This group brings sounds heard last in cabarets in Berlin, London, Paris, after World War 2, without the smoke, SS Officers and floozies. 

A first response to new music is often to discount or find faults with it because it is new, and unfamiliar. Another common response is to recognize new music as new, overpraise it and find no faults at all.

I  leave criticism in my back pocket. If all music were the same, or all posts, or all websites, or all opinions, or all people, it would be a sadder world.

During one of the songs, Tina Panera, the group’s vocalist, holds a hat up and sings a sad song about ” this old hat ”  I have my own history with hats, always leaving them behind on bus seats and restaurant chairs.

I am enchanted.and drop a bill into Tina’s old hat so she can buy a less comfortable new one. 

Musicians know lots about tip jars, old hats, sad songs, war and peace, love, injustice.

You hear the darndest things in airports.

They are taking me on a trip through time and I don’t even have to go through security and board a plane.




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