Showing posts from December 21, 2008

Mariska Hargitay to you

My body really wants to nap.
Feeling slightly under this wintry weather here in Chico, I can tell that I am fending off a bout of "been-burning-the-candle-at-both-ends-while-under-stress-and-now-paying-the-physical-price". Yet, here I sit, watching the local PBS station,KVIE for their pledge drive, as they broadcast a documentary narrated by Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas. The show is called "My Generation: the 60's" and it is filled with musical guests and clips from the music of my childhood.

Not sure whether it is my curiosity or nostalgia that keeps me awake and alert to watching the original artists perform their reallllly big hits. That and the fact that the audience watching the live show is...well, my generation but (blessedly) a bit older. I am captivated, hypnotized and anthropologically fascinated.

Being of my generation, we are used to seeing groups like The Rolling Stones still alive and kicking; and even resurgence concerts of He…