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sing-along @ Carnegie Hall, NYC Feb 13, 2008 (Kathryn Yu, P4K)
Tibet House 2008

Sufjan Stevens treated show-goers to "The Star-Spangled Banner", while Kinks man Ray Davies led a bill-wide sing-along. Also on-hand for the evening of charity and good cheer: Band of Horses, Philip Glass, Marisa Monte, Ashley MacIsaac, Phamie Gow, Tibet-born Nawang Khechog, and the monks of Drepung Gomang. To learn more and find out how you can help, head to the Tibet House U.S. website. [Pitchfork]

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Comments (21)

Oh

my

GOD!

Is--

is that Sufjan--

SMILING????

Now I've seen it all.

Posted by Far Lapp | February 14, 2008 1:35 PM

funniest part of the show was verlaine ending his set with singing that he was going end up in wal-mart after he died....
....and then band of horses came on to play their set.
ah, irony

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:00 PM

i'd love to hear what was coming out of philip glass's mouth...

Posted by cranky | February 14, 2008 2:02 PM

this was a great experience

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:19 PM

It WAS a great experience, 2:19. Sufjan was so static, bored, and just plain mellow when he did this show two years ago that it rendered the blog love for his shows here and elsewhere borderline insane. He gets it now, and so do I, and we're all better off for it. Can someone suggest 30 minutes to lop off the Avalanche to make it a good album? Never mind.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:49 PM

Personal Favorite: Nawang's "Last stand of the wild Yak"

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:49 PM

what song did verlaine play?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 3:10 PM

Yeah, "Last Stand of the Wild Yak" was insanely entertaining. The BoH cover of the Wood/Richards' "Act Together". Solid.

Posted by R. Tomorrow | February 14, 2008 3:13 PM

If you have a fear of heights, sitting in the last rows of the upper balcony of Carnegie Hall(a.k.a. The Ceiling) is not recommended.

Also not recommended: Getting really stoned, sitting in said seats and listening to 5 monks bellow out trippy-ass chant music for the first 10 minutes of the night. A bit of a bug out.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | February 14, 2008 3:27 PM

The monks were a bit overwhelming after the first 3 minutes, but Sufjan's whole TWO SONGS really made the evening. It blew my mind to see Nawang Khechong shake his ass onstage. And I got a little misty eyed when Ray Davies successfully had the entire auditorium signing along to "Lola".

Posted by tara | February 14, 2008 3:37 PM

Drugs...couldn't be more dead-on. I was lightheaded for the first 30 min looking down at the stage from the upper balcony seats.

The monks were too much.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 4:46 PM

Sufjan must die.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 5:00 PM

does anybody know the name of first song sufjan played?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 5:23 PM

No.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 5:30 PM

Hey Anon 3:10: Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Verlaine just riffed with The Patti Smith guys. It certainly wasn't a TELEVISION song.

It seems that we were all up in the nosebleed seats, though, and since you couldn't really see down, does anyone know if it was packed down there, too?

"Last Stand of the Wild Yak" was the greatest fucking song title I have ever heard.

Posted by cortez | February 14, 2008 6:23 PM

The first song he played was Barn Owl, Night Killer.

I don't know if he's actually still calling it by that name, but yeah.

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?6mjwyj2dl0t

Posted by snowbird | February 14, 2008 6:30 PM

Is Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo the next Dalai Lama?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 8:44 PM

Yes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 11:46 PM

what did Ray Davies sing? He looks so cuddly.

Posted by priscilla | February 15, 2008 12:35 AM

the closing number was "you really got me," and yes, those $30 back balcony seats were terrifyingly steep, and only had enough room for 10-year old boys.

patti smith was missed from last year, but all in all, it was an enjoyable show... especially "the last stand of the wild yak" and sufjan's rendition of our national anthem, epic.

*i'm not sure if anyone else noticed this, but it was pretty great when ray davies ran over to marisa monte and whispered in her ear before coming around for a final chorus of "you really got me." i wonder if he got any...

cheers

Posted by oresti | February 15, 2008 8:55 PM

really cleaned up barn owl and star spangled banner. vury nice mr sufjan.

Posted by cscs | February 16, 2008 12:46 PM

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