Friday, September 14, 2007

the book of right on

A colleague and I went to see Joanna Newsom play last night at the Dreikönigskirche. She played about an hour and a half. Playing the harp must be taxing, plus that energetic singing. It isn't like strumming a guitar and crooning. Anyway, it was a wonderful show and the church was a beautiful setting. She commented on how quiet the audience was, but I think everyone was just absolutely rapt. We arrived early and landed seats in the second row, a mercy on the eyes, as I imagine way back in the pews you wouldn't have seen much through the forest of shoulders and heads.

She played: * Sadie * Colleen* Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie * Only Skin * Inflammatory Writ * Sawdust & Diamonds * The Book of Right On * A Scottish Ballad I don't know the name of * Emily * Monkey & Bear * Bridges & Balloons

There was an opening act of two brothers from California who, despite being obviously sweet and lovable guys, played some very insipid folk music. This made for a rather awkward moment that was 10 songs long.

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