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Hi! I am Marilyn, a singer/songwriter in Hudson, NY. You have landed on my personal website/ blog/ calendar, and you will find here all kinds of things about my musical life. Look around! My blog is below, but over in the right column under 'Pages', you can see links to videos, show schedules, song lists and the other musical projects I am working on. I really hope you will consider getting to a show or even have me (and my friends) come and entertain you at your party or event. People enjoy having us play for them!

When the music calls, I *will* be there....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Trunk Show, by Demme and Young....

It is still snowing here.

It seems like it has been snowing for a life time.

Last night I was supposed to see a Q & A with Jonathon Demme after viewing his two movies on Neil Young, The Trunk Show and Heart of Gold. I have read that he sees these movies as two ends of the spectrum that is Neil Young....I don't quite agree (I think Neil has gone further into both ends than is presented in either show) but I sure do like Demme's eye and ear for Neil. I like that he likes to capture the artists on stage communicating with each other, I like how he shows Neil's playing and his emotion around the music. I have seen both movies before, but, as EVERYONE knows....movies are to be seen on the big screen, not this little tv screen....

So, it is still snowing, and did most of the day yesterday. Luckily, I didn't have to decide whether to try and make it---the movies were canceled.

What to do?? My friend Todd and I decided to head to Hudson, and take a walk and think about it...which we did, and ended up at Mexican Radio, an upscale Manhattan type Mexican restaurant (as opposed to an authentic one). I love that place, and I have taken MANY a rustie there for meals and/or drinks....

We had planned to check out the Main Street Pub in Philmont....I have heard many people suggest that it is a cool place to hang out, because it is very musician, and music, friendly. Last night they had a band, and we liked the write up we read on the website, (but I couldn't find the bands music at ALL on the internet). We planned to go....

But, it was still snowing. The roads were getting slick. Philmont is a hill town and kind of known around here for getting it worse there than about anywhere else in the county when it comes to bad weather.....

We ate, drank, and it was still snowing....

So, we went to my place and I took out my copy of Heart of Gold, gave Todd the 'back story' of Neil's health problems that were the catalyst for many of the songs in the film (unneeded, I quickly found out). It wasn't too long before I was hearing things from my friend like, 'He really does have a lot of great songs', and 'Wow, that was beautiful', and 'What a talented man'.

I don't know what got into me, but I decided that, having allowed Neil to be appreciated by my friend, he had to see the 'other side'....but I don't have the trunk show....so I put on Human Highway, the movie...

Took Todd a little bit to figure out who the goof was that played Lionel Switch, and of course, we had a LOT of laughs....(I don't understand the folks that try to make more out of the movie than what it is....just FUN!!!!....and so they are disappointed!).

So, although it was still snowing, I got a 'Neil fix', had a good evening, a good meal, tasty tequila, and time with a great friend....

And, it is still snowing.....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Neil Young - Be The Rain (live)

Does this mean that the rumored movie documenting the Greendale live electric tour is FOR REAL???