Angel Memoirs

Mariah Memoirs

Last night was my second Mariah concert ever. It was better than the first one almost 4 years ago. That probably also had to do with the fact that we were sitting even closer to the stage. From 8th row in 2006 to 1st row in 2010. I guess the next time, I will be on her lap.

Right at the beginning, MC mentioned that she hat a little cold, but that wouldn’t stop her. During the whole show she was very funny and really seemed to enjoy herself and the audience. My favourite songs this time: My All, We Belong Together and Always Be My Baby. Classic. I’m still all smiles and can’t really believe it. MIMI!!!!!!!!!!

100%, a new song that just got released on iTunes US and Canada yesterday, was performed in Toronto for the first time. The tune was written for the Precious soundtrack and it now seems like it is going to appear on Mariah’s remix / duets album “Angels Advocate” that is going to be released on March 30. The performance of 100% was filmed for the possible inclusion in the music video. I can’t wait to see it.

Here is a clip of 100% with lots of talky talky by Mariah. She had to get re-wired or something. The song starts about 2 minutes in.

The Angels Advocate

21 Nights

21 nights

When I attended a couple of Prince concerts last year, I was hoping for a live album. Especially of the aftershows that took place at a smaller venue at the O2 Arena in London. And in October, a little bit over a year later, this is what’s happening.

Prince and photographer Randee St. Nicolas are releasing 21 Nights, a book of photographs spanning his London residency, including poetry, lyrics and “Indigo Night,” a CD–available only with the book–capturing Prince’s live after-show sessions.

Update: Tracklist of the CD
Pictures: Housequake (click for additional pictures)

21 nights

Roisin in Cologne

I feel very honored to have a post by my friend malo, who runs the (I would like to say: amazing) blog malorama.de:

As everybody knows, Produzentin is the leading Roisin Murphy promoter in Canada. Last Saturday night, The House of Produzentin Headquarters sent me to Roisin’s concert in Cologne, to write a little report about it.

There is no doubt that the adjective to use for any description in combination with Roisin (body shape, voice, clothes, songs, dancing style) must be “amazing”, pronounced in a very stretched and queer way. Her show was amazing! The concert started with “Cry Baby”. Roisin wore slim black trousers, of course high waist and not this old fashioned slim waist Fergie shit, and a white tight shirt that showed all of her upper body muscles including the pectoral ones (quite small if anyone should be interested).

During the concert she changed her look, adding little fashion ingredients she picked from a trashy coat tree on stage. For example, a pink top with big shoulder pads, a black biker jacket with long fringes, a black hat, mirrored sunglasses or a pink feather boa, just to name a few. Well, all the gay standards, just look in your own wardrobe.

The next songs were all from her new album. She sings so perfect and with an incredible easiness – I mean with an amazing easiness – that first I suspected her to lip sync to a playback tape because the songs sounded identical to the album. But she sang really live, that was so amazing! Roisin is also the best female dancer I’ve seen for a long time. Not in this ridiculous Beyonce style, more in a very British way, sometimes a bit masculine and sharp, really fantastic. It was so much fun to see her dancing.

She also sang some songs from her last album and I especially liked a very nice version of “Forever More” from her Moloko times. Surprisingly, I wasn’t very convinced of “Overpowered”, the last song before the encores, but maybe I just heard this song too much during the last weeks. The concert lasted nearly two hours, the audience went crazy almost all the time and I’m not getting tired to be amazingly impressed by this night.

Here’s the setlist she sang in Frankfurt on Friday, as far as I remember it’s the same as in Cologne: Cry Baby ““ You Know Me Better ““ Checkin”™ On Me ““ Dear Miami ““ Primitive ““ Sow Into You ““ Footprints ““ Pandora ““ Movie Star ““ Scarlet Ribbons ““ Forever More ““ Let Me Know ““ Overpowered ““ Tell Everybody ““ Ramalama (Bang Bang).

Here are a couple of pictures from her show in Frankfurt.