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General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Streets have no name live?
« on: July 05, 2012, 03:18:48 am »
Sorry if this isnt the correct forum to post this.

I've always wondered, is a live version of Streets have no name? Or any other recording that is not the official one? Has she played it in any concert?

i cant believe anybody disliking this cover, i think its stunning. i could listen to the intro on a loop for ever.

Live Shows / The Tabernacle in Powis Square, London UK 11/22/11
« on: November 08, 2011, 12:17:13 pm »
Vanessa is playing with KT Tunstall and others at The Tabernacle in Powis Square London on November 22nd! Get your tickets here: - MGMT

Are they kiding me????? They come to Europe saying it only half month in advance?????? WITH KT?? Jesus christ....gonna die on a corner brb  :'(

I was waiting for somebody to make the thread but no one did :)

The song was uploaded to Soundcloud and then removed (what a surprise)

Download the song HERE

Is Edmund V's brother?

Tweet from V
1 night, a few months ago, i sang "like a virgin" by madonna. Thought this would b a place 4 it to lose it's virginity.

Download the song HERE

Just gonna post the setlist and say it was awesome, i watched it on livestream, a shame it was too short :C

Tall Tales For Spring
I Don't Want to Be a Bride
Fairweather Friend
Dear California

Vanessa Carlton's Tour Diary, Part I: Rabid Fans, Boston Rest-Stops & A Sweaty Dress

Vanessa Carlton, she of "A Thousand Miles" acclaim, is back. Her fourth studio album, the pared-down, downright lovely Rabbits on the Run is out July 26th, and on the occasion of her first tour in four years, we asked the singer-songwriter to document life on the road. Here's her first report, guys-with-her-name-tattoeed-on-their-biceps, and all.

June 22:  Vienna, VA

Today is the first day of my first tour in four years. The gig is in Virginia, so pretty close to the city and we (Ari my guitarist, Victor my dog, Mark my tour manager/sound engineer and I) van out in the morning. I bought Mark organic coffee that is so god damn sour he roars after a sip. It does the trick though and we make good time.  We pull up to a mini mall and a venue called Jammin' Java. All signs point to goodness because in my experience it's always spots like these that end up being kind of awesome. Turns out Daniel Lanois played here a week earlier. I get it. Soundchecked and now walking Victor out the back. I am PSCYHED cause an arts and crafts store is one street over.  I go in and buy a "how to sketch faces" book and a white ink pen that cost like $12 bucks.  I could spend a good three hours here but I gotta play.

I then proceed to get locked out of the venue. The owner of the garden supplies shop next door shows me the trick to the door.  It's all in the little things -- or the SUPER obvious. Spinal Tap right off the bat I suppose.

I am nervous about premiering a song, "The Marching Line." This new record is so fresh and scary.  I am wearing my new fave tie dyed dress. An old friend I went to a water park with when I was seven is in the audience. This a solid start.

Post-show I meet a guy with my name tattooed on his bicep. I am kind of flattered and part flabbergasted.  He then tells me he named his bike Vanessa too so I figure it's probably more of a bike thing? A nightcap with the staff afterwards and then we drive to DC to do some satellite radio with the fantastic Bob Edwards early the next morning.  Gotta be crispy-minded in the morning. I crash.

June 23:  Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is weighty and prickly and artful. There is also an underbelly of pain and beauty that I see on my run along the river. Philly is home to my favorite museum, The Mutter.

Gotta practice lots....

I meet an honest, warm and super-psyched guy whose parents kicked him out of his house because he was gay. He then had a kidney replacement. His skin looks bright with eyes sharp and I hug him. He's got lyrics to "Afterglow" tattooed on his bicep.  He gave me a bouquet of colorful flowers. He screams as he walks back to his car.  Twas HAPPY.

June 24: Day off in New York

We had a day off so I booked it back two Lafayette St. Any chance I have to sleep in my bed... I spent the next afternoon walking the Hudson listening to Radical Face, a recommendation from a friend. Good soundtrack for a sticky hot stroll.  I love the city in the summer because everyone clears out and I feel like I'm in on a secret.

