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General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / new song
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:39:36 am »
I should have posted days ago.. but did any one catch her new song she posted on instagram??? it was in an instagram story so I think those disappear after awhile.  I;m not sure we you can see the video now. but the song was sooooooooo good.  it's actually the first time I got chills from one of her songs.  the video was of her view while in mexico, written on the screen was "love is art" and she sang that in the song.  I forget the words now but they may come back to me later.  I hope she plays some new stuff on tour though I won't be going to any shows this time around. 

Live Shows / Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 12/3/15 review
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:23:20 pm »
I made it!  I've got some great friends who helped me out with a sick kiddo so I could get to the show on time AND particapate in the meet and greet!  The show is about 3.5 hrs from my house, so I went 80 the whole way -- watch out!  Also so great to see Ghisy again, it was nice to chat and see a familiar face.  people are always astonished when i say i go to these shows alone but really, i meet so many great people from this site, i know i'm not alone!
Joshua is a great opener.  I wanted to get his CD but I didn't have time, i figured i could find it on itunes or amazon anyway.
When I got there, I checked in with the girl and the merch table, she said to be out at 815 for the meet and greet.  well, little did we know that this was actually a benefit concert so there was a lot of talking in the beginning, so Joshua started 15 minutes later.  I did not feel right walking out of his show in the middle of a song or even in between (but also, he was good i didn't want to miss it) so when i got back out to the merch table the girl was a little stressed out, saying we were supposed to be here 10 minutues ago and Vanessa is supposed to go on in five minutes so it will have to be quick or we might not do it at all.  She was texting with someone, i figure Vanessa, to see if it was okay to bring  us back (me and three other ladies)  So we were able to go and meet her quickly!  She is always so stunning up close and in person!  She warned us she was sick so we didn't shake hands.  I bought the vinyl before the show, so i had her sign it while also blabbering about my kid being sick too (i was trying to get accross the fact that i probably had germs too that i shouldn't share) then said something about tour stress.  i'm an idiot.  but the most not nervous i've ever been.  one of the other ladies asked for a hug, she said no, you really don't want to do that.  One lady knows Vanessa's sister Gwen, apparently her daughter and Gwen were roomoates in college and the lady had been to the Carlton house before.  So they chatted for a second, then they asked for apicture so i scrambled to get my phone out and also got a picture with her.
I didn't do any recording of this show, the set list, as i can remember was:

Carousel w/learning to fly intro
tale tales for spring
white houses
take it easy
house of seven swords
blue pool
("pretend we walk off, and then walk back in")
Hear the Bells
 Marching line - dedicated to paris and her people - the tempo was slower, more sad, made me tear up

she didn't do too much talking this show, at least it didn't seem like it.  more towards the end, probably because she had finished her wine..
I am surprised at how true to the album the new songs are.  the only song she left stripped down was river.  I haven't listened to any recordings of the shows, and i'm glad i didn't.  what they accomplished on stage (mostly through skye's pedals and computer) is pretty fantastic.  not the shows we are used to seeing.

Live Shows / Re: 9/15/15 Los Angeles-Sayers Club (review)
« on: September 15, 2015, 11:20:00 am »
have fun tonight guys!  update us when you can

