Pink MartiniPosted: May 11, 2012
M and I went up to Cleveland last night for a concert. Pink Martini played at the State Theater, and wow’d us with their eclectic, retro and multilingual mix of music. Their lead singer, China Forbes, is recovering from an injury to and surgery on her vocal cords. Storm Large is standing in for her on their current tour. If you’re unfamiliar with the music of Pink Martini, you can listen and watch here. CoolCleveland.com has a short article about the band here. As a little homage to the band and as a reminder of a fun evening, I played around with some pink rhododendron blossoms in a martini glass this morning. (What? You were expecting the Tuca Tuca? Oú est ma tête?)
Pink Martini is playing in Kalamazoo, Michigan tonight and then they’re moving on to Europe, starting in France. One of their stops will be Moscow, and last night they debuted a few songs in Russian, much to the delight of some Russian-speaking folks in the audience (and there were quite a few). Storm Large messed up the lyrics at the beginning of one song, but I enjoyed seeing the process of learning the songs at work. I don’t think anyone in the audience minded as it was all quite entertaining.
Mother Nature has gifted us with another gorgeous day. Clear, sunny, and warming up to around 70 degrees. Nice.
All of the trees are either fully leafed out or on their way towards being fully leafed out. The rhododendrons are peaking, and I think the peonies will be blooming soon.
Well, that’s it from the Bogs for this week. Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a wondrous weekend filled with sunlight and song! (One more Pink Martini for the road: Hang On Little Tomato.)
- Pink Martini provides a lush ride with superb musicianship (pbpulse.com)
- Pink Martini + CLE (lavieeclairee.wordpress.com)