I am on
vacation for two weeks; just finished classes and will start again on August
The monsoons and plenty of algebra home-work kept things lively in Tucson over the summer season!
Work progresses on all fronts: the POETZ4PEACE had their first US tour. I still haven't had a chance to meet Franzie and the rest of the POETZ, LIVE but hopefully that will change soon.
see: Mary Finnigan has a FANTASTIC DEBRIEFING on the FEZ FESTIVAL and so,
look forward to that. I have been bugging everyone for copy and photos
and of course in my mind they all appreciate that there are deadlines and
MY SEPTEMBER GREETING is VERY IMPORTANT! Yeah, to you, angie!
P.S. Loved the CNN piece on these guys and their funny satyrical take on Bush and Kerry. Very cute and suroprisingly funny, but not offensive! JibJab is their name and humor is their game....See for yourselves.....check it out. Press the link.....
JibJab Media Inc.
& links to the Fes Website
Mary Finnigan - REPORTER to the world, I originally wrote reporter at large which led to this comment - actually, FINNS is a little slip of a thing, with beauty and brains in a petite package! Anyway, enough jaw-jacking as Michael says, here's FINNS:
Festival of World Sacred Music sets up high ideals. Rather than sitting
and listening, it invites its audiences into active participation ñ with
the heart and soul of the music and with the dynamics of an emergent New
World Order rooted in spiritual values. In the morning visitors take part
in Colloquium dialogues. Academics and activists, politicians and clerics
exchange ideas on how bottom-up ìglobal democracyî can be turned into an
effective reality. In the afternoon, evening and late at night there are
concerts that cross the musical spectrum from early European classical,
through folk and religious traditions from around the world to ecstatic
ALL PICTURES IN THESE FILES MUST BE CREDITED :
REMI BOISSEAU FOR THE FRENCH INSTITUTE IN FES
TOUTES LES PHOTOS DE CE DOSSIER DOIVENT ETRE CREDITEES:
REMI BOISSEAU POUR L'INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE FES
year the festival celebrated its 10th anniversary, so by now aficionados
know what to expect. But every year, as the Fes mystique spreads across
the world, there are newcomers in the audience ñ so the key question must
be ìdoes the festival communicate its ideals?î Does it have influence
as well as entertainment value?
There were certainly magical moments. The legendary Youssou NíDour for example, who soared into emotional intensity with material from his new album Egypt. He chose Fes for the live premiere ñ with a hybrid orchestra of Arab and Senegalese musicians playing together in beautiful, tuneful fusion. This is a new direction for NíDour, which expresses his deep Islamic faith and the Sufi message of tolerance and peace. It works ñ better than many Youssou fans had expected. There was all the fun and sensuality of Senegal, in tandem with darker, more challenging Arab tones.
The monks of Shechen monastery in Nepal acted out a muscular interpretation of meditation experience, complete with a rapid succession of mask and costume changes. It symbolised a journey from the demonic to the sublime, with extra emphasis from the acutely alien sounds of Tibetan horns, percussion and hand bells. There was vivid colour, high drama and a series of spectacular synchronised leaps skywards. The lama dancers took the audience on a transcendental adventure. It was powerful stuff and there were lots of phews and aahs and wide eyes, as well as rapturous applause.
There was a profound, mystical performance by the brothers Meher and Sheher Ali, successors to the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The latter popularised Pakistanís Qawwali music around the world. The Ali brothers are the new international ambassadors of this tradition, which has its roots in the arrival in the sub continent of the Sufi brotherhoods during the 18th century.
Sufism merged with Pakistani musical expression and the result has a hypnotic,
trance-inducing quality. Meher and Sheher gave the longest performance
of this yearís festival -- and they held their audience spellbound throughout.
And there was the occasion when Fes paid tribute to Miriam Makeba ñ an icon of World Music and a doyenne of the struggle against apartheid. In return Miriam paid tribute to the Spirit of Fes with her wit and wisdom, her unique charisma and a voice that despite her 72 years belts out the liberation songs of black Africa above the volume of an electric band.
