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The audience questions were lame, but the moderator was very well-prepared and led quite the interesting discussion. Also, seeing Vanessa play a grand piano was great! She only did four songs at the Grammy Museum - "Willows" through "Blue Pool" from Liberman. No ATM.

Her show the next night at The Roxy was easily the worst performance I've seen her give (very mediocre, she seemed tired) so I'm glad I got to see the Grammy Museum show as well, where she seemed more alert and present.

I will also be there! Dine Alone got me on the list for tonight and tomorrow night at The Roxy. It's going to be a very V week!

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Re: Liberman
« on: October 22, 2015, 01:16:58 pm »
Listening to Liberman now and loving it!

Live Shows / Re: 9/15/15 Los Angeles-Sayers Club (review)
« on: September 27, 2015, 01:24:29 pm »
A little late to the game here, but I enjoyed the show tremendously! Didn't realize there would so many people from here, or I would have tried to meet up with y'all. I walked past Stevie after the show and said, "I love you," to which she replied, "Thank you." That was kind of the highlight of the night haha! Not a knock on Vanessa at all; hearing the Liberman songs live was a dream. The new album is gonna be great. Can't wait til Dine Alone sends me the vinyl/CD!

Live Shows / Re: 9/15/15 Los Angeles-Sayers Club
« on: August 30, 2015, 05:21:21 pm »
I'm so excited for this show! I am now a Music Supervisor at a film advertising company, so I got tickets to this show for free. Sayers Club is fun. Can't wait to hear the new songs!!!

Live Shows / Re: 11/15 Largo, West Hollywood (review)
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:53:23 am »
It was a great show!

Lots of new tunes.  :)
I loved "House of Seven Swords" especially - she talked about how she wrote it for Edmund who was just graduating from college and moving to New York City, which resonated with me, having graduated from college and moved to L.A. in the past year.

I also think this new album is going to have a slightly different sound. They weren't afraid to employ drum machines and she even had this device she called "The Dream Pad" which has a really trippy, cosmic sort of sound. (She used it for "Get Good" which made me like the song 5-10x more than with the guitar.)

It was good to see her again! Haven't seen her live since her H&T tour. I've mostly grown out of her first two albums by now but I feel like her music has grown as my taste in music has grown. I hope this next album has some electronic elements to complete the transformation. We'll see!

Also, side note: Birdcloud is FUCKING HILARIOUS. I love these bitties so much. When they did "Saving Myself for Jesus" the mandolin player lifted her dress up and the guitar player got down on her knees and started playing a harmonica that was attached to the mandolin player's crotch, it was CLASSIC.

Live Shows / Re: 11/15 Largo, West Hollywood
« on: November 15, 2013, 07:15:48 pm »

Of course it looks cheap, so does hands on me and carousel. Vanessa is never going to have a high budget music video again. I'm disappointed, but I like it for the sole reason that i like she let us in a little bit. But yeah, I wasn't even excited for this. I don't care about videos, give me new music.

Did anyone see this article?  I don't know how true it is, or if she was being sarcastic, but she says electronic dance-pop is next... not sure how I feel about that.  I hope she doesn't pull a Nelly Furtado!
Fear not electronic music!

You guys, her music's playing at Starbucks. Be happy for her.

General Vanessa Carlton Discussion / Re: "Rabbits on the Run" Thread
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:19:13 pm »
lol what the fuck has happened to vanessa carlton's fans?

I absolutely adore Joan Didion. I have We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live which is a compilation of her fiction works. And Play it As It Lays is a brilliant novel. Just saying.

Other Musicians / ...This girl named Rachael Yamagata
« on: November 01, 2008, 12:35:24 pm »
Elephants... Teeth Sinking Into Heart is incredible, perhaps the second best album of the year (behind Jenny Lewis' awesome album). The title track just breaks me and "Sunday Afternoon" is absolutely beautiful.

Creative Endeavors / Pacific Ocean Blue
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:21:12 pm »
I’m on this flight from LAX,
I scramble quick to read your text
Before my phone is forced to quit,
And then I have to face this shit.

“Goodbye” is never fun to say,
But I have never felt this way –
I feel like I have left behind
A part of me, so intertwined.

Now I’m Pacific Ocean blue,
Bluer than I thought I knew;
I’ll listen to these songs so black,
But know that they won’t take me back.

I sit here, helpless, on a plane,
These feelings hard to just contain –
I never thought I’d grow so close
To people who now seem like ghosts.

This plane will land somewhere and then
I’ll go back home, and once again
I’ll think of you and what you did
To bring out things which I had hid;

And then in me a thought will grow –
The thought that I may never know
Your touch again, the touch that healed
And good abstruse in me revealed.

And purple now does me amaze,
The purple of the skies ablaze
And of the flowers in the court
At our petite west-coast resort.

I’d live through smog and sweat and pain
To spend a day with you again –
To spend a day with anyone
That changed my life below the sun.

Although Pacific Ocean blue,
I feel a light pervade the dew
Because, although they’re miles away,
They are a part of me each day.

Live Shows / 8/5/2008: 20th Cent. Theatre; Cincinnati, OH (review)
« on: August 08, 2008, 09:20:05 am »
They were selling H&T. I didn't see anyone buy it, but I'm sure that some people did. The crowd was good - they were respectful for Vanessa, but I think the vast majority were there for Joshua. It thinned out a little bit after she performed, but a bunch more people came up to stand by the stage for him. There might be some videos on Youtube...

Live Shows / 8/5/2008: 20th Cent. Theatre; Cincinnati, OH (review)
« on: August 07, 2008, 06:37:58 pm »
Hey, so I went and saw Vanessa on Tuesday night at the 20th Century Theatre opening up for Joshua Radin and she did a wonderful job! I don't know about her other dates, but she was using like 4 members of Joshua's band. She had a guy doing percussion on three or four songs, she had the bassist play upright on four songs or so, she had Joshua's guitarist play on most of the songs and she also had Laura Jensen (the very "hot" Laura Jensen, as she said) sing backup vocals on "The One". I definitely wasn't expecting to hear, like, a full band-sounding version of "White Houses" or "Heroes and Thieves" but it was really cool!

Joshua did a great job as well. He's an Ohio boy, so he had a pretty good turnout. I like his music and I thought he did well. Alexa Wilkinson was very impressive. She did a great job and we talked after the show about chord progressions and Scarlett Johansson's album and other musical things. She was really down to earth and nice.

Vanessa, of course, didn't come out and greet her fans. I'm getting the sense that she's a bit of a diva or something. The lady who worked the merch table said that she never comes out. If anyone actually reads this, I know I'll get shit for it, but whatever. Her performance was incredible, so I can't complain about that. It was 45 minutes of amazing musicianship and her connection with the audience was just great. She said that it was one of her "most favorite" shows and that she has really enjoyed this tour. "Home" was just plain old moving and it was cool to hear Laura Jensen on "The One".

I'll post pictures when my friend Alicia uploads them. I forgot my camera. Sorry it took so long to actually post this. My last two days have been busy as hell.

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