Saturday, October 24, 2009

there must be rain to have a rainbow...

today i am grateful for...

citizens band 1

citizens band


the citizens band. tonight chelsea cook, mandy, and i schlepped in the rain to the henry street settlement to see this traveling troupe of vaudevillian, bawdy, naughty, flappery, gypsy, victorian, glittery, magical, ethereal jewels. i'm not just using my favorite adjectives liberally and sensationally... they really are all those wonderful things. us girls kept bouncing in our seats and nudging eachother throughout the entire show. i had goosebumps. i giggled. i teared up. i swooned a thousand times over. the show, "debt rattle" was set in a 1930s post-depression dance contest reminiscent of the film "they shoot the horses, don't they?"( and alexander mcqueen's spring 2004 runway collection) with a touch of the "red shoes". the costumes alone set my world on fire... glittery headpieces, 30s frizzy bobs, dark eyes and sparkly eyeliner, and lots and lots of sequins, silk and chiffon, and loads of frilly lingerie.

and the pipes on the actors... holy smokes. karen elson and zoe kravitz made me cry. sirens. every. last. one. karen's song was this somber, bewitching ballad and zoe sang this bittersweet, gentle lullaby. i wasn't even expecting it. their voices blew me away.

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and miss sarah sophie flicker... sigh. she is my muse. i think she and karen elson always manifest in some way or another in my girlie drawings.

and not to be too fangirly, but the audience happened to be an all-star cast as well. kate lanphear. erin fetherston. heather marks. agyness deyn. pretty much all my girl crushes minus claire danes and lara stone. if i wasn't so dang old, too old to be still this excited, i would have pulled a vintage ginnybranch stelling move and been really awkward and chatted them up, blushing the whole time. thankfully, at 25, i have some self-restraint. some.

so, if anyone has the chance to see the citizens band perform, go. i might just have to quit my day job and be a citizens band-aid... just kidding. maybe.

10 comments:

Emerson Merrick said...

Citizen's Band and apple picking? In one week? Long awaited dreams are coming true in the stelling house!

Faux Naif said...

wow, the citizens band looks amazing! you're so lucky to have been to their show! and i still have no self-restraint. i always walk up to singers or band members or performers and assail them with jubilant exclamations of love and fangirlism!

Suzy said...

wow. wow, wow, wow how i envy.

those headpieces will never get old for me.

Hannah said...

They sound out of this world, I must find out more about them. Immediately!

natalie said...

Ah! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Can we just take a moment to praise Karen Elson? She is my ultimate beauty inspiration! ooo how I wish I was there!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

y'all, this was incredible! please please please go see them perform if they come to your town!

and karen elson is sensational.

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

Aw, I'm so sad I missed this. Thanks for the pictures, it sounds like it was incredible.

xx
Tiffany

Chuck Padgett said...

I just posted a video of Karen singing her song from the Friday night show on youtube. Search for "Karen Elson, Model Citizen" or follow this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHYoCyPZTDM

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

thank you chuck!!! i keep trolling the internet to see if there are any soundtracks available for this show! i just showed my husband this video and he was actually quite impressed!

gwen said...

you are not too old! quit the restraint and be excited :) please. for those of us that are 10 yrs your senior and honestly have to practice being old ;)

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