Sunday, June 15, 2008

Zoukfest in the rear-view mirror

Most apposite line from "Tom Joad" at Andy Irvine's epic solo concert at Gig Performance space--two hours and nine minutes; unaccompanied songs; a lengthy imitation of his musical-comedy-actress mother singing "Sunny"; an extended, expanded, and improvisational version of "Plains of Kildare", and a 66th birthday cake:

Ever'body might be just one big soul
Well it looks that -a-way to me.
With Zoukfest in the rear-view mirror as we load up, mount up, turn our eyes toward the skyline, and say "Farewell" to the Rendezvous, it looks that way to us too.

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