Those concerts were the best of Fes. Other high spots included impeccable performances from the Sirine Choir from Russia and the UKís Tallis Scholars. But in the context of full-on mystical ecstasy, you have to take part in the late night Sufi rituals. These started as a minority interest, but this year were packed to capacity with visitors one would not expect to see dancing into trance.
So at this level the festival does have influence. It fulfils its remit when it succeeds in drawing audiences into a realm beyond the confines of everyday life ñ and perhaps more significantly causing us to reflect on the value of the Fes experience afterwards. People who attended the Colloquium sessions said the discussions added an extra dimension to their overall impression ñ mind food as well as spiritual stimulus. But we have still to find out if the Spirit of Fes will translate into something useful in the outside world.
TO SHAMBHALA NORTH AMERICAN POETRY FESTIVAL
EVIL DOERS TOUR-
MINISTRY & THRILL KILL KULT W/ HANZEL UND GRETYL
& MINISTRY www.ministrymusic.org
are touring in September and October, and I mean, touring.
I have fantastic Franke (from his personal files) shots for you and the poster for the tour with Al from MINISTRY featured!
GROOVY MAN on stage!
& TKK SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER 2004
7 LAS VEGAS HOUSE OF BLUES
8 PHOENIX MARQUEE THEATRE
10 EL PASO CLUB XCAPE
11 SAN ANTONIO SUNSET STATION
12 DALLAS LAKEWOOD THEATRE
13 NEW ORLEANS HOUSE OF BLUES
14 HOUSTON MERIDIAN
16 ALBUQUERQUE SUNSHINE THEATRE
17 DENVER OGDEN THEATRE
18 FORT COLLINS AGGIE THEATRE
19 SALT LAKE CITY VELVET ROOM
21 SAN DIEGO 4TH + B
22 ANIHEIM HOUSE OF BLUES
24 LA- HOUSE OF BLUES
25 LA- HOUSE OF BLUES
26 SAN FRANCISCO THE GRAND
28 PORTLAND ROSELAND THEATRE
29 SEATTLE FENIX UNDERGROUND
30 VANCOUVER COMMODORE BALLROOM CANADA!!!
1 EDMONTON REDS
2 CALGARY MACEWAN HALL
3 SASKATOON PRAIRE LAND PARK
4 REGINA DORIS KNIGHT HALL
5 WINNIPIG BURT CUMMINGS THEATRE
7 MINNEAPOLIS QUEST CLUB
8 SAUGET NY POPS
9 CINNCINNATI BOGARTS
10 CHICAGO THE VIC
12 MILWAUKEE THE RAVE
13 DETROIT ST. ANDREWS HALL
14 TORONTO COOL HAUS
15 PITTSBURGH MR. SMALLS THEATRE
16 WORCHESTER PALLADIUM
17 MONTREAL METROPOLIS
19 NEW YORK BB KINGS
20 NEW YORK BB KINGS
23 BALTIMORE THUNDERDOME
25 WASHINGTON DC 930 CLUB
31 ORLANDO HOUSE OF BLUES HALLOWS EVE
PEG--Cyrinda, always in our thoughts!
And you Miss Peg, how's it going?
