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Music finds and feeds our better fools.
That sounds like a famous quote, but I just made it up. But it's true. There is nothing on the back shelves of CVS that can turn my mood around as fast as music, and lately, I've been soothing myself with the jazz vocals of Dana Lauren, a Hartford area prodigy who swings, growls and purrs through songs written 60 years before her birth.
Lauren's second CD just came out, with wonderful embellishments by sax star Joel Frahm and superstar bassist Christian McBride.
In the second half of the show, comic writer Steve Almond takes us deep into his life as "a rock and roll wannabe, geek, professional worshipper," to use his words. Almond is recreating his obsessions tonight at Real Art Ways and today he'll also tell us about his Museum of Big Bad Rock and Roll Hair. I'm talkin' to you, Phil Spector.