Archive for July, 2014
I was driving to work the other day, thinking about how stressful life has been recently, and feeling a little bit down. I turned on the radio to try and lighten my mood, but ended up irritated. I switched to CD, and was immediately cheered by the sounds of The Midtown Men Sixties Hits. Before I knew it, I was smiling and singing and, well…happy! I felt like I’d just had a visit with dear friends. It turned out to be a great day!
I’ve been listening to that CD every day since, and it got me to thinking…..what songs would I like to hear on TMM’s second CD? I know it would have to include “Cry For Me” and dare I say a repeat of “Time of the Season.” I’d also like to hear a little Motown, especially “River Deep, Mountain High.” Bobby’s “Vehicle” would be a great song to sing along to in the car, as would “Aint No Mountain High Enough.” The possibilities are practically endless!
What songs would you like to hear if there were to be a Sixties Hits II? Please share your thoughts here as a Comment on the Club site and your name will entered into a drawing for a Sixties Hits CD.
If you will be in the New York City area this week, check out J. Robert Spencer in ‘Bayonets of Angst’ at the New York Musical Theatre Festival:
It ain’t ya’ great-great-great-grandpappy’s kinda musical.
BAYONETS OF ANGST is an original musical comedy set to a bluegrass soundtrack and narrated by the last remaining veterans of the American Civil War. These old codgers detail the behind-the-battlefield exploits of President Lincoln, the madness of General Tecumseh Sherman, and the pickled promiscuity of General Ulysses S. Grant in a dizzying sequence of events that changed the course of history. And because they were the ones who was there – you just listen and hush up ‘bout it!
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The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America’s greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience.Now in its eleventh year, the Festival is the largest musical theatre event in America.
Category: J. Robert Spencer
Tickets are now sale for The Midtown Men’s September 28th concert in Bel Air, Maryland! Bel Air is a short drive from Baltimore, Wilmington, DE , Philadelphia and Washington, DC. So if you’re not in the area, it’s likely you know someone who is – be sure and spread the word!! Heather P. has already volunteered to do Street Crew for the show – thank you Heather!