Review: Pulp live at Radio City Music Hall (2nd Night)

Posted by The G on April 12, 2012 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Jarvis Cocker of Pulp

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp

Pulp.  Radio City Music Hall.  April 11, 2012.  Epic!  Wow!  I haven’t had this much fun at a show in a long time.  It’s been 14 years since British rockers Pulp have played in New York and it’s been worth the wait.  Playing their second of 2 sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall, the 2 hour set was a non-stop party of great songs, lights, rock and roll, hilarious anecdotes from lead singer Jarvis Cocker, crowd sing-a-longs and fun times!


The show began just before 9 PM with laser projected statements not unlike those found in the liner notes of Pulp albums.  Questions like “Are you ready?”  “Are you sure?” and “Do You Remember The First Time?” flashed across Radio City Music Hall and then the band launched into “Do You Remember The First Time?”  What a great way to open the show!  Between every single song, lead singer Jarvis Cocker told funny anecdotes about songs (including a chat about astrology – he’s a fellow Virgo as well), and called our crowd “the hardcore fans” as this was initially the first Pulp show in New York, but a second night was added due to ticket demand.  That show ended up becoming the first night due to scheduling issues with the venue.



During tracks like the ode-to -taking-drugs-at-a-festival song “Sorted For E’s and Wizz,” a very trippy laser light show was being projected throughout Radio City Music Hall and I think the laser lights could have been seen from the bathrooms at Radio City!  The band utilized great lighting throughout the show from neon letters that spelled out “P-U-L-P” (see photo above), had screens behind the band that showed all kinds of cool and colorful visuals and during the song “I Spy,” Jarvis Cocker had some sort of device that he shined at the audience and it projected his camera onto the overhead screens.

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An Encounter with Shirley MacLaine

Posted by The G on April 12, 2011 under Encounters with G | 4 Comments to Read

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Shirley MacLaine and Geoffrey Dicker

Shirley MacLaine and Geoffrey Dicker

What can you say about Shirley MacLaine other than the fact she is a living legend.  She sings, she dances, she’s won tons of acting awards, she’s an activist,  her brother is Warren Beatty, she’s a globe trotter and she’s an encyclopedia of spiritual knowledge.  When her 1983 book “Out On A Limb” came out that discussed some of her spiritual beliefs including past lives, she was the butt of every joke imaginable.  I read the book years later after beginning my own spiritual journey and the joke is really on all the people who thought she didn’t know what she’s talking about.  I’m not here to preach to you, but let’s just say that one of the principles that has made her life so fabulous is that she practices what she believes in.  Look where it’s gotten her (please reread the first 2 sentences if you are not a believer).

She was at the 92Y in Manhattan to promote her latest book “I’m Over All That.”  After an hour and a half long conversation (with one of the most idiotic moderators on the planet), she took a few questions from the audience and then announced she’d be signing books after the discussion!  (Side note, guess who was first in line?) The discussion was so fascinating as she talked about some of her loves, some of her movies, some things she was over, some of her beliefs including her thoughts on December 21, 2012.  She does not think it will signal the end of the world, and instead it will be the beginning of a new world.  A global consciousness shift is a’comin’.  I’ve met her before on the West Coast and she’s always a pleasure to be around.  What an inspiration!  Thanks Shirley!

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