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Live Shows / 8-10-12 Six Flags Fiesta in San Antonio, TX! (review)
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:45:48 pm »
So I ended up going.  V was awesome as always but as I said before Six Flags is not the perfect V venue.  Pics and details to come, but for now, setlist.

Who's To Say
Tall Tales For Spring
Get Good
White Houses
Fairweather Friend
I Don't Want To Be A Bride
Hear the Bells
A Thousand Miles

Completely Off-Topic / MOVED: Tea anyone?
« on: August 22, 2011, 05:16:43 am »

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / V on the front page of
« on: January 17, 2005, 09:19:55 am »
Cute pic from Jingle Ball 2004.

Just refresh if her's isn't the pic that comes up.

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Damn Detroit! (Harmonium review)
« on: December 05, 2004, 06:07:14 pm »
Vanessa Carlton, who distinguished herself as the One with the Piano in the anti-Britney sweepstakes of late 2001/early 2002, returns with "Harmonium," the follow-up to her mediocre debut "Be Not Nobody." This second set - extremely overproduced by Carlton's boyfriend, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephen Jenkins - finds Carlton lost amidst the overly lush orchestrations that permeate the songs "San Francisco," "Afterglow" and "Private Radio." And though she tries, she can't make up for her thin, whiny voice, her pedestrian piano skills or her bland, one-dimensional lyrics ("she's as fine as dandelions blowin' in the wind," she intones on "She Floats"). Suddenly, the promise that accompanied her first single seems a thousand miles away. GRADE: C


General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Next week's debuts
« on: November 03, 2004, 09:46:40 pm »
are all in serious trouble.

Eminem's new album was bumped to 11/12/04.  It will definitely being taking the top spot.

Now the best we can get is number 2. :(

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Vanessa's "soapy" trouble?
« on: October 31, 2004, 04:13:46 pm »


He can come over to my place any day.

jk :D

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Vanessa's a naughty ballerina
« on: October 26, 2004, 09:46:01 am »
Vanessa Carlton doesn't like to do as she's told.

When the time came to follow up her 2002 platinum debut, Be Not Nobody, convention dictated that she shouldn't stray too far from whatever made the rollicking love song "A Thousand Miles" such a hit. But Carlton, who sat demurely behind a piano when many of her pop contemporaries were shaking it in half-shirts, has never been about meeting other people's expectations.

"I had my midlife crisis when I was about 17," Carlton explained, referring to when she was an aspiring professional ballerina. "I wanted to dance, but I wanted to do it my way. I started skipping all these classes, and I was deemed the bad, lazy dancer, the bad girl."

The video for "White Houses," the first single off her second album, Harmonium, due November 9, showcases the 24-year-old singer/songwriter's own unconventional style of dancing, while also displaying her two passions (see "Sick Of Sitting Down, Vanessa Carlton Gets Up and Dances"). She plays two roles in the clip: one Vanessa is seated at the piano while the other prances around in interpretive — and special-effects-enhanced — ways. The video also works as a metaphor for how she balanced the two sides of her personality while butting heads with her old dance instructors.

"It was very depressing, and the only thing that got me through it and kept me healthy is the music that I was writing. I was like, 'At least this is mine.' I started to become the dancer who could play [piano], not just the one who skips class. I was the dancer who had something else in her life."

Harmonium gives Carlton's fans a clearer view of the singer's whole personality, one that's a few shades darker than even the gray-mired outlook exhibited on Be Not Nobody.

"There are darker themes to the record," Carlton explained. "There's a song about a girl who's dead. There is a song about insomnia, which I have suffered from for many years — but now I sleep like a baby. There's a song on there in particular — ah it kills me — about a girl I met on tour who's dying of cancer. She's 5 years old.

"A lot of people listen to this record and they're like, 'Uh, I didn't know that those were the types of songs that you wrote. That's really cool,' " she added.

Whether the fans who fell in love with previous singles "A Thousand Miles," "Pretty Baby" and "Ordinary Day" will agree doesn't concern Carlton any more. The time for worrying about that is long over.

"Really, the pressure was in the studio," she said. "The pressure was making and maintaining the sounds of a record that is true to the state that I am in as a musician. It's completely going to represent me, it's not going to be dressed in fear and rehashing. The record is in jeopardy of going back to those old tricks up until the very last day you are mixing it, because there's always forces conspiring against you to prevent change, especially when you're in a business where you have money, where you're a monetary value to somebody else. If you're an investment, you don't want to change the investment if it worked the first time."

By Carlton's definition, Harmonium is already successful, long before it ever sells its first copy. If she's an artist, the album is simply an example of self-expression. No longer grouped with Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch as part of a crop of young female singer/songwriters who play their own instruments, Carlton's new challenge is trying to balance her artistic credibility with a fanbase built upon "TRL" appeal.

