Sunday, June 24, 2007
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information that I'm about to tell you. It's based on a conversation that I overheard on the Red Line coming home from work on Friday night. It might be all lies, but it's kind of fun to speculate anyway.
There were no seats available, so I stood sort of in a corner in the back of the train. A man was speaking very loudly to a woman about how she looked familiar to him. He asked if she went to the clubs. I'm sure I had a smirk on my face when he said that. She said not for about seven years. Then he started naming some of the clubs that he used to frequent. I didn't recognize any of them, but she did. He said that he was 49 and she said that she was too, so they were probably hanging out around the same time. An old school reunion right here on the train! He asked if she was married, but sadly for him, she said that she was.
Then he said that he was a singer and he used to play at these clubs. He mentioned that he has a gig coming up on August 4th and 5th at the Italian Festival in the North End. He said that he'd be singing with his group on the 4th at the corner of Commercial and Hanover Streets. And the next night, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam would be playing. I was already listening, because I really didn't have a choice, but I was almost ready to jump in! I used to love them back in the day! And I'm sure that all of you Lisas out there remember when everyone started saying your name twice!
I looked up the Italian Festival and found this website, but couldn't tell who would be performing. The dates do sound right though; there is a celebration happening. I looked up Lisa Lisa and found her website here. The Wikipedia entry said that she has a new CD coming out soon on the Boston based record label, Mass Appeal Entertainment. I did a Google search and found a website for them, but it didn't appear to be working. Her website does say that a new CD is on the way. Anway, that's what I heard.
And here are links to some video classics. I Wonder If I Take You Home and Can You Feel The Beat.
*Updated 6/26/07* - The performance is confirmed here!
Artist: Lisa Lisa
LIVE! - FREE Summer Performance
Saturday August 4, 2007 - Hanover Street, Boston's North End
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