Thursday August 12th
8:30pm The Go Station 9:30pm Neon Thrills (For fans of Supergrass, GBV and Cheap Trick. http://www.neonthrills.com) 10:30pm Morning Theft
Friday August 13th
8:30pm Poparoxi 9:30pm The Assault (For fans of Motorhead, Big Star, & The Runaways. http://www.theassaultonrock.com)10:30pm Electric Ladybugs (For fans of Blind Faith, Pavement, The Turtles and Radiohead. http://www.electricladybugs.com) 11:30pm Passersby (For fans of Blur, The Shins, and The Magnetic Fields. http://passerby.dairylandrecords.com)
Saturday August 14th
8:30pm The Pillcrushers (For fans of Wilco, Big Star, and Badfinger. http://www.thepillcrushers.com) 9:30pm Max Fox 10:30pm The Couriers 11:30pm Dead Blonde Girlfriend (For fans of The Ramones,Guns -n- Roses and Pixies. http://www.deadblondegirlfriend.com)
Sunday August 15th
7:30pm Rob Dova 9:30pm Beijing
Monday August 16th
7:30pm Hightower Smith 8:30pm The Divide 9:30pm Shanghai Love Motel
Tuesday August 17th
7:30pm The Squeeky Fromme 8:30pm Hello Nurse 9:30pm The Dead Betties
Wednesday August 18th
8:30pm Nemo 9:30pm The Twelve (For Fans of The Soledad Brothers, The White Stripes and The Rolling Stones. http://www.thetwelve.net)10:30pm Arbor Day
Thursday August 19th
7:30pm Orange Park (For fans of The Beatles 65', The early Who, and Cheap Trick. http://www.orangeparkmusic.com) 8:30pm Big Bootee 9:30pm Neon Thrills (For fans of Supergrass, GBV and Cheap Trick. http://www.neonthrills.com) 10:30pm Motel Creeps
Friday August 20th
8:30pm The Mean Corner 9:30pm Surefire (For fans of The Eels, The Stone Roses, and Grandaddy. http://www.surefireband.com)10:30pm Fooled By April (For fans of the Fountains of Wayne, the Beach Boys, and Big Star. http://www.fooledbyapril.com)11:30pm Telestatic (For fans of Radiohead, Oasis, and Coldplay. http://www.telestatic.cjb.net)
Saturday August 21st
8:30pm The Bocks 9:30pm The Domestics (For fans of Blondie, Operation Ivy and PJ Harvey. http://www.thedomestics.com)10:30pm Headquarters (For fans of The Fall, The Kinks and The Who. http://www.hqmusic.net)
Sunday August 22nd
7:30pm Mobile Flying Circus 9:30pm Benny Girl 10:30pm Measure My Sexy
Monday August 23rd
8:30pm - 10:30pm The Dave Hill Talk Show
From Rock n' Roll TOURING to Theater;
from CODEPINK friends..... in the NEW YORK/LONG ISLAND area
Theater Company is offering 3 one-act plays
Please consider coming and bringing a friend or two, II have a juicy, role in HOTLINE that I'd like to do for you.
Charlotte the Peace Crone
Theater Company of Northport
3 One Act Plays:
Elaine Mays' - "HOTLINE"
Christopher Durang's - ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE
Edward Albee's - ZOO STORY
THE POSEY STUDIO
(newly air conditioned,
2 flights up
not handicap accessible)
57 MAIN STREET
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19th & FRIDAY, AUGUST 20th
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th.
8 p.m. SHARP!
$10 with reservation..........$12 at the door.
For Reservations call:(631) 754-3499 OR WWW.BAREBONESTHEATER.COM
or Let me know: Charlotte (631) 261-8590
by Alan Ayckbourn
in the three bedrooms of three very different couples. The first
couple, married for more than 30 years sets out for a romantic anniversary
dinner but ends up eating sardines on toast in bed.
The second is planning a housewarming - if they can keep their hands off each other. The third couple, though secure in their relationship, bicker with each other because one of them has a bad back and doesn't want his partner to meet up at the party with an ex boyfriend.
a fourth couple arrives at the party in a state of some
confusion over their own relationship. An ex offers one of them advice but soon is offering rather more - putting a premature end to the festivities. Hysterical situations ensue as the friends try to mend their differences and the distraught couple seek solace in one or other of the three bedrooms.
Alan Ayckbourns plays have kept audiences laughing in the West End for more than 3 decades.
's Gravesandestraat 51
SPECIAL OFFER OPENING SHOW
on September 24, 2004
OPEN at 6.30 p.m.
