Video: “Cry at Films” live by Bright Light x2 and Del Marquis

Posted by The G on January 24, 2012 under Encounters with G, G Reviews, G Videos | 2 Comments to Read

Photos, Video and Words by G.

Bright Light Bright Light

Rod Thomas of Bright Light Bright Light

On January 23, 2012, UK Singer Rod Thomas, better known by his stage name Bright Light Bright Light performed at New York’s Cake Shop.  If you’re not familiar with Bright Lightx2’s music, Rod Thomas’ voice is extremely soulful over great electronic beats.  New York was in for many treats last night as Bright Light Bright Light changed things up in the best possible way.  Rather than perform electronically, the entire show was a solo piano performance, which Rod Thomas admitted was a fun challenge as he performed his upcoming new album in full.  Many of the songs, he said, were being played for the first time.  Also making the night extra special was a rare guest vocal appearance from his album collaborator, Del Marquis, from Scissor Sisters who sang on “Cry at Films.”  The video is below.  The venue is fairly dark for extra vibe, so please keep that in mind as you groove to Bright Lightx2 and Del Marquis! Bright Light Bright Light‘s album will be available in the Spring, but while you wait for that day, his singles “Love Part II” and “Disco Moment” are available now for legal download.


See the set list as well as a photo of my encounter with Rod Thomas after the jump.

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Happy Birthday, Chita Rivera

Posted by The G on January 23, 2011 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera

Broadway legend Chita Rivera was born on this day-  January 23.  I saw her perform a one woman show last year and I’m not going to lie – it was AMAZING!  She sounded great, she looked great and she still has the moves!  I’ve met her in person many times and she’s very cool!  Happy birthday Chita!  Also celebrating birthdays today are Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, an airline pilot who became a national hero because he did his job and landed a plane.  Actually, there was a bit of turmoil and he got the passengers to safety.  But the duration of the flight before the malfunction was about 10 minutes and the guy is STILL being honored.  Whatever!  Also celebrating a birthday today is John Hancock.  He’d be 274 today.  Since he kind of invented the autograph, I kinda owe this little section of posting my autograph collection to him.  So thanks John and happy birthday!

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