Thursday, November 15, 2007

I ((Heart)) S. V.


Seeing the Suzanne Vega show Monday evening at the Fillmore was a lot like reuniting with an old friend. It was easy and comforting in just that way. Suzanne sounded great and was cheeky and thoughtful as she sang everything from Small Blue Thing to Gypsy to Caramel to just about everything on her new album. Good thing I love her new album so much. There is a real NY vibe to it - she even had an "I (heart) NY" mug that she sipped from onstage.

The Fillmore is such a small venue so we were really close and I was just mesmerized. Suzanne connected with the audience in an affectionate, teasing way - much more realistic and sincere than the other shows we've seen this year. Members of the crowd shouted suggestions of songs they wanted to hear - there are so many - and she teased back, playfully negotiating with the group. There were 2 encores - the final song being the Queen and the Soldier. A fitting tune, IMO, for a Veteran's Day evening. It was endearing and personal...and we drove home from the City feeling all warm and happy inside.

Can you believe that Suzanne Vega has a blog?? Click on this link to check it out!

This is a movie she posted of a tune from the new album - Beauty and Crime. The song is called Unbound. At the Fillmore show Suzanne explained that this song was about a plant that she once knew. Give it a listen, it is brilliant. If you are a fan (or even if you're not, but are looking for something fresh for your IPOD) check out her the album. I couldn't recommend enough.


Today Jzboy and I have been waiting in the LID-Line for 18 months. That is a year and a half. Here is Suzanne and her band on David Letterman singing - Anniversary. Even though I know that her song is about 9/11 - it felt appropriate in a way.

Not all anniversaries are sweet and romantic. Sometimes..."each year leaves its unresolving fantasies".

13 comments:

Rhonda said...

Happy 18 month LIDiversary, soon they won't be so 'bittersweet'.

Lili & Robin said...

congrats to making it to 18 months .....from your LID twin!

hey, it is raining today in the desert. This is a good anniversary present.

-Lili

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

step by step, LID by LID, going to go and get my ... Hope that isn't too irreverent.

Katie J said...

There are anniversaries that get tougher and tougher and counting months, especially 18, has to be hard. I'm glad SV gave you some good ear food to satisfy some needs. Thinking of you...

Doris & Dan said...

Suzanne Vega is one cool gal.

Happy 18 done!

Keep smilin!

Kayce said...

LOVE Suzanne Vega!

Happy 18!

Special K said...

Happy 18!

Look at the bright side...at least we're in line, right? :)

walternatives said...

18 already? One more down, sweetie. Bit by bit, we'll make our way.

I'm glad you were able to see SV. I love her, too, though I only have her greatest hits c.d. Thanks for the video and blog link!

secret agent said...

I forgot about Vega

Happy 18
a very long time indeed

Avery's Mom & Dad said...

what is up with the size of the font on this post? did you forget that most of your readers are old and can't see a damn thing now??
Maybe it is my computer, but the rest show up fine.

I am headed to etsy to see whatcha got!!

Happy LID...for what it is worth-there is some really good positive energy-huh??

Matt Nightingale said...

I was at the show too... I am a big fan from way back... Come see the clips I posted on my blog! It really was an amazing night...

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Shannon said...

You have the best taste!