DINNER 6.45 p.m.
SHOW TIME 8.00 p.m.
the show the evening will turn into a DISCO (CLASSIC FRIDAY) with
hits from the 80's.
ALL IN PRICE Euro 65.00
Price includes a welcome drink, dinner with coffee , a fabulous show & admission to Classic Friday,
Door open at 6.45 p.m.
26,27,29 -Concordia Theater, Hoge Zand 42 - Den Haag - 8p.m.
September 30 - Muiderpoort Theater, 2e v.Swindenstr.26, Asd - 8 p.m.
October 1, 2 - Muiderpoort Theater, 2 v. Swindenstr. 26,Asd - 8 p.m.
Theater, 2e v.Swindenstr.26, Asd - 8 p.m.
October 1, 2 - Muiderpoort Theater, 2 v. Swindenstr. 26,Asd - 8 p.m.
Choice of tickets with or without a meal.
very politically aware; she sent this news report about anti-semitism in
What's New in Paris?
by Carole Raphaelle Davis
The spring 2004 fashions have arrived in the chic boutiques of Paris, and along with 50s-style full skirts and prim lace collars, anti-Semitism is back in fashion. In France this season, Jew-hating is all the rage, literally.
Attacks against Jews and their property have escalated to an alarming extent. The French Jewish community (at 600,000, the second-largest Jewish population outside of Israel) is living in a state of anxiety. Hostile acts against Jews are posted weekly on the Web site of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (www.crif.org), and on
www.consistoire.org/incidentsfr.html, a government hate-crime report center. Here are just a few examples from the last few weeks:
A 14-year-old boy wearing a yarmulke came out of the Ourq metro station and was followed by two young men. They called him a "dirty Jew" and robbed him in front of a crowd of witnesses. The men knocked the boy down, beat him on the head and broke his nose. The boy begged for help from passers-by, who simply walked away.
In central Paris, a teacher from a Jewish school was beaten up by young men, who ripped the Star of David from the teacher s neck and trampled her. They called her a "dirty Jew" and lit her hair on fire. They also told her, "We're going to burn all you Jews."
A group of four young men interrupted a class in the auditorium of the University Medical School of Saint-Antoine in Paris. They yelled, "We're going to kill all the Jews" and, "We're armed and we're going to take you all down."
When a Jewish student confronted the men they beat him and robbed him. The professor who was teaching the class said nothing and the men walked out without a care while the class looked on in silence. The dean of the University has been told of the situation but has not yet responded.
On the walls of the Rue Des Rosiers (in the Marais, the Jewish quarter), once again there are signs of the Star of David in yellow paint accompanied by the slogan, "And don't forget the showers of Zyclon," referring to the gas used in Nazi death camps.
Also in Paris, a 12-year-old girl coming out of a Jewish school was attacked by two men. They beat her, held her down and slashed her face with a box cutter. They carved a swastika into her face and walked away. Her parents have filed a police report.
A swastika carved into the face of an innocent Jewish girl proves how anger directed at Jews in France has moved beyond mere hate-speech and racist vandalism. The symbols of hate have jumped from desecrated tombstones and subway walls to the actual skin of Jews.
Unlike the last big wave of anti-Semitism in France, the people who are committing these crimes today are predominantly first-generation descendants of immigrants from the former French colonies in North Africa - Muslim Arabs.
Radicalized Islam is taking root all over Europe, encouraged by the international Arab press, the successes of Al Qaeda and sympathy for the Palestinian intifada.
This malignant hatred is fueled by the Internet, where thousands of French, European and Arabic-language sites give voice to and connect cyber-haters in Internet chat rooms. Virtual Jewish blood is flowing from ever-growing e-mail lists while live screaming for Jewish blood is heard at pro-Palestinian/
anti-American demonstrations on the Grands Boulevards of Paris.
A 12-year-old Jewish girl walking home from school in Paris is not an Israeli in "occupied territory," but these days she might as well be. She is defenseless and we must step forward to protect her. This new generation of anti-Semites, "Arabullies" are also virulently anti-Israel.
