Women sing hallelujah - k d lang
Another voice important to me, that of k.d. lang.
(I especially love her beautiful, beautiful reaction to the standing ovation at the very end of this video).
My friends Smarty Butt and Pretty Boy went to see her in concert last night in Seattle and reminded me of the power of her voice. Don't you wish you had friends named Smarty Butt and Pretty Boy? Better yet, don't you wish you had heard k.d. lang in concert last night? I see from her tour dates that she'll be in Wellington, New Zealand, on May 5th. Let's all go.
And so, for a Friday afternoon, a voice singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to us.
I first heard of k.d. lang when she kicked butt singing at the Calgary Olympics. I was mesmerized by her voice and her energy.
Oh, what the heck, it's Friday. Listen to another song. And if you'd like to hear the version she did with Roy Orbison himself... or if you're feeling helpless...or feeling like you're not quite sated, she'll remind you that this is a human condition.
And I ask you, what kind of world do we live in where reviews of her music focus not on her voice, but on her weight?