For years, one of my favorite songs "The Conan Song," written by a little known, but very talented, singer/songwriter named Kristin Plater, whom I'm lucky enough to call a personal friend from way back in the day. It's not recorded, though, so it's only been memories of the song that have kept me going. Last year, she posted a jittery camera phone video of the first 90 seconds of the song or so, so I was able to remind myself why the song was so powerful - but not quite, because it was only half the song.
Now, she finally has a Youtube video of the entire song. I love Plater's live voice, so big, clear and direct, and how she maneuvers the distance between her mouth and the microphone to create effect. May stardom someday find her.
I've been angsty lately, and the song fits. And that's probably why I'm listening to so much music lately - the new album from Common hasn't left my CD player in days - and why I've finally decided to resurrect my house concert series. More on that later, probably.
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