So last night I revisited the Kate Nash awesomeness, this time in the rather classy confines of Joe's Pub. Before I get to some quick thoughts abut the show, it's story time.
I just wanted say "Hi!" or "Wazzup?" to The Nash, so I figure if I baked her cookies, she would be excited and remember me and blah blah. After her 9:30 show, I went to use the bathroom facilities and she's by the kitchen area talking with her band.
I come back down and she sees me and waves because I guess she recognized me from being upfront and what not. I introduced myself and told her that I made cookies for her being that she's not being paid for these shows, but she should receive something. She was just ecstatic and extremely thankful. I handed her the bag, she took a piece out (they were chocolate tuiles with nuts and basic chocolate chip cookies) and her face just lit up.
Now, I'm feeling good about my gesture. I just asked for her to sign my copy of her CD and then gave her my blog card and guitar pick. She looked at the card -- "Oh, yeah yeah yeah. YEAH! I should get your autograph." WHOA! That's just beyond cool. The tables have turned, rock stars asking bloggers for autographs.
So I wrote on a piece of paper: "Dear Kate, Congrats on your first NYC gigs. Hope the cookies make you merry happy. Love, Christopher. XOXOXO" We take a picture together and I leave one happy guy. Tee hee hee hee hee. I've got the best hobby in the world. It's one of the coolest things to happen to me at a gig.
She's couldn't have been sweeter. As one of the Broads said to me, "I want to put a picture of her in a locket and wear it around my neck."
About the shows, Joe's Pub is the best sounding venue in the city, the acoustics are pristine so it was a better sounding show then Luna. With that said, the atmosphere in Joe's Pub is laid back, but rather stuffy. It's usually filled with industry people with pockets of fans here and there. During her first show, she commented how quiet everyone was. I think it made her a little jittery. Then at the second show, she (and all of us) had to deal with an O.G.G., over-enthusiastic gay guy. Screaming randomly once, sort if funny, good to see he's a big fan. Second time, "okay, we get it." Third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth time, it's like "please, make it stop." Once she got the first show out of the way, she seemed more into it at the second performance.
- Shit Song
- Stitching Leggings
- Skeleton Song
- Caroline's a Victim (not played at second show)
- Nicest Thing
- We Get On
- Merry Happy
- Encore: Little Red
So these two days of The Nash made me a lifelong fan. She'll be back next year when the album comes out in the U.S. in either January or February. She's the real deal gang, so do follow her progress and enjoy her music