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“Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch” by Lena Hall

Artist: Lena Hall
Title: “Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
Label: Ghostlight Records
Release Date: 1/5/2018
Genre: Rock

Lena Hall is a Tony Award winning performer whose vocal register packs one hell of a punch. Recently, the singer announced a series of EP’s that will allow her to celebrate some of her favorite artists and music that she loves under the banner of “Obsessed”. According to what I’ve read, Hall plans on releasing these works during the first week of every month over the course of the year and the first one has just been released with “Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. For those who might not know this, Hall starred in the Broadway production of the film with Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig) playing his paramore Yitzhak. When the show went on the road, Lena played both parts which is pretty damned awesome. The five songs on this EP are the creation of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask and since I didn’t manage to see the play at all come off as completely new music to my ears.
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Congratulations To Miss Lena Hall – A 2014 Tony Award Winner!!!

“And the winner in the category for “Lead Actress In A Musical” goes to Miss Lena Hall for “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”!!!! (applause are thunderous) I am so excited to be putting this post up on the site because one of the things that I love doing with this blog is to showcase the talented people that I have had the pleasure of meeting during the course of my adventuring. Such was the case with singer/actress Lena Hall who I met when she was fronting a Retro-Rock sensation called “Cocaine The Band”. The music was awesome and the bands individual persona were very well thought out. I greatly enjoyed what this was presenting.

Lena Hall as Coco Caine

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“Ladies and Gentlemen….The Beatles” A 50th Anniversary (1964-2014)

Those were the words that television host Ed Sullivan said to his audience of 70 Million Viewers that night as he introduced The Beatles to the USA. According to what I have read that was thirty million homes and approximately 40% of the US Televisions. That is pretty impressive for its time. In honor of the occasion The Ed Sullivan Theater has put up a special anniversary marquee and I made sure to snag a photo for you all to enjoy.

The Ed Sullivan Theater 2/9/1964
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Now That’s What I Call A Drumset :)

I was out and about in our fair Metropolis back in September when the PiercingMetal Canon needed to be serviced and on my way back from the Phototech Repair shop I decided to wander into the brand new Sam Ash Music Store. Believe it or not I had never been inside this new space even though I was a regular customer/visitor to the now desolate “Music Row” of 48th Street. As I walked inside there was an immediate sight that caught my attention or in the words of Ralph Kramden “homina, homina, homina”. Perhaps you see why…..

sam ash music, tama drums
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A Visit To L’Amour Brooklyn (Kind Of, Sort Of….)

Do you remember L’Amour? You do? Great and for those among you who do not, for many, many years this was considered “The Rock Capitol Of Brooklyn”. We’ve got so many younger Metal fans out there nowadays that this legendary club is only a thing of the tales that their older relatives bring up from time to time as they recant shows of the past or when legendary bands discuss their early years. For the longest time this was THE PLACE to be for bands and week after week you could see Overkill, Queensryche, Mercyful Fate, Slayer, Anthrax, White Lion and hosts of other groups. It was a pretty cool place to go to enjoy some Metal for the most part but in today’s musical geography the original club has been shuttered for a number of years.

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