Ms. Lauryn Hill is amazing! She’s only released a few albums in her career but they are genius. She is sometimes as noted for her outbursts in the press and her reclusive nature as much as her music and she may be serving prison time for tax problems. With that kind of reputation and an amazing career, you’d think she might not be the friendliest person around, but I am here to tell you, Ms. Lauryn Hill was absolutely delightful in person. She gladly signed autographs and took photos with a couple of fans who waited quite a while to meet her. As she signed album covers, she told us some of the behind the scenes stories about the photo shoots and was not rushed at all. I was so pleasantly surprised by how cool she was and we returned the love because a talent like hers does not come around very often. Thanks so much Ms. Hill! I really hope she avoids serving a prison term because we all know that paying taxes is the equivalent of taking a torch to your hard earned money, but that’s a conversation for a different day. As I said to Ms. Hill, I hope to see her again very soon and no matter how long it takes or what happens before she comes around again, myself and her legion of fans be waiting for her! Thanks again Lauryn! Love you sister!
History was made last night during Johnny Marr’s excellent sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 3, 2013. He brought his old friend and Smiths band-mate Andy Rourke up on stage for the show’s finale, “How Soon Is Now?” Epic is an understatement, but you can draw your own conclusions. Just press play!
On April 7, 2013, The Fixx played the Bell House in Brooklyn. The final encore was one of my favorite tracks from the 1980s, “Secret Separation.” Towards the end of the song, lead singer Cy Curnin threw in a few lines from Tina Turner’s classic “Better Be Good To Me” and if you’ll recall, Cy makes a cameo in that music video.
One of my 1980s fanboy dreams came true on April 7, 2013 when I saw The Fixx perform at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The 80s new wave/rockers have a new album out called “Beautiful Friction,” and the classic lineup has reunited for this tour. Over the course of the hour and a half set, a majority of tracks from the new album were played and if you haven’t really followed The Fixx in a while, you should definitely check out their new record as it’s really good.
But the show was not all about the new record. Many of The Fixx’ most beloved tracks were played including two of my personal favorites “Less Cities, More Moving People” and “Secret Separation,” which was played as an unannounced second encore! Lead singer Cy Curnin threw in a bit of Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good To Me” at the end of the song (and if you’ll recall, Cy appears in the music video). Stay tuned as a video of “Secret Separation” will be coming soon!
The classics “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Red Skies” and “Saved by Zero” were also performed and both Cy and the band sounded as good as they did in the 80s. A few of my favorite tracks were not aired (such as “Sunshine in the Shade,” “A Letter to Both Sides” and “Are We Ourselves?”) but the prospect of hearing those classics live will keep me coming back to see The Fixx for as long as they keep touring.
The Fixx Merch
The Fixx Setlist – Bell House. Now property of the G archives.