While I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a Muppet “expert,” I’m certainly considered the go-to guy for Muppet information on the Symphony Space staff. I guess the stuffed dolls of Animal, Bert, Scooter, and Oscar on my desk gave me away. I have my mother to thank, who fed me a steady diet of Muppets all through my childhood in the late 70s and early 80s. I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a subscription to Sesame Street Magazine, and later graduated to Muppet Magazine. Here’s the cover of one of my favorite issues of Muppet Magazine, one that showed kids how to dress up like Michael Jackson, Boy George, and Madonna for Halloween, and gave us the hot-off-the-press lyrics to Weird Al’s “Eat It” and “I Love Rocky Road.” What exactly the Muppets had to do with any of this, I’m still not sure. Read More »22e3
Published on December 22, 2009
Published on December 14, 2009
This guest entry was written by Tim Croner, who blogs about New York theatre at thoughtsofatheatregeek.blogspot.com.
I had the pleasure of seeing Gavin Creel and his songwriting partner Robbie Roth perform Dec 7 at Symphony Space, and I couldn’t have asked for a better Monday night. Just wanted to take a few moments to record some of my favorite moments:
Gavin sang two Christmas songs, “Little Drummer Boy” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and they both sounded amazing. I especially enjoyed “Little Drummer Boy” — Gavin’s voice and the acoustic arrangement were perfect for the song. Lovely. Read More »