Surely I've mentioned that Lisa Loeb and I were cast mates in a Hockaday School production of The Pajama Game back in, oh, 1984, I think it was. (The school was low on public-school boys, I guess, and I had the only non-singing role, courtesy my sweet-talking Hockadaisy girlfriend, Amy Sanders.) Also, maybe I've noted in the past that Lisa's dad, Pete, is my mom's gastroenterologist -- name of my first book, nailed it. So, yeah, I've always had a soft spot for Lisa -- hence, this posting concerning her homecoming tomorrow and Saturday to promote her new kids' album, Camp Lisa, featuring the likes of Jill Sobule, Veruca Salt's Nina Gordon and (yes, that) Steve Martin and currently available solely through Barnes & Noble.
Oddly enough, that's just where she's performing Saturday at 2 p.m. -- at the Lincoln Park location across Northwest Highway from NorthPark Center. Later that night, when the kiddies are asleep, she'll be at Bend Studio. (Not cheap at $35, but you pay for the intimacy.) But not before she makes the local-TV rounds tomorrow in the a.m. on both Good Day Dallas and Good Morning Texas. After the jump, a video from the making of Camp Lisa -- included, really, because you can't get enough of the late, great Elmer Bernstein's contribution to Meatballs, "Are You Ready for the Summer?" Damn right I am. --Robert Wilonsky
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