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Re: “Norah Jones, Elvis Perkins

This show was a shocking disappointment. At the risk of coming off as, not so PC, this was the whitest show I have ever attended. And I am not. From the crowd to the performance, to the setlist, the whole thing needed a big dish of soul. In fact I felt like I left with a little less of mine after the encore and the silent wispery walk from the theatre. Litterally, no one spoke at an audible level for fear they might offend their grandparents who were napping next to them. And, unfortuneately, I'm sure that Norah senced that. Her performace was very straight forward, we learned nothing from the evening besides what we already knew. That she has an amazing voice. You may have been slightly amused to see her come on stage donning a polka dot poodle skirt and a red strata caster, but if you were any sort of music fan, you were already aware of these facts. Her performance was a carbon copy of the muscic you recieved as a bonus when you bought her new album from itunes right down to the predictable Chicago and World band, Wilco cover, that left most people nudging each other to ask, "who's Wilco?" Her voice and the package that she sold us was beautiful, but her demeaner and the new dirrection that she clearly wants to go in, which is evident by the nature of her new album, and the fact that she plays in another all girl rock band, no longer fit her sweet little girl image that drew most of our grandparents and sorority sisters to this show. She would be much better served to follow her musical urges and give the public and herself an honest example of what she clearly would rather be performing.

Posted by mpficek on 03/21/2010 at 10:56 AM

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Re: “Best chef

This is sully

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by mpficek on 06/26/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Best fancy restaurant

Girl and the Goat doesn't even approach fancy

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mpficek on 06/26/2014 at 9:49 AM

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