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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Journey On

The quest for what I want to be when I grow up continues. Please note that I say "what" I want to be and not "who." I already know who I want to be and I strive to be that person everyday, one day at a time - and believe, that's WAY more important. But I digress.

As for vocation, career, or simply "job," I've written before about the different areas of my life that have my head spinning about where to go next. If you missed that post, click here.

I've got a lot of different things going on in the next few weeks, but first up is this gig with Ryan Gosling. It seems that Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling has formed a band and created a CD entitled "Dead Man's Bones." The songs were written for a play centered around a love story about werewolves and zombies. The music style is hard to describe, but I think it sounds like early Johnny Cash mixed with 80's David Bowie. Gosling has a cool voice.

They recorded the CD with a children's choir in LA, and now that they're going on tour, they're partnering with children's choirs in each city they perform. And for their Cambridge concert at the Middle East Downstairs, that choir would be directed by Funkyman. I handpicked 10 kids to form what I've dubbed "Coleman's Skeleton Crew" and we will be performing with Ryan Gosling on Wednesday, October 14 at the Middle East Downstairs at 9:00 p.m. Come check us out! Maybe he'll sign my "notebook." Get it? I'm so clever, not!

Check a video of the band here. I think it's pretty cool.

I'll write next week about some more of mi vida loca.

- Funkyman

1 comment:

Arthur Ward said...

I got the "dead man's bones" album last week and have really been enjoying it. Tell us how the gig went!