St. Vincent on SNL tonight!!!!!!

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  1. rocknrollrich

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    I kinda like her music. Some, not a ton, but a bit of it.
     
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    Me too. I've seen some interviews with Annie Clark and what impressed me (besides her talent and love for what she does) was her lack of ego. I really like that in a performer. I wish her the best and hope she continues to do well.
     
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    You say that like its a bad thing.
     
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    Yes with the Bowie reference. To me, what she does is some distillation of Bowie.
     
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    Three pages and no mention of the electric sitar on stage? The perfect, tubby short scale bass sound? The 'parallel reality' 70s vibe?
     
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    Used to like St. Vincent but now I lost interest in her.

    I might watch it on YouTube though
     
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    Yeah, I was excited to see her on SNL. But thought both songs and performances were meh. I dig her earlier stuff more. But I am glad to see her career and success has grown. Good for her.
     
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    I am a recent convert saw her on Jools a short while ago and been listening to her a lot on Spotify one of the suggestions it threw up when I was listening to her was a Melbourne artist called Courtney Barnett who is also worth a listen
     
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    I threw up on Courtney Barnett, too lol
     
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    Watched the DVR last night. Thumbs up from me.
     
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    The Glass Spider tour was plenty pretentious IMO, but I get your meaning. St. Vincent's SNL performance did sort of remind me of Young Americans era Bowie.

    JAMES
     
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    St. Vincent's sig model was designed in part to be more accommodating to a woman's body. There are examples of what she's talking about on YouTube. I was going to post one but immediately thought better of it.

    JAMES
     
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    Sorry to be a party-pooper.... My wife brought me to see her two years ago. It was terrible. The music itself was OK, I think, but the show was unbearable. The entire back wall of the stage was entirely filled with a solid grid a large spotlights, pointed at the audience. It was about a hundred bazillion watts of bright light blasting you directly in the face. Then every once in a while they would start flashing like strobe lights. It was a torture chamber, like you would design if you wanted to break down terrorist suspects. Secondarily, all this intense backlighting cast the actual performers totally in shadow, so you could barely see them. The backing band was very deliberately cast in shadows. There was no front lighting on them at all, and they were dressed in these full body shrouds that made them look like invisible ghosts. Overall it was one of the most unpleasant experiences of my entire life, and I made us leave halfway through.
     
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    I felt like I was watching an SNL musical performance from the early 90s, and I mean that as a compliment. I don’t know much about her, but I enjoyed it. :thumb:
     
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    I thought this was pretty interesting (as is the entire video series)

     
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    Sorry I missed it. She's one of the people I'm talking about when I say great music is still being created to this very day.
     
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    This is getting a little off topic, but Annie Clark mentions touring with, and learning from, her aunt and uncle, Tuck and Patti, as a teenager.

    If you haven't heard Tuck Andress, he's a pretty incredible finger style player:




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    I remember Tuck Andress mentioning that many of his chord voicings come from Patti singing the chord she wants underneath her voice to him note for note. (!)

    Off topic 3:
    Tuck Andress wrote one of the best and most comprehensive tutorials on pick technique and finger style technique. Definitely worth a read.
     
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    I had never heard of her before Sat. night. While the music from the show didn't really grab me, it was entertaining and kept my attention. I then watched some stuff on youtube Sunday morning. Some of it is pretty good. It seems like she has gone through a lot of phases and changes her look often. Maybe one of those artists I have to listen to for a while to really get it.
     
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    These days, she creates a completely new persona, look, visual narrative, artistic concept, for pretty much every album. All of this is deliberate, thought out, and planned in detail - including the way a record sounds in terms of specific goals for sound engineering.


    The last phase combined the, arguably, most 'out there' and, for the band, impersonal look with the most personal and vulnerable music she had written to date.


     
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    How can you not love her after watching this? Totally genuine, unpretentious, and talented. Her music can be a bit sterile and contrived at times, but I can't take my eyes off of her.
     
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