“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but paddling like the dickens underneath.”

~Michael Caine

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I 'HEART' Sara Bareilles

In February, a very good friend of mine (thanks again Jay), scored tickets and backstage passes to a James Blunt concert at the Spreckles theatre Downtown. There was only 1 condition. I had to buy a book (The Shack) and give it to James when I saw him backstage. Seemed easy enough and more than a fair trade for free tickets. Sara Bareilles opened for him and it was the first time I had ever heard of her. She was amazing. Her songs were all captivating and before her session was over, I told Ty that I wanted her CD. Of course James Blunt was awesome too, but I enjoyed Sara's music better. The backstage passes were to hang out with James not Sara. I really would've liked to meet her. Oh well. I did my duty and meandered my way through the groupies to get to James to give him the book. After I finally caught his attention, I told him my name, babbled about my mission, handed him the book, turned on my heels and left. I don't know why I was so uncomfortable, he's a normal person, just handsome and rich and famous and talented (and he has soft skin too).

Anyway, Ty purchased the Sara Bareilles CD for me and surprised me by cuing it up so that it would start playing when I got in my car the next morning. I don't think I've stopped listening to it since. Which also means Emma has not stopped listening to it either. She's learned the words to most of the songs on the disc. She absolutely loves to sing her songs and won't allow anyone else to sing them with her. Little Miss Bossy. Notice how she scolds me towards the end. My favorite part is when she says "Drown in your love but not feel your brain" when it should be rain. Here's what you've all been waiting for. Emma singing 'Gravity' by Sara Bareilles:

1 comment:

beebee said...

She has such a good ear!!!!!!!!!!