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    Yes Opens For Lizzo

    A whole new generation being exposed to Yes. Reminds me of I Zimbra (very 80s King Crimson sounding) from the Talking Heads in the last Spider Man movie.



    #2
    Tempos were spot on.😊

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      #3
      Good for a new generation, bad for pooping all over Heart of the Sunrise... Reminds me of when they crapped all over Kasmir and Every Breath You Take. Yuk-

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        #4
        A new generation exposed to Yes? That's like saying if I hear Justin Bieber or Ed Sheeran in the grocery store I'm exposed to them. Not really. I have to know who it is I'm hearing. Unless someone is holding up a big sign on stage saying you are listening to Yes then it's irrelevant since it's unlikely they(most of them anyway) even know what it is they are hearing.

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          #5
          "ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN" ENERGY

          A review from Lizzo's show in Nashville.





          Lizzo Brings Affirmation, Twerkulation and Her Unstoppable Voice to Bridgestone

          Sunday’s concert with Lizzo was a liberating experience

          If, heaven forbid, something awful had happened at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night during the local engagement for Lizzo’s The Special Tour, Nashville would be facing a shortage of ass so pronounced that Davidson County might never recover. Perhaps it’s the confrontational nature of just being alive at this moment in time, but I couldn’t help but worry there might be picketers holding up signs that say something like “Thicc Is Sick!” outside Bridgestone. This was not the case (and honestly, the elastic nature of language allows that phrase to be supportive or pejorative depending on context, which is funny). And more so, given how the traditional media landscape suggests that you don’t exist if you’re not a fascist, an anti-vaxxer, a TERF or a violent racist, it felt really good to just hang out in the vibe of a Lizzo show. Clear heels and comfy flats were in balance and abundance. There were spangles and dangles and an overwhelming ethos of Looking Good and Feeling Cute, while the nurturing, amniotic warmth of the Roland 808 kick drum synced up heartbeats and soothed weary souls.

          Lizzo is not just a brand. She believes in liberation, and that extends to the one-night-only pop-up communities that result from arena shows. The vibe was supportive and energetic, with the utopian blend of bodies and flesh that we just don’t encounter often enough in public spaces outside of the Wachowskis’ films and TV or when Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” comes on. About two thirds of the way into the show, when Lizzo and her two backup vocalists busted out a trap take on “I’m Every Woman,” emotions got felt all over the place. When an off-white couch emerged from the stage and Lizzo welcomed us to the Therapy portion of the show, it wasn’t just a chance to dazzle with some ballads. It was an open invitation to recenter oneself, and it allowed the moments of affirmation and emotional rebuilding to really take hold. And maybe that’s not something you go to an arena show for, but it’s nice to get all the production value and choreography and dramaturgy as well as the kind of emotional connection that tends to be the foundation of shows in more intimate venues.



          But that’s part of what makes Lizzo special — see what I did there? — as well as what gave this evening a great deal of emotional significance. There were all sorts of instances throughout the set when she found ways to incorporate the unexpected and use that energy to swoop into a whole new set of groovy possibilities. When the band, dubbed The Lizzbians (ha!), kicked into “Boys” (from the Deluxe Edition of 2019’s Cuz I Love You), they did so with elements of Yes’ “Heart of the Sunrise” (aka that song from the Buffalo ’66 trailer and soundtrack). I cannot express to you what an unexpected delight this was, such a left-field choice that meshed disparate elements in a way that disassembled expectations and charged up the whole rest of the evening with a kind of “anything can happen” energy. That includes the interlude in which Lizzo tried to help fix the strained relationship between two sisters with a call. Seriously, everyone at Bridgestone wants to know how this whole thing is going to end up shaking out. I hope Emily in New York works things out with her sister, because we all know Lizzo tried.

          “2 B Loved (Am I Ready)” is a perfect ’80s aerobics anthem (especially in that stunning new PNAU remix) all on its own. It achieves an even grander destiny in the hands of recent Emmy winners Lizzo and her dancers, the Big Grrrls. Culturally, we know the color schemes and flesh shapes that are “supposed” to accompany this kind of driving energy and what we get onstage with this majestic banger of a song is both revelation and revolution. Lizzo’s approach to this song and its legacy is a democracy, not a dictatorship. This remains the easiest way to make everyone feel OK with shaking their ass in a more formalized fashion than might be expected. This was a show where nobody felt shamed, and the simple joy that results in that kind of situation is palpable.
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          Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 11-15-2022, 11:29 PM.

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            #6
            Completely unknown to me.
            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
              Completely unknown to me.
              It's the final track on the album Fragile by a band called Yes. Apparently they were big in the seventies... 😉

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                #8
                Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post

                It's the final track on the album Fragile by a band called Yes. Apparently they were big in the seventies... 😉
                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                  #9
                  Who are Lizzo ?

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                    #10
                    I am The Lizzo King, I can do...anything !

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                      #11
                      Prince Rupert Wakes......
                      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                        #12
                        Lizzo is amazing - her song About damn time is absolutly brilliant, as is the video. big girl sending a positive message to younger fans about body image and she's a great singer as well.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by gbh90125 View Post
                          Lizzo is amazing - her song About damn time is absolutly brilliant, as is the video. big girl sending a positive message to younger fans about body image and she's a great singer as well.
                          Gave it a brief listen for 30 seconds or so. Not my thing at all. Decent voice though, but it could be anyone. Couldn't care less about 'body image' and whatnot. Never heard her, or of her, before and it's unlikely I will again. Still, if it's what the kids nowadays like, good for them.
                          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by RelayerI View Post
                            Who are Lizzo ?
                            Rabin-esque
                            my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                            rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                              About two thirds of the way into the show, when Lizzo and her two backup vocalists busted out a trap take on “I’m Every Woman,” emotions got felt all over the place.
                              Now this I have to go watch on YouTube, the mind boggles at how such a Chic-esque song could be revamped in that particularly glitchy way, lol.
                              Rabin-esque
                              my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                              rabinesque.blogspot.com

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