Today happens to be one of my favorite days of the year, because it combines both my favorite month and my lucky number. My cube also smells like croissants. Everything is awesome.
Speaking of awesome, this afternoon’s scheduled guest at SMU is the actor Stephen Tobolowsky, a Dallas native (and SMU alum) with an extensive IMDB rap sheet. You might not know his name, but you’d probably recognize him, since he’s been in more than 100 movies (Groundhog Day is probably one of the biggest) and some 200 TV shows (including Glee, where he plays the effeminate former director of the Glee Club). And since Tobolowsky has added “author” to his list of credentials with a new memoir, The Dangerous Animals Club, he’ll discuss his life and work during a free lunchtime lecture. Check out this interview D did with him a few years back.
Country music fans might be interested in Ryan Bingham’s concert at Palladium Ballroom tonight. This gravelly-voiced singer caught my attention (and the attention of people way more important than I) when he collaborated with T Bone Burnett for “The Weary Kind,” a song he performed for the film Crazy Heart in 2009. It won an Oscar and a Grammy. “I really feel like his work has slipped since then,” a Lubbock-dwelling friend informed me recently. Maybe it has. Bingham’s newest single, “Heart of Rhythm,” is from Tomorrowland, the album he dropped last month. And while it’s certainly more rock than country, I doubt he’s losing his West Texas roots. La Santa Cecilia supports. The Cedars Social is your spot for drinks before, after, or both.