Venice's own William Close (our friend Billy) is in the FINALS - TONIGHT - for America's Got Talent with his gigantic Earth Harp act, and you really should tune in and check it out -
Billy is a really interesting guy, and his Museum Of Music and Instruments (MOMAI) in Venice is super interesting, and has been host to a great many musical throw-downs. Billy thinks up an instrument and then just makes it happen. I remember the Earth Harp being strung up down at the beach for Venice's Centennial celebration, and it really was awesome, outside overlooking the ocean and sending the harp song up into the breeze. Special.
Our dear friend Scotty P. is going to be there with Billy tonight, banging drums, and I really think they're going to win! But they need everyone to vote, so if you could do that too, that would be so nice. I could normally care less about reality t.v. - or most t.v. period, but these guys will win a million dollars and get their own show for a year in Las Vegas ... and we really want to visit Scotty P. and hang out by his Vegas pool, so please VOTE TONIGHT.
NBC. Check your local listings and tune in to witness our Venice homies take the prize!
UPDATE: William and the Earth Harp took third. They lost to a comedian and a dog act. Extra lame.