Today’s entertainment comes with no doctor’s warning, though your consumption of Sugar is guaranteed to increase dramatically. Thanks for joining me for a very sweet article. It’s all about two videos of the band Sugar, performing in North Stonington and Mystic, Ct.!
The first video is from the archives, from 2019’s North Stonington Agricultural Fair, where Sugar took us on a ride that pleasantly lasted until the sun went down. Marcy Kelly is joined by Natalia Rosso.
The second video is also Sugar, with Marcy and Rickie Louise Miller doing lead vocals, from this year, June 5, 2021 at the Mystic Seaport Museum grounds, where I was able to fly all the way across an enormous field using my handheld gimbal video camera. I walked at least a couple hundred feet; it’s a great flyover! And the crowd was friendly and fun; dancing and picnicking and having a great time!
That second video is a long one, six songs – 21 minutes of danceable fun! It includes some naturally-occurring video aberrations, too! For the tech nerd in you, check out how the lighting changes when I get up close, and the sound changes, too. I think the right polarizing filter on the camera will help a lot, and a second camera doing A-roll somewhere in the middle of the field would be optimal, with my “good” mic on it! The kit I brought I could literally carry in my pocket! It’s a lightweight recorder that delivers tons of good footage!
When Whitney Houston died (2012), she left a challenging legacy, and today we’re reminded of the task set before only those singers who dare face it. Rickie Louise Miller rises to the occasion and aces the ultimate modern-day singer test; performing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (1987), a Houston classic filled with razor-sharp hooks and soaring highs only the brightest stars can touch. But we have a spoiler in the wings, as Rickie’s contemporary, the uber-talented Talia Rosso, who also sings for Sugar, already left a permanent impression in our musical heads with her slaughtering of the entire curriculum in North Stonington in 2019, including the hit in question. Choose for yourselves, my friends. I like the way the spices are blending with this band, no matter what!
Personally, I have a new fondness for maritime museums!
This one rocks! 🙂
Dance Party Song List
One Kiss (Dua Lipa)
Sugar (Maroon 5)
I Love the Nightlife (Alicia Bridges)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Diana Ross)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (Whitney Houston)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey)