30 July 2007

M.Y.S.K.A.: When Serendipity Strikes. Again.

Chihuly Glassworks @ the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Caught the Indigo Girls last night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. My second repeat concert offense there - saw Rufus Wainwright with Kimplicated, Boone, and Marin's Mom a couple years back.

Fantabulous venue. Didn't mind getting moist in the light pre-show showers with Pjayamamama, the evening's concert consort. Opening act performance serendipity struck again, as is its wont to do, in the form of Brandi Carlile. Backed by a cellist and identical twins on guitar & acoustic bass, she was effing amazing.

Her tune The Story is garnering vid and airplay from its use in the season closer of Grey's Anatomy. My vid capture in the gardens has decent sound, but zilch stabilizing assistance. Time for a new camera?

The Indigo Girls came out during Brandi's set to harmonize on Cannonball. 3 part chick harmony: shiverlicious.

I'd seen the Indigo Girls last summer with Kimplicated at Chastain. A good show, but not nearly as intimate as the Garden, venue-wise. Don't know their whole catalog, but several lines struck me:

"You should listen to your mama if you have a lick of sense left", Pendulum Swinger

"Put your head on my heart and lay down in the crook of my arm", Three County Highway.
Where do I sign up? I'd like to get me somma dat.

"I'm gonna love you good and strong while our love is good and young", Get Out the Map.

They invited Brandi back out on a few tunes. Chick three part harmony shivered again with Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice. Warning: listen only - the vid focus sucks. Big time.

Pjayamamama's sensitive to audaciously loud tunage, but she allowed as how she'd repeat offend at the Garden. Methinks Chastain might be her cup o' tea as well. Her finely bald-headed husband is slated to be my consort for the Dave Matthews Band at Piedmont Park in September, and two of her urchins were my consorts for The Fray, Gomez, and Eisley two weeks back.

Ah. Summer. Music. Peeps. Good times. Good times.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time." - James Taylor


Kristin said...

Did I hear just the tiniest slice of Cheek-harmonizing at the tail end of The Story?

whitenoise said...

Some of us have been waiting a very long time for Cheek-harmonizing via snail-mail CD.... ;-(

CheekierMeSly said...

CountryMouse: Oops! Yes, that was me. After the 500 Songs for Kids self sing along goof, I'd meant to only post vids where I kept my song hole shut. Effing alto - I just can't help myself!

whitenoise: No, you haven't. You've been waiting on my slackass for a CD, yes, but I made no promise of Cheek-harmonization to be included. That's available on a certain web site for purchase, tho'.

Kristin said...

Apologies? Are you kidding me? A little Cheek-monizing is a special treat--like the prize in the box of Cracker Jack : )

CheekierMeSly said...

Have been reading that it was difficult to get a camera into the venue. I wrapped mine up in a light jacket and put it inside my large tote - pas de problem.