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Live Shows / 11/15/15 Cleveland, OH - Music Box Supper Club (Review)
« on: November 17, 2015, 08:50:44 pm »
OK. First show and had to obligatorily make this thread because I've never had the chance to. I mean 12 years and the first time I see her live - I need to give my review.

Cost me 60$ each way via Lyft to get to the venue but it was totally worth it. I may never get to see Vanessa again (long story - Expat foreign student here) so totally worth it.

The setlist was:
1. Carousel
2. Fairwea.... Wait. My copy of the setlist says FWF but she played Tall Tales for Spring. Someone who was at this show correct me if I'm wrong.
3. White Houses
4. Take it Easy
5. Willows
6. 7 Swords
7. Operator
8. Blue Pool
9. Nothing Something
10. River
11. ATM (She actually calls it ATM on the setlist!)
12. Hear the Bells
13. Marching Line

My first time seeing her in person. Most fans often say that she looked beautiful but I never really understood what they meant until Sunday night. I was expecting some acoustic stuff with just her and Skye but I was completely blown away. Skye is doing some really amazing music ju-ju with his feet and a loop pedal and garage band on stage and it's insane. I always wondered why the Living Room sessions of HOSS was so unacoustic and more like it was tweaked but I think this is why. My favorite moment in the show was when she stopped and appreciated how the audience was actually listening to her and she mentioned how she couldn't even hear the clanging of cutlery which I think was really sweet of the crowd.

She did have a small signing session in the end. What was weird was that she mentioned it on stage? Like before the encore she mentioned that she would be at the merch table to sign stuff, which also resulted in a really huge crowd :(. Buuuuut I had the pleasure of meeting Phil(pswik09) and Steve, who taught me the ropes on how to at least try and navigate the crowd when meeting Vanessa. We even waited afterwards to try and meet her after the show, which I only hope wasn't too creepy. And yeah... I actually had her sign my stuff which included the copies of my audio tapes of BnN and Harmonium, she reacted a bit and mentioned that Liberman will be available on audio cassette as a limited edition but I totally froze and wasn't able to say a thing when I met her. It didn't help that I hadn't eaten the whole day and had only consumed Rockstars (Yay! Gradschool). But anywho, it was absolutely fun meeting other NESSAholics. I think if you're ever making it to these shows, and if you think coming on here and talking about Vanessa stuff is such a release, meeting other NESSAholics and actually talking about her in person is... so relieving and the ability to actually be able to get along with other people with this same love for someone totally amazes me.

My Asian Lyft driver asked me why I was in Cleveland and if I also took a Lyft to get there. I kid you not, when I told him that the reason I was there was for a concert, he made me write down her name because he was so intrigued as to who she was that I would be willing to travel that far.

All in all, definitely a wonderful experience. Just wish I could've actually talked to her and not bottled up. In retrospect, I think it was the fact that I realized that saying something like: "I'm your biggest fan" wouldn't really justify how much I really love her and her music... I dunno. I'm rambling. I do hope I do get a chance to see her again before I graduate from school and also get to meet more of you! :D

Live Shows / 11/15/15 Cleveland, OH - Music Box Supper Club
« on: September 15, 2015, 06:20:41 am »
OK. Just bought my ticket to this one and well... in my 10+ years of being a NESSAholic, this will be my first concert and I am so psyched, you have no idea.

Anyone else making it to this?

Completely Off-Topic / Vanessa Carlton on reddit
« on: August 12, 2015, 10:07:19 am »
So, I recently managed to get hold of the mod position on the official Vanessa Carlton subreddit which is as expected kinda dead. I think it may be a really good way to get some exposure for Vanessa on there or at least help out any curious redditors who chance upon the sub or wanna know what she's upto?

I wanted to know if any of the official admins of NESSAholics or anyone else would be interested in joining me as mod on the sub? I'd like to make it a little more active that's all. So... active redditors probably let me know? We could just get the page to look pretty and update the posts on there?

Not looking to take the conversation away from this place, as this forum will ALWAYS be home for all of us (Seriously, admins running this place, no one says it enough but THANK YOU). Just think that that platform would be a really nice place to get V a little more PR and exposure?

