Monday, May 10, 2010

You'll never get away from the sound of the woman who loves you

Well, it was only a matter of time, and as of this posting, it is only a matter of SIX days before This Blue Heaven takes the Lizard Lounge stage and does our best to live up to all those Fleetwood Mac comparisons!

So in anticipation & celebration of this amazing event, this week's blog will be over-taken by...

(A) incessant reminders about show details:

The Cover Up with Brendan Boogie presents

Our set will feature special guests:
Boston Band Crush's sparkling star atop the local music scene, Ashley Willard

Pop effervescents Leesa Coyne & Travis Richter of Naked on Roller Skates

Smoldering soprano Sophie Innerfield of Highly Personal Trash

The incandescent Magen Tracy from St. Helena (because we wouldn't want her to have any extra downtime... or drinking time)

And last but never least, Cover-Up ringmaster -- 
the prolific, the profane, the promiscuous 
Brendan Boogie himself!  


(B) Fleetwood Mac-themed entries:

I kinda suspect that my entries will tend to be maybe a bit Stevie Nicks-focused.  As a woman up front with nothing but her voice and (suddenly) a tambourine, what can I say?  Stevie's a frontwoman model for me.

According to Stevie's bio page, this song (which, to my knowledge, no one will be performing Saturday night) was the cause of a lot of turmoil for her -- and possibly the reason she first decided to strike out on her own.  It was a song about Lindsey, left off of Rumours:  According to Bob Brunning's biography of the band, Stevie "tore out into the parking lot and screamed with anger, frustration, and shock that the song she wrote about Lindsey was going to be relegated to the B-side of his song about her, 'Go Your Own Way.'"

I can't help but wonder if Lindsey's continuing resistance to that song had anything to do with that lyric. You'll never get away from the sound of the woman who loves you.  Could any lyric sum up the band's tension better than that?


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