June 23, 2015

it’s just a shot away

Back on a good day in 2008, I sat under a hot tent in Golden Gate Park at the Outside Lands festival and talked with burgeoning talent Grace Potter; she was fiery and fascinating and we walked away having articulated that we totally could’ve been friends if we lived in the same place. In that interview she said things like, “Of course it is fun being a woman, and I’m glad to be a woman. But what I’m most fascinated by is a woman artist who can speak realistically, from her soul, and not be bullshitting.” Amen.

So, if we want to talk about speaking from her soul and owning her element in the extreme — ho-ly shit, I have rarely been so (oddly) proud of someone I barely met (but really was impressed with) than I was watching this recent concert video.

Grace’s complete elation rapture at the end of the song is a shining joy to see. Her voice even cracks a little with that raw ferocity reminiscent of that stunning scene with Merry Clayton in 20 Feet From Stardom. Yes.



  • Well – I’m glad you are back and posting – you have been missed.

    Hate to disagree with you, but I think this guest spot really does not work that well. Lisa Fischer does a much better job night after night on this tune (and others.) I like Grace Potter, but I just cannot get on board just because she is enjoying herself. She has a blast and is living a dream with the sit in – but let Lisa keep that spot (or at least give HER the props!) because she does MUCH better.

    el bandito — June 26, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

  • Yay! A new post! I have been checking back for your summer 2015 mix! I love your mixes!!

    Britt — June 29, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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