Sunday, June 30, 2019

Stonewall 50 #3: Anohni Deep

One day I'll grow up
I'll be a beautiful woman
One day I'll grow up
I'll be a beautiful girl
One day I'll grow up
I'll be a beautiful woman
One day I'll grow up
I'll be a beautiful girl
But for today I am a child
for today I am a boy
For today I am a child
for today I am a boy
For today I am a child
for today I am a boy
One day I'll grow up
I'll feel the power in me
One day I'll grow up
of this I'm sure
One day I'll grow up,
 I'll know who is within me
One day I'll grow up
feel it full and pure
But for today I am a child
for today I am a boy
For today I am a child
for today I am a boy
Antony & The Johnsons
Jazzfest Vienna
Arkadenhof Rathaus
Vienna, Austria
7.8.2005

01 My Lady Story
02 Cripple and the Starfish
03 Everything Is New
04 For Today I Am a Boy
05 Man Is the Baby
06 The Guests
07 Dust and Water
08 You Are My Sister
09 band introductions
10 Hope There's Someone
11 Shaking It Out (unfinished song)
12 Candy Says

Total time: 51:26

Antony Hegarty - piano, harpsichord & vocals
Julia Kent - cello
Maxim Moston - violin
Uri Sharlin - accordion
Rob Moose - guitar, violin & vocals
Jeff Langston - bass
Bianca & Sierra Casady - vocals

master FM broadcast, captured to DAT
302 MB FLAC here
Antony & The Johnsons
LSO St Luke's 
London, UK 
11.22.2005

01 interview 1
02 My Lady Story
03 interview 2
04 For Today I Am a Boy
05 Spiraling
06 interview 3
07 You Are My Sister
08 Fistful of Love
09 interview 4
10 Hope There's Someone
11 I Fell In Love With a Dead Boy
12 interview 5
13 River of Sorrow (featuring Marc Almond)
14 The Guests
15 Bird Gerhl
16 interview 6
17 Candy Says
18 interview 7

Total time: 59:06

Antony Hegarty - piano & vocals
Julia Kent - cello
Maxim Moston - violin
Rob Moose - guitar, violin & vocals
Uri Sharlin - accordion
Jeff Langston - bass
Parker Kindred - drums
Marc Almond - vocals on Track 13

extracted audio of a BBC4 satellite TV broadcast, aired 12.16.2005
283 MB FLAC here
We are wrapping up June with the third straight -- OK, third consecutive -- LGBTQI Pride post, and yes folks it's a colossal doozy.
She was once Antony Hegarty and made some of the most beautiful music yet made in this century -- some is featured here today -- and now she has transitioned to become just Anohni. I don't suspect her new music will be any less beautiful... in fact it might be even more so.
These performances contain complete, absolute artistic commitment and fully speak for themselves, delivered by one of the most distinctive and powerful voices of the music of our age.
That will do it for June; it's on to July and festival season now. But before we leave the 50th anniversary of the dawn of LGBTQI rights behind, let's think of these last three posts as a potent reminder of what beauty and timeless expression can become possible, when we finally decide to simply and affirmatively let people be who they really are.--J.