Tag Archives: brandi carlile

summertime, yo!

21 Jun

well i just love the summertime here. i grew up in the desert, where the summer is the most dreaded and painful time of year. they hold their pride in april because by the time june comes around all the gays have fled to cooler climates. but here, it is lovely and exciting and welcomed after a long winter. also there is a ton of stuff to do. par example: lgbt film festivals! this little city hosts damn these heels film festival. this year they brought a great documentary, which i’ve been dying to see for quite some time. it’s a story about twins, who are both lesbians, singer/performers and one of new zealand’s most heartfelt national treasures.

a lovely and incredibly relatable tale about two hilarious and politically relevant sisters. “we’re singers, that happen to be funny.”

and then, to add to an already great weekend- guess who came to town y’all?

BRANDI CARLILE

(a moment of silence or ecstatic arm pumping is allowed at this point).

you guys remember how much i’m in love with her right? kay. cause i am. and even though it was a mini concert, it was still awesome. aside from that one point in the evening where the sidewalk reached up, grabbed me and caused me to fall flat on my face and almost break my knee- aside from that.to make things better:

happy first day of summer!

in need of music, momma

22 Nov

sometimes really shitty things happen.

i suppose it’s life. i suppose pain and loss are inevitable. and then there are things i don’t understand. i don’t know where we go when we die. if we go anywhere. i don’t understand the things we are supposed to say and do when someone leaves. i don’t really understand this concept of life. all i know is this is my chance, my one and only. and for those whose chances get cut short, it’s nothing less then sad.

it’s just sad.

a sweet boy’s life was cut short on friday.  he left us too soon. i do know one thing and that is i find comfort is some of my favorite singing ladies. so for today i’m just gonna leave it to reba, brandi and k.d.

that was a duet with justin timberlake, btw.

thanks bryan adams for writing a great song, but thank you brandi for giving it a pulse.

and there are a thousand versions of that leonard cohen song, but in my opinion no one does it better. this is just a recording of when she sang it at the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010.

music mommas

25 Oct

let’s get mommas up and ready again! ya’ll know how i feel about brandi carlile and you prolly know i want to blog about her everyday and every day i resist. i’m succumbing to this desire ever so slightly today when i talk about the lovely katie herzig!  (who has opened for b.c. that last two times i’ve gone to see her).

she’s real fuckin cute and she’s got that whole lady playin a guitar thing going on for her- check it!

oh did you notice she’s got a cello player in her band? uh yeah. love it. so much.

and please forgive me for this, but i have to because it makes me a little excited in my nether regions when she sings with brandi, so without further ado- (also it happens to be my fave herzig song):

music mommas

13 Jul

oh! can i sneak this in? i just stepped off a plane, took my bra off and fired up the old laptap and music mommas is nearly overdue. now you may (or may not) have noticed that lilith fair has come and gone in my parts and there was no blog. well that’s because this barbie couldn’t make it. truth be told it was on a thursday night and deep into the dark scary netherworld of orange county, aka- very far to drive. so i did not make it, which did make me sad. however, i’ve been making some changes in my life, not letting piddly things like money or time or energy keep me down. oh no! so when my friend called and said she had an extra ticket to brandi carlile and why didn’t i just fly right in? that day. i said this: fuck it. i’m on it. and so i jumped on a flight, saw some old friends and rekindled an unrequited love. a love that my heart still burns for. the lovely, the talented, the extremely hot- BRANDI CARLILE. and i had a great view.

and then it became dark

and she was just there, right there (that’s her back)hot jeans, hot boots, hot red suspenders, hot arms…. oh lady…..

my love for her is not just the burning attraction i feel but her passion for singing, for playing the guitar and wailing it all out. and another thing: i do music mommas usually every week, because i love women and i love women musicians, obviously they are not all gay, but this one is and that is even better for my little lesbian heart. heart you BC. thanks for another great show.