"It was badly done, indeed! Mr. Knightley to Emma in Jane Austen's "Emma"
"The sixties were 50 years ago. Get over it." Kate Miller Heidke, "Politics in Space"
A divergent group with a common trait. They all gave their all to their audience, however small.
Last night I saw Kate Miller-Heidke perform at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village, Manhattan.
I had been interested in Kate Miller Heidke for a couple of years, and had particularly liked her song, "Caught in the Crowd". I'd even bought her album - something I rarely do. Plus she's an Aussie.
And so when I saw she was to perform at Le Poisson Rouge mid-week, this week, I was keen to go. I called my friend B and we organized to meet at the Minetta Tavern at around six.
And so the evening began.
Let's skip over the bar (excellent) and Poisson Rouge (fair to middling) and get on to the performance.
Yeah, she was OK. There was nothing really wrong.
Her time on stage lacked soul. It was a throw-away thing. Take it or leave it. New York, so what. My fans, so what.
I could have played my Kate Miller-Heidke album on iTunes and it would have had the same impact.
C'mon, Kate. Even Sinatra thought he'd put a bit of oomph into it when playing in New York.
What have you got that makes you so special?
"Get over it!"