Over the weekend, my mom and I saw Charleston’s Jazz Orchestra’s first concert of the new year, Jazz on The Screen, and Woo-Wee, it was a Good Time! The first half of the program consisted of compositions from films, while the second half was devoted to music from television. I learned that the Austin Power’s theme song is actually an old Quincy Jone’s composition and danced in my seat (I may have kicked my neighbor) to the Muppets’ theme song, immediately followed by the music from Batman with conductor and trumpeter, Charlton Singleton, holding up WAM! and SPLAT! signs to boot.
After the concert, we decamped to Rue De Jean, and over shared sushi, Frisee salads for both, and more white wine for me, made my mom tell me stories about some of the men she dated before she met my father, life in Greenwich Village in the 60’s (a frequent request), and my Dad playing the banjo at their friends’ house after their first date. Awww….