The newspaper article I read which is how I learned they were putting on a performance near here, said the show was in its 22nd year! I'm sure the cast has changed from the original performers, but it still must be good; it's almost sold out and I had a heck of a time finding two seats together.
After getting the tickets I was on the black-hole that is Youtube watching STOMP videos, and was reminded of a group of street percussionists using plastic buckets that we watched after the One Direction concert. They were fabulous, and playing right in the middle of the street! I mentioned watching them to my brother, and he said they were quite famous in the Detroit area, always playing after stadium events, and always in the street at the same spot - between Ford Field (where the Lions play) and Commerica Park (where the Tigers play). They must make quite a killing as buskers. I was mesmerized watching them, and so while I was on Youtube, had to watch a video.
I've always been fascinated with percussion; one of my guilty pleasures that I probably shouldn't admit is tuning into the movie "Drumline" whenever I see it's on T.V....which it was this past weekend, and I caught the last 10 minutes of it (which is really enough since it's the best part).
Anyway...while I was watching the Detroit guys on Youtube, this video came up as related (which is why Youtube is a black-hole that is hard to get out of once you get sucked in). Just watching this guy's drumsticks is hypnotizing.
Just watching this guy's drumsticks is hypnotizing.
Bro in NJ was a drummer in the High School Band - it required a certain amount of rhythm and coordination that I don't have - never did. Watching the tips of drum sticks under a black light is unique - like watching a firefly on speed.
Hubs may have finally done it: Friday's Irritating Song of the Day turned into the Irritating Song of the Weekend, and is on it's way to becoming the Irritating Song of the Week. Neither of us can get it out of our heads.
From Crazy Town (definitely a one-hit wonder band), "Butterfly" was number one on the charts in 15 countries....and charted at number 34 in VH1's Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever.