Wednesday, May 9, 2007

'Thrill of the Brill'

That's the familiar-sounding headline of J.R. Taylor's review of Neil Sedaka at Joe's Pub, and it's got some references to me to boot.

My favorite quote of Taylor's from the review:

"Sedaka [describing the writing of 'Love Will Keep Us Together'] skirts right over the part where someone writes actual words, and instead talks about how he won a Grammy in the wake of The Captain & Tennille’s big hit single.

"Howard Greenfield also won a Grammy for that one — but why bring that up? Sedaka wakes up every morning and finds words left under his pillow. It’s a blessing."