Happy Birthday, Neko Case

Posted by The G on September 8, 2013 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Neko Case and Geoffrey Dicker 2

Neko Case and Geoffrey Dicker

Happy birthday to singer Neko Case!  I had no idea she was a fellow Virgo until today.  No wonder I like her so much.  🙂  I met Neko recently and when taking a pic with me, she put her face next to mine.  I may never wash it again. Not really, but thanks again Neko and have a fantastic birthday!

Also born on September 8: actor Peter Sellers, artist Borbay, singers Pink and Aimee Mann and actor Sid Caesar.  Birthday greetings all around! x

The New Pornographers live at Terminal 5

Posted by The G on June 20, 2010 under G Reviews | 6 Comments to Read

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New Pornographers!

On June 19, 2010 Canadian power pop/indie rock group The New Pornographers played a sold-out show at New York’s Terminal 5.  The band played 23 songs and the crowd lost their minds throughout the entire night.  The band played a nice mix of songs off all 5 of their studio albums and the names of their songs are quite clever, but sometimes are not the commonly repeated phrases in the songs, making it really hard to figure out the set list.  Luckily for my rusted mind, I have a picture of the set list, which you will see after the jump.  One of the highlights of the show for me was when male vocalist Carl Newman announced that it was singer Kathryn Calder’s birthday 2 days ago and asked if we wouldn’t mind singing her a happy birthday.  By the time he’d gotten that complete sentence out, half of the crowd had already begun singing.  The rest of the crowd joined in a few moments later and it was pretty interesting hearing 3,000 people singing “Happy Birthday,” not in unison.  Carl Newman remarked that our rendition sounded like a goth version of the song.  Without missing a beat, he then joked “it’s my birthday today.”  Funny stuff!  I took a video of “Jackie Dressed in Cobras” and “A Bite Out of My Bed” (featuring opening act The Dodos on horns!) and that will be coming soon, so stay tuned for.  On a personal note, as I was walking out of the venue, I saw an extremely drunk woman trip and fall on her face (literally) and I thought she was a goner.  She passed out and I waited on the sidelines for security to get there to see if she was ok, as it sounded like she really injured herself really badly.  I saw her get up, so hopefully she learned her lesson not to drink and walk! And now, on a happier note, enjoy some more pictures of The New Pornographers!

Neko Case and Carl Newman of the New Pornographers.

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