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Sunday, September 27, 2009

An Enchanted Evening with Gonzales

I saw Gonzales's virtuosic performance Friday night at Joe's Pub, a routine consisting of comedic doses, (tolerable) audience participation and toying around with musical theory. He sweats talent with his furious piano playing, but also with his entertaining public speaking skills, marked by a calculated blend of self-deprecation and braggadocio. He was joined toward the tail end of the show by Jamie Lidell, who I had previously been exposed to exclusively via a You Tube video of his song, "Another Day," which was not exactly my cup of tea. I thought he was either an American Idol graduate or a member of Maroon 5 that branched off for a solo career. However, after Friday's performance, he made a fan of me. My only disappointment that night was that this "Joe's Pub" didn't have any fish and chips on the menu, a meal I associate with the word pub- but it wasn't much of a pub anyway, so I'm over it.


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