Fantastic Four Fiasco

You could just tell by the first trailer.

Neither the numbers nor the reviews are pretty, unless you mean pretty awful.


Van Ghost, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Rock the A-town Metro

Great show last night in the eastern part of the Allentown Metro (also known as Bethlehem).

Van Ghost, a Chicago-based ensemble featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Michael Harrison Berg, were stellar.

In a 3-hour improvisational set that included inspired samplings from the Moody Blues, Grateful Dead, Levon Helm, The Doobie Brothers, the Commodores and other references I probably missed, Bruce Hornsby revealed himself as a national treasure.  His piano work alone was worth the price of admission: he’s a virtuoso of multiple genres (the improvised jazz rendering of “The Way it Is” was revelatory) and is thrilling band leader to boot.  I’d say more, but I’m still enjoying the sweet marinade of the experience.