June 25:  Boston, MA

Ari drives us to Boston. We got lost twice which prompted lady robot GPS to say RECALCULATING way too many times. We are playing at Brighton Music Hall, which had been raided the night before and for some reason all the mirrors are gone.  But I NEED one.  Curling iron to the hair is not quite mastered without a mirror. I burn the shit out of my hand usually.  Found another run along the river... feels like a continuation from Philly.  They got me a mirror. Oh, so vain.

Show went well I think.  We leave for New York City right after. Rest stops in the middle of the night are some sort of alternate universe slash crystallization of hungry, tired Americans with a peppering of prostitutes?  We finally make it home, and pull into the Bowery at 3 a.m.  Almost home. Completely sober and driving into a Saturday night shit show on the streets is... entertaining.

June 26, 27 and 29:  New York, NY

I am prepping for my Joe's Pub shows at home. For my first show, friend and violinist Skye comes over to go through some songs with me. We sound woven in together and now have the supreme luxury of walking over to sound check from my house. Joe's is literally on my street. Goes pretty well. I sweat on stage. A lot. My Bernhard Willhelm dress soaks through and I grow concerned as to what sort of outline I've created as I walk off stage. I don't wear that dress again.  Meet some cute girls post-show.... in from Kuwait.

June 30: Day of in New York... sort of.

Today's my day off, but my label is rad and they propose a shoot of me playing pianos on the street around the city -- Central Park, on a pier over river and at a cathedral garden. It was an early day, but I took pretty good care of myself the night before, hence NOT hungover and got to see the triumphant early sun. I play Marley as Aya does my makeup and I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

Playing in Central Park was such a treat. I never do that because there are never pianos anywhere. Such a good idea to put pianos around the city.  A lone upright set of keys on a stone sea surrounded by trees and columns looked like a dream.  It sounded good too. I've been playing "I Don't Want To Be a Bride" for our little video shoot all day and in that song there's a children's choir part that comes bursting in at the end of the song.  As luck would have it a 42-piece children's choir was singing 20 feet away from me. I ask them if they'd be down to walk over and sing and they said yes.  They learned the lavender part in two minutes and we sang through the song couple times.

Playing piano with a 42-piece choir and my dog Victor at my feet was definitely close to a dream, and strangers started to stop and watch. If you can't cut it with strangers then I'd feel like I was in trouble.  Or maybe they were just amped about Victor's new purple kerchief?   Plus he's got killer low lights. If I saw him I'd stop too.

June 28: New York, NY, my apartment

Tonight's a showcase at the house for music supervisors and some press. I was psyched my brother drove in from upstate to help me -- serving wine and picking fantastic Beatles songs. Plus my friend Collaborta. The artist who did all the Rabbits artwork, Jo Ratcliffe, just arrived off my elevator straight from London in the middle of the party.  Perfect.

This story was published on Jul. 11, 2011

Haven't read it yet, but i'm looking forward to it :D

Live Shows / 6/27/2011: Joe's Pub - New York, NY (review)
« on: June 27, 2011, 03:31:09 pm »
It's starting  ;D

Carousel (Learn to fly intro)
Who's To Say
Hands On Me
Tall Tales for Spring
Fools Like Me*
Dear California*
A Thousand Miles*
Get Good
Fairweather Friend
I Don't Wanna Be A Bride
Nolita Fairytale*
(Awesome Annie riff :DD)
White Houses
Heroes & Thieves *
The Marching Line


The show is available on LiveStream

Here's the download too:

Vanessa Songs / Lyrics / Sheet Music / In The End
« on: May 31, 2011, 08:04:02 am »
a boat full of candy to the one that delivers the lyrics to this one lol.

Vanessa Songs / Lyrics / Sheet Music / Dear California
« on: May 31, 2011, 02:38:25 am »
someone? I can just transcribe a few lines, but not all so ill let the experts do it :D

i love the line "your face is like a papercut to the heart". (i think thats what she says lol)

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / After Ellen interview
« on: May 26, 2011, 12:33:16 pm »

Vanessa Carlton has gone through a lot of changes since her last album released in 2007, which is why it’s taken so long for us to have new music from her. Rabbits on the Run will release on Razor & Tie Records next month, and it appears that, in addition to getting older, the singer/songwriter has also gotten darker and more adventurous. And if her first single, "Carousel," is any indication, it’s hauntingly good, and just in time for summer evening listening.

