February 6, 2005
BullMoose Music - Scarborough, Maine
AMANDA - vocals, tamborine
BRIAN - acoustic & electric guitars & vocals
PHOTOS by SHERI HAUSEY
(follow link at bottom for part two)
Visions of Natasha and Boris dance before my eyes as Bill and I head up 95 from Boston. We're heading to BullMoose Music in Maine and I can't get Bullwinkle out of my brain. With that jingle (BullMoose in Maine/Bullwinkle on the brain) on auto-replay, images of Amanda as Natasha, varied and intriguing, come fast and easy. But Brian as Boris is something my mental airbrushing can't quite perfect. And I have no image whatsoever to work with for this Sunday afternoon instore performance. These sorts of events can be so anti-septic depending on the particular outlet. A STRIPmall?! Actual DAYLIGHT?! Will they be CRAMMED into a corner? Will I barely see them over the BARRY MANILOW rack? Ah, is this to turn in a FRACTURED FAIRY TALE? But then that segment of Bullwinkle was always my favorite. With what witty humor the creators took something familiar and morphed it into a humorous and wondrous tale in its own right. A Fractured Fairy Tale is then an alt-reality in which the known is refreshed and revitalized through its juxtaposition within an alien framework. Now I find myself longing for a Fractured Doll Tale. I am not disappointed.