Magnolia Memoir at The Silverlake Lounge, 11-17-14: Photos
This was one of those great nights of music, where the bands are just doing everything right, and everyone in the place knows it. At one point during Magnolia Memoir’s set, vocalist Mela Lee said: “I can’t believe this is our life. This rocks.” Indeed. There was another moment toward the end of a song where she sang a cappella, and she had the bar audience completely quiet – quite an achievement in Los Angeles. And of course on these nights there has to be something a bit nutty, so at one point there was a sudden loud buzzing in the speakers, and Mela Lee announced, “We just blew two amps.” After a quick switch of equipment, they were right back into it.
I started the music blog to let people know about all the good music that is out there. I only review CDs that I like. (This is partly selfish, as I don't want to listen to music I dislike.) Good Things About Bad Movies is about finding something good even in the worst films.
I created an index, with a list of all of my blog entries, including Shakespeare entries and music reviews, arranged alphabetically by subject. Here is the link: http://michaeldohertyindex.blogspot.com/
My friend Jason and I have a web series, "Grandmother Winsome's Variety Minute," and several episodes are up on You Tube, and also on the Grandmother's Fanny Game blog. What else? I am fascinated by the Marquis De Sade and Elizabeth Bathory. I often make decisions based on the humor factor.