Sadly, but not surprisingly, if one speaks in support of Israel at French dinner parties, one is shouted down. Even at my own dinner table, when I told a guest of my fears about living in Paris in such a climate of anti-Semitism, he insisted, "There is no anti-Semitism in France, don't be ridiculous."
When I told him that among other papers, I was reading The New York Times, he said, "You know, The New York Times is a Jewish paper and Jews control all the media." He said it with a smile, even knowing that I am a Jew. What
made his comments especially chilling is that he is on the Catholic Board of Education of Paris.
So this spring in Paris, like every spring, the fashion runways are a jumbled mix of styles, as each designer angles to dominate the nouveau look of the season. This season, I'm afraid the designers of bigotry and hate are already having a good year. In fact, those long, belted black leather Waffen SS coats look an awful lot like Gucci's sexy new fall line. I wonder what
will be modeled on the Paris runways next spring - striped pajamas? Starched black shirts?
Europeans have always had a soft spot for this fascist garb.
For Dahlia's news....click here www.dahliaschweitzer.com
Hi Angie, you probably wont want to hear this but i'm a huge David Bowie fan. My names Christine i'm 16 from Scotland, I diden't know you had any albums out cause i diden't even know that you were a singer cool when you find these things out. Do you ever get people questioning you about David a lot, it must be annoying. just thought i would e-mail you and hope you might e-mail me back for a chat Love Christine
Dear Christine, Thank you for your e mail. Are you enjoying the summer holidays? Scotland is a gorgeous place, hope you are having fun. Come visit the site again soon, regards, Angie
Knowing you won't read this but I just stumbled on these pages and I am
totally charmed. Over a long time I sort of wondered what it must be like
to be a walking work of art. What a positively wonderful person. I am surprised
you landed in the desert here but interesting to know that. Keep up the
good work. Steve Muncie, Indiana
And from LONDON, JUDE RAWLINS and the SUBTERRANEANS, Jude writes...
Today is 11th July 2004.
Exactly one hundred years ago today a small social gathering took place at 46 Gordon Square, London. The explosion of creativity that arose from that meeting sent shockwaves through English art that are today as loud and as relevant as art has ever been.
It was such a small thing, a mere reunion of a handful of friends formally of Cambridge University at the London home of Thoby Stephen, one of their number. Thoby had simply invited his friends Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, Roger Fry, E.M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, Saxon Sydney Turner, Leonard Woolf and David Garnett to tea, because they all happened to be in town at the same time. It was the first time any of the Cambridge friends had met Thobyís two sisters, Vanessa and Virginia. They sat and had tea and talked. And talked, and talked. The two women enchanted the entire room, Vanessa with her ferocious opinions on art and her boundless energy and rule-breaking enthusiasm for life, Virginia with her searing intellect and lightning wit.
Such meetings soon became a regular Thursday evening event at 46 Gordon Square. The Bloomsbury Group had been born. Soon they would be joined by Dora Carrington, T.S. Eliot, Katharine Mansfield, Ottoline Morrell, and Vita Sackville-West. For more than two generations they would dominate English art and literature. Alas, Thoby would never see it, succumbing to Tuberculosis in 1907, the year after Vanessa and Clive were married, and two years before the marriage of Virginia and Leonard.
In 1910, Vanessa, Clive, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant, under the patronage of Ottoline Morrell, set up their own art gallery in London, the Omega Rooms. They travelled to Europe to find exciting new art for their first exhibition, bringing back works by little known artists whom the Omega Rooms would make household names; among them Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Matisse, and Rodin.
By 1912 John Maynard Keynes had become the foremost economist of his day, and Lytton Strachey had begun to push back the boundaries of what could be done in literature, becoming the pre-eminent figure in a new movement of writers.
