Tuesday, November 23, 2010
There are a few old and small graveyards in Avon, N.C., a short walk from the road, but all but hidden from the road by the gnarled live oaks. I was wandering through one on my last vacation, doing my usual sleepwalk, thinking and looking at the ground go by. I came across this leftover ribbon on the ground.
Here are a few other photographs of the same area
Black and White Dreams
Friday, November 12, 2010
Although most of the members of the band are in the limelight for a song or two each night, Whammo and Christina had been the lead singers and players form most of the pieces. Christina had taken a long maternity leave from the band, which toured with Whammo last year. I saw them play in Charlottesville at that time, and they were great. Whammo is quite a presence, so the gig was big fun, but the naughty 40’s and 50’s girl songs were missing without Christina. She can channel a number of Betty Boop voices and other more scorching fems.
Last night Whammo was missing, but Christina, and the rest of the crew, who also do their own songs (each of them could hold a show on their own) did their last concert in Charlottesville.
I will miss this. The Spanker experience is a unique and sublimely entertaining. It is also wickedly funny. I surely hope all, or part of them, will reconsider.
Their website does have a DVD or two of live shows. Well, exactly two. It may be the only way to experience them now. Both “Sideshow Fez” and “Re-Assembly” are memorable.
For photographs of an older concert: http://www.deasy.com/spankers/