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Friday, April 9, 2010

Badu in Concert

Said I'm a Pisces
Zika deka del
Well well Im raising hell
People always tryin to find the world Im in
Im the envy of the women and I rule the men

2 fish, 1 swimmin up stream
1 swimmin down livin in a dream
But when she loves she tends to cling
When incense burns, smoke unfurls
Analog girl in a digital world
- On & On, E. Badu

the inspiration for k. Melanie Unfurled.

Last night I had to pay homage to one of my inspirations. Blessed with floor seats, Patty Cakes and I headed out to the Lowdown Loretta Brown aka Annie Ain't Got No Panties aka Analog Girl in a Digital World aka Silly E. Badu concert. Staged at the Water Front Theater, the more intimate performance space at the American Airline Arena, Badu's Return of the Ankh had me mesmerized.

I didn't see much of Bilal, the opening act, but Ms. Badu's performance was raw and authentic. Just the way I like it. More than just a neo-soul singer Badu is a poet, a master of the written word. She crafts uninhibited emotion into soulful lyrics. She is a masterful carpenter.

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