Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pink Martini - Dosvedanya Mio Bombino | Live on The Paul O'Grady Show

The Portland, Oregon based eclectic band performs one of their best from a 2007 album, "Hey Eugene". Thomas Lauderdale is the leader of the band at the piano. The lovely vocalist is China Forbes.

Wikipedia entry: "Pink Martini has twelve musicians (and sometimes travels with string sections), and performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia and New Zealand and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with over 30 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London."


  1. Gotta love me some Pink Martini.

    Saw them live at the Oregon Symphony (they've been doing a Valentine's Day show since near to forever; I'm not much for VD day, but love the band) - and you're right; China Forbes is a little hottie - just sayin'....;)

  2. Good move on your part, Will.

    Just yesterday I literally found out that Pink Martin is playing down here in Medford tomorrow night--but the show is sold out! :-(

    China Forbes, whose smile could light the Las Vegas strip in a total blackout, is unfortunetly having throat surgery so she won't be at the Ginger Rogers Theater in Medford, some other lady singer is filling in, but I'd still love to see the band.

    Might help I guess if I occasionally paid attention to what is going up in Medford, culturally, although meth drug busts, gun shows and tossing frisbees to dobermans continues to be the main sources of amusment for many of those metropolitans. ;-(

  3. LOL!!!!!!

    Yeah; they don't call it "Methford" for nothing.

    (Hey. Back when I was married, I had relatives who hailed from that city. They always bashed on "Ashlandites". Of course, I made the mistake of saying that I thought Ashland was a great little town; liveable, not like Medford. Made me a lot of instant friends. Oh, well - I've never had much of a filter....)

  4. I like my Martinis dirty with three olives. Never heard of the pink kind. Will look for them more on YouTube.

  5. LOL!

    Yeah, neither do I at times, Will.

    I once got tired of some guy at work bashing what he called "Ass-land" or calling it a "People's Republic (a line he stole from the "great" Lars Larson of radio fame.) I counter with similar points about the realtive cultural and educational superiority of my town, to me, in comparison to his own.

    Sufice to say we do not exchange birthday cards.

  6. I think it would be worth your while, Fred. You'll thank me some day.

    And, yes, don't mess with a martini I always say. I insist mine are shaken and not stirred.