|Commuting by Space Craft|
The week-end was spent on a flight beyond the horizon where the alien-blue spacecraft (image above) journeyed us to a place where music was present every time and everywhere.
|We Soar Into Alien Skies|
|Tis The Season To Meet Mary?|
Music Connection I:
During the day there was George the keyboardist who wooed and wowed the crowd with his versatility on the instrument. He played on Shop Street as the passers-by went on their Christmas gift hunts. Saxy reveals, jingling bells and soothing strings filled the air. And the fanfare came from George alone using his gadget. "Trumpets sound and angels sing, listen to what they say..."
You Tube Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever
|Addicted To Dance|
Music Connection II:
When night fell , there was this big 60s guitar group playing in the ballroom that had patrons shouting, Let's Twist Again and warming up to Saturday Night Fever. Hovering around I saw celebrities from the past under the disco-lights. Shades of Chubby Checker and John Travolta! Were they really on the floor? And Olivia Newton John? "On the waves of the air,/ There is dancin' out there./If it's somethin' we can share,/We can steal it."
|Disco Fever Givers|
Music Connection III:
Meanwhile on Shop Street, when keyboardist George left to put on his suit and bow-tie to join the jazz group, the moon peeked down and witnessed that another party had gathered under the bridge. Five people were on it and dressed smartly in different uniforms, they screamed the letters Y.M.C.A. many times from the bridge singing Village People's famous hit and other 70s disco-pops.
|Young Men Can Activate!|
Still cannot guess where we were? As usual there are no prizes for your answers since it's all in fun and games.
You Tube The Shadows: Theme from Deer Hunter
|Songs Of Silence By Soloist On Strings.|
Music Connection IV:
Some guests who preferred a quieter venue went upstairs to listen to a lone guitarist's version of the haunting Cavatina, theme from the movie, Deer Hunter. I sat enhanced, watching and listening to this soloist on strings. After a while I realised I was the only person sitting at the lounge for more than an hour enjoying the tranquil music being played. The few who came left after a while. Perhaps they preferred rap or do they understand music when they hear a piece? One man's meat...
|Jeepers Creepers Take A Look At Those Peepers!|
Music Connection V:
A change of scene at daybreak and sexy singer Savanna (hope I got her name right since we met in the evening) sang her hotties on Shop Street. On the left is the bassist who also contributed many songs for the afternoon's mall scene. His rendition of Billy Ray Cyrus' Achy Breaky Heart drew a large crowd.
|One of the best jazz bands ever.|
Above is one of the best jazz-band there is on Shop-Street. Playing many big swing band numbers, they came on with 40s and 50s hits like Chattanooga Choo Choo and Take 5. Every member provided a solo piece and that included melodies played on the trombone, trumpets, saxophones, guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. Name the hits and they would have played them.