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Human Again

By UrbanAnthropod, January 24, 2012 8:52 pm

I changed jobs in August. This has really changed my extracurricular activities. I’ve cut out a lot of live music from my life. There was a time when I would see nearly a show a week. But things slowed down and now with the new schedule, shows are almost absent from my life.

Human Again

It had been a long time since I’d had the opportunity to see Ingrid Michaelson in person. She always manages to put on a great show. She performs without being a production. Her humor is matched by the sense of humility you get when you experience the honesty of her songs in person. So I was upset when I learned I had missed out on purchasing tickets to her album release show for her newest venture, Human again. Fortunately, the show sold out so quickly that she hinted at doing an in-store performance at a Best Buy. When I learned the time and location, I made my plans to attend. Clearing the day, I made my way down to Chelsea nearly 2 hours prior to the designated performance time. Needless to say, I was surrounded by a handful of teen-aged girls and a gaggle of college aged women. I thought I was going to be completely bored, but the soundcheck proved to be entertaining as the sound guy asked for a volunteer to play the keyboard and sing a little. As the time neared, the audience grew behind me and I watched a second sound check.

Finally, the time came and Ingrid took to the small stage with Allie Moss. The duo performed a couple of songs from the previous album and finished off with a few songs from the new one.


Ingrid Michaelson at Best Buy

Ingrid with Allie

Ingrid in Best Buy

Ingrid Michaelson with Allie Moss

Ingrid plays the keys

Allie Moss backs Ingrid Michaelson

Allie Moss pedal

Allie Moss guitar case

Following the performance, I got on line to purchase 2 CDs which permitted me the honor of standing in the longer line to get them signed. Overall, the songs performed sounded great. Her rich layering of sound and vocal arrangement is always a treat in person. The tracks I’ve heard from the current album sound a little too produced for my taste. Allie’s accompaniment always adds value to the live performances and the stripped down arrangement of the songs for the duo provide the sound I really enjoy. Ingrid’s self-deprecating references to her “performance” during the Thanksgiving Day Parade illustrated her standard humor which always makes me glad to see her live. She announced that there would be another show at the end of the tour at Terminal 5. This is a major bummer since I really hate that venue and the sound sucks there. Oh well, at least it’s another show I can look forward to.

**Shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i with a Canon 85mm f/1.8 , Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and Sigma 24mm f/1.8.

**More Live Music can be seen on Flickr

Geo

Chelsea Best Buy at 23rd St and 6th Avenue

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