Lemme know!

P.S. I'm assuming the other shadow-banned redditor who was modding the sub earlier is a NESSAholic? You know who you are and what I'm talking about but I only JUST got your messages. :D

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / MNEK Cover of ATM
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:15:56 pm »
So she just tweeted about this as well.

But some guy called MNEK has used ATM and mashed it up with B-52's "Love shack"?

It's weird in the beginning but the mashing up actually salvages it imo. Though honestly I do not think ANYONE would be able to do this song justice except for her and her arrangement. It's just sacred.

Other Musicians / Bastille
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:36:24 am »
They are so good. It's actually been a while since I've come across a band this good. Check out Pompeii and Flaws. There's a video of Flaws recorded at Abbey Road and it's so good.

Other Musicians / Ellie Goulding
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:23:59 am »
Ok. Didn't see a separate thread for her. But totes digging her album 'Halcyon'.

I'm not a fan of mainstream music sometimes solely cos it's "mainstream" and I hate myself for that. This album however, is an exception. I'm all over the place telling people how much I love it cos it's actually THAT good.

I never imagined myself liking electronic music. But it is AMAZING. I think the production is done tastefully without making it tooo pop-y. You should check her out.


R & T tweeted about this sometime ago. Dunno if it's been posted... but WOW. At least some recognition even though she's tied. But I like the mix of alternative and mainstream artists in this countdown.

Other Musicians / Mumford & Sons
« on: July 22, 2011, 09:03:44 pm »
Anyone heard of them?


I love the "different" kind of music they play. If you haven't heard of them, listen to their single "Lion Man". It's string-ey and banjo-ey and a bit of accapella-ey ;)

Loving their album 'Sigh No More'.

So when the OWL bit turns up in the video, I got this whole Native American vibe to the whole video then... ya know?

It got me searching for Native American folklore on the owl and guess which story seems to be the most famous one?

The one regarding the OWL and the... *drumroll please* RABBIT.

How Rabbit and Owl were created
An Iroquois Legend

Raweno, the Everything-Maker, was busy creating all the types of animals. One day he was hard at work on Rabbit. Rabbit said to him, "I want long, strong legs and long ears like the Deer, and sharp teeth and claws like the Panther."

"I do them they way they ask for them to be," said Raweno. He made Rabbit's hind legs very long, just the way Rabbit had described.

Owl, still not formed, was sitting on a tree nearby waiting his turn. "Whoo, whoo," he sang, " I want a long graceful neck like Swan's, and bright red feathers like Cardinal's, and a nice long beak like Egret's, and a beautiful crown of plumes like Heron's. I want to be the most beautiful, fastest and wondrous of all birds."

"Hush," said Raweno. "Turn around and look somewhere else. Close your eyes too. Don't you know that you are not allowed to watch me while I work?" Just at that moment Raweno was making Rabbit's ears quite long, just as Rabbit had asked him for.

Owl refused to turn away. "Whoo, whoo," he sang again. "Nobody can forbid me to watch. Nobody can tell me to close my eyes. I'm going to keep watching you, because I want to."

This made Raweno angry. He grabbed Owl and pulled him off the branch, stuffed his head deep into his body and shook him until Owl's eyes were wide with fright. He pulled at Owl's ears until they stuck out from both sides of his head.

"That will teach you," said Raweno. "Now you won't be able to crane your neck to watch things you are not supposed to watch. Now you have big ears to hear when someone tells you what not to do. Now you have big eyes - but not so big you can watch me, because you will be awake only at night. And your feathers will not be red like Cardinal's but gray like mud. This is your punishment for disobeying me."

Owl went off pouting.

Then Raweno went back to finish Rabbit, but Rabbit had been so frightened by Raweno's anger that he ran off half-done. As a consequence, only Rabbit's hind legs are long, and he has to hop instead of run. And since he was frightened before the work was complete, Rabbit has remained scared of almost everything, and never got the claws and sharp teeth he asked for. Had he not run away then, Rabbit would have been a very different animal.

