from Friday, May25th of the year2007.
This week was intense: a whole lot of performing, and a bunch of projects in different stages of completion. A few weeks ago, Cocorosie’s band totally got detained by la migra, and so they were short a pianist, and I subbed with them at a free show at the Wintergarden. Check out Sam West’s picture of us backstage. I was pretty convinced before when I saw them do it live (but am even more convinced now) that their cover of Kevin Lyttle’s Turn Me On class=”left”/>is one of the most beautiful things extant: it is a cover that shines new light on the original but also exposes what it is that makes Cocorosie so great. I know it’s eight different kinds of illegal but I’m going to go ahead and post it here until the indie copyright gods shut me down.
Cocorosie covering Kevin Lyttle’s Turn Me On
Wednesday I was really happy to play at the Kitchen spring gala honoring Laurie Anderson. I have always been a huge fan of her work; I have a particularly visceral response to her voice akin to what happens when you grab cats by the scruff of the neck. I played A Hudson Cycle, and then a song I wrote for Antony, and then Antony sang Laurie Anderson’s Hansel and Gretel. Final FantasÃ½ (anybody who knows me knows I think he the best thing ever ““ purchase his whole catalogue immediately!) also played ““ a sort of looped violin lovefest through the ages.