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May 28, 2003

Sonic Bender in Progress

Luka Bloom was only the beginning of my current musical binge. Met up with Mike at the Bowery Ballroom to catch Lucinda Williams last night. Lu sported blonde, eye-skimming, layered, feathery locks, a tiny tank top, lowrider jeans with a humongous silver belt buckle, and a big Celtic-animal looking tattoo on her upper arm. Lord, I hope I'm that hot when I'm fifty. Seriously, though, what a great, raspy voice. Love the lyrics and the twang of her songs. "Ventura," one of her newer tunes, just pulled me into the "ocean of love" that she sings about. Yes, Lady C is a sap and not three songs in she was brushing away tears. Impressions: bluesy, rootsy, rocky - Lucinda Williams makes the kind of music that you pop in the tape deck as you drive down a dusty two lane back road. And if she can work Nacogdoches somewhere into a song, just because she can, more power to her.

Great venue for a show - good sound, and you can get up close to the stage if you want. Apparently it's a good place to spot the boldface names, but as some of you know by now, that's not really my forte.

Tonight, it's Suzanne Vega, same venue, sure to be another great show.

Yours, &c., LC | 01:54 PM | Music | Comments (8)

Comments

What a great show, eh? The highlight for me was, by far, an absolute gut-wrenching cover of "Cold, Cold Heart."

Posted by: mrw at May 28, 2003 02:40 PM

please give my best to suzanne!

Posted by: marco at May 28, 2003 03:31 PM

Yeah, that Hank Williams cover was so amazing, it gave me chills. Also on the brain now: "Those Three Days," "Sweet Side" and just 'cause it's catchy, "Righteously."

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at May 29, 2003 11:45 AM

I can't believe I passed up seeing her.

Posted by: SER at May 29, 2003 12:13 PM

Actually, Lu isn't the only one who can work Nacogdoches into verse. Steve Earle did way back in 1975

Posted by: mrw at June 1, 2003 08:28 PM

A week ago I didn't know who Luka Bloom was - Today I'm seeing his face "everywhere" ;-)

Sharks

...wonder if this link will work(?)

Posted by: Teresa at June 3, 2003 01:45 PM

Whoa - it took me a second, then I saw the poster on the wall. Very cool!

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at June 5, 2003 01:15 PM

Like the part about the belt buckle. I bought one from her at her garage sale when she moved from L.A. in '91. We moved on the same weekend. Big brass treble clef. It works as a good luck charm for my music ventures. She told me it was made for one of the guys in the 60s-70s rock band Spirit. Must have some vibes considering the good fortune I have had lately...

Posted by: Richard at September 22, 2003 11:06 PM