Wednesday, July 04, 2012

man, it's a hot one

I love this version of Smooth.

Man it´s a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun

Tiffany is determined to go to the parade so I'm packing up the wagon with hats and sunscreen, a cooler with ice bags, frozen washcloths, and cold drinks. Reggie has a tent and blankets laid out by the community center so we'll have shade, but... Regis is going to drop us off as close to the appointed site as possible and we have an exit strategy if we need it. I feel like we're going to the damn desert on a mission.

Last night I watched The Last Waltz again. The Last Waltz was a concert by the rock group The Band, held on November 25, 1976.The Last Waltz was advertised as The Band's "farewell concert appearance" and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young.  Here's the summary from IMDB. 
Thanksgiving, 1976, San Francisco's Winterland: the Band performs its last concert after 16 years on the road. Some numbers they do alone, some songs include guest artists from Ronnie Hawkins (their first boss, when they were the Hawks) to Bob Dylan (their last, when as his backup and as a solo group, they came into their own). Scorsese's camera explores the interactions onstage in the making of music. Offstage, he interviews the Band's five members, focusing on the nature of life on the road. The friendships, the harmonies, the hijinks, and the wear and tear add up to a last waltz. 
Great film.

Out into the inferno.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Does Gus have fireworks issues? I remember one of your other pups couldn't stand the noise. I hear the pops and explosions starting, and it made me wonder about Gus!