Every Friday night we smooth our way into the weekend with music, the universal language. These selections demonstrate that despite what is being passed off as art today, there is plenty of really good music available. Come along and enjoy.
In case you haven’t heard trust me you will. This weekend it’s the annual ritual when we set our clocks back and go from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time. I think the day is coming when the practice goes away. Congress has been examining the matter and if the twice a year change does come to an end that would make a lot of people happy (I’m not exactly thrilled about darkness at 4:00 in the afternoon in the dead of winter).
So why not keep Daylight Saving Time all year? Critics say the idea doesn’t provide any additional daylight. They claim the change would just move one hour of darkness from the evening to the morning.
Congress is divided on the issue so looks like fall back-spring forward is here for awhile.
Music about time. That’s our feature this week.
You can bet a lot of people will be confused this weekend. Or maybe not. They could be totally aware, but ambivalent.
Formed in 1967 Chicago is still recording and touring today.
This band has been around even longer (try 61 years). Their early hit viewed time with faith and hope.
Sally Arnold, who was nanny to the Rolling Stones frontman’s daughter Jade, now 51, says he changes to his more familiar rock’n’roll accent in public.
In her new memoir Rock N Roll Nanny, Sally Arnold, who was nanny to Mick Jagger’s daughter Jade, now 51, says “Strangely, Mick spoke the Queen’s English in private and with only a couple of people around, but the minute there were more or he was on the phone, he’d switch to the sort of Mockney accent we know today.”
Last year in a BBC interview Jagger said, “One of my big jobs is to be a big show-off. I mean, that is really what it is. That is my job for two hours – to make people feel good and bring people a joyous experience so they have a great evening. That is what I think my role is. I am lucky I can still sing the same notes [as] when I was 19 but I have not got a great voice. It is OK. It does its job.”
An old proverb states, “Time waits for no man.”
From The Muppets Show in 1978, Roy Clark sings his 1969 hit, his only Top 20 recording.
Clark was an original host of the TV show “Hee Haw”that debuted in 1969 and ran until 1997. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Clark died of pneumonia in 2018 at the age of 85.
Now we get wild. Strange.
Only the pandemic could stop Milwaukee’s Oriental Theatre from showing the 1975 cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” every Saturday at midnight as it had for decades.
A newly engaged young couple, Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), walk to a creepy castle after their car gets a flat tire during a big rainstorm. Brad and Janet hope to get help, but at the castle things turn outrageous.
For years movie-goers, many of them regulars, recite words to the film and literally dance in the aisles to this scene with rather simple instructions.
It’s just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Put your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it’s the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let’s do the Time Warp again
Have to mention Tim Curry who plays the master of the castle – transvestite inventor Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and rocker Meatloaf who is cast as a biker.
That’s it for this week.
Have a good weekend.
We close with this performance of a big band classic at a cancer fundraiser on May 10, 2017, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas, Texas. Legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen leads the band. You can still donate.