Ah, Thanksgiving: that uniquely American celebration of food, football, and general fatuousness. And, what better way to start the holiday than with the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, right here in NYC. Sure, it's mostly crass commercialism designed to get you to buy more Hamburger Helper or Pillsbury, but amidst all the high school marching bands and Broadway musicals, there were some genuine musical jewels. I mean: The Roots? Ziggy Marley? The Pizzarelli Quartet??? And, hey, any parade with Cyndi Lauper in it is cool in my book.
Maybe next year I'll even get off my couch and check it out in person...(More pics below.)