"On a certain level, I don't care if people think I'm as cool as Radiohead," she said. "Ultimately, what's important to me is the quality of the music and if I'm telling the truth. If I happen to be on 'TRL' with a song that the MTV audience happens to like, but also Flaming Lips fans are going to like, too, that's great."

Vanessa Carlton tour dates, according to A&M Records:

10/26 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
10/27 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/29 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/1 - Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
11/3 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
11/5 - Savannah, GA @ School of Art & Design
11/12 - Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove
11/14 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/16 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
11/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/20 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
11/21 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater


General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / White Houses enters Hot 100
« on: October 10, 2004, 06:53:59 am »
Major New Entries Rock US Chart Summit  
  Rascal Flatts have become only the second country music group ever to lead the Billboard Top 200 chart.

The Midwest-based three-piece debut at number one with their new studio set "Feels Like Today", just ahead of Hilary Duff who lands at number two with her self-titled second album.

Ciara follows up on the huge success of her debut single, still top of the singles chart, with the release of her new album "Goodies" - which enters at this week's number three.

Last week's number one, Green Day's "American Idiot", falls to number four, ahead of further top ten new entries for The Used's "In Love And Death" at six and Marilyn Manson's "Lest We Forget: Best Of" at nine.

Just outside the top ten, young soul singer Joss Stone is new at 11 with "Mind Body & Soul", her first original material release, the hugely anticipated release of Brian Wilson's 1967 Beach Boys project "Brian Wilson Presents Smile" is at 13, Talib Kweli's "The Beautiful Struggle" lands at 14, Interpol's "Antics" enters at 15, Queen Latifah's "The Dana Owens Album" lands at 16 and Guerilla Black's "Guerilla City" is new at 20.

Further down the chart the slew of new entries continues, with Shawnna's "Worth Tha Weight" (#22), Social Distortion's "Sex, Love and Rock'n'Roll" (#31), Juanes' "Mi Sangre" (#33), Roadrunner's "MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2" (#43), Barry Manilow's "Scores: Songs From Copacabana and Harmony" (#47), Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.'s "The Rat Pack: Boys Night Out" (#49) and Jesse McCartney's "Beautiful Soul" at number 50.

Ciara has continued her reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the sixth week with "Goodies" ft. Petey Pablo.

Alicia Keys and Usher's "My Boo" holds at two, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" is at three, Nelly's "My Place" is at four and Destiny's Child's "Lose My Breath" is up two to five.

Marching into this week's top ten is the new single from Eminem, "Just Lose It", rising from 17-10.

Nelly is this week's highest new entry, as "Over and Over" ft. Tim McGraw lands at 58.

Also entering the Hot 100 tally is Young Buck's "Shorty Wanna Ride" at 68, Ja Rule's "Wonderful" ft. R. Kelly and Ashanti at 69, Kenny Chesney's "The Woman With You" at 73, Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?" at 93, Mannie Fresh's "Real Big" at 98, the Game's "Westside Story" ft 50 Cent at 99 and Vanessa Carlton's "White Houses" at 100.

Other Musicians / The Wreckers
« on: October 05, 2004, 07:37:19 am »
Well hey...someone had to do it.

Might as well have been me. :D

The Wreckers is the band featuring Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp.  I have a feeling it will be very cool.


General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Carlton In Harmonium
« on: September 16, 2004, 06:20:44 am »

Carlton In Harmonium
Updated 02:50 PDT Thu, Sep 16 2004
In support of her second album, Harmonium, which is slated for release November 9, Vanessa Carlton will begin her North American tour October 21.

With full orchestra in tow, Carlton will hit major U.S. cities including Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston and Philadelphia - plus Canadian stops in Toronto and Montreal - in October, then begins heading west for November.

The charming young star hasn't been on the road since playing a few isolated gigs last year, but she's out to re-enchant her audience with new songs.

November dates will take Carlton to Virginia, New York, Georgia, Colorado, Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon.

Live Shows / 11/18/2004: Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
« on: September 10, 2004, 02:55:52 pm »

Be there or be square.

Vanessa Carlton, "White Houses.'' A bittersweet What I Did This Summer essay filled with learning and loss, "Houses'' features girlish warbling and mincing piano chords whirling within a sugar head-rush of Kate Bush-like strings.


General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / ATTACK TRL Sept 9, 2004
« on: September 02, 2004, 06:47:24 pm »
Since Vanessa is going to be performing on TRL on September 10, let's show her how stoked we are for the new tunes by getting her to the top. :D

On September 9, vote online and over the phone as much as possible.

The phone number is 1-800-dial-mtv
Call times are:
PST 1:30-2
MST 2:30-3
CST 3:30-4
EST 4:30-5

The website is:

We can show Vanessa that she has the best fans ever. :D

Let just called me from 107.9 the End and said that Vanessa confirmed the 11/09 release date.

*this will soon be moved to the release date thread, I just wanted everyone a chance to read it

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