The Fancies at The North Hollywood Farmers' Market: Photos
Live music outdoors is a great way to start a Saturday. Today I caught a couple of sets by The Fancies at the North Hollywood Farmers' Market. They did covers of some really good country, folk and bluegrass tunes, like "I'll Fly Away," "Cripple Creek," "Wabash Cannonball" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads." "Cripple Creek" in particular was a lot of fun, and they had some nice harmonies in a sweet rendition of "Don't Let Smokey Mountain Smoke Get In Your Eyes." Their show was pretty loose, and they joked around a bit. At one point, they mentioned that they are, of course, on Facebook. One band member said, "Like us," and another added, "Or else." A little later they said there was a washboard available if anyone wanted to give it a go. A guy from the audience took them up on the offer, joining them for "Long Haired Country Boy." (And in the next set, a child did his best to play along on that instrument.) The Fancies play at The North Hollywood Farmers' Market the first Saturday of every month, so you have plenty of chances to catch them.
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. And I would love it if someone bought me a giant raccoon or fox coat.