Kid Creole and the Coconuts


OH WHAT A DAY ........ my day off, that is. My lady and I took my daughters (Savanna and Ilanaluna and Ilselena) to see the stage production of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at London's Hammersmith Apollo theatre. What a fabulous show. Accolades for you, Disney and co. You did it - gave the musical genre a new lease on life for the young and the young at heart. Single-handedly made the musical genre hip again. Bless you.
Thanks to my girls I was familiar with the plot and the music and the sensational dance routines - they made me watch the movie at least 6 times!!! Hats off to the writers - memorable songs that willl be around for a long time. Every songwriter's dream - longevity!
After this high ............................... we (actually it was my lady's suggestion ...... thanks Gemsi) made the big mistake of taking the girls to the LONDON DUNGEONS!!!!! If you take into account the fact that Ilselena is only 6 years old and Ilanaluna is only 7, you can imagine the result of this blunder! They were frightened to death ...... clinging desperately to us (adults) at every twist and turn in that dark, dismal, ill-ventilated hell-hole! Even my 12 year old (Savanna) was filled with trepidation at times!!! OH WHAT A DAY indeed. But we managed to survive, thank the gods. And the girls, bless them, emerged from the abyss and had the audacity to say "that was great - when can we do it again?" .............................. When you're my age, my lovely ones ............. or maybe just a little bit older.
It's back to work tomorrow - a gig in Sardinia at the world famous Forte Village resort. Can't wait - because at least the sun will be shining there; the way it's supposed to shine in the middle of the summer!!
Stay tuned ............................

  • Posted on   07/21/08 at 08:53:13 AM   by Ron  | 
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Reader Comments (7)

Simon 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

just like 2 say a huge thanks,was in blackpool sat nite what a great show.ive been a huge fan of yours 4 over 25yrs now and 2 finally see you live was awesome,even minus the band it really made my week as ive been through tough times to see the band live love a girl like mimi great tune.any chance of the band coming 2 blackpool soon,ps i think kid creole and the coconuts would be fantastic at glastonbury on sunday afternoon,once again many thanks for a great time simon

Matthew 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Disney and hip, hmm? I'm a little skeptical, but if you say so . . . Also, I was wondering . . . Do you think you could put song lyrics up?

Gherardo 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Well, it was wet and cold in Austria but we enjoyed the show. And most of all we have been very happy to meet you and Gemma (finally!!) at the restaurant nearby the open theatre.
Hope it won’t be too long before we’ll see you playing live with the band – preferably in sunny Italy. (even if that part of Austria is very beautiful and relaxing - when the sun shines...).Have a nice summer. A big hug to Louise and Eva too. Gerry & Suzanne.

Anthony (andyclass) 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Hi August.
The website has eventually been brought back to life !
Great to read your blogging and hope to see you in the south of France in the near future (last time I saw you was in 2000, at the Nice Jazz Festival).
Thanks for still bringing the show (and thanks to Youtube posters for enabling us to get a glimpse of your performances !)

James 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

I know it's a longgggg trip over, but PLEASE play North America. Montreal would be nice... Toronto if you must. Ottawa if there's a God.

You should have been bigger!!

Alan 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Hey Que Sea (KC) or Mistah D-
I saw the reouest for Lyrics and wanted to go to the source for one song in particular
-Annie I'm Not Your Daddy.

I always took the background chorus in the middle to be
"Anna Anna onomatopoeia" which I always thought was super clever.Am I correct or is it a Coati Mundi Mondegreen?(look THAT up in yer Funk & Wagnall)

By the way have always thought you were the coolest after seeing you back in the day in L.A.
(The Palace,Hollywood 1986) What a wild night!!
Keep rowing the Lifeboat!

Alan 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Or maybe it was Hollywood Palace 1983
-Hey how about a tour date archive??

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