Friday, March 29, 2002

On The Road Again...

I will be on vacation from 3/29/2002 to 4/3/2002, so I will not be answering e-mail from that time.

Monday, March 25, 2002

Howard Shore Wins Oscar!

There will be a more permanent notice on the SNL Band page soon, but congratulations to Howard Shore on his first of what could be many Academy Awards for Best Musical Score for "The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring". John Williams, himself nominated for two awards, applauded Shore from his orchestra pit position last night in the best show of class I've seen at the Oscars in quite some time - apart from Sidney Poitier's appearance earlier that evening, accepting an honorary Oscar for making it possible for other black actors to break through and become successful - and maybe win Oscars themselves like Denzel Washington and Halle Berry did later that evening. One of the better Oscar shows, but at a little over four hours, fifteen minutes, its 12:45 am finishing time is a little too late for someone who's gotta face a homeroom class at 7:20 am that morning. Maybe ABC can do something about that.

(Yeah, as soon as they fix the World Series so it doesn't end at 1 in the morning.)

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

What's Lenny Pickett Up To?

Long time no update. I got this e-mail from Lenny Pickett about a project he's doing.

Hi Everyone, Come hear us play!
Lenny Pickett Quintet
"...a rhythmically subversive kaleidoscopic pathway for funky and eccentric saxophone improvisations."

Thursday March 21st at Midnight
@Tonic 107 Norfolk St. (between Delancey & Rivington)

Katreese Barnes - Keyboards
Marlon Browden - Drums
James Genus - Bass
Miles Okazaki - Guitar
Lenny Pickett - Tenor Saxophone

Tuesday, March 05, 2002


What if the worlds collided and the about-to-be-divorced Brian Setzer wound up with the about-to-divorce Roseanne?

Hey Conan! This would be good for your next "If They Mated" extravaganza!