Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Latest theater experience. The Comedy of Errors

I don't usually like Shakespeare but this updated version was very enjoyable. I wish they wouldn't speak "old English" but I suppose that's what the Shakespeare-lovers like. It interferes with my enjoyment having to concentrate so hard to understand. But I guess that's my lack of education showing ! This play took place in New Orleans and had plenty of wonderful New Orleans music and a great set and costumes. It was fun to see a few modern phrases show up now and then - like "Let the good times roll"

Before the performance we had a very nice picnic lunch.  Marge brought sandwiches, potato salad, and chips. Betty brought deviled eggs. Nancy brought fruit salad and homemade cupcakes and I brought store- bought cookies.

This was the scene at the table next to us:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Open Mic Night at MaGee's Pub with Joel Rafael

Nancy, Beth C., Penny and I went to MaGees Pub to see Joel Rafael Friday night.

Incidentally, Joel's daughter is a friend of Megan's. He lives in Fallbrook.

Joel Rafael has been writing and performing since 1974 and over the past decades has released a stunning collection of eight Americana albums, including a 2CD Woody Guthrie collection with five Guthrie/Rafael co-writes. As a solo performer and with his band, he opened shows throughout the southwestern United States for artists including Crosby, Stills and Nash, Sheryl Crow, Laura Nyro, Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, and John Lee Hooker.
Learn more at You can hear his music here.

 Joel Rafael- very enjoyable, but too short (not Joel- the performance!)

 A Reggae band - very good

A classical guitarist- wonderful

It was a wonderful evening.

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