Last night at the Living Room, Mieka Pauley (remember, I before E except after C), dropped an acoustic set on us. A Drea de Matteo lookalike and Fiona Apple soundalike, Pauley sidestepped our well-honed singersongwriter prejudices with playful lyrics, cute stage banter (references to bra size and St. Louis barcade games), and an unashamedly bitchin cover of Sting's "Fields of Gold"
The dimly lit, 70's styled room - complete with co-ed collegiates shouting along to Mieka's girl power lyrics - were fit for a Urban Outfitters ad. Her voice proved to be so moving that the laughing crowd from the next room slowly trickled in and were converted. Perhaps she should score the climactic and crucial montage scene in the next Ben and Matt collab?