Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Believe...

...that Sarah Palin is something to be concerned about. She tells the sheep what they want to hear plus an extra dose of fear. She continues the Bush legacy of having zero intellectual curiosity and, in fact, deriding such as elitist. I want smart people in office who work for me, not for their wardrobe and their tanning bed.

...that watching Abraham Lincoln and George Washington dance like white guys in TV commercials for President's Day sales is everything I love and hate about America.

...that The Who is no longer The Who without John Entistle and Keith Moon. It's like Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr touring as The Beatles. The Who was one of the greatest rock bands of all time and their musical gifts to the world are incomparable, from My Generation to Tommy and Quadraphenia to Who Are You. Amazing freaking vibrant beautiful muscular kick-in-the-heart rock and roll. Roger, Pete, love you , thank you, you are Gods. Now, hang it up.

...It's just snow. It's Chicago. Suck it up.

...that the music we use in The (edward) Hopper Project is reason enough alone to see the show. Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis sound as fresh today as when they recorded their tunes 50-something years ago. That's great music. Brubeck is still touring at 90. Maybe Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend could be his roadies.

...that if you haven't seen Nighthawk Sandwich, yet, you're missing out on one of the most ridiculous values in Chicago theater. Tonight. 7:30pm. Only five bucks.

... American Buffalo at Steppenwolf is pure Mamet at his best and an inspiring delight. The cast is brilliant, Tracy Letts as "Teach" is as hilarious and tragic as anything Shakespeare's muses could have conjured up. This is a wonderful piece of theater and it closes this week. Go, see, do.