Have you ever wanted to watch Robyn eat a banana? Have you ever wanted to watch Robyn dance by herself? Have you ever wanted to watch a video of Robyn that is so filled with bass and distortion that it will probably give you a headache? Well, today is your lucky day! This video you are about to watch of Robyn singing “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do” live from Webster Hall on August 5, 2010 has all 3 things! Enjoy!
Dan Black loves life. I love life. I love Dan Black. I love his cover of Missy Elliott’s “Pass That Dutch” at Webster Hall on August 5, 2010 in New York. I love you for reading my blog multiple times daily and for telling all your friends about the site. This site is a secret that you should blab!
Enjoy two time MTV Video Music Award nominee Dan Black demonstrating why you should always go see him live when you get the chance.
Longtime readers of this blog (aka my heroes) know that I love the singer Dan Black. Up until this point, I’ve seen him live two times and I’ve met him once. As luck would have it, he was one of the opening acts for the All Hearts Tour with the Far East Movement, Robyn and Kelis. As I was waiting in line to enter the venue, Dan Black was walking inside and I asked him to autograph a few pictures I’d taken of him at previous shows. He was extremely nice and if you’ll recall from my previous encounter with him, he was on his cell phone when I took a photo of him (with my hand). As he was autographing that picture, he apologized for not hanging up! I told him it was just fine, but that day I didn’t get to tell him how much I loved his music so I did it today! I congratulated him on his two MTV Video Music Award nominations and he was very thankful. As he signed the pictures for me, he asked me where I got the photos. After I told him that I was the photographer, he remarked that he was very impressed with my skills. He also wanted to point out that he had just come from a photo shoot, hence the scary makeup on his face. We don’t judge here Dan, but thanks for the clarification. Thanks again Dan for being so great live, for making music I love and will you please hurry up and become a worldwide superstar so we can all see you on a much more regular basis?!
This is my third time seeing Dan Black live and I think he gets better and better every time. He is certainly more animated. Along with The Far East Movement, Robyn and Kelis, the 4-some has embarked on the All Hearts Tour and they played a sold out show at Webster Hall on August 5, 2010. The last time I saw Dan Black perform, he opened for Julian Casablancas and the crowd was expecting a rock and roll opener instead of a dance-pop performer. At the All Hearts Tour, the crowd knew exactly what to expect and was dancing and singing along to Dan’s hits such as “Symphonies,” “U + Me,” and “Pump My Pumps.” He also played my favorite, “Pass That Head Noize,” which is a cover of Missy Elliott’s “Pass That Dutch.” I met Dan Black for the second time prior to the show and the story of that encounter is coming soon. Congrats to Dan Black for his two MTV Video Music Award nominations! I’m rooting for you!
See more pictures of Dan Black as well as the set list after the jump.
On August 5, 2010, the Far East Movement opened the All Hearts Tour at Webster Hall in New York. The bill also featured Dan Black, Kelis and Robyn. Rap usually isn’t my thing, but I had a great time watching FEM. Fresh off touring with Lady Gaga, the rappers got the crowd revved up with a cover of Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl,” and the group’s own single “Girls on the Dancefloor.” One of the members of the group even handed me a CD single of the song as they were exiting the stage, so that’s always an added bonus. If rap is your thing, check out their music. The band donned glowing space helmets as they came on stage and later in their 30 minute set, the trio was joined on stage by another friend.