In 1913 Virginia and Leonard founded their own publishing house, the Hogarth Press. They were the first to publish works by Eliot, Mansfield and Forster, as well as the first English language translations of the maverick German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Their book covers were adorned by decorative designs from the hands of Vanessa, Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington, which also broke new ground and began what became known as the Bloomsbury style.
Following the outbreak of war in 1914, Vanessa and Clive, who now had two young children Julian and Quentin, elected to move out of London to the Sussex countryside. They took over Charleston, an Elizabethan farmhouse east of the small town of Lewes. Charleston quickly became the Bloomsbury Groupís new base, as John Maynard Keynes and Duncan Grant also moved in.
By 1916 it was evident that Hogarthís greatest asset, and Bloomsburyís most uncompromising voice, was Virginia herself, who had turned her attention from being a publisher to being a writer.
The rest, as they say, is history.
From Van Goghís "Sunflowers" to the novels of Woolf, Eliot and Forster, from Vanessa and Duncanís designs that became the very definition of 1920ís English art, to Ottoline Morrellís patronage and protection of everyone from Henry Moore to D.H. Lawrence, a world without the influence of Bloomsbury is completely unthinkable. To say nothing of the sexual and intellectual revolutions that they initiated.
Of all artistic movements in the last two centuries, Bloomsbury came closest to realising the visionary utopia of Blakeís Jerusalem. They set the world alight with new ideas, and they did it selflessly and with love and passion.
And it all started 100 years ago today, over tea and, probably, cakes.
"When the new age is at leisure to pronounce, all will be set rightÖ Inspired Men will hold their proper rank, and the Daughters of Memory shall become the Daughters of Inspiration. Rouse up, O Young Men of the New Age! Set your foreheads against the ignorant hirelings! Painters! On you I call. Sculptors! Architects! Suffer not the fashionable fools to depress your powers by the prices they pretend to give for contemptible works, or the expensive advertising boasts that they make of such works. They are a class of men whose whole delight is in destroyingÖif we are but just and true to our own Imaginations we shall live forever in Worlds of EternityÖ
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land."
- William Blake, 1809
Franzie for POETZ4PEACE & PSM RECORDINGS
. biL "Studio
to Stage" Workshop and Showcase for NARAS this weekend
. Olive Tree Music LTD drops " A Cyprus Thing Vol. 1" OTM002 worldwide!
. Independent Distribution Collective is born, check it out!
Many of you
already know about Olive Tree Music, the label that is home to
Poetz4Peace in Cyprus. These fine folks have now released a new
album, a double CD in fact, featuring over a dozen
youth from both sides of the dreaded Greenline.
This package includes both an Urban and World CD.
It will be available in the US starting next week. Check out the
press release below, or http://www.olivetreemusic.net for more
Music LTD presents "A Cyprus Thing, Vol.1" OTM 002
is a compilation that features 29 tracks from
the deepest Mediterranean and beyond. This
initiative is supported by the Bi-communal Development Programme,
which is funded by USAID and UNDP and is executed by UNOPS.
The double CD is a combination of urban and world music, featuring 19 artists and groups. Much of the material is by local acts, both established and new. Olive Tree Music also includes contributions from Greece, Turkey, USA, UK and Norway. This approach represents a first for a locally based music company, with such a broad range of international links, most of whom are well established in their own markets.
for 'Cyprus Thing' is as simple as the sun shining over the
world each day. Bringing people together, far below the radar of
politics, Olive Tree Music aims to show how people
can work together in a creative, multicultural
and multilingual environment. The celebration of
such diversity marks a great occasion on this Mediterranean island,
where pop music from Greece, Turkey and all the usual
tend to dominate. By turning a new kind of page, the makers of 'Cyprus Thing' aim to build a different kind of common
future, and in the process hope to establish a thriving independent
local music industry.
So open your ears, ex-communicate some stereotypes from your mind and take in what many people are describing as the best release ever from yprus.