Vanessa chatted with us about how she writes songs in her sleep and why she came out as bisexual at a Nashville Pride performance last year. It’s been a couple years since your last album. What has it been like from 2007 to now? What has happened to you, what has fueled the album?
Vanessa Carlton
: It’s been a couple years since I woke up. There was a lot of analysis of my past — personally and professionally. ... I think I was on a path to answer a lot of those questions. ... Everyone goes through their trials and tribulations — especially in their late 20s — and I was no exception to the rule. I would say that all that kind of darkness — I went on this huge quest of personal revolution that led to me to writing again.

I’m sorry, it’s difficult for me to articulate because there is so much that went on. I think, slowly over the years, I’ve felt more comfortable talking about all the stuff that’s going on, so it’s just a huge shift in my life and I’m just so grateful. I’m so grateful to be able to wake up and I’m so happy to be alive and turn 30 and to be able to do this record.

AE: With the song "Carousel" I noticed you had tweeted that you woke up and were singing this song. Could you tell me a little about that?
: Yeah. I have these dream songs and they’re wonderful dreams, but then you wake up and they’re crap songs — they’re not great. Or I forget them because they're just snippets of your subconscious, I guess. I don’t know. But this one, I just woke up with that singing line in my head [hums melody] and I love that. So I went out, at 3:30 in the morning, and played it on the piano and put it on my Garage Band and then went back to bed. But I couldn’t go back to sleep so I just lay there and the lyrics kind of slid in and I wrote it just with my thumbs on my Blackberry, in the dark. And the next morning I woke up and I forgot that the whole thing went down. I just thought the whole thing was a dream. Then I went and checked my iTunes and I played it the little demo I made and it had really happened. And it was a really kind of lovely.

You know, things were getting really dark and my friend KT Tunstall, a wonderful singer-songwriter — I played her another idea, it was about death or something, or lavender, I don’t know, and she looked at me and said, "Vaness, don’t get too dark." And I’m really glad she said that because it really gave me permission, in a way, to let the light in. This was the first shard of light that crept in on this record, and I just love that now it’s opening the record.

AE: At what point did you bring in the kid’s choir to work on the songs like that? Because I feel like it does give it a little brightness but also kid’s choirs can be haunting, they use them in horror films to be kind of creepy. [Laughs]
Yes, I love things that creepy and provocative and beautiful at the same time. When the kid’s start singing, it starts to sound like music from another dimension. And that’s the greatest compliment anyone has ever given me: "Your music sounds like it’s coming from another dimension." The middle of that song is almost like a séance, like a ritual or a mediation on those lyrics, and that kind of prayer. The children bring that to life.

AE: Are those elements on the rest of the album? Is "Carousel" a good introduction to what the entire thing is going to sound like?
I would say that the palette of sounds that you’re hearing on "Carousel," yes, that’s the palette of the record. Again, though, that’s on the brighter side of the spectrum lyrically. Kids are woven throughout. It is a more stripped back record, it’s arts and crafts, for sure. It’s the record I’ve always dreamed of making.

AE: With this new label, did you feel like you had more freedom than you had in the past? What was it that drew you to working with Razor & Tie?
I didn’t meet them ‘til I was finished with the record. I’d kinda given up on things — myself and labels and — I just don’t know if I do it very well. But I cut ties with all labels on this record and I self-funded it.

For whatever reason I would get to finish lines on projects and I would just end up with something different than what we started with, and I just didn’t want to do that anymore. And I take full responsibility for that, I made those decisions.

I wanted the record to come from another dimension, I wanted to protect that. I wanted to create a bubble for it and so the way to do that is to become your own — I funded it myself. So if we needed something, if we needed more tape or more time or whatever, it would just be up to me. It was just the most amazing environment I’ve ever worked in.

