Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Xander's Quips - Electric Mayhem

No one understood better than Jim Henson the hard-to-find, wonderful place between the sophisticated and the silly. That space "in between" is where parents and children are neither younger or older, taller or shorter. It's shared wonder. Not even Kindy Rock touches that place in between.

Dizzy does. When Gillespie puffs up those trumpet cheeks and blares, a kid-like sense of wonder takes over, while the cool sophisticated adult is awestruck by Gillespie's high-stylings. No foot stands still with the rhythmic accruracy and improvisation of The Muppet Show's fabric and feather-covered house band--Electric Mayhem.

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