Sunday, July 13, 2014
H. and I went once to Just Jake's on Park Street in Montclair to see my college roommate Alice Leon's excellent band play.
Tonight I was there again--as were Punch and Fig, and some enthusiastic youngsters who took to the dance floor. One was Anthony, a nice young man who recently moved here from Wyoming to follow his dreams.
We went to hear Super Movies, and they were good! They now have a provocative song called "That Dead Girl," about cyber bullying. Nick Hall [Figgy's friend] was inspired to write it after reading a news story about a young girl who killed herself after being bullied on the internet.
My H. was in a band in college, and wrote some good songs, too.
When I watch Fig's boyfriend [Marc Dionne, the drummer] and friends playing, I often wonder how far their music will take them. I hope far--and I hope it's fun.