Wednesday, June 01, 2005

bunnies and polka dots

I was talking to a friend today and he suggested that yesterday's posts were a tad depressing. I can see his point so I said that today I better write about bunnies and polka dots so no one gets concerned about my mental state. But I don't really know that much about bunnies and polka dots so I'll post a happy thought of a different sort.

I found out today that Tango Paradiso, one of my all time favourite bands is playing the Vancouver International Jazz Festival again this summer. Whoo hoo! The concert is set for July 02, 2005 in David Lam Park (Pacific Blvd. & Drake St. Concord Pacific Place) at 4:30 PM . If you've never heard Tango Paradiso, I highly recommend them. They are an incredibly talented group of local musicians.

The first time I heard them was a few years ago at the Jazz festival. A bunch of us were downtown for the Canada Day celebrations and were walking around Grandville Island when the music started up. It ended up being one of those perfect Vancouver moments. Beautiful music playing on a summer's evening with the sun setting over the bay . . . hard to beat that.

5 comments:

kelly said...

i remember that you recommended that alf and i go see tango paradiso last year (or the year before?)...we never made it, so maybe we'll try for this year!

issachar said...

for a brief moment I have an image of a white bunny with pink, yellow and blue polka dots all over... interesting.

Tango Paradiso eh?

westcoastloon said...

I've got a theory it could be bunnies... (little shout out to the BTVS crowd)

westcoastloon said...

It's hard to say enough about Tango Paradiso. The first time I heard them play . . . it was one of the most romantic nights of my life and I was just there with a bunch of friends. It's music that you just can't help but respond to. . . just close your eyes and lean back into it.

This concert is part of the free series at the Jazz Festival so if you're going to be in the area, come on by. I promise it's worth it. If you need info about upcoming concerts their booking is handled by Jeff Turner from Turner Music & Events. Drop him a line if you want to be added to the mailing list for future concert dates.

Mandy said...

Bunnies! Bunnies! It MUST be bunnies!!! Or maybe midgets...