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Live Shows / 11/04/15 Minneapolis MN - The Cedar Cultural Center (Review)
« on: November 04, 2015, 10:48:59 pm »
Wow! That was a trip!

Well, I suppose I should start from the beginning. While everyone was waiting in line outside the venue, Vanessa randomly walked out the front doors and down the street. I have no idea where she was going, but she looked like she was on a mission!

The show was A-MAZ-ING! I really love the new album and the way the show was played.

The set list was:
Carousel (With Learning to Fly intro)
Tall Tales for Spring
White Houses
Take it Easy
House of Seven Swords
Nothing Where Something Used to Be
Blue Pool
A Thousand Miles
I Don't Want To Be A Bride
Get Good
The Marching Line

I got a front row seat!! The opener was a singer/guitarist named Joshua Hyslop. According to Vanessa his last name is high slope in Scottish. He was very good, I really liked his song Hallelujah.

When Vanessa and Skye first walked out on stage, Vanessa said she won't tell Skye what is in the cup that she was drinking out of. Later in the show Vanessa said, "I'll never tell you what's in this cup..... It's red wine."

During Carousel, a few people clapped at the bridge and Skye smirked at them.

Before Vanessa played White Houses she told a story about how the song made a rift between her and her brother's relationship because of the bridge and the coming of age story. Vanessa said the song is ambiguous. Then Skye said, "It's not ambiguous." She told her brother that the she had a co-writer for the song and she "didn't write that part"

Vanessa said she wrote the House of seven Swords for her brother because he was graduating and didn't know what direction to take in life.

She told a story about how she visited her friend in Mexico where it's hard to get Peyote because people have to bring it down from the mountains. She said this made her realized she wanted to create an album like Lieberman. She wanted to make an album that if you were to have Peyote and listen to the album it would not disturb the flow of the Peyote. "Not that you have to eat Peyote to enjoy the album though."  :P

She also told a story about how the album was named. Her grandfather was a clothes designer and decided that woman would buy clothes form him if he had a less ethnic name, so he changed his last named to Lee. His clothing business didn't work out so he became an painter. His painting style was classical but with lots of vibrant colors. She has one of his painting on the wall that she looks at when she plays piano. Vanessa said her grandmother would not give any of his painting to anyone. The picture Vanessa has is of a woman painted three different ways, "That woman was my grandpas muse, she is not my grandmother. That is why she gave me that painting."  :D

After she played Willows, the song was being played quietly on the speaker for some reason. Vanessa said, "Wait is there a song playing? Does anyone else here that? Wait, that's my song! Oh well I'll just talk over it."

Through-out the show there was this strange rumbling/rattling noise that no one knew where it was coming from. During A Thousand Miles the rattling noise happened and Vanessa stop playing and asked, "Is that a motorcycle?" and then continued playing.

There was no encore between the last two songs. Vanessa said that her and Skye will just hangout instead.

She signed things after the show. I got the new t-shirt and sweater. While I was waiting in line I saw a set-list on the stage, but was too afraid to ask if I could have it. Someone else got it instead. I got a shirt signed. My mom also got something signed after me. My mom told Vanessa that we "Follow her around." Vanessa turned to me, gave me a thumbs up, and said "Good!"

This was a very cool experience. This was definitely my favorite show that I have been to...(Third times a charm!)

I have pictures but I will have to post them later.

Live Shows / 11/04/15 Minneapolis MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
« on: November 01, 2015, 04:15:58 pm »
I know this show is only three days away, but is anyone going to this show? Anybody, anybody? I would have posted this sooner but I had noooo time!! (I haven't even had time to listen to the album yet... Thanks college...) Anyway, I'm really excited for this show, I only have to drive an hour instead of six+ hours!

Other Musicians / Julianna Barwick - The Magical Place
« on: June 05, 2012, 11:06:13 pm »
I wanted to get this out there before the chaos over Bells starts  :P This album is so beautiful!!! It's so etheral, flowey, dreamy, and calming. It's not really comparible to anything.

