hungry march band at evian wood racquet cup! on Flickr.
The Hungry March Band certainly knows how to party! The first time I saw them was a few years ago at the Art Directors Club gala and was totally mesmerized by their infectious jams that creates an instant party. I was so excited to find out that they were performing at the Evian Wood Racquet Cup. They paraded arount the grounds of the West Side Tennis Club & totally got everyone on the dance floor, regardless of age.
As the band played “As The Saints Go Marching In” on Jeniviva Mia’s birthday memorial procession, everyone was dancing, singing, and having a great time - New Orleans meets NYC style. While Jen was a NYC girl, she was always enamored with New Orleans (thanks to reading those Anne Rice novels!), and loved the food, the jazz, the free-spirited culture. It was great having a little bit of that spirit here in NYC & was a perfect birthday memorial if I ever saw one.
yaz band, grand central subway station. on Flickr.
On my way to catching the 7 train home, I heard a familiar tune coming from the band performing in the corridor. It was a jazzy rendition of Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You,” and with her death last weekend, it was a fitting tribute.
Taken with Hipstamatic.
Kaimal Mark II Lens, AO BW Film
GLANK @ Maker Faire on Flickr.
When my boyfriend saw the lineup for today’s music stage at Maker Faire, he was excited to see that GLANK were on the bill. He heard about them from a promo DVD that he picked up in the village and was hooked.
The members of GLANK wear clean room suits and play percussion on found object metalophones such as tuned saw blades, LP tanks, motorcycle gears, artillery shells, brake drums, air vents, etc. They did a great set where they did some live looping and had a great audience participation segment which incorporated binary code into music.
Both before and after their set, members of GLANK could be seen wandering about the Maker Faire grounds interacting with attendees.
Since yesterday was 9/11, there were a number of tributes going on today. I went out during my lunch break and stumbled upon the Marine Corps Marching Band playing a number of patriotic tunes at Bank of America Plaza across the street from Bryant Park.