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Recapping the Gold
en Globe Awards
Lizzie Wood, Contributing Writer
Awards season 2011 began with the
Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, Janu
ary 16. The event was as glamorous as
ever, with thousands of crystals adorning
the ball room at the Beverly Hills Hilton
hotel. Most of the stars looked gorgeous
on the red carpet, although some viewers
were probably left wondering about Hel
ena Bonham Carter’s outfit. Joan Rivers
chose Anne Hathaway for top dress honors
of the night, and she no doubt deserved
it. Ricky Gervais hosted the event for the
second year in a row. His raunchy, rude
monologue left no star safe from criticism.
At the top of his list were Angelina Jolie
and Johnny Depp, both of whom starred in
the film The Tourist. Gervais certainly did
not hide the fact that he did not agree with
the film’s several nominations. For the TV
nominations. Glee took home the top spot
for the second year in a rOw. Jane Lynch,
who plays Sue Sylvester on the show, also
won for best supporting actress in a TV
series. A surprise win was best supporting
actor in a TV series—Jim Parsons won for
his portrayal of Sheldon in The Big Bang
Theory. On the movie end. The Social Net
work was definitely the big winner of the
night. The film won four awards, including
best motion picture, best director, best
screenplay, and best original score. Best
Actor went to Colin Firth for his portrayal
of King George VI in The King’s Speech.
No surprise that Natalie Portman won for
her acting in Black Swan, a movie which
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Lpcal Beat: Megafaun
is as pretty as it is disturbing. Toy Story
3'won the award for best animated film.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Associa
tion pulled out all the stops this year for
these awards. The Screen Actors Guild
Awards will be the next awards to air
this season with a premiere on January
30. Black Swan received several nomina
tions, as did The Social Network. So, will
the same films take home the awards, or
will some of the underdogs like True Grit
and Blue Valentine be recognized? View
ers will just have to wait and see.
. ' At about 1:30 Sat-
■' urday morning at 14 West
‘ M^tin Street, the room was
Infilled with love. Megafaun
( Cwas.ending their set with a '
lullaby, and everyone in the '
crowd lifted their heads to
the sky to sing along. “Come * ^
prf‘ease your wori'ied mind,”
swelled around in the room 4
as everyone in unison sang ' -
and smiled. It \vas a beauti
ful ending to the best show
I’ve ever seen at Kings Bar-
> I was not expecting less when
I bought my ticket for the show.
. Durham-based Megafaun are kiTown
to deliver magical rompirig perfor
mances, but I had yet to see one. My
anticipation had me giddily bumbling
about the show days before it hap
pened. Honestly though. Megafaun
turned out to be even more wonderful
than I could have imagined.
After a ballsy but unmoving
debut by fellow Durham compatriots
Cloudlincs, Megafarm came on stage
to a sold out show. Phil Cook picked
up his guitar, his younger brother
Brad went to his bass and Joe Wester-
liind sat dowr beliind his drums. And
there was ariother man on stage. The
traditional trio was trying out a new
lineup that included Mark Paulson
of Raleigh’s Bowerbirds. Throughout
the niglit, Paulson proved himself as a
: worthy addition to the group playing
the fiddle, keyboard, guitar, and bass
leaving many in the crowd to ask, “Is
there something that Mark Paulson
Brad Cook brought on banter
that put the crowd at ease. A self
pr'ofessed sports fanatic, called the
show as a game announcer between
* songs. The laughter tliat ensued was
the same kind that you let out when
hanging with close friends. And the
crowd did feel close and would only
j feel closer as the night went on.
'' - 1' Urey opened with “Hereto-
” off their latest album. It was a
ng choice as it begins \rith a climb-
guitar line that lazily builds with
Phil, Brad, and Joe's harmonics. Next
up was “Carolina Days,” a love letter
to out great state from the Wisconsin
bred trio that got the crowd dancing. In
the middle of the set, Joe Westerlund
came to tlie font of the stage for “Eagle”
to showcase some “new age spiritual
advice” he’d learned in California, Don
ning a fringed shirt like a shaman he
passed tambourines and bells out into
the crowd. Westerlund’s comedic inters
val was followed by a showcase of whati,'
Megafaun is known for. Phil strapped \
on his banjo and the band launched
into back woods hymns delivered \sith '
a touch of swirling psychedelia. This > »
is a unique sound that Megaufaun has 'w
created for themselves and the reason .'
why they are a blessing to the Trianglex'
You could see the bond that
Phil, Brad, and Joe had while they were
playing. They were thankful for being '
able to play for the crowd and it was “
a contagious connection. The crowd '
played along with their respected in- '•
struments as more got tossed out into , ''
the room and smiles came upon cvcr\'-'
one’s faces. I can say that I was happily
jingling away on a set of little bells.
When they came back on stage for their’
encore, eveiyonc was in the moment. ^
And that brings me back to the ■
ending. There is a moment that anyone
who loves music understands when
the performer, audience, and melodies
floating around and above arc one.
It gives you the warm feeling inside.
That's the love. When Megafaun ended
with “Worried Mind” and walked off
stage after graciously thanking us, I
was internally thanking them.
What’s Up in Raleigh
Jan 26: Dailey and Vincent @ Fletcher Opera Theater
28-29: American Aquarium @ Kings
28: Blue Velvet @ NCMA’s Winter-Spring Film Series
29: African American Culture Celebration @ NC Museum of History
Feb 1: Canes vs. Bruins @ RBC Center
2: Robert Plant @ Memorial Auditorium
Joshua Radin @ Lincoln Theater
NC State vs. Virginia Tech @ RBC Center
4 - 5: WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit @ Kings
4: First Friday @ Downtown
Leave Her To Heaven @ NCMA’s Winter-Spring Film Series
5: Canes vs. Thrashers @ RBC Center '
6: Deerhoof @ Kings
9: Ringling Bros. Banuim and Bailey Circus @ RBC Center
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