As for Owl, he remained as Raweno shaped him in anger - with big eyes, a short neck and ears that stick out the sides of his head. To make matters worse, he has to sleep during the day and only come out at night.

There is this other one, which speaks of the rabbit representing day and the owl representing night:

Some Native American cultures link owls with supernatural knowledge and divination. In the Menominee myth of The Origin of Night and Day, Wapus (rabbit) encounters Totoba (the saw-whet owl, Aegolious acadicus) and the two battle for daylight (wabon) and darkness (unitipaqkot) by repeating those words. Totoba errs and repeats "wabon" and daylight wins, but Wapus permits that night should also have a chance for the benefit of the conquered, and thus day and night were born. The Pawnees view the owl as a symbol of protection; the Ojibwa, a symbol of evil and death, as well as a symbol of very high status of spiritual leaders of their religion; and the Pueblo, associated with Skeleton Man, the god of death and spirit of fertility. On a warm afternoon in August 1985, one of the authors (DHJ) observed Ojibwa peoples at a weekend cultural celebration in Duluth, Minnesota using dried wings of Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianas) as hand-held fans to cool themselves after participating in native dances.

It's like she's chasing the rabbits and the owl representing the dark/evil is preventing her from doing so? I know... geeky (and very Buffy :P).

Lemme know what you think... Discuss children!

Entertainment - Movies / TV / Books / Black Swan
« on: January 17, 2011, 09:46:51 am »
Anyone else watched this movie? It is so amazing. I am in love with it. I secretly was thinking of Vanessa through out all the ballet ;)

The movie has an amazing score, amazing acting and all the more is so messed up, I actually had to get it out of my head!!! It literally is art in motion. I mean, I love the way Nina is represented as the white swan through out the first half of the movie and her outfits are white while everyone else is mostly black and by the time she transforms she starts wearing black.

The movie is poetic. So freaky at times. Natalie deserves that Golden Globe and even maybe an Oscar!

Ow and I love Natalie's performance as the Black Swan at the end. So beautiful!

Entertainment - Movies / TV / Books / The Hunger Games
« on: December 11, 2010, 11:33:30 pm »
So anyone else hooked onto the series? The third book came out in August and I was intrigued with all the rave reviews the books were getting. So started reading 'The Hunger Games' and well...

I can honestly say, I started reading the book and couldn't put it down until I was done with it. (I think I finished it in four days)

It's fast paced and literally a page turner.

I'm onto 'Catching Fire already'. Can't put it down.

So Spring 2011 is like somewhere about March 20, 2011 to June 21, 2011 according to standard conventions.

Extracting all the Tuesdays could actually give us the list of 13 days in 2011 when "Rabbits on the Run" will be releasing!

Let's see:

March 22
March 29

April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26

May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31

June 7
June 14

Soooo... If she were to release it in bang middle of Spring, I'd say May 3rd is a good date.

Somewhere in the beginning, April 5th or maybe 12th?

And towards the end, nearing summer, maybe a May 31st or June 7th release.

So, any guesses kids?

Entertainment - Movies / TV / Books / True Blood
« on: September 17, 2010, 10:22:07 pm »
Absolutely love this program. Anyone else catch it?

Does anyone else have a NESSAholic moment whenever anyone talks about dealing with V... Or doing V...

As NESSAholics I think it's safe to say we're all high on 'V' ;)

Live Shows / June 6,2009 - Milford Music Festival
« on: May 05, 2009, 08:32:09 am »
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/pianist and Pike County native Vanessa Carlton will perform June 6 at the Milford Music Festival.

Best known for 2003's Grammy-nominated Song of the Year, "A Thousand Miles," Carlton will perform songs off her most recent album, "Heroes & Thieves." She'll be backed vocally by select students from Delaware Valley High School.

Um not quiet sure if its her but

It seems to be her...  But I'm following.:D

This is now the official thread for Vanessa's twitter postings, reactions, and commentary. Spin off threads are okay as needed (tour dates, single announcements, etc.) but please keep general chatter about things V posts on twitter in this thread. Thanks. xoxo, -B

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