Sunday, June 16, 2024

Stage Right

Walking on Planet C

Stage Right

The King's Speech from Stage Right

Today I watched a lot of the show from Stage Right. The overall theme of the show pays homage to film music. One of my favorite moments is when the orchestra plays Beethoven's 7th Symphony 2nd Movement. This was the music used in the film The King's Speech. It is deeply moving in the film and it was deeply moving from my perch at Stage Right.

I took a quick picture of Div4s & Seal on my way to Stage Right

Some orchestra members heading to the Stage

One of our string players just before playing Beethoven's 7th


VIDEO: The King's Speech 2010 / Beethoven 7th Symphony 2nd Movement Sequence


Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Today's pop music—genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal—is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"