Live Shows / 4/25/15 Town Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY (review)
« on: April 27, 2015, 02:35:07 pm »
It was sooooooo lovely to see her again.  I forgot for 1.5 hours that I had a baby at the hotel down the road.  she always transports me to another place, it was nice to have my mind emptied and then filled with her amazing music!  Speaking of babies, Sidney was there in the audience during most of the show.  Pictures do not do her justice, she is way cuter in person!  I wanted to take a picture but I knew that wasn't the right thing to do, i'm not paparazzi! Her mother was there taking care of Sidney as well as her father.  That's the first time I've ever seen him at a show -Vanessa said they don't live too far from this town.  I think there was some other family there as well, one woman kind of looked like her but pretty positive it was not her sister, possibly a cousin. (speaking of her sister, she never talks about her, just her brother.. I always wonder about that)  When the show was done she came down and hugged another woman sitting at the same table.  During the show she mentioned that Jo her friend and artist from ROTR was there, and she was also at that same table (right next to my table).  She did talk a lot, which I always love.  I thought my flip camera was charging in the car on the drive from home, but when I got there it had very little battery so I only recorded the two songs that were new to me, blue pool and river.  if you'd like the video let me know and i'll up load it but I see that Emily already did one.  Most of the people there were very respectful and in to the music.  there was one table some where behind me that I could hear talking during a few songs which bothered me but I was able to block them out or they stopped.  one group of girls got rowdy during a few songs but because they love her/the songs, not in a disrespectful way.  skye was rocking his new do, which I did not notice on his twitter/facebook.  he never looked "old" but this cut makes him look a lot younger and more attractive! a very flattering style for him  
 here is the set list:

Carousel with learning to fly intro (bummed, I wanted to hear the other intro!)
Hands (which she called old, emo, and "deep cut")  I love this song so much, especially the last verse!
take it easy
white houses (she talked about her brother not liking the bridge as before, but also added she is fighting with her brother right now, sorry Vanessa!)
blue pool
river (which she said is towards the end of the album)
unlock the lock
bride (she said she likes to play bride after atm because they are like bookends.  I love when she plays this live, even better than the album version.  I feel there is more of a build up to the end.  the live version is so pure and she plays the intro in the higher key so it's just so beautiful.

marching line

I don't believe she said anything more or different than in the other shows reviewed, and I do not have a great memory (plus mommy brain!) that's why I usually record the intro to each song.
the only thing I do really remember is that she was drinking wine and said it helped with the milk and then she said "gross" -- and I wanted to shout NO IT'S NOT GROSS!  go on with your milking self.  she should never be ashamed to talk about her milk or breastfeeding her baby! but also that wine doesn't help, it's the hops in beer that helps increase milk production!  ;) (well it's an old wives talk not backed by studies) she also said that the wine was making her flushed when it hadn't in the past

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Vanessa on The Doctors
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:27:05 am »
My husband's aunt emailed me to say that Vanessa will be on the TV show "The Doctors" on Tuesday; so I looked it up and it's confirmed:

Forums → December 3, 2013 - Vanessa Carlton Exclusive; Rocco DiSpirito; Explosive Health Hazards . 0 topics , 0 posts
Exclusive: Vanessa Carlton opens up about the rare and dangerous pregnancy complication that required her to undergo an emergency surgery to save her life. Then, see celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito’s top calorie-cutting secrets. Plus, a mysterious sleep disorder known as exploding head syndrome!

Well this will be exciting!  She will probably share some info that we may not know yet.  I am surprised there is no tweet about it; maybe Tuesday she will or management will.  
I didn't post this under live shows because I don't think she will be performing.  

edit: a better link

on video second 47ish
I'm not sure that episdoes are posted on the internet and I don't have cable.  Is it possible for anyone to post it on to the internet?

Vanessa Songs / Lyrics / Sheet Music / Unlock the Lock
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:17:31 am »
I made a little video, my first ever, so don't expect too much, just pictures that go from one to the next with no transitions; but because people have been taking liberties, I decided to make my own!


Lyrics as I hear them:

feel it come on like a sudden hope
bursting through all life's stone
it's beautiful as the sadness starts to quiet

leave the city for the desert sky
its like one big eye on you
____ it now and
the horses wanna run
and they run

you know what you should do
you choose not to know

keys hang lowaround your neck
i know what you know
unlock the lock
unlock the lock
unlock the lock

___ things, but it doesn't matter
like a pact you remembered once
something's coming in on you and it's pure
is it love?
you know what yous should do
you choose not to know
keys hang low  'round your neck
i know what you know

Unlock the lock (repeat)

feel it come on like a sudden
bursting through all life's stone
beautiful as the sadness starts to quiet
it is love
it is love

Edit:  this is my favorite of the new songs.  In the intro for it she said this song was the one song that led to the new album.  she said she was listening to bob dylan's radio show and it was all about keys and locks.

