Jersey for Jersey Pandemic etc.

Call me biased but the music on the on hour special thing that just ended was much better than the WHO thing the other night.  Never mind Springsteen (and Bon Jovi and Tony Bennett), the young unknown kids (including a young lady from Maplewood) were better than the useless bored ancient Rolling Stones were the other night.  The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne getting together to do "Hackensack" was also touching. 


bub said:

Call me biased but the music on the on hour special thing that just ended was much better than the WHO thing the other night.  Never mind Springsteen (and Bon Jovi and Tony Bennett), the young unknown kids (including a young lady from Maplewood) were better than the useless bored ancient Rolling Stones were the other night.  The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne getting together to do "Hackensack" was also touching. 

 I watched it and loved the spirit. As a transplanted city kid, go Jersey Strong!

Loved the singer with the rose ink. Missed who they were. Is that the girl from Maplewood? Wasn't a die hard Bruce fan but he and his wife did a beautiful Jersey Girls, so to all of the Jersey Girls on MOL, stay strong! 


"Jersey Girl" always hits me in the gut and, in context, "Land of Hope and Dreams" was moving.  That girl is from Maplewood.  Don't know who she is.  The young guy singing "Growing Up" from his parents' house wasn't too shabby either.

It had a hometown feeling that the other night's thing lacked.  I also have a personal pet peeve against the seeming holy edict that people like the Stones, and "Sir" Elton, and Paul McCartney have to have a slot in every awards or benefit show until the end of time.  No wonder there's a boomer backlash.  I'd rather hear one more song from people who are vital and in their prime like Lizzo and Lady Gaga than to watch these guys get shoveled on stage every year.  If they would go away, maybe I could remember them when they were great.


Morganna said:

 I watched it and loved the spirit. As a transplanted city kid, go Jersey Strong!

Loved the singer with the rose ink. Missed who they were. Is that the girl from Maplewood? Wasn't a die hard Bruce fan but he and his wife did a beautiful Jersey Girls, so to all of the Jersey Girls on MOL, stay strong! 

 The young lady from Maplewood goes by the stage name SZA (pronounced Sizza).  She's he daughter of friends & was nominated for a Grammy last year. A CHS grad makes good.  So thrilled for her & her parents & the wonderful success she's had.  Singer with the rose ink was named Halsey.


bub said:

"Jersey Girl" always hits me in the gut and, in context, "Land of Hope and Dreams" was moving.  That girl is from Maplewood.  Don't know who she is.  The young guy singing "Growing Up" from his parents' house wasn't too shabby either.

It had a hometown feeling that the other night's thing lacked.  I also have a personal pet peeve against the seeming holy edict that people like the Stones, and "Sir" Elton, and Paul McCartney have to have a slot in every awards or benefit show until the end of time.  No wonder there's a boomer backlash.  I'd rather hear one more song from people who are vital and in their prime like Lizzo and Lady Gaga than to watch these guys get shoveled on stage every year.  If they would go away, maybe I could remember them when they were great.

 I guess the reason that some of the stars that older audiences grew up with are still invited to perform is because the events that are donation driven will appeal to a broader age group and some of that group may be in a good position to hit paypal. I have mixed feelings. I do like to remember performers at their peak but I do get a special feeling when I see Stevie Wonder perform.  I grew up with his music and miss seeing him.  

That said, I was just as excited to see Billie Eilish I'm a big fan of this beautiful woman with the voice and heart of an angel.She is an outspoken Vegan and  her mom, Maggie Baird  is bringing vegan food to seniors, shelters, etc in NYC and LA.

https://mercyforanimals.org/billie-eilishs-mom-is-bringing-vegan-food

https://www.livekindly.co/billie-eilishs-mom-vegan-food-hospitals/




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