Monday, June 21, 2010

Fire & Rain to FIRE!

Carole King & James Taylor Reunion at The Troubadour in L.A.: Great to see them together, to see them in such an intimate setting, to see them so loving and appreciative of each other.  And the original band backing them up as did fifty years ago??  Let's hear it for longevity!  I have to say that for me Carole's rendition of "I Feel The Earth Move" solo, pumping away at that piano, was the peak.
Other great musical offerings on PBS last week:  Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias; Elaine Paige Onstage:
check out her performance from Sunset Boulevard, the musical.  Gloria Swanson, I think, would've been thrilled, for Paige really DID Gloria doing Norma Desmond.  The flare of the eyes, that faraway look, that just-a-little-wild grin.  I had never seen Elaine Paige before, but now I am a convert.
To FIRE: It's June in Arizona, big fire month.  We almost made it through without a threat, but now there are fires close enough, in Flagstaff, to be threatening should the daily wind change direction and blow south.
We are putting together emergency evacuation bags in case we have to get out quickly.  Last time, we had five minutes to leave!  Hope it doesn't happen here this year.
All for now, gotta pack!

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