Friday, September 19, 2008

Neko Case ROCKS or Peggy vs. Patsy

I've never been to a better concert! Neko was everything I thought she would be and more. First Avenue was packed. Neko came on stage and the crowd went wild. She has an awesome band most of whom are Canadian. Her steel guitar/banjo player is from AZ and he was incredibly talented. Her on stage performance sounds just like her albums - that is the amazing thing. Many performers that you see live lack the talent to sound right on stage but not Neko, her voice is as crisp and clear and genuine as you hear it on her CDs. "I'll Be Around" sounded amazing live, it was the last song she did and left me with goosebumps.

I have great admiration for her. She promotes animal adoption and visited the Minneapolis Humane Society while she was here. In between songs she spoke of various cats and dogs that were up for adoption, dedicating her songs to each of them and she went.

Neko reminds me a lot of a variety of other woman singers of the '40's -'60's. Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson, and Peggy Lee were woman in charge with sultry voices.

"Is That All There Is" is one of my favorite Peggy Lee songs. Check out this psychedelic video probably from the '60's.

Now, my good friend The Potter has been having people vote on singers and actors. It seems to be a very effective tool to get people to comment on your blog. I will do the same and see what happens.

So, who would you pick from the gals of the past...Peggy Lee or Patsy Cline. I'll just go with those two and see what we get. Have FUN!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

No time, no time

School has started. It is like a locomotive headed downhill on an icy slope unable to stop. It will go and go and go until it crashes. This may happen come Christmas and then I will breathe. As it is now, it is past the time that I should be up for one who awakes before dawn. But I can't help but love the night...I am an owl disguised as a lark.