I would be the shittiest CEO of a label because I would just tell artists "Sure, whatever you want! Sure!" What freedom I was able to give myself and the rest of the team.

AE: The artists on the label would love you, of course.
I would get along real well with artists.

And Razor & Tie — I needed to create this first, and then whatever relationship I ended up having with any label in the future, which would commence with Razor & Tie, would have to be based on what I’d already created. This is the direction of the rest of my life, this is the beginning of — I woke up. This is it. This is the beginning of a whole new path for me, in a certain way.

AE: Last year at Nashville pride you announced that you are bisexual. What made you choose that time and use that platform?
The whole situation was so pure. Maybe I’m naïve, but I had no idea that it was going to go — which I’m fine with — beyond the exchange I had with the crowd. When I play, I’m in the moment. You’re having to engage with the people in front of you. It just organically felt right and it wasn’t something that was calculated.

In a way, I was a little disturbed by what happened only because I didn’t want people to think it was some kind of exploitation. It was a really honest moment, so [Laughs] I just didn’t realize it was going to go on to the Internet, which, I’m totally fine with that but it wasn’t some sort of formal — you know what I’m saying?

AE: Yes. Have you found that gay organizations or publications have taken a greater interest in you now? Or does it not seem any different? Because I feel like the LGBT community has always enjoyed you.
I don’t know. I’m a pretty private person, and the more you share about yourself the more people will feel like they can connect to you.

AE: In my experience, when we’ve written about it on, our readers are excited about it because they like you already and they feel like "Yes! She’s on our team!" So it’s good for them, but I could understand that it might be strange for you if you feel like people are exploiting it.
No, I don’t feel like those people are exploiting it at all. I feel like to make some sort of formal announcement about yourself is — that’s totally fine, too, that’s just not what I did. I love that. I love that. If people feel like their closer to me because of it, so be it.

AE: Have any of the songs that you’ve written been about relationships with women?
: I’m sure.

AE: Do you ever write songs about specific people, or do you wake up from a dream and you have this inspiration? How does it usually work for you?
: It’s different. That song was a rarity, "Carousel." A lot of this record was inspired by two books, Watership Down and A Brief History of Time. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time crafting lyrics as I have on this record. And it’s not so much about "me, me, me." I mean, obviously it’s coming from my perspective, but it’s not just about a relationship. It’s not that kind of record. It’s hard — you haven’t heard it.

AE: [Laughs] I know.
I really look forward to people hearing it.

AE: You tweeted about the song "I Don’t Want to Be a Bride." Is that still on there?

AE: That’s such an interesting song title. Could you tell me a little bit about it?
I never hear that message sung to me by anyone else. You certainly hear a lot of men say that they don’t want to get married, but it’s the same. It’s the confines of expectation that come when they feel — particularly women — from society, a shame.

Because I think that I’ve just turned 30 and I’ve never felt so curious, I’ve never felt so awake. So much change and that’s when you get hit with this pressure of "when are you getting engaged and married?" and I feel like it’s so unfair. And I feel like you don’t have to trade this curiosity and liberty chapter of your life for love. You can have it all. So it’s really about — I believe in great love. I really do. And I also support marriage. If people want to get married, they certainly can. But I don’t want to be a bride.

Rabbits on the Run comes out June 21.


Introduce Yourself / Hello pepole!
« on: November 10, 2007, 04:13:55 am »
I've been reading the forum for a long time now but I wasn't registred and all til I tought I needed to thank you all for the work you do :) So, thankyou very much!

I'm a 20 year old girl and I'm from Spain. I'm a Vanessa fan since BNN, I was a bit off in the Harmonium period (wich in fact is my fav album), but here we are again!

I don't know why I like Vanessa because it's not what I tend to listen at all, It's just that she and her music simply blows my mind. I don't know anyone in person who really likes Vanessa or even still know her except for ATM, but well, the think is I have never talked about her xD, not even with my friends. She's like my "dirty little secret" in a good way of corse, and I love that (:

bla bla bla..

There are any fans from spain around here?

Sorry if my english is bad and well, nice to meet you all and maybe see you arround! (Encantada de conoceros y nos vemos!!) ;)

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