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Index » Music » Concerts » Natalie Merchant concert july 23, 2010
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rachlan

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Posted: Jul 25, 2010 - 5:32pm

i saw her for free kinda recently in an audience filming a tv show.   she talked about her songs on her new release and sang some of them.   it was a great show, especially for free.  and got her double cd signed. i found her kinda snotty at the signing.    other than that I saw her with 10,000 maniacs opening for REM.    i really liked them, and i like her.

.Nmerchant-
lily34

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Posted: Jul 25, 2010 - 3:44pm

shiver in my bones just thinkin about my sweater.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 6:29pm

 hobiejoe wrote:


Yup, saw her and the 10k Maniacs touring Blind Mans Zoo. She sure put the whirling in Whirling Dervish.
 
Opening for Squeeze by any chance?

Edit: Nevermind, I must have seen them in 87 with Squeeze.

hobiejoe

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 12:11pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Back in the 10000 maniacs days, her dancing consisted of spinning and spinning and spinning so much it made Stevie Nicks throw up.

 
I think she's fine. I like the new project/album.
 

Yup, saw her and the 10k Maniacs touring Blind Mans Zoo. She sure put the whirling in Whirling Dervish. 
 
Been listening to the single CD of the new stuff, in the car today in fact. Really like it, but now I'm going to have to do a lot more reading to understand a lot of the tracks, but then there'll be lots more cool stories to tell the sprogs, and Nancy will especially like that there are songs to listen to as well.
swell_sailor

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 10:15am

 jadewahoo wrote:
Me? I like her music. But no one asked, so just continue to ignore me. Or not. It's ok.
 
Did you say something?
jadewahoo

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 10:06am

Me? I like her music. But no one asked, so just continue to ignore me. Or not. It's ok.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:42am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
I'm not a fan of her recorded music. saw her once when she opened for Chris Isaak. I was surprised at how much I liked her live.
didn't change my opinion about her recordings though.

 
You were no doubt affected by the knowledge that Chris was next.

phineas

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:40am

 JrzyTmata wrote:
I'm not a fan of her recorded music. saw her once when she opened for Chris Isaak. I was surprised at how much I liked her live.
didn't change my opinion about her recordings though.

 
You know she was alive when she recorded them...

JrzyTmata

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:39am

I'm not a fan of her recorded music. saw her once when she opened for Chris Isaak. I was surprised at how much I liked her live.
didn't change my opinion about her recordings though.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:29am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Back in the 10000 maniacs days, her dancing consisted of spinning and spinning and spinning so much it made Stevie Nicks throw up.

 
I think she's fine. I like the new project/album.
 
{#Lol} Did she ever make herself dizzy enough to fall down?

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:25am

 jadewahoo wrote:
But does she dance?

 
Back in the 10000 maniacs days, her dancing consisted of spinning and spinning and spinning so much it made Stevie Nicks throw up.

 
I think she's fine. I like the new project/album.

swell_sailor

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:21am

 phineas wrote:
I'm a fan, but she certainly polarizes opinion 'round here.
 
I don't really mind her. I have some of her music. It's not high on my list of things to listen to. 

She's coming to a local venue in a couple of weeks. I'm not going to see her although some friends have expressed an interest. As far as female performers go, if Catie Curtis, or Jonatha Brooke, or Patty Griffin, or maybe Shawn Colvin were coming I'd give it some serious thought.  
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:17am

I like a couple of her songs, but for most part I'm pretty indifferent towards her.  meh.
phineas

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:14am

I'm a fan, but she certainly polarizes opinion 'round here.
swell_sailor

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 9:09am

She's always seemed sorta uncomfortable in her own skin. Awkwardly dancing. Singing like a child. I haven't seen her live but I've seen a few performances on the television. 

There is one particular song she does that has a nice lounge singer/live sound that I like. A recent release I think. Not notable enough to remember the name however.  
lily34

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 8:43am

 hippiechick wrote:
She has never really appealed to me
 
nails on a chalkboard for me.
jadewahoo

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 8:29am

But does she dance?
bokey

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 8:28am

 imem wrote:
Natalie Merchant
My experience of hearing/seeing  her for the first time:
Incredibly boring, same 6 note range, I wish she would relax/open the back of her throat - clearly would have a wonderful voice/sound if she did so. The closed nasal sound is grating after a very short while.
I wonder if she's had a vocal coach. did they/she choose that sound for some reason?
The musicians with her were wonderful! some lovely music. borrrrrring songs!
Weird kind of one level of energy, even on up tempo tunes.

I think it is admirable and positive that she puts herself out so completely as herself. And I wonder how she gets such huge national acclaim. Clearly musically talented, and yet, for me,   one rather odd performer- maybe that is what draws many to her.

 

      I'll take the 5 years in prison instead, Your Honor.

hippiechick

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 8:27am

She has never really appealed to me
imem

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Posted: Jul 24, 2010 - 8:23am

Natalie Merchant
My experience of hearing/seeing  her for the first time:
Incredibly boring, same 6 note range, I wish she would relax/open the back of her throat - clearly would have a wonderful voice/sound if she did so. The closed nasal sound is grating after a very short while.
I wonder if she's had a vocal coach. did they/she choose that sound for some reason?
The musicians with her were wonderful! some lovely music. borrrrrring songs!
Weird kind of one level of energy, even on up tempo tunes.

I think it is admirable and positive that she puts herself out so completely as herself. And I wonder how she gets such huge national acclaim. Clearly musically talented, and yet, for me,  one rather odd performer- maybe that is what draws many to her.