Posted in music | pictures on May 9, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

I'm wiped. It was amazing. Here are some pics and a bit of summary....

Housing Works (bookstore and cafe) was closed to the public for the day.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Nat Baldwin from Dirty Projectors introduced the opener DP chose, Kurt Weisman, who played first (around 8:30). Kurt was quiet. It was a big crowd for a bookstore. People were just starting to socialize and drink, and they were there for the headliners. Kurt had a beautiful voice, but I don't think many without seats had an easy time behaving during his set.

Then after a short break Bjork came out (people went nuts) and introduced the opener she chose: Olof Arnalds.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Olof Arnalds played from about 9:15-9:45. Though her songs are folkie, she had a lot of energy and the volume was up, and Bjork had just been on stage, and Olof talks just like Bjork and she was great and the crowd was way into it.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Brandon Stosuy (of Stereogum) put the event together (introduced Bjork to Dirty Projectors) (thanks Brandon!!) (and anyone else!). He introduced Dirty Projectors (around 10:30).

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Dirty Projectors then played 4 (could have been 3) new-album songs (without Bjork). Not sure how many people were hearing them for the first time, but they were great, and people were way into it.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Then Bjork joined them for a set of 6 never heard before songs about Amber seeing a whale from a mountain and the whale seeing her back (or something like that). Bjork sang on 3 of them (I think it was 3). She read the lyrics from a piece of paper. The crowd was the loudest when cheering for Bjork (of course).

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

These girls are otherworldly.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Throw Bjork in the mix and there's no way to describe it really.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

People who had seats had name tags on the back (like Kieren Hebden). Most people stood - VIP's were in the balcony. the setup wasn't ideal, but they did the best they could with the space considering they needed to have the seats to make more money (for their cause).

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

M.I.A., David Byrne, St Vincent, members of Vampire Weekend and the National, One-half Nelson, and many other recognizable faces were in the crowd. Many of the same faces were just seen at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday.

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

Bjork and the Dirty Projectors - Housing Works Benefit

No encore. People were not happy about that, but I think everyone understood.

Bjork, Brandon, and Dirty Projectors DJ'd the afterparty on a roof of a hotel (Cooper Place).

The End. (for now).

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Comments (179)

Ugh. Way too jealous, but at least the world had a bit more beauty in it tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 3:18 AM

My boyfriend and I talked to Bjork after the show and she definitely mentioned wanting to play a show in New York this Halloween with Antony. Hope it happens!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 4:31 AM

For those interested in checking out Kurt Weisman... he's like a perfect mixture of Nick Drake, Dave Longstreth, Antony, and Chad VanGaalen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 4:43 AM

Amber looks totally smitten by Bjork. I'm so jealous. Happy to see MIA, St. Vincent, the National etc in attendance. So much talent in one room.

Posted by Mani | May 9, 2009 5:27 AM

You forgot to mention how Bjork set up a little table and read peoples palms. Apparently I have "some very big changes to look forward to in the near future..." I overheard her tell David Byrne to be "very careful around water for the next year..." Who knew?

Posted by Daniii | May 9, 2009 7:04 AM

looks like Kieran Hebden (four tet) was there judging by the name on the chair in the second row...ever so jeaolous

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:46 AM

Asshole that I bought a poster........you lose. Good Move for an evening of benefit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:54 AM

Trust me, BV: not everyone was "amazed" by this show. This show sold out because it was billed as "Bjork with The Dirty Projectors". What we got was "The Dirty Projectors and seven whole minutes of Bjork".

There should have been an encore with Bjork since people paid so much money to attend. Either that or Housing Works should have clarified when tickets first went on sale that this was not going to be a "Bjork" show but, rather, a guest appearance by Bjork during a Dirty Projectors show. Nobody reasonable walked in there expecting a proper Bjork show, but I'm not alone in having expected to hear more from Bjork.

It's a damn charity, so I'm not such a monster that I'd ask for a refund. Nonetheless, it's the last time I'll go to any event at Housing Works for sure, which is a shame since their mission is a noble one.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 9:25 AM

It all seems a little too precious and self-congratulatory. All those folks who had a rough time in highschool now are, oh my god, on stage with Bjork. And people are taking pictures.

Anyone want to guess whether this evening was, like, the "best night of my life. I mean, I sang with Bjork."

