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  • One week, two living legends

    27 Jul 2008, 21:22 by Shiverland

    I had the wonderful privilege of seeing Tom Waits and Erykah Badu live in the space of one week.

    Bliss!

    Although, it's really by husband that's the Waits fan, I was impressed by the man himself in person. While we sat in the plushy comfy chairs of the Kongress Centrum in Prag, Mr. Waits embarked on an artistic journey through his repertoire, treating to us to a perfectly executed show of his known and lesser known tracks. I think my fave performance was Eyeball Kid - it was aptly accompanied by ingenious choreography by Mr. Waits. See it on Youtube to believe it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flCodH86EmM

    Then yesterday, we travelled just over 50 km to the Jazz Fest Wiesen, primarily to see Erykah Badu while bypassing Al Jarreau, Omar, The Crusaders and Macy Gray.

    Macy was the true revelation of the evening. What an energetic performance! Excellent crowd skills, she showed herself to be a true entertainer. She did some good covers of Creep and Que sera sera and also sampled No Woman, No Cry. …