This was my favorite. I liked the direction she was taking even though the label dropped her after this I think another might have signed her
One of my favourite albums of her. This style in music was in my opinion of her getting as close to a Jazz sound as she could and this sound suited her voice well. I believe that this style in music is what she would still be doing now if she were here with us
Now where am I going to meet a man with a sense of adventure in these crazy times ?! 🤣
In these shoes? :)
3 days ago
Happy birthday Morrissey you and Kirsty where good friends I believe and u sound great on his recordings ... See MoreSee Less
Remember my rant recently about how difficult it is to obtain permission from the copyright holders (publishers) of (in this case) Kirsty's music - certainly here in Oz - in order to produce a video of me singing covers of some of her songs? Well I'm still waiting for permission from the publishers.
I started the process on 17 April. A few days ago I chased both, having heard nothing since the "I'll get back to you" from each of them on the 20th and 21st April. Both have come back with more questions.
The 'event' I wanted to make the video for has been running since 1 May and runs through to 31 May. The videos are available via the Adelaide Fringe Festival's website, and once you've got your video up there it'll stay there for anyone to 'buy' (to view) until the c.o.b. on 31 May. The longer it's up there, the more folks are likely to 'tune in'.
Videos also take some time to make. Even if, by some miracle, both publishers come back to me later today with the go-ahead John and I will barely have the video made before the end date.
To say I find this frustrating is an understatement. You know how much I love singing Kirsty's songs, and producing this video would have been just one more chance to promote them and even introduce them to new audiences. I'm really disappointed.
However ... I DID take the decision I mentioned with my rant - we made a video of me singing my OWN songs - no external permission needed to be sought!
So - if you can spare AU$5.00 plus AU$1.80 (booking fee - but it covers as many videos as you want to buy 'tickets' for, so maybe choose several!) [AU$6.80 is currently roughly US$4.50 or GBP3.60] to support a poor starving artist here in her lonely garret (well, maybe a slight exaggeration) then head to [adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/karen-s-songs-fringeview](adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/karen-s-songs-fringeview) - you can preview the video before buying, so if you don't like it don't pay! Go on, it was fun to make, it will be fun to watch! I'm just sorry it's not Kirsty songs. Maybe next year - I might have had the permissions through by then! :-) ... See MoreSee Less
Well, folks, I was going to bring you a smidgen of my Tribute to Kirsty MacColl show and I approached the holders of the copyright for the 5 songs I intended to include (me singing my covers of those ...
What are your thoughts on Kirsty's performance on this song. My mum is a massive Ian Dury fan and when I discovered earlier from one of the books that Kirsty did a somg of Ian's I had to hear it. I love both Ian and Kirsty singing the song, naturally of course more Ian in this case but Kirsty made the song her own, as if she wrote the song herself. Great job Kirsty. In great vocie as usual ... See MoreSee Less
I think I’ve a was was watched it ten times. Wish they release it on dvd. Spoiler alert you will shed a tear. I met jean and Louis years ago she came from and created good stock. All those future songs we w we re robbed of but how sad to lose a mother so young and a Daughter x
Thank you so much for posting this. Watched the whole thing. Missed it first time around. I've been going to the Kirstyfest since 2006 and never heard mention of this! One interesting fact I never knew she partly financed Tropical Brainstorm. Well worth a look if you've never seen this 🎶🎶😊💖
I have just watched it for the first time, what a lovely tribute. Also just stumbled across the tribute album with Alison Moyet, Eddi Reader, etc. And that was simply superb too.
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