My favorite song off of it is "Bob in Your Gait" If you wanna you can skip to 1:35 to get to the "good part", I mean the whole song is good but to save time? This song is probably my favorite song that isn't Vanessa's.

Another good song is "Flown" which got me interested in Julianna Barwick. It's kind of haunting.

Other Musicians / Fleet Foxes
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:31:08 am »
I really like Fleet Foxes, they have a different sound to them with their harmonizing.

I like the songs

White Winter Hymnal:

Ragged Wood:

Oliver James:

Sun it Rises:

Live Shows / 10/14/11 Capitol Theater - Madison, WI (reveiw)
« on: October 14, 2011, 07:19:59 pm »
EDKFHDF?dhsfdjsFDSFTPOFfdgds. Sorry, I had to get that out of the way. Vanessa was amazing! When she walked out on the stage I cried a little. I don't know why. It was just her and Skye.

The setlist:
Carousel w/ learning to fly intro
Fairweather Friend
Fools Like Me (on rhodes)
Hear The Bells
A Thousand Miles (On rhodes)
Marching Line
I Don't Want To Be A Bride.

During Carousel I clapped the first time and some huge (I mean his size) Matt fan looked at me like "What arrreee you doing?" So I only clapped once. Then before Hear The Bells Vanessa said that she really liked Madison because of cyrstals. She said (something like this) "I was walking on a street holding crystals. Then church bells started to ring." "Stevie would dig it." "But VNEss.... its weird." I can't really remember what she said. Sorry! When she started playing ATM eveyone was like "WHOOO AHHH YEAAHHH!!" Then barely anyone sang along. I was on the floor aera. She started to play I Dont Want to be a Bride. Then she said "This is really not how it goes." "It's in D-Minor Vanessa, what the Fuh-"

I bought all the items before the show. I was Third in line at the "Night Shop". I met a NESSAholic in front of me  ;D. When I was standing in line and I was looking to my left. Someone asked me "What does your shirt say." I turned around and it was Skye! I literally jumped, I wasn't expecting it to be him! Then Vanessa came out to sign stuff. My voice was soooo shakey and I was too. She shook my hand!!! I was getting something signed for a friend. She asked what my friends name was.... I said "Ju *voice crack* hehe JulIIIa." She wanted a picture of my shirt! So the guy working at the stand took it. She kinda laughed and said "You're a good model."

Vanessa is really nice! Her singing voice sounds different in person. This night shall never end.

Live Shows / 10/14/11 Capitol Theater - Madison, WI
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:44:38 pm »
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theater
Madison, WI

Is anyone going to this show??? This will be my first show, i'm VEEEERRRRYY excited!

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Got Vanessa Carlton? Shirt.
« on: August 26, 2011, 04:20:04 pm »
I was surfin' ebay when I came across this. A t-shirt that says 'got vanessa carlton?' I don't know how old this is or if it has been posted anywhere. I searched the site and couldn't find anything.
 about this.... Sooo.... yeah.

Polls / What is Your Favorite Unreleased Vanessa Song?
« on: July 19, 2011, 06:45:01 pm »
I think mine is Best Behavior. What is yours? :)

On here someone said "Somebody should make a video of the funny things Vanessa says and the funny mistakes." So that gave me the idea to make this. It is ment to be a humorous video of her mistakes and the funny things she said mixed together. Enjoy!  ;D

I added clips the first video because I forgot too many things so the new one is here: Plus, I tweeked it too. This one is better than the first one, more funny moments.  ;D

Introduce Yourself / Hello Everyone!
« on: July 07, 2011, 05:53:37 pm »
I have been meaning to join 'the boards' for a while now but I haven't got around to it. Anyway, i'm a huge fan of Vanessa. Well aren't we all  :P
I can play the piano (not very well)  ;) I have a YouTube channel here: There is a lot of random stuff there. It's nice being able to talk to people who like Vanessa, so Hi!

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