To me this song is about opening yourself up to love after having closed yourself off to the rest of the world, hence breaking through the stone.  Through heart aches or troubles with trust, people can build walls around them, so to me this is about that one love, that great love, that broke through all the stone built up.  No longer do we have to live with the sadness as the love replaces it.

Live Shows / 10/12/13 Center for the Arts Natick (review)
« on: October 12, 2013, 07:37:46 pm »
So I'll start from the top!
I arrived pretty early... first one, at around 630.  parking SUCKS for this venue.  There were metered spots all along but I wasn't sure if they'd be monitoring them and they were only 2 hour spots.   So I drove around a little bit and found a parking lot with clear rules on when you can park there, wheras the meters said only sundays were free. 
After I parked I walked a short way to the venue and heard her warming up.  It was a new song I didn't recognize (as I haven't listened to any new stuff).  BUT I had to go to the bathroom and the venue had it's doors locked.  The flyer out front said doors opened at 730 but luckily they opened at 7.  So instead of sticking around I had to find a bathroom, when I came back I was still the only one there and Patrick began to do sound check/warm up shortly after.  They opened doors at 7 since most people had tickets at will call.  Then they couldn't find me!!  Turns out the pre sale people were on a separate list and a separate pile of tickets.  The people were really nice, and all volunteers, so some of them were there for the first time.  So sorry, it was me who held up the line there for a moment!  While we were waiting to be let in, skye had come out and he smiled and said hi to me (love him, so nice!) They started letting us into sit at 730 and they had a concession stand which was nice because I hadn't had dinner.
Patrick went on and he played a handful of songs.  I would describe him as southern blues.  Very cool.  If I have any money left at the end of this trip I will most likely buy his CD.  Skye played a song with him, and it sounded pretty sweet.
The venue was quite intimate, and even though i was all the way in the back I still felt pretty close.  However, I didn't have a good vantage point for my camera unless I held it up by my face, which I was not willing to do so I have good audio but mostly actual video of Skye Steele or nothing.
And now what you all came here for.... set list:

Carousel - Learning to Fly intro
Hands on Me
Nolita Fairytale
House of 7 Swords
Take it Easy
White Houses
Get Good (with the omnichord (interesting))
Unlock the Lock (first time played live!!)
Who's to Say
Bride (with Patrick Sweany on guitar)
Hear the Bells


she sounded AMAZING per usual though maybe a little hoarse or getting sick, as pregnancy can do.  Pregnancy/hormones can also change the pitch of a woman's voice, and she even said she was having trouble hitting the higher notes.  She also said she forgot the intro to White Houses, which can also be attributed to pregnancy --women can get forgetful, it's called "pregnancy brain"!

I'm pretty sure I saw her mother, as a woman came out of the door the artists were coming out of, and then later she was looking around at the pictures on the walls.  She had the same face shape as Vanessa, but it's been awhile since I've seen a picture of her mom, so I wasn't sure.  Plus, I'm not one to just randomly go up to people and start a conversation.

she did say she was going to meet people after but I didn't stay (it's past my bedtime already!)  I was able to get one of the flyers they had, but the tape is on the front because it was on the door, and they had programs of which I grabbed a few extra.

There were lithographs, vinyls, cds, and the tshirts for sale.  Oh, and the guy selling them was a little rude to the venue staff.  They were just trying to help and he got a little sassy with them (it was a man and his daughter).  He was like, no i don't need you.  Then a few moments later told them they could sit there while he was doing whatever until 730 to make sure no one got into the stuff.  He was just a little snippy and rolled his eyes at them.

