J’avoue j’en ai bavé pas vous mon amour

What a lovely evening last night, my friends, as my lovely bride and I headed down to the Southern Theatre in Downtown Columbus to see the French & American Jazz/Pop stylings of Madeleine Peyroux. Squatting up on the 2nd Balcony, in the first row, we had the perfect view (though not much leg room for this 6′ 1″ body & a little bit of vertigo) for what turned out to be a perfectly little chill concert. You know, the kind with no props, no fancy back drops, and no lasers, the kind where you pop-a-squat, snuggle up with your honey, relax, and enjoy some amazing musicians and that sultry Billie-Holiday-like voice do their thing. You know what I mean?

What’d you think, baby?

TsuruBride: very nice bebe. very nice indeed. don’t forget to get props for the wambler.

(NOTE: “the wambler” is Doug Wamble (go here and here), who was great, just him and a guitar playing old-timey blues. Really cool, reminded me of the movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou… Unexplicably, his CD was not available at the swag table! sigh.)

Tsuru: baby, you are supposed to respond to the question… WE are reviewing the concert…

=D

TB: oh, i thought you meant of your review, hahaha. It was nice to sit back, close your eyes and imagine being in some cafe in Paris, smoking and drinking some wine, letting the cool jazz wash over us.

TR: heh heh heh… Ooo.. that’d be nice, I’d agree, hanging out in some smokey bar in Paris, or hell, even New Orleans, would’ve made the experience a lot more, I don’t know, complete? Fuller? something like that… Ah, and who knew Maddie was packin’ a little junk in the trunk, eh? lol. She had such a quirky stage presence, seemed to be a lot more comfortable behind her small old guitar than without it. Even the ukelele seemed to give her more confidence.

TB: I think your daughter at 14 would be more comfortable on stage than Maddie. And for such an intimate show a little banter would be nice….

TR: I do love me a bit of banter, the Decemberists spoiled me there… You are the bigger Maddie fan, what did you think of the songs & performers? I thought everything sounded great, my only complaint is I don’t see the need for a full jazz solo or two in every song.

TB: It made me nostalgic, which is exactly what that kind of music is supposed to do. I agree that everything sounded great, but I think if you’re going the jazz route with solos and what not, then at least make them free-style, maybe a bit of scatting on Maddie’s part. I felt like for a jazz show things were a little too structured.

TR: That makes sense… I think if it was at a jazz club, and a bit more freeform, it would’ve been damn-near perfect. Oh, and you said “scat”, lol. Poo. lol.

TB: *Sniff*….. All in all I can’t complain, a lovely evenin’ with my bebe, great music, and a chance to unwind.

TR: Amen….

Some love for Madeleine Peyroux…

Madeleine Peyroux – Don’t Wait Too Long
Madeleine Peyroux – J’ai Deux Amours
Madeleine Peyroux – The Summer Wind
Madeleine Peyroux
Dance me To The End Of Love
Madeleine Peyroux –
Don’t Cry Baby

Madeleine Peyroux – La Javanaise

J’avoue j’en ai bavé pas vous mon amour
Avant d’avoir eu vent de vous mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

À votre avis qu’avons-nous vu de l’amour
De vous à moi vous m’avez eu mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

Hélas avril en vain me voue à l’amour
J’avais envie de voir en vous cet amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

La vie ne vaut d’être vécue sans amour
Mais c’est vous qui l’avez voulu mon amour
Ne vous déplaise
En dansant la Javanaise
Nous nous aimions
Le temps d’une chanson

Go show Ms. Peyroux your love here, here, here, and here now!

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