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Don't make me get my wooden spoon! - Phil's Rambling Rants
May 22nd, 2010
12:25 am

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Don't make me get my wooden spoon!
So, I'm back from my jaunt over to Indy for s00j's concert.  Hopefully I can write a few words about it without falling into the trap of sitting at the computer until 4 AM.

She was really on tonight, from the opening Alligator in the House, with schtick that only comes out in the live show.  The alligator as the guilt-tripping Jewish mother is something that simply has to be experienced.  And then she followed this with Wendy, which isn't usually a comedy number -- but tonight she was ad libbing some jokes and faces, for an audience that wanted them, and it was great.  Wendy holding off the pirates with the threat of "Don't make me get my wooden spoon" was even funnier than the alligator.  Far too few songs later, we got to the end and K joined her on stage for a priceless duet of Salad of Doom.  With the whole audience chanting DOOM-nom-nom.  To read this, it sounds like I'm saying that all the good parts were the comedy, and that's not the case -- but it's the comedy parts that are really different from the recorded version.  But Taglio and Manticore's Lullabye are beautiful on the records, and I know Were-Owl will be when the new album comes out.  But the schtick only comes with the live audience; if she did record it it wouldn't be that funny anyway.

It was also good to have a little conversation and a few hugs from the Wild Mercyites and the Indianapolis filkers.  min0taur is one of the wisest people I know, and if I could spend more time with him I could be saner and probably even more functional in life.  So a shout out to tollers for putting this show together!

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From:tollers
Date:May 22nd, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
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*Hugs* to you for making the trip, and I'm glad you're home safe.

It really was a fabulous concert, wasn't it? :-)
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From:phillip2637
Date:May 22nd, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
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"But the schtick only comes with the live audience"

Whether in comedy or in serious songs, there's a wonderful expressiveness to her live performance. I took a large number of photos of her concert at ConFusion in January and there are very few that are anything like duplicates. Even now I can look at them and remember which line of which song for most of them.
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From:tollers
Date:May 22nd, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
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A few pics from last night are here... http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=62651&id=1409049024&l=ab4bfd407c

That's a public album, so you shouldn't need a Facebook login.
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