Distribution - All Records Cyprus ? PSM Recordings USA - Trehantiri Music UK
Music PO Box 25116 Nicosia Cyprus Tel 99 614987 email
Independent Distribution Collective is Born!
As some of
you have heard already, there is a brand new, totally
independent, distribution company set to open it's doors in about a
month's time. Independent Distribution Collective, based in Oakland, California, will be new in every sense of the word. Some of you have seen the flyers at Reggae on the River this past weekend, and we wanted the PSM e-list and RAW to be some of the first people to know about it.
a press release with details about the company, it's affiliated
labels, and IDC's plan to revolutionize current distribution
options and make them more "user friendly"...
to the Poetz US Band (Mike, Jeff, Pete, Lou-I and
to Dru, Karney, MikeL,Tara, Abbie, and Rocker.. thank you
for all of the
Positive Sound Management Inks Deal with SF Singer/Songwriter Karney!
PSM is very
pleased to announce a new management deal between San
Karney and Positive Sound Management. So far it
has been a great adventure for Karney, making and marketing CDs,
on the road as well as performing locally, and of course all
press. Now we are upping the ante, and plunging headlong
into another level and new chapter for Karney and Tangent Records.
San Francisco Chronicle said "she can evoke '70s rock queens such as Ann Wilson of Heart, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac or Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, although the intense drive for self-expression that fuels her writing and singing reeks of punk poet Patti Smith."
Minnesota's Collected Sounds praised her "great soulful voice, and music that is unique and interesting. Not your average pop junk." Music Editor Jennifer Maerz writing for The Stranger in Seattle found Karney reminded her of "artists like the Indigo Girls and Edie Brickell."
Publisher Jonathan Ment of the Urban Rag also likened Karney to Chrissie Hynde, but was uncertain as to whether Karney sounded like Edie Brickell or the instrumental on the CD sounded like the New Bohemians.
Kristy Martin of CMJ New Music Report suggested that Karney "channels the spirits of female singer/songwriters including Aimee Mann, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano and Pat Benatar.
f course, we can put ourselves into the role of music reviewers and debate who Karney's masterful pipes most resemble, or we can defer to the judgment of funk master George Clinton who summed up this artist's musical prowess with the rhetorical question, "How'd a white girl get so funky?"
Also, look forward to more exciting news as Karney and Stand Out (aka Steffen), now join in what is sure to be a dynamic and successful partnership.
info on Karney, her new album, and her other works check out:
Karney Upcoming July Gigs:
Hullo Angie, gee I'm so psyched
to actually be writing to you!
(and I'm not going to apologise for that little outburst) I hope that wasn't
rude, but as Boy George said "Never apologise to anyone unless you really
Well, it was something like that... Anyway, I'm babbling, and I hope you don't mind the fact that I can't spell to save my life. I read your book Bisexuality (actually, I've been holding it hostage from the Library...heh heh) and I absolutly loooove it!
It's absolutley fabulous dahling! I have to tell you, that book is my Bible. I was reading it and I kept thinking to myself, this is me, this is how I feel, she's talking about me! It really helped me feel like I belonged, without shoving me into a silly little labeled box. I am 15 and I have always been a Bowie fan, but I just recently got interested in you. I just wish I had heard about you sooner, I mean you're fabulous! You remind me so much of myself! I now know the secret behind David's success. I mean, no offense to him, but if he hadn't met you he would probably still be singing cute but silly songs about celebrities. I love his music, but let's face it, you're the star! My, my, time do fly... I have to dash. PS: I hope you don't mind the alias, I never use my real name online.
That's OK. Your alias is just fine!
Well, folks, Michael just said to me you haven't signed anything..he's right. I guess I thought I'd just let all my friends speak for themselves.
MR. FUNTONE mentioned Cherry Vanilla
in a recent e mail and best wishes for success at the ATHENS OLYMPICS http://www.athens2004.com/
goes out to her and Vangelis. www.vangelisworld.com
& to Jayne, hope the family is feeling better.
Life's banquet requires choice.