Gerry & the Jets return to the Talking Stick on Sunday night, Dec. 29th, at 7 pm., to wish you all a crazy fun holiday season, up close, live, and personal. Here's Paulie Dee leading, and warmly interpreting "Merry Christmas Baby"
In the unlikely event you haven't seen the Black Shoe Polish neon dirigible languidly floating in the skies above Venice, they're back at the Talking Stick on Tues., Oct. 29th. Free, as always, in so many ways, stop in, get funked up, and tell the Talking Stick how much you love them! Even if you're only crushin'...Until then, check out this article that appeared in Venice Life Magazine.
When I came to Black Shoe Polish at SPONTOS, it was free music and spoken word. Leader Gerry Fialka recently suggested in a rehearsal, "Let's get back to our roots." Here's a couple of made up spots from the April 30th (Beltaine) performance at the Talking Stick Venice.
Back to Beyond Baroque, this time for Gerry's Iggy Pop Fest. BSP finds the Repo Man during a Night In Tunisia, only to end up in the stanky swamps of Evil California. We also wish Happy Trails to Joseph Weidinger, featured here on piano, relocating to Alaska. Deep Inspiration to you always.
No, not a new Judd Apatow movie, it's BSP's Gerry and Joe, Fialka and Weidinger, on their Southwestern Sojourn. Having morphed into Super Nova Nudge, Fun Funk Key faithfully recreates some road dementia:
C'mon down to the Talking Stick in Venice on Lincoln's Birthday, Tues. February 12, at 7pm for another fitting of the Shoe. Black Shoe Polish will have songs of love and emancipation, and it's free. Don't forget to stick around for Eric Ahlberg's always cool Jazz Workshop at 8:30. Mid week fun as it was meant to be.