We don't know about you, but when we were young, we used to try to think of sentences that had never been said before and say them so we could be the first in the entire universe to have done a thing. "Peanut water concrete giftboxes delivered by flying squirrel via cell phone radiation sun screen is agitating and momentous on my 48th birthday." Or whatever. And while someone has probably said "Sorry, I was thinking about boobies" before, that person probably was not Thao Nguyen apologizing to her band and crowd for a false start. While there is a context for that, you should make up your own. It's better that way. But what you cannot make up is the little hip/ankle twist-shake she does, or the jazz snare drummerman snaps into place, or everyone drinking white wine straight from the bottle at three in the afternoon on Sunday at Soundfix in Brooklyn. We just had some chamomile, extra pep for "Beat (Health, Life and Fire)," to which they added some extra cha-cha handclaps. That song is on our iTunes Top 25 Most Played, and it's definitely not even number 25. Jams!
March 24, 2008