Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 257 - Ingrid Michaelson

Tonight we piled into Corner Hotel, got our wrists stamped on our way in (I think it's by far the most interesting stamp I've ever seen)
Egyptian stamp
and were enthralled by Ingrid Michaelson's sweet vocals as well as her self-depreciating humour and hilarious tales.

She is so adorably quirky - there's no other way to I could possibly describe her. She probably spent equal amounts of time sharing with us anecdotes and stories behind each song to stand-up comedian qualities as she did singing. She was such a joy to listen to - she gushed about her love for the tv show Lost ("If you haven't seen Lost I'm very jealous, because you can still see it for the first time!"), how having a cosy snuggly moment with a stranger in a puffy coat on the train followed by a traumatic experience of schoolgirls knocking her "life essence" (aka massive cup of strong tea) out of her hands and into the snow inspired her to write Blood Brothers (she also quipped, "Most people in this world are strangers. Wow that's very wise, I just made that up!"), horrific baby-eating mother hamsters with male names, and even how she hated her most popular song The Way I Am as it was written during a lonely time in her life and was more of a wish but happy couples would always tell her it was their wedding song (however now that she's happily married, she sees the song in a different light).
Ingrid Michaelson at Corner Hotel, Melbourne
What I didn't know was that her support act, Greg Laswell, was also her husband! He joined her onstage for a duet for The Light in Me.
Ingrid Michaelson at Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Ingrid Michaelson at Corner Hotel, Melbourne
For You And I, a random guy named Elliot was plucked from the crowd to provide the male vocals (Ingrid explained that her husband was asleep backstage!).
Ingrid Michaelson at Corner Hotel, Melbourne
And as Ingrid played us her stunning rendition of Can't Help Falling in Love on the piano to end her set, it was clear that the crowd along with I had fallen in love with her.

  1. Soldier
  2. Parachute
  3. Corner of Your Heart
  4. Do It Now
  5. Blood Brothers
  6. Ghost
  7. The Light in Me (with Greg Laswell)
  8. The Way I Am
  9. Skinny Love (Bon Iver cover)
  10. Maybe
  11. This is War
  12. The Chain

  13. Encore:
  14. You And I
  15. Be OK
  16. Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley cover)


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