my bed with the felines and a good book and wait it out.  But what good is day like this without its own soundtrack? So with a nod to Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity here are my top five rainy day tunes.
Bill Evans Here's That Rainy Day - Whenever the sky goes grey this is the first song that comes to mind, it's chock full of melancholy rainy day goodness.

Patty Griffin's Rain - She's on my dream list of people who I wish would write a song especially for me. This one appeals to my brooding slavic genes.

Dixie Chicks Let Him Fly - Another Patty Griffin tune, masterfully done by the Chicks.

Sara Bareilles City - A live performance of a song that is a particular favorite.

The Weather Girls It's Raining Men - Because into each life some camp must fall. Hey, a girl can't live by ballads alone!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gentleman Prefer Jane

Lots of people watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for Marilyn Monroe, I watched it for Jane Russell. She was smart, sexy and never at a loss for words, exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. Miss Russell passed away last week at age 89, and in her honor I thought I'd post this little clip from my favorite of her movies.