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 9:31 AM

9:31 -- What precisely is your problem here? A good band got to play with a musician who probably means a lot to them for the benefit of others in attendance. Why's that 'precious'? Because they're happy about it? Gasp -- smiling?
And why is it 'self-congratulatory'? Did you detect in person or from the pictures obvious evidence of smugness / grandiosity from the band because they played with Bjork?
And finally, what if one of the band members DID say "that was the best night of my life." Is that precious? Wrong? Or, shocker, how about Just honest gratitude & enthusiasm?

Sounds like you're bitter, frustrated and a real blast to hang out with. Enjoy life ya sad sack! Lots more chances to gripe at nothing ahead.

Posted by SnailK | May 9, 2009 9:43 AM

sounds like this was a big let-down....only three songs with bjork? lol.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:12 AM

I've seen Bjork before and I've seen The Dirty Projectors before, but it was my first time seeing them play together ;) Above all I think the ladies in The Dirty Projectors need a round of applause, I've truly never been so awestruck by vocal harmonization. The addition of Bjork just added a headbutt of intensity. Thank you so much for all of you involved and hopefully these beautiful songs can make their way out of a tiny bookstore, the world would be utterly grateful . . .

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:14 AM

Great show. Yeah, a little bit short and some more Bjork would've been nice, but it was a once in a lifetime type of event and I'm glad I was there. Also, you forgot to mention that 'B' from TBA was in the balcony as well. (Someone told me that he DJ'd part of the after party as well, but I wasn't there).

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:27 AM

Amber should really get Dave to dress better.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:32 AM

The three hotties make me think of something else that 'DP' stands for.

Posted by porn fiend | May 9, 2009 10:33 AM

I really think BV needs to police out these assholes here. This show was hands-down incredible. And it was for a charity. There is no reason whatsoever to criticize it or the people involved. Dave Longstreth wrote six new tunes especially for the show and Bjork and they were mind-blowing. If it was a bit short, I would imagine it's because the Dirty Projectors and Bjork only got one or two rehearsals together and all the material was new and exclusive to this show. And the girls are incredible. The harmony parts they sing without notation are fucking hard. I thought it all blended perfectly with Bjork's vocals soaring over top. It was something truly special. And the vibe in the room was great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:34 AM

I think being able to see Bjork sing in a, uh, book store while collaborating with a great band still towards the beginning of a long career, even if it's just for three songs, is worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:41 AM

And Olof Arnalds was amazing! I think I enjoyed her version of Unravel better than anything else the whole night! Well, ok, Bjork's bits were kind of stellar.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:44 AM

Bought Olof's album after the show and it's fucking magical!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:49 AM

@10:34 - people should be allowed to voice their criticisms -- although it's preferable that the criticisms are of the constructive nature, and not personal (like name calling).

Folks are not required to all like the same things. Even if it is a concert for charity.

Posted by drewo | May 9, 2009 10:50 AM

the only thing worse than the dirty projectors are their "fans"

seriously why do so many people take criticisms of a band personally. It always makes me suspicious that the poster is actually someone in the band or close to the band, which completely disqualifies their opinions as far as i'm concerned. I didn't go, but i think its completely legitimate to gripe about Bjork only performing for 7 minutes when the show was CLEARLY billed as Bjork and the Dirty Projectors. I don't care how good the show was, that is misleading, plain and simple.

Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2009 11:33 AM

I mean bjork was there the entire time...

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 11:44 AM

1:33, ha ha ha ha ha ahha hahahahhahah.

do you think the members of dirty projectors have an time on their hands to be posting on this fucking bullshit comment thread? you're flattering yourself.

this band is blowing up in a big big way, they're playing at pinnacle venues, they're cavorting with stars. Their lives are a vortex of excitement, anxiety, and insanity. Why would they give a fuck what get says about them here? Besides the widespread respect proves how irrelevant your criticism is.

It's kind of pathetic, and also adorable, that you don't understand this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 11:51 AM

you are an ass if you have something to complain about that show...

fuckin moron. you didn't deserve to be there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 11:56 AM

"@10:34"

Why are people using twitter @ tags when it makes zero difference on a belong. Can't you just use "10:34, ...." ??? Why the need to the @ symbol?

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 11:57 AM

11:57 - stop being such an @sshole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:07 PM

"I really think BV needs to police out these assholes here."

Seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:08 PM

Keep thinking of Kristen Wiig

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:10 PM

11:51 - that is one of the douchiest attempts at a defense i have ever heard

Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:11 PM

@11:51

this band is blowing up in a big big way, they're playing at pinnacle venues, they're cavorting with stars. Their lives are a vortex of excitement, anxiety, and insanity. Why would they give a fuck what get says about them here? Besides the widespread respect proves how irrelevant your criticism is.

are you their publicist? or just a blood relative

Posted by Big Hassle | May 9, 2009 12:13 PM

right on 12:11

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:14 PM

Just from the comments/description, this show does seem more like a benefit where you pay $$$ to hang out in a small place with celebrities, albeit indie-rock celebrities, than pay $$$ to see a major indie-rock star play a small, intimate show (and Dirty Projectors might be getting big, but they're not Björk - it was less than a year ago one could see them at South Street Seaport for free).

Yeah, Björk was there the entire time, but did the people there pay $$$ just to be in the same small room as her? How approachable was she? Hopefully she didn't just spend her not-on-stage time in the VIP balcony, looking down on the regular folks who paid $$$ - that palm-reading thing sounded awesome, for instance.

It was all for charity, but that doesn't completely mitigate the cost. And is it fair to wonder if BV paid the same rate as everyone else, or if he was comped? Because if he was comped, that would naturally make him feel a lot more positive about the event (and were the others like St. Vincent, M.I.A., etc. comped?).


Dirty Projectors are blowing up - but is it too fast? Playing with David Byrne, Björk, TV On the Radio - it has the feel like DP might be the band you're being told you should think are geniuses (and/or that big musical celebrities want to tout so they can get in on DP's rocketing fame). That amount of hype can hurt even a good band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:19 PM

This was an overpriced, bait and switch move, to lure people in to make money for their charity. Great for DP, but they really are not as popular as some here would like to believe, and would not have created the draw that simply mentioning Bjork obviously did, had they been the sole billing. I would feel a bit duped if I had gone in expecting more, but I had the sense it would be exactly what it was, and that's why I opted out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:20 PM

Didn't the Dirty Projectors cover 'Hyperballad' on that Stereogum Post comp? Seems like that could have worked for an encore. I'm just sayin...

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:20 PM

When a band like Dirty Projectors gets "hyped" after releasing 6+ albums... I have no concern that hype will ruin them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:25 PM

12:13. I'm a guy with good sense, where as you're ass who doesn't know how things work. My presumption is you're also a child.

give it a rest already. it was a fucking benefit show where a woman who usually plays arenas played in a bookstore.

your complaints are childish, silly, foolish, asinine, ludicrous, dumb ass bullshit, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:26 PM

It's so obvious that the same miserable person keeps commenting over and over (I'm talking to you 12:19 and 12:20)

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:26 PM

This is how it was advertised:

"In a never before seen or heard collaboration with The Dirty Projectors, Björk will perform a suite of new music composed for her by David Longstreth of The Dirty Projectors. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Björk with the Projectors (Dave Longstreth, Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle). "

That's exactly what it was.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:28 PM

I think the dude from Battles was in the crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:30 PM

bait and switch? give me a break already.

you (or "you guys", but more than likely just "you") are pretty fucking dumb if you expected a full on Bjork concert.

High dollar charity shit is what it is. Get over it and grow up already.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:30 PM

"This was an overpriced, bait and switch move, to lure people in to make money for their charity. Great for DP, but they really are not as popular as some here would like to believe, and would not have created the draw that simply mentioning Bjork obviously did, had they been the sole billing. I would feel a bit duped if I had gone in expecting more, but I had the sense it would be exactly what it was, and that's why I opted out."

Wow, I really feel sorry for you. Must be a sad life.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:30 PM

I wish I could say that I'm surprised, but I've been to enough of these "benefit" style shows over the years to know that they're usually nothing more than paying money for the privilege of sharing the same space with a "celebrity" for a couple of hours. If you get a couple of songs, you're lucky. If you get a chance to talk with said celebrity, you're REALLY lucky.

What irks me though is that the people/organizations who throw these events aren't upfront & honest about that fact with the public, and so people end up feeling gypped, which they were.

This should've been billed as a Dirty Projectors show featuring Bjork...not as a Bjork show with the Dirty Projectors. Yes, it's a matter of semantics, but words matter, and the promoter of this event knew exactly what they were doing when they phrased it the way they did. And by doing so they tainted what should have been a good event for a decent cause. How many people will now, in the future, be hesitant to give money to Housing Works because they feel like they were dishonest about this event? And that's the real crime here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:31 PM

When I read "will perform a suite of new music" I would assumed a "suite" will be longer than 7 music.

Totally misadvertised, but I knew that would be the case, so I didn't go. Turns out I was right.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:31 PM

"When I read "will perform a suite of new music" I would assumed a "suite" will be longer than 7 music."

