Jan 26, 2021
Those born after us believe the restrictive experience of 3 TV sources to be ridiculously arcane. In that world, you watched the calendar for certain traditional viewings. "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" was the mother lode event for many. It has signaled the start of "the holidays" each year since 1974, when it first aired that Thanksgiving night. Gene Wilder's iconic portrayal of the eccentric Wonka is original, yet still tied to the language and spirit of Roald Dahl’s book. This cautionary musical parable is entertaining and poignant. There are very few films like it.
Moving Music had just launched our first episode. Wanting to celebrate, Ty and I went to that night's Martini Affair event at Turtle Creek Tavern in Columbus, OH. It was a party within a party, and the brain behind it was Jimmy King. Now they are well known as THE wedding band, on top of being a celebration staple. In our efforts to sit with each member, we have made our way to Jimmy. I won’t give away what you can hear in this discussion. However, as you listen to his story, you’ll feel like getting up and getting it right.