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Tommy performed by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center For The Performing Arts November 10, 2016   Leave a comment

Tommy by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts November 10 2016

Tommy by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts November 10 2016



I had a great time seeing music Thursday night at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. I’ve always loved the music of The Who and Tommy has always been one of my favorites. The album is great, the movie is weird and fun, and I was excited to see what the stage production would be like.

It was a long day of putting together and performing a radio show and doing a show write-up and doing the radio show write-up. Around 6 I drove to Shelburne, picked up my brother Ken and headed back to Burlington.

We got into the Flynn and settled and did not have to wait for long until it was showtime. The band were at the back of the stage and were playing live, even if curtains were lowered to hide them and put the focus on the play. There was very little dialog, most of the story was told through the songs and the props and background visuals. The story moved quickly and was easy to follow. There were a couple of new songs that helped the story flow on stage. The ending was slightly different but ultimately satisfying. The band sounded great and there was some nice distorted guitar work that gave the show some muscle. I’m so proud of Lyric Theater. They made the whole show come alive and the vibe in the room was all about excitement. The audience stayed mostly tame, but you could feel the energy. People were really getting into it when they closed the first act with Pinball Wizard. By the end of the final act, when the full cast was on stage singing
“Listening to you I get the music
Gazing at you I get the heat
Following you I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet”
one person started clapping along and that unleashed a wave of energy. Most of us joined in until the music mellowed out into the close of the show.

It was a fun night and a great show and I’m so glad I got to go with my brother.




Tommy by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts November 10 2016

Tommy by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts November 10 2016


Tommy by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts November 10 2016

Tommy by Lyric Theater at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts November 10 2016

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Radio Show 183 Thursday November 10, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment




I’m heading to the Flynn tonight with my brother to see Lyric Theater do Tommy so I had to record tonight’s local music radio show earlier today. It will broadcast on 107.1FM on both sides of the Champlain Valley. You can also stream it from the WBKM Facebook page. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time tonight, November 10, 2016. It will go as follows:

Song before: Anytime – jane siberry


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. I want to begin by thanking Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. They have lots of cool shows happening this week. Well, election night has come and gone and many of us are worried about the results. It was nice to sit down and read so many comments on Facebook today. There are a lot of wonderful smart caring compassionate people in our community who can express positive hopes and dreams of working and being together even though we are worried and uncertain. Your staggering optimism buoys me. Let’s begin with a song about looking towards the positive things in life.

1.) The Light – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
2.) If You Get Lost – SWALE
3.) Fades To Grey – Aram Bedrosian
4.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

That is such a huge and gorgeous song. I wanted to play it because we can all use a huge amount of beauty in our world. I want to send that out to my brother Ken. That’s a new song from the staggeringly talented Aram. I played Lost for the same reason I played Brothers. Such a great new song from Kat Wright featuring some fantastic guitar work from Bob Wagner. Here is the next song from Song For My Double.

5.) One On The Skyline – Invisible Homes
6.) Not I – Andriana Chobot
7.) Amazing Journey/Sparks (live at Leeds) – The Who
8.) See Me Feel Me/Listening To You – The Who

Lyric Theater is doing Tommy this weekend so I wanted to play a couple of the lovely Who songs. With Andriana and Marie Claire Johnson in the band, it’s going to be great. Cool song from Homes. Here is a song from when Marie sang and played rock guitar.

9.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons
10.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand
11.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
12.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Doom and Doubt are playing Saturday at The Monkey House where Doubt will release their new EP. Doubt are also playing tonight at Jim’s Basement with Grand. FTC were so great. I went out to Nectar’s to watch the election results Tuesday and saw all of these bands.

13.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
14.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka
15.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
16.) Ornan – Dirty Blondes

Everyone played great sets and rocked hard at the show. Most of those songs were played. Last weekend was the Radio Bean birthday and I saw these bands and many more.

17.) Flight Of The Alligator – Cave Bees
18.) Waiting For You – Swale
19.) Lowdown – Vedora
20.) Old Man – Silver Bridget

Bridget sounded so sweet. Vedora did not play but Caroline Marie fronts them and her solo set sounded kind of like that. Swale and Bees played those songs. Speaking of Birthdays, tomorrow is our birthday at WBKM.ORG and we are throwing a party at Nectar’s. We will have The Joe Moore band, Castle Creek, and Seth Yacovone will play a set of Dylan songs with the band calling themselves The Jokerman. Since many local artists play this song, I think it’s appropriate to play.

21.) One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) – Bob Dylan
22.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Seth Yacovne and friends calling themselves Real Old & Insane Doneky

That was from a previous WBKM birthday party. Seth always rocks so it’s going to be a good time. This next song has been on my mind lately.

23.) Last American Right – The Cush
24.) Last Night – Carraway
25.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila

I’ve been listening to their new album Traces and loving that song. I’m pretty pleased with that new Carraway song too. Hmmm, the Cush. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Farewell.

26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

Songs after:
The Gathering – Fish
No Superman – TILT
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Presence – Satori Bob
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music