Just like the political press gallery, the showbiz beat reporters love to have a predictable narrative for artists, especially female performers, and she just doesn’t play that game.
Because I went to see his show in Sydney last night, and it was hugely enjoyable, and he sang this song which I’d temporarily forgotten about, and it’s just lovely.
The hugely popular Mamapalooza: Artists Celebrating Motherhood is coming to Australia – Sydney, at Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst for the week of 7-13 May 2012, and right now they’re looking for performers who are mothers – singers/poets/dancers/songwriters/actors/performance artists/stand-up etc, as… Read More ›
Lots of folks have been playing her ballads or her blues songs of lost love, which are classic Etta, but I especially loved her when she got playful. This is one of my favourite versions of You Can Leave Your Hat On.
OK, this one is Violeta Parra, an incredibly haunting Chilean folk singer who saw folk music as a “weapon against oppression”. Yeah which revolutionary didn’t? She and her children became the song-writers of the left-wing political movement of her country…. Read More ›
We love Cyndi!
I meant to post this last week when my friend in Auckland first linked to it on our seekrit mailing list. But I forgotted.
Warner’s copyright troll acquisition Larrakin Music won the right to “Land Down Under” royalties in the High Court, and Astrolabe Inc shut down the widely used zoneinfo timezone database. Not the public interest’s best day in copyright-land.