Friday, September 05, 2008

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann played the Bama Theater last night in Tuscaloosa. I will admit I haven't been the biggest follower of her music. Loved Til Tuesday back in the day, and was very fascinated by her transformation (and the music) when she resurfaced during the "Magnolia" film, but I don't own any albums or know any lyrics.

I went with my friend Marcia, who takes my pilates class, and was blown away at the freak-of-nature talent that is Aimee Mann. The set was simple but decadent, and her voice and delivery are powerful and emotional, yet really relaxed at the same time. It's sort of like taking a shower and being all fresh, then just sitting on your sofa and drinking a warm, velvety glass of Cabarnet Sauvingon.

There's not much I can say about Mann as a newly-converted fan that hasn't been written ad nauseum in critical reviews, so I'll just say check her out and listen to the song "Freeway," which I find infectious, and which she blew out of the roof last night.

Also check out her opening back, The Submarines. LOVED them too!

I'll be downloading music this weekend for sure.

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