The Last Ship Reflections

As the 2014 sands of time drain out I reflect upon a recent afternoon spent witnessing my passion.

The passionate venture with the arts was the Broadway musical, The Last Ship, Sunday December 28th, my 63rd birthday.  I was blessed to attend the event at the Neil Simon Theater with my loving wife and our son. No man could have been happier or prouder than I.

The play features Sting as Jackie White along with a superb cast and a wonderful staged production. I imagine it equally challenging and rewarding for Sting to shepherd his music compositions safely out to sea.

There are many fine moments from the musical etched in my memory. These pictures from the musical capture them well.

The story is compelling as Sting’s compositions weave the tale further inside the adventurous heart.

I listen to both Sting’s “The Last Ship” Deluxe Edition CD and the original Broadway score this day. Savoring a glorious time spent with gifted artists and the theater.

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2014 in review

Thank you for letting me be myself again. A blessed and safe New Year 2015 to you and yours. I appreciate your readership and interest in my music blog

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Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home

This album kicks ass. You’ll love how it feels in your bones.

Daltrey is donating his royalties from the album to Britain’s Teen Cancer Trust, of which he is a Patron.

Read More: Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, ‘Going Back Home’ – Album Review | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/wilko-johnson-and-roger-daltrey-going-back-home-album-review/?trackback=tsmclip

Christmas at the Airport – Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe is an inventive lyricist who possesses the uncanny knack of blending sarcasm with poignant words. If you have searched for just the right Christmas song, I think you’ll find this choice novel.

You can find this track and other holiday selections on Nick Lowe’s recording, Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family.

Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist by Eric Wendell

I’ve uncovered a new book about Patti Smith by Eric Wendell. It is from TEMPO, the Rowman & Littlefield Music Series on Rock, Pop and Culture.

I’ve yet to read this book so I withhold my comments until I can procure a copy.

The TEMPO Web site provides the General Guidelines and Proposals directions for volumes in its series. Ponders this option…