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Kristin Hersh Is My Favorite [Nov. 27th, 2012|04:24 pm]
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On August 26th, I got to see Kristin Hersh at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. It was a perfect show, and I feel so lucky I got to see it. Don was with me there! So that was a nice reunion. She played songs that made me weep ("I'm so happy right now!" I cried at Don), and read aloud from her memoir, Rat Girl.



1. Your Dirty Answer*
2. Reading from Rat Girl to 'but don't remember doing'
3. Mississippi Kite
4. Hook In Her Head*
5. Rat Girl from 'Far from everyone' to 'let that deaf girl sing'
6. Me and My Charms*
7. Quick
8. Rat Girl from 'it was only a witch' to 'you're going to be fine'
9. Krait
10. Gazebo Tree
11. Rat Girl from 'late afternoon...'
12. Delicate Cutters
13. Detox
14. Rat Girl. I wrote 'bus... glass.'
15. White Suckers
16. Flooding
17. Rat Girl from 'my job turns...' to 'silence measures it with all moments'
18. You Cage
19. Sundrops
20. Teeth
21. Your Ghost

*made me cry

I told her I loved Rat Girl, but that it was about 8,000 pages too short. I told her that all I listen to in my car is 50 Foot Wave and The Real Ramona, and that when Don and I saw her in London, I wrote her to thank her for playing "Hope" and also for playing "Teeth," and that "Teeth" is my favorite song, and "Delicate Cutters" is also my favorite song, and "Hook in her Head" is also my favorite song, and that she's just my favorite. And that "You Cage" is simultaneously the saddest and the funniest song I've ever heard.

I said (about her songs having changed in a certain way), "where did those songs go, and what did they see out there?" and she said, "That's what I said!"
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2012-11-27 09:53 pm (UTC)
That sounds like you really had a good time; excellent. Howz old Don?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-12-01 04:39 pm (UTC)
It was incredible.

Don "broke the shit out of" his ankle in three places a few days ago, but seems to be well aside from that! Hey, antivert, how are you?
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[User Picture]From: antivert
2012-12-01 08:59 pm (UTC)
Hey, Bec! I'm doing well, aside from the broken ankle. I'm keeping it up and HOPEFULLY I'll be able to have surgery next week! It's a huge pain but it turns out I have a lot of awesome friends who are helping me out. The Kristin show was *amazing*!! We had a great time. How are you doing?
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[User Picture]From: loic
2012-11-28 02:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome.

Sharon and I have been playing music - mostly me on guitar and both of us singing. Your Ghost is one of my favourites to play and sing.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-12-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
It's a beautiful song. Record your cover!
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[User Picture]From: andrewhime
2012-11-29 09:01 am (UTC)


Edited at 2012-11-29 09:04 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dogsofeternity
2012-11-30 06:17 am (UTC)
Understatement = Wish I could have been there.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-12-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
You gotta see her some time. Keep an eye on kristinhersh.com for dates.
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