I went to see Ida Maria live again, and this time it was only her ( + her band of course) - so that meant a lot more songs were played. awesomeness!
in the end
drive away my heart
we're all going to hell
Stella and God
Better when you're naked
Oh my god
Keep me warm
I quite like men
she started, as usual, with her blues-y bass-guitar-only song, which I now learned was called "Pleasure". her voice is amazing here.
and after this the whole band came on stage and they kicked off with the up-tempo "Louie".
Not many people had showed up, but as opposed to the last time there were more people really showing they enjoyed the concert: jumping, dancing somewhat - having fun. I certainly was, after having been drinking for the past 2 hours up untill the concert started. but as usual, there was the "I wil stand completely still and not show I enjoy the concert one bit, but still clap at the end"-people. damn those people.
anyways, they continued with "morning light", which has become one of my favorites. too bad it's not available to download or listen to anywhere on the net. I guess I just have to keep going to her concerts untill her cd comes out. not that I mind.
thought of the moment: I want to be in a mosh pit next time I see her live!
then she got to the more calmer, slowed-down part of the set. she introduced 2 new songs: "in the end" and "drive away my heart". the first being introduced as a "waltz... so if people want to waltz, you're quite welcome to do so". these were followed by the beautiful "we're all going to hell" (sing-a-long time!) and "stella and god" and it was at this point I realized that her voice, the way she's almost screaming sometimes is quite like conor oberst of Bright Eyes. though, their music style is somewhat different. (or, perhaps not that much if you compare her calmer songs with bright eyes' old stuff.) , and lyricwise not the same - there's nevertheless something about the voice, the way they both perform their songs that is quite similar.
Ida Maria was quite talkative too, and interacted quite well. her small introductions to the songs were quite funny. she was in a good mood, and it showed!
after Stella & God, she went up-tempo again and did "better when you're naked". introduced as a song "about something I really enjoy: naked men!" haha. I had a lot of fun while this was played. I kicked ass on the floor. after this she continued with "oh my god", emptying her water water bottle by pouring it all over herself and shaking that head. oh my god is awesome, it's one of the songs to completely lose control to.
I noticed something interesting about the audience. they were a good audience, the followed that age old appreciation rule: when a song is played - you give it a couple of second of silence before you start clapping. you have to wait until the last note it played,and the last note is always a long silence. during this time you let the music etch itself in your mind - then you clap, then you applaud! this audience knew this! congrats, audience!
anyways, she was applauded back on stage to play a new song called "keep me warm". and then she was applauded back on stage one more time to play a bass-song called "I quite like men", so she ended the concert as he had started: with just her and a bass-guitar. but in between there had been screaming, jumping, existentialism, and pure rock&roll spirit.
Ida Maria is a gem. I remember I once wrote a journal entry looking for female artists. well I have found my favorite.