Most everyone on the planet knows Steve Martin, the comedic star of stage and screen for over 40 years. But while most know this Steve Martin, or this Steve Marin, those who didn’t grow up listening to his early comedy will find it hard to believe that this is also Steve Martin. On Thursday August 25th, Steve and the fantastic Bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers played a multitude of tunes that transformed the magnificent and prestigious Meyerson Symphony Center into a quaint upbeat music hall and, personally speaking, literally turned me into a bluegrass fan overnight.
Last year, Andy of Fandango Groovers spearheaded the amazingly sucessful and infectious Desert Island DVD blog event. This year Castor from the bodacious Anomalous Material has decided to one up our fellow Brit with an event of equal magnitude. What’s that you ask? Well this time around, our desert island get away will be void of a DVD/BD player and widescreen TV. Instead, those creature comforts will be replaced with a comfy chair, super noise reducing headphones and 12 music tracks of our choosing but the catch is that they all be from movies. Man, selecting these songs is actually the tougher question. Sure I could answer what movies I’d watch…