Terrible English on my part. :) Damn small netbook screens. Meant to say "I would assume "suite" will be longer than 7 minutes."

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:33 PM

"I think the dude from Battles was in the crowd."

"the" dude? which one? there's 4 of 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:34 PM

jesus dude.

STOP POSTING NO ONE AGREES WITH YOU

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:35 PM

I bought my ticket knowing full well that Bjork might not play a lot. It didn't matter to me. I never miss a Bjork show, and what I witnessed last night was super special, even if just short.

The Dirty Projectors are one of the most talented young bands playing music right now. It's no wonder Bjork wanted to work with them. I can only hope this is the start of something, and I feel honored to have been able to be there while giving money to a good cause. The memories will last with me for a long time.

Do I wish Bjork played more? Even one more? An encore? The Stereogum comp cover? YES. Does that mean I feel like I got duped? NO.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:41 PM

I sincerely think that there's one disgruntled person (who probably didn't even go to the show) posting all of the negative comments...and only one person (who probably works at Housing Works or is a friend of the Dirty Projectors) who keeps being unnecessarily shrill in defending said event.

You both need to get out more.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:41 PM

a suite is defined as "consisting of a series of movements usually in the same key but contrasting in rhythm and mood." its usually about 20 minutes. sounds like maybe she was on for a bit too short, but not a total betrayal of the description. and if it was good, it was good. however, to say that the dirty projectors are "blowing up" and are somehow too busy to read the internet is a stretch. blowing up? in a very small community, maybe. but they ain't lady ga ga or flo rida or jj abrams.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:42 PM

Oh, and I am sure that if the setlist was posted ahead of time, it still would have sold out instantly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:44 PM

wonderful cause and charity. but people "tweeting" about indie celebrity sightings is pretty corny.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:45 PM

they're blowing up and they aren't reading this shit, certainly not live anyway. They'll probably see it a few days from now and will laugh and wonder who these anonymous losers all are and what drives these people to say such dumbshit stuff

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:45 PM

Wait... So I paid $500 for 2 tickets...I got 3 Songs where Bjork performed...they were too "spent" said by emcee to do an encore...and then there was an afterparty offsite where they all djed???? What the hell? This show was a joke, nice way for Housingworks to cheat generous people for charity. Never again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:46 PM

Will the friend of the Dirty Projectors PLEASE step away from the keyboard. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:58 PM

Tyondai Braxton of Battles was indeed in the crowd

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:59 PM

I think a lot of people are missing the point if you bought tickets to this that you aren't paying for a bjork concert. You are donating to a fundraiser. period.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 12:59 PM

VIDEO? VIDEO? VIDEO? VIDEO? VIDEO? VIDEO?

Posted by Dan | May 9, 2009 1:01 PM

if you can afford $500 to attend any concert, then I don't feel sorry for you in any way, or for any reason. you are rich.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:14 PM

The show was awesome - for those ppl that are happy they decided to skip, it was prob'ly a good decision, but for ppl like me who went and dug it, it was completely worth it in every way.

I didn't see Bjork palm reading, though - not sure if that was for real or a joke.

The stereogum guy said they video should be posted online soon, so everyone can enjoy or gloat about how they saved their money...

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:29 PM

Four Tet/ Kieran Hebden was also there

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:39 PM

Just out of curiosity: were all the people in bands who were present asked to give a donation? Because it seems kinda counter-intuitive to the cause to allow someone in for free.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:39 PM

Looks like a load of shit to me

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:42 PM

1:39 - totally want to know that, too. And did they pay for their drinks? That money goes to charity, too.


$500 for two tickets? Whoa - knew it was a lot, but didn't know it was that much.

If you were paying $500 for this show, you either have so much money that it doesn't matter, just wanted to give to charity and anything Björk did was a bonus, love Björk so much anything she did would make it worth it, or (most people) should have thought long enough before spending that much to realize that an abbreviated Björk set was a possibility.

Still, if Björk had played longer, instead of people/person griping that they were 'ripped off', there would be people/person wishing that they paid & gone.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:53 PM

if you did not enjoy what your $ gave you you should just kill yourself.

that was the best $100 i have spent on anything in years

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:58 PM

surprised more people didn't comment on how great the color photos look!
well done BV!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 1:59 PM

price per ticket:

$100 - General admission floor standing room
$250 - Side of stage seating
$300 - Front of stage seating
$400 - VIP Balcony seats w/ food/drinks

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:00 PM

GA was $50, not $100

Posted by Cuse | May 9, 2009 2:04 PM

LOLing @ pissed off trust funders in this thread

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:05 PM

1:58 - you must not have had a very fulfilling life so far then. I feel bad for you.


Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:12 PM

GA was $100 if you had bought them at the online presale.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:23 PM

hey if you had a good time, great. if you like DP, great. but really is there any question that the billing was misleading?

Posted by voice of reason | May 9, 2009 2:38 PM

That's what she said.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:39 PM

1st of all GA was $100 NOT $50. The $50 were the special "lottery" tix released on April 15th. Also, the description was in fact misleading as everyone i know who was there thought they would get maybe 30 minutes of Dirty Projectors and another 30 minutes of Dirty Projectors + Bjork. Though it was excellent/special/etc it was a little disappointing that Bjork's appearance with the band was so brief.

2nd of all of course M.I.A. et all got in free. M.I.A. despite just having the baby of a BILLIONAIRE'S (NOT MILLIONAIRE BUT BILLIONAIRE) son could have paid for the entire event but I'm sure since she and Bjork share a booking agent she got in for free.

Lastly to all you kool aid drinking dunderheads Dirty Projectors ARE NOT BLOWING UP! Yes they are the current darlings of the indie loving, blog reading community they have sold a total of 15,265 albums which is the cumulative number for all 6 records they have put out over 6 years!!! I expect the new one to add another 20-30,000 to that total but in the grand scheme of "blowing up" me thinks not so just because you championed them early and now you can say to your parents and friends "told you so" cuz they are on the cover of the ny times magazine or sunday arts section it doesn't mean shit to the other 299,995,000 people in the country!!!

Posted by Anon | May 9, 2009 2:44 PM

anon 2:12 i have been going to 2-3 shows a week in nyc for the last 10 years+ and as often as possible b4 i moved here and that was pure bliss to the ears. so plenty of amazing mind fucks in my day. i myself paid for dirty projectors and supporting them and the cause. i have seen bjork a ton of times - 6th row at that...dirty projectors are the best thing coming out of this fancy brooklyn indie scene!

GA was $100 and gladly spent.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:47 PM

the evening was special for what Housing Works was raising money for. i can understand the disappointment, i can also understand comments about people thinking it was memorable. it all depends on what your perception of the evening was to be before going. now, on the music end...i wasn't impresses. i am not trying to be a dick, but the only thing that really, REALLY stood out musically was ..aside from the vocal acrobatics of the girls from Dirty Projectors...was Olof Arnalds. She was charming, had variation in her song selection and was personable, completely connected with the crowd. That first act...it was sweet, but more affective when heard walking along a crowded street, not in a contained bookstore. As for Bjork, she was there to raise attention and help...musically, it wasn't as memorable as a show solely featuring her work-but that's ONLY my opinion. Housing Works didn't deceive anyone in the billing of the show. I went there for music. Overall, it was ok.

To the huge Bjork fans that were disappointed in not being able to attend: you didn't miss much.

To the Bjork fans that were there and disappointed...eh, you'll get over it.

To the Bjork fans who went and loved it all, you got what you expected and more.

ps. to the "too cool for school" artsy friends of Bjork: please wear deodorant. I know it's universally hip to 'not care' how you smell or look, but it's just gross and the only statement you are making is that you stink.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 2:59 PM

its really nice outside

Posted by tommy | May 9, 2009 3:10 PM

ya'all just don't get it

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 3:20 PM

Everyone needs to calm down and realize what a special night this was. Short set or not, those lucky enough to be there saw Bjork perform in a bookstore. Last time I saw her, it was at MSG. Obviously a very different experience, but brilliant nonetheless: one of the greatest things I've experienced in a long time. And to top it off, my night was ended by discovering an awesome new band, Cavalier Rose, who were handing out flyers outside. New Yorkers: realize how lucky you are to be immersed in a musically rich environment!

Posted by paige | May 9, 2009 3:37 PM

that's true... where else can you pay $500 to see someone play for 7 minutes?

Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2009 3:42 PM

you guys are all trust fund-y assholes

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 4:07 PM

The photos are beautiful and all the performers look very committed. I tried to get tickets any way I could, but I still wasn't able to get in. Not even after waiting outside the store for a light chance to get in. Olof was great at the Scandinavia House. Did she really play Unravel last night? That breaks my heart! How I wish I would've had an extra $250 when I had the opportunity.

