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Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters ~ September 30

 

 

"Elton John meets Edith Piaf" is how Allison Crowe’s tagged in an early newspaper feature – the young Canadian musician interviewed by scribe Clodagh O’Connell when she first ventured from her birth-place on Vancouver Island to mainland North America.

 

Many seas and seasons later, Allison pays tribute to Sir Elton (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) and his poetic songwriting partner Bernie Taupin in a live performance of their song “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – the duo’s paean to the great city of New York and its people. (Taupin’s lyrics for this joyous tune off 1972’s “Honky Château” EJ album give a bow to the Ben E. King hit and its line “there is a rose in Spanish Harlem”.)

 

 

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters from Allison Crowe on Vimeo.

 

 

1940s NYC is on parade in this film footage from the Prelinger Archives ( http://archive.org/details/prelinger  )

 

This bootleg audio is captured “hot” from "Tunnel" - a legendary Musikkeller in Vienna, Austria. Founded by Engineer Fayez Chlache in 1981, the year Allison's born, the subterranean music venue and above-ground restaurant + gallery, was nurtured lovingly by Chlache who made it feel “als gäbe es Tunnel schon seit immer" – there has always been “Tunnel”. Upon his passing in 2011 Fayez’s daughter, Magda, maintains Wien’s living room for bon vivants of all ages.

 

 

#8 of 16 Songs

 

Allison Crowe - 16 Songs Video Album - 8 - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

 

 

 

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09/29 ~ #7 of 16 Songs - Running

09/28 ~ #6 of 16 Songs - Doughnut Song

09/27 ~ #5 of 16 Songs - There Is

09/26 ~ #4 of 16 Songs - Creep

09/25 ~ #3 of 16 Songs - Circular Reasoning

09/24 ~ #2 of 16 Songs - Why

09/23 ~ #1 of 16 Songs - Disease

09/22 ~ "16 Songs" Video Album from Allison Crowe = Music + Movie Magic

09/09 ~ Why - Special Screening

09/08 ~ Sing Out! In Our Global Village

09/07 ~ It's a bird, it's a plane... it's Allison Crowe

08/28 ~ 16 Songs - Video Album

08/24 ~ GMTF Company Makes a Splash for ALS Challenge

08/23 ~ NewFound Friends @ GMTF

08/13 ~ 20 Down: "Everyone is attached to singer Crowe (7)"

08/01 ~ Song of the Summer! "Circular Reasoning" + "Prix de beauté"

07/31 ~ "Believe Me If All" Live Jazzhaus Freiburg

07/23 ~ We have a voice, still...

07/19 ~ "Lisa's Song" - Live Series

07/19 ~ "Running for Home" - Live Series

07/13 ~ "Easy" Allison Crowe - Live Jazzhaus Freiburg

07/11 ~ "Newfoundland Vinyl: The 'C' Side" Opens

07/09 ~ "I want to live..."

06/28 ~ Canada & Memorial Days, Pretzelfest & Independence Day + Allison Crowe's State of the Union

06/28 ~ Secrets Live

06/24 ~ Music Hath Charms

06/22 ~ Skeletons and Spirits Live in Freiburg

06/22 ~ Running for Home "flake"

06/21 ~ Famous Blue Raincoat "flake"

06/17 ~ Between Two Trees

06/14 ~ My Funny Valentine

06/06 ~ Musica

06/02 ~ Jazz

05/25 ~ Allison Crowe video from Europe tour

05/12 ~ Allison Crowe ist in der Scene in Neunkirchen (Saar)

05/11 ~ Einer Frohen Muttertag! Happy Mother's Day!

05/03 ~ Sie Liebt Dich

04/24 ~ Allison Crowe Drives to New Lands: "Heavy Graces" Tour on Deck

04/21 ~ Happy Easter! - Tarry Trousers

04/02 ~ Spotify, Pandora dd more Allison Crowe music

03/26 ~ Tonight Will Be Fine

03/18 ~ Silence - Corner Brook Café

03/17 ~ Happy St. Patrick's!!

03/11 ~ "Time After Time" - live (Nanaimo Tidings Concert)

03/08 ~ Disease (White Rock/Corner Brook) - complete

03/05 ~ Screen Caps - Video Series Upcoming

02/27 ~ Disease (White Rock/Corner Brook)

02/26 ~ Europe Tournee May 2014

02/23 ~ All About Jazz

02/07 ~ Do touch that dial

02/07 ~ Revolution in the air

02/02 ~ "Imagine" peace again and again

25/01 ~ Song of the Year, Top Album Nods for Allison Crowe

19/01 ~ Silent Night

12/01 ~ Superfun Year

10/01 ~ Words - Song of the Year

05/01 ~ Easy Livin', Lovin' Joy!

02/01 ~ "Something to Crowe About" Sings Telegram

 

 

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