It will probably be awhile before I get any audio available as I will be traveling early morning tomorrow and then I will be a tourist in NYC for three days (without my lap top, only my kindle), then traveling back to my sisters (who is having a baby!), then traveling back home overnight. If I get some down time Thursday I will try but no promises.  patience!

Live Shows / January 12 2013 Columbus theatre
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:31:53 pm »
Columbus Theatre ‏@ColumbusTheatre

Another great addition to our lineup for Saturday's benefit show! Yes indeed, @vanessacarlton will also be joining us.
Retweeted by Vanessa Carlton

Live Shows / 9/6/12 Saks 5th Avenue
« on: September 05, 2012, 11:43:06 am »
Vanessa will be playing tomorrow at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City at 9pm for Fashion's Night Out! - MGMT

Just posted on facebook, and I assume, Twitter.

Completely Off-Topic / I need your help!
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:28:27 pm »
My mother is a very fine woman who deserves the best (who's mom doesn't?)  She also is very crafty and made my sister's wedding dress.   She entered a contest to win a sewing machine and I was wondering if you all would please vote for her!

if you go to this webiste, click on the heart in the corner of the picture.  Then you'll have to sign in using facebook or your account if you have one with this particular website.  But then you have to go back to the picture to click the heart again in order to vote.  please help her!  thank you soooo much to anyone who helps.

Other Musicians / My Morning Jacket
« on: August 01, 2012, 03:45:47 pm »
There isn't a topic for them already?? I'm surprised, especially since I haven't done it already! haha  Well, I saw this today

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I have a feeling that when Vanessa gets wind of it, or when it's completely done, she will probably post something about it.
From what I can understand the band Washed Out did a remix of My Morning Jacket's Outta My System

not a fan so far, but... we'll see.  The original song is just so good, it's weird to hear it differently

Other Musicians / Florence and the Machine
« on: July 21, 2012, 04:16:56 pm »
I was REALLY shocked there isn't a topic for her already!  I have been recently entranced by her and I know there are some of you out there who also love her.  I am thinking of going to the september 16th show in Saratoga, NY because I will already be traveling that day.  Anyone else thinking of going?  I'm definitely buying my ticket real soon!

Live Shows / New shows with Stevie announced today!!!
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:06:31 pm »
July 6th – Fox Theatre, Detroit

July 12th – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

July 14th – Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA

July 15th – Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ

I REALLLY REALLLLLY wish she would announce these things sooner because I could be going to several of these if not for timing.. I'm going to try to figure out the july 14th and 15th that might be doable, but doubtful

she posted this note with it:
Sometimes music is a purely spiritual experience.  That's how I feel when I watch Stevie Nicks.  Miss Nicks is her own breed of shaman, and I'm psyched to announce that while she is on tour next month I will open a few shows.  I'm totally honored and excited to see my friends again.  I highly recommend coming out and getting a glimpse.  It’s always inspiring to see a pure artist like Stevie.  As for moi?  I’ll play a little set...mostly stuff from Rabbits, a few ear worms and will test out some new ideas (all with the violinist Skye Steele).


July is shaping up to be the best month of the year. Seriously.


I bet summer is treating you all well.  I can feel the beaming tans thru this gadget.



(testing out new ideas!!! People, we have to get to these concerts!!!)

Completely Off-Topic / My blog
« on: June 05, 2012, 03:55:38 am »
I contemplated not putting this here, but I will not over think it and just do it.  Here's my blog.  If you didn't know, I'm a fat girl.  I'm currently on a great program that has given me much success.  Rather than going into the whole story, here's my blog which details it so far.  The latest post is actually about a dog, but the rest is diet/exercise related.  Enjoy!
(don't feel obligated to read or reply to this; I'm just trying to get the word out there)

love to all my V peeps!

Entertainment - Movies / TV / Books / Golden Girls
« on: March 22, 2012, 08:28:09 am »
I can't believe there isn't a thread already since V loves the show. lol.  well, a friend on facebook posted this pic and I thought V would love it.  I don't know where this is but I had to share!

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