06 November, 2006

Turning

F/BF (Flatmate/Best Friend), OBF (Other Best Friend) and I went to see Anthony & the Johnsons with Charles Atlas at the Barbican in a show called 'Turning'.

A show which celebrates gender metamorphosis; the women on stage were truly celebrated in their beauty - each and every one had their moment to 'turn'.

F/BF started crying in the first song and didn't stop for over four songs. Antony's voice was as fragile yet powerful as ever and his songs took on even more resonance with the beauties' images being projected behind him.

I said to F/BF and OBF afterwards that I felt like we were watching an historic event; I have a feeling that the performance will inform and inspire artists for years to come. Truly incredible.

13 comments:

Dan Project 76 said...

Jealous? Moi? Bah!

Tom Gaylord said...

ziggy, i ADORE them, my favourite ever.... wish they would come back to to australia soon!

Saviour Onassis said...

I burn with jealousy.

Butchieboy said...

Buddy, I gotta tell ya. I checked out their website (Anthony & the Johnsons) and I would be crying to. For other reasons.

orange anubis said...

I saw Anthony supporting Goldfrapp earlier in the year, he was so humble and good-humoured between songs that his amazing voice seemed all the more beautiful.

DaBich said...

Sounds like a touching experience...glad you had the chance :)

Beth said...

Green here in Georgia; don't think they'll be hitting my town. But so glad you enjoyed it!

BTW, I linked your Michael Clark post in today's post; hope you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I'm not very music savvy. I'll look them up and give them a listen.

Dale said...

I was checking their website after your post and it's very intriguing. It was a bit historic considering they performed the show only there and in Rome. Cool cool cool.

m said...

a few years ago, friends of mine in nyc took me to see antony. he was amazing!

ziggystardust73 said...

he is supercool.

if you ever get a chance to see him, do it, do it, do it!

if you have already seen him, think yourself lucky!

Tom Gaylord said...

Ziggy! I got tix to Antony performing with Lou Reed at the Sydney Festival in January, can't wait:)

ziggystardust73 said...

Tom Gaylord - Antony with Lou Reed??! I'm soooo jealous. You'll have to tell me all about it!