The Beat from Troy Music Hall #38, Happy Halloween

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Halloween Fun! Two Sentence Horror Stories

  • The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock at the door.
  • The grinning face stared at me from the darkness of my bedroom window. I live on the 14th floor.
  • I wake up and everything feels wrong; it’s too quiet outside. I creep to the window and peer out to see everyone standing still, looking at my house.
  • Yesterday, I figured out how my curse worked. Apparently, only people in danger can read what I type.

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From SNL – What Does Your Future Hold?

Saturday Night Live is having a good season! The New York Times interviewed Lorne Michaels, the shows creator, on what it takes to produce a live show during a pandemic. You can read all about it here. Let’s hope they can continue to entertain us throughout the winter.

Can we talk about Adele?!? She was last week’s host and is the woman with the long blonde ponytail in this sketch. We all know she can sing, but who knew she has such good comedic timing?

A Lovely Song for your Saturday Morning

Raul Malo of The Mavericks sings a beautiful version of the Sam Cooke classic “A Change is Gonna Come.” This song is widely considered to be one of Mr. Cooke’s best composition. (If you watch all the way through to the end, you’ll get a reminder that pertains to the video below.)

It’s Up To You New York – VOTE!

https://www.facebook.com/david.johnston.9400/videos/10164186135250234

This gentleman performs a wonderful public service by serenading a line of New York City early voters, while offering up a helpful reminder – it’s up to us. Vote, Vote, oh, and did we mention, you should VOTE!

Early voting is open, or you can go to your polling place on Tuesday, November 3rd. If you have any questions, please visit the New York State Board of Elections website by clicking here.

What is the Best and Worst Halloween Candy of all Time?

We can’t believe we are on #38 of The Beat and we’ve yet to use a Good Mythical Morning video. Are you all familiar with Rhett and Link? Their YouTube channel is very popular. We recommend you check out any of the videos where they eat ghost peppers, and any video that involves food like “Will It Taco?” Click here to visit their channel.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Presents

The Music Hall receives a portion of all tickets sold to these events!

Patty Griffin
A Residency Streaming Live From The Continental Club
Tickets and Info
Three Unique Shows to be Broadcast Live:
Saturday, November 7th,
Saturday, November 21st,
Saturday, December 5th
All shows at 8:00 PM

Taj Mahal – Livestream
Streaming Live on Stage From The UC Theatre
Tickets and Info
Tuesday, November 17, 9PM
Composer, multi-GRAMMY® winner, multi-Blues Music Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame member, and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award recipient TAJ MAHAL streaming LIVE to the comforts of your own home. 

The Jayhawks – XOXO
Tickets and Info
November 29 – The Sound of Lies album performed in its entirety + other Jayhawks classics.
January 10, 2021 – A special matinee show focused on the band’s favorite cover songs.

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright
Tickets and Info
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright announces a virtual live-stream tour through all of the acclaimed musician’s groundbreaking studio albums.
November 06 – From “Oh What a World” to “Vibrate” 
November 13 – From “14th Street” to “Dinner at Eight” 
November 20 – From “Agnus Dei” to “Hometown Waltz” 
November 27 – From “This Love Affair” to “Old Whore’s Diet”

Dancing Pumpkin Man

This video, believe it or not, has become a YouTube classic. It has reached such status that some people have labeled it the “Greatest Halloween Video in the History of the Internet!”

We don’t quite believe that, but it does have a sort of inexplicable draw – it’s hard to stop watching. If you want, click here to learn the full story, though we think some things are better enjoyed then explained.

A Halloween Video Just For The Children

There is something so pleasant and soothing about these happily dancing fruits and veggies, all dressed up for Halloween. We can imagine the whole family will want to dance along. Enjoy!

Can You Teach A Cat To “Talk”?

This is Billi. She is a female domestic shorthair, she’s 12 years old, and her owner is documenting her attempts to teach her to “speak.” What do you think? Is there an actual thought process going on here, or is it just a random pushing of buttons?

Join Troy Music Hall’s Mailing List

We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.

Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction. Please email them to karen@troymusichall.org and we may use them in future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.

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