I’ll be honest. I was so tired last monday I was just going to blow the Beth Orton concert off. And I like her… a lot. Then my friend Kathryn came through with FREE tickets and well I rarely say “no” to free show. I am very glad I went. She is great live and the new album is good. But, does anyone else out there think that the new album is SO QUIET? People keep saying to me “oh ya, it’s mellow.” NO, I mean what are you singing beth? Am I deeef? I knew that my anti-earplug attitude would catch up with me but really… I have to crank it. While I am complaining… Dear Beth Orton crowd, you totally sucked! Love Dirk. I was irritable I know. But the bermuda triangle of drunk ugly love at 2 o’clock, some little girls on my back screaming about a stolen bike during a quiet song, and a middle aged corporate “what’s this chicks name again?” herd at 9 o’clock, I was maybe gonna have to exit this world.
I enjoyed Willy Mason, the opener, and Beth is great live. Here is “Shopping Trolley”, a song I really enjoy off the new album Comfort of Strangers. Also the Roots Manuva Mix of “Daybreaker. I like that Beth is signed to Astralwerks (one of the best labels in my book) because all these great remixes are out there. Also, for fun, “Witness Dub” by Roots Manuva. I have always loved this song and Chris of B&S played this in his afterparty set last weekend and it is what got us off our feet and onto the dancefloor (weird dance corner is more like it).