whether i’m high or low

Posted by anya on September 12th, 2010 filed in Uncategorized

On Friday night, I went to see The Do in concert. (Their music, when heard live, is actually much better than what’s their myspace would lead you to believe). Towards the end of the show, they did a brilliant cover of Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope”. I had to find out what the song was by googling part of the chorus – I missed the whole Janelle Monae hype while I was in Indonesia, and the way their cover sounded, I thought it was a remake of an old Janis-Joplin-era rock song. They put so much soul and blues into it – it was completely unexpected and brilliant. I don’t know whether I’ll ever hear that song performed that way again, unless somebody shot a grainy video of it (doubtful). But anyways, I just wanted to thank the band for making me remember why live shows, especially before they become scripted, are awesome.

For now, I leave you with another one of their songs…

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