Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/28

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Capa Casting
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 10:23:21 -0500

Virtually no one in pop music belongs on a stage with k. d. Lang -
except, perhaps, the late, astoundingly great, Roy Orbison. ;-)

B. D.

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[] On Behalf Of Jeff Moore
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: Capa Casting

2003-02-27-21:09:10 Mark Rabiner:
> I recall when our local neighborhood film director Gus VAn Sant was 
> trying to finish his film "My Private Idaho" and what was holding 
> everything up was KD lang getting in her filmscore. It was worth the 
> wait.

Film stuff seems to be some of her best work -- the movie of "Even
Cowgirls Get the Blues" pretty much sank without a trace, but I think
the soundtrack's one of Lang's best albums.

What control she has over her instrument -- a real singer's singer.  I
remember seeing that MTV Unplugged show they did with Tony Bennett, back
when it was first aired: one feature was that he did some duets with
some of the Kids Today (as in Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, etc.)  EC
(whose own albums I've long enjoyed) demonstrated that, by comparison
with Ms. Lang, he just wasn't the sort of person who belonged on a stage
with Tony Bennett: the timing of his entries was sloppy, he sometimes
walked on verses Bennett was supposed to be singing himself... the sort
of looseness which worked when he was headlining the band just didn't
work in this context.  Lang, by comparison, demonstrated just what a
consummate professional she is, and I just got the impression both she
and Bennett were really getting a kick out of working together.  Sure
'nuff, the two of them put out an album later.
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