Wednesday, January 17, 2007
 
!!!MOISTWORKS EXCLUSIVE!!!

BRIDGES AND BALLOONS (LIVE IN GREENSBORO, NC)
Joanna Newsom

SADIE (LIVE IN GREENSBORO, NC)
Joanna Newsom

EMILY (LIVE IN GREENSBORO, NC)
Joanna Newsom

BRIDGES AND BALLOONS POCKET MIX
Pocket
http://www.music-by-pocket.com/

Today, a special treat from your friends at Moistworks: Three bootlegs from Joanna Newsom's performance in Greensboro, North Carolina, last November, unavailable anywhere else. You won't be disappointed (unless, to steal the best thing Dave Eggers ever said, you are the sort of person who is usually disappointed, in which case this will be yet another disappointment). And it certainly won't be a treat for the anti-Newsom crusaders at Rolling Stone, to whom I say: whatevs. Rolling Stone, you're going to let someone write for your magazine for winning a reality TV show. What are you going to do next? Actually go door to door asking readers not to take you seriously? At any rate, I already weighed in on Newsom's set that night here (and if you're feeling particularly Newsom-crazy today, you might supplement the live review with this concurrent interview), but I will repeat that it was one of the most complete-feeling sets I've ever seen: Newsom played the entirety of Ys with her band, bookended by solo renditions of favorites from The Milk-Eyed Mender. Those of you who are put off by the shrillness of her voice might be surprised to hear how nicely the brassy edge is toned down when she sings live. I've also thrown in a techno mix of "Bridges and Balloons" by Pocket (a.k.a. Richard Jankovich of the Burnside Project, you can download this mix and others for free from his website).

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