Philadelphia, (PRWEB) November 4, 2005
Murray Weinstock & The Bow Wow Band will be playing songs from the Dog CD, "Tails of the City." It's just one of the treats at the •Commerce Doggie Bar• to be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Rittenhouse Square Park.
Visit http://www.dogtunes.com for more info or to hear song samples.
Weinstock's whimsical CD featured in the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle and Billboard magazine contains a dozen original songs that address pressing life issues such as what's for dinner, how best to while away a lazy afternoon and what it’s like to be bad to the bone—all from a canine point of view. And with a little help from his friends, Dr John, Phoebe Snow, NRBQ and John Sebastian, to name a few.
Weinstock, a fixture on the New York City music scene whose work includes collaborations with Manhattan Transfer, Esther Phillips, Richie Havens, Don Covay, Buddy Miles and Kenny Vance & the Planotones, says the CD grew out of a 15-year love affair with his late dachshund Sparky.
"It came out of just hanging out with Sparky, trying to express musically what was going through his mind as he sniffed his way around Manhattan," he said.
Weinstock "borrowed" the title for the CD from San Francisco author Armistead Maupin, whose Tales of the City was the basis for the Showtime miniseries of the same name. In fact, when Weinstock sent a copy of his Tails to Maupin, the writer liked it so much he responded: "I've been playing Tails of the City every morning, bouncing around the house with Sophie, my Australian shepherd mix, who identifies with your work completely. And thanks for paying tribute to my own work this way." Lots of treats guaranteed!
- Commerce Doggie Bar
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Commerce Bank's first annual Philadelphia Carnivale of the Dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia.
Dog portraits by a pooch friendly photographer or caricaturist Paw reader Agility demonstrations Noon: a costume parade on the "red carpet" with prizes awarded for the best fall fashion dog, best Philly sports style dog, and the best dressed couple (parent and dog). People Pet Partnership will have loveable dogs available for adoption. Veterinarians from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary. Medicine will answer questions at an Ask the Vet booth. Penn MASH Unit, where children can bring injured stuffed animals, which will be stitched and brought back to life.