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Geoffrey Dicker and Lisa Marie Presley
When you think of the “six degrees of separation” game in reference to Lisa Marie Presley, it’s enough to make your head explode. She is the daughter of one of the most famous icons of all time (Elvis Presley) and was once married to another of the greatest icons of our generation (Michael Jackson). Lisa Marie Presley was in New York performing a rare concert to promote her latest album “Storm and Grace” on June 14, 2012. After her set, she announced that she’d be signing copies of the album! That was quite unexpected. She stood at the merch table after the show was over and was extremely cool to her fans. She happily signed autographs and took photos with fans. I thanked her for this rare opportunity to meet someone of her stature and in turn, she thanked me for my support and for coming out to see her! Now that is class, according2g. Thanks again Lisa Marie!
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Ana Matronic and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters
October kicked off with a bang at the New Yorker Festival as the band Scissor Sisters sat down for a Q&A as well as a nine song acoustic set in which they premiered their new song “San Luis Obispo.” The band talked candidly about their career from its early beginnings to present day and even as a die hard fan, I learned a bunch of new information about the group. For example, Pink Floyd have given their seal of approval to the Sisters’ cover of “Comfortably Numb.” It was also revealed that the scrapped but fully recorded 3rd album (before their masterpiece “Night Work”) will see the light of day – “some day.” Jake Shears talked about writing songs with Elton John as well as Bryan Ferry and they also discussed what it was like touring with Lady Gaga.
Baby Daddy, Del Marquis
After the interview was over, Scissor Sisters played a 9 song acoustic set which featured the premiere of a new track “San Luis Obispo” (and a video will be coming soon – so stay tuned) as well as a very rare performance of their song “Sex And Violence,” which is one of the fan favorites from their highly underrated 3rd album “Night Work.” The hits were also thrown in including “Laura,” “Take Your Mama,” “Fire With Fire” and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin.'” I had so much fun. It was also great to see all the Scissor Sisters east coast fans who are so dedicated that they travel long distances to have another great Scissor Sisters experience.
I spoke with the band after the performance and as usual, the entire band is so cool. I talked to Jake about their album “K-Mart Disco.” It was demos prior to their debut album that was issued in Australia. It’s sold on Amazon.com, so I wasn’t sure what the story is behind it. It was not authorized by the band and Jake doesn’t know where they got the title from either! I assured Jake that I will atone for owning this unauthorized album by continuing to support them by seeing them in concert and of course I always will. I have never had a bad time at a Scissor Sisters concert and frankly, I don’t think it’s even possible to not have the time of your life when you see them. Scissor Sisters are great!
Jake and Ana performing
Thanks again to Scissor Sisters for a great night! See the setlist after the jump and stay tuned for the premiere of “San Luis Obispo.”
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Here’s why I love New York: On June 24, 2011, I was able to start the day off seeing Stephen Colbert and Jack White perform. In the evening, I saw the garage rock of Hanni El Khatib and in the wee hours of the morning, I saw 80s diva Jody Watley perform at the Grammercy Theater. Watley made a rare club appearance to a sparsely populated audience. I had never seen Jody Watley perform before so I was very excited to add her name to the illustrious list of performers I’ve had the pleasure of checking out in concert. She looked much thicker than I recall her being and she performed a very short set that included “Looking for a New Love,” “Real Love,” “Don’t You Want Me” and the very rarely performed “Still a Thrill.” I was the only person who attempted to meet her after the set was over, but unfortunately she didn’t even look in my direction when I tried to talk to her. You win some, you lose some.