Mister D: I should know what she’s performing this weekend…so spoiler alert!
Wednesday, February 10,2010
Pressed for Time: Plastic Ono Band
By Joshua David Stein
Feb. 15 & 16, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. (at Ashland Pl.), Brooklyn, 718-646-3100; 8, $39 and up.
Mrs. John Lennon brings her incredible, inevitable Plastic Ono Band to the Howard Gilman Opera house withâ€”and wait for this because itâ€™ll blow your mindâ€”Bette Midler and Thurston Moore, Paul Simon, Martha Wainwright, fucking Eric Clapton and a whole pile of others. For those not lucky enough to get tickets to the Feb. 16 show, Ono et al. will perform a â€œDress Rehearsalâ€ Feb. 15.
Bottom Line: Onoâ€™s reputation for destroying the Beatles undeservedly eclipses her mettle as a musician par excellence.
The heart is a lonely hunter, and Valentineâ€™s is the first day of the hunting season. But if your bounty is more cultural than romanticâ€”and letâ€™s face it, love fades, zeitgeist doesnâ€™tâ€”mend your broken heart with screenings, plays and bounce.Who dat, heartbreak?
â€”Joshua David Stein