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by someonenameddavid
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: tonight, Royce Hall
Replies: 10
Views: 13694

Re: tonight, Royce Hall

So tonight Burt and the band are in San Francisco. My inside source tells me that our hero is sharp and fit and just the same genius he was....
by someonenameddavid
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: tonight, Royce Hall
Replies: 10
Views: 13694

tonight, Royce Hall

The man is back: I will try to get some inside scoop from my "secret agent" afterwards... it's all good.
by someonenameddavid
Tue May 09, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Doesn't America like Burt?
Replies: 9
Views: 12058

Re: Doesn't America like Burt?

Hey Vincent, just a word for Mozart: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CfC1bzr5Ezc
Lang Lang filling the Royal Albert Hall (5700 or so, seats) for Mozart....

There are certain composers who are for all of time, and there are those of their own time. I believe Burt's music will survive the test of time.
by someonenameddavid
Sun May 07, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Doesn't America like Burt?
Replies: 9
Views: 12058

Re: Doesn't America like Burt?

It seems to me that the class acts that remain are largely boosted by the casinos, which offer tickets through their affinity programs. This is why you will see Burt at places like the Mohegan Sun. He does do more traditional venues than a certain other writer I won't mention here ;-) Burt has alway...
by someonenameddavid
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: next Saturday Royse Hall 8pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3679

Re: next Saturday Royse Hall 8pm

So it got postponed. .... just count on the man being there.... hey, if he wins an Oscar this year he will have to show it off around the world....
by someonenameddavid
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: next Saturday Royse Hall 8pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3679

Re: next Saturday Royse Hall 8pm

*** Royce Hall*** darned autocorrect.
by someonenameddavid
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: next Saturday Royse Hall 8pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3679

next Saturday Royse Hall 8pm

An evening with Burt Bacharach.

You have to know the man has stamina....

Also the extent of the band's devotion to their leader...
by someonenameddavid
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 2017 Tour Dates?
Replies: 2
Views: 4767

Re: 2017 Tour Dates?

You see, when you are super fit, you bounce back from injury.
by someonenameddavid
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Olympics Music
Replies: 17
Views: 17364

Re: Olympics Music

And ohhhh, Astrud Gilberto...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZSAoPNj58
by someonenameddavid
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Olympics Music
Replies: 17
Views: 17364

Re: Olympics Music

Let's not forget Ivan Lins https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XyqSZvg4XAM Burt's music is smooth and sophisticated and has a link to Brazil through Darius Milhaud (I do go on a lot about him) who consciously used Brazilian folk songs in his compositions. So Brazilian music has a soul mate in Burt, and he...
by someonenameddavid
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's injury
Replies: 4
Views: 5223

Re: Burt's injury

Only because he made no secret at the belly up bar... slipped on a Sandy step going down to the beach... I won't release private information. He did play the show with a broken arm
by someonenameddavid
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's injury
Replies: 4
Views: 5223

Burt's injury

It's in the news, but still, Burt's arm injury is a major downer for his legion of fans... if he just wasn't so active, he wouldn't get these injuries... if he wasn't so active, we wouldn't have so many chances to see him live. So, prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery and a great autumn and wint...
by someonenameddavid
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's classical music inspirations
Replies: 9
Views: 7666

Re: Burt's classical music inspirations

And consider this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qggFTFHiy7Q
Ward Swingle interpreting Bach, and now


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw_hee-7R_o

Burt showing Ward how it's done in South American Getaway.
It all goes back to the "Well Tempered Clavier"
by someonenameddavid
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's classical music inspirations
Replies: 9
Views: 7666

Re: Burt's classical music inspirations

So take a look at this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BD0-uT6X0HY
Arranged for the piano, it could be by Ravel, or one of his students (except Vaughan Williams), or by Richard Rodney Bennett. If you go to Burt's arrangement, it is pure Bacharach and a delight.
by someonenameddavid
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's classical music inspirations
Replies: 9
Views: 7666

Re: Burt's classical music inspirations

For your musical enjoyment: le boeuf Sur le to it by Darius Milhaud. ...the bull on the roof by the man who taught Burt and Dave Brubeck.... it's hilarious.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XJRyL2y9o4c