I'm reposting this because I went to see Fine Frenzy in concert at the Belly Up (Solana Beach, CA), last night.
How many times have you seen a small sample of something you absolutely loved, and weren't sure how the real thing would be?
Well, in Alison Sudol's case, the real thing was better than I could have imagined!
Her wonderful set included songs which expanded her persona. Since she is best known for the ethereal, tender Almost Lover, she's emphasizing her breadth, best exemplified by her stunning, energetic, sexy, and fun cover of Blondie's Heart of Glass.
She saved Almost Lover, of course, for last. I've never seen a crowd become so quiet with anticipation, obviously it was what everyone, including me, came to hear. It was better than I had hoped for, it was as though she was singing it for the first time, with tenderness, heartache, and tears.
The encore, with a cover of I'll Follow The Sun (Lennon/McCartney), was another memory.
If you have a chance to see her, don't miss it!
My original post:
Here's a lesson in portrait photography. Watch this video.
Capturing a fleeting smile, an emotion, a feeling, is more important than technical perfection. In fact, what many photographers might consider imperfections (shooting into the sun, overexposure, etc.) help make this video so compelling and evocative.
Alison Sudol's song and looks don't hurt, either!