Posted by amphibian | May 9, 2009 4:14 PM

>>
Did she really play Unravel last night? That breaks my heart! How I wish I would've had an extra $250 when I had the opportunity.
>>

How precious!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 4:23 PM

There's a hamster in my foot

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 4:41 PM

So glad I didn't go to this. It smelled like a gimmick in the advertising.

Posted by Bill Jeruit | May 9, 2009 5:34 PM

>>
Did she really play Unravel last night? That breaks my heart! How I wish I would've had an extra $250 when I had the opportunity.
>>

How precious!


>>

What I meant was: did Olof really play Unravel ... someone said that above. They might've been joking, as that seems to be the demeanor here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 5:46 PM

its ghostface's birthday. lets have a little respect for each other, okay?

Posted by tony starks | May 9, 2009 6:27 PM

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 6:29 PM

no pictures of Kurt Weisman?!?! bummer...
Kurt rules, he was in the band Feathers.
and his album 'Spiritual Sci-fi' on important records is amazing.
he's a truly underrated musician.

bjork is starting to show her age in those pictures...

i hope some audio or video comes out from this show for those of us who couldnt be there.

Posted by gtd | May 9, 2009 6:38 PM

I didn't go to this. For a fundraiser, $100 tickets doesn't seem too steep. If you were paying more than that, you must've been committed to the cause. From what it sounds like, though, they used Bjork as major bate to lure people into being there and paying more than $100 for this. Let's be honest: She was on stage for less than 10 minutes which is as good as not being there at all. The above video is a unique experience, but if that's all people got, then I can understand their frustration. Then again, the description of the event really didn't say Bjork would be doing her own stuff or much more.

Posted by Jeff | May 9, 2009 6:38 PM

Olof did play "Unravel" and it was incredibly touching since it was just her and the violin. A lot of these posters need to take a long look at themselves in a mirror and reevaluate their perspective on the world. A truly beautiful evening :)

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 6:55 PM

everything in housing works is usually overpriced. shows are about 75-100$ in nyc now. this was a bargain considering it was housing works putting it on.

did they inform people in the audience of housing works' goals? where is the money going?

bjork and dp make great music. but i have always found bjork and dave longstreth revolting to look at. they must have ugly souls. it's really strange. it's like they wear narcissist face powder. i really find them really creepy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 7:39 PM

thanks for the video. that song sounds great

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 7:39 PM

Not everything in Housing Works is overpriced: the night before, Jones Street Station played a free show there, like they do every month. Yeah, not Bjork, but no one's complaining about the price...

But all the paid, benefit shows at HW are too expensive, especially as, although it's a small, it's not really a 'venue' at all, just a stage a foot off the floor on the side of a long room. Unless you're in the space right in front it, you're just watching the side of the act.

And the view from the 'V.I.P. balcony' had to be the worst of anywhere, because the balcony doesn't face the stage. It is nice to think that the VIPs & anyone who'd spend $500 for a single ticket got the worst view.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:11 PM

Man oh man...you assholes are still at it? Seriously...I saw this thread earlier today...went out...had a burger and some wine...chilled in the park with my girl...got stoned...went to band practice...wandered around Greenpoint for a while...and then I come back home and check in here...and you losers (and I *am* convinced that there's only 2 of you having this argument) are still going at it.

Congratulations...you both just wasted a perfectly good day off your lives that you'll never get back. Go kill yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:18 PM

i'm really upset that the billing was misleading. i could tell the billing was misleading so i didn't go. people who did go must have had a bad time because of the misleading billing that they were too stupid to figure out was misleading. people who went and thought they had a good time are stupid because they actually had a bad time. the only person who makes out well in this situation is charity. and it's probably a hipster charity for getting more tight pants and v-neck shirts for williamsburg hipsters. a scam all around.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:22 PM

12:20 - I agree completely. As a $250 ticket-holder (and not rich by any means, just committed to the cause and in love with Bjork's music) I was expecting to hear Hyperballad, since the Dirty Projectors did cover it, and perhaps one more of her songs if we were lucky. I did understand that it was going to be mostly new songs by DP, who were incredible, but I can't say I'm not extremely disappointed in the lack of an encore. And to hear the excuse that they were "too spent" just made it worse. Overall, though, a really memorable night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:28 PM

Total cost of show + afterparty - 0 dollars dollars....Sample Dave Longstreth DJ playlist from last night. a milli/beyonce song from pinkpanther/1 thing/geniusoflove (or was it Mariah Carey "Fantasy"?)

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:50 PM

Penthouse Rooftop Party @ Cooper Hotel was a great time as was the show...Dave was throwing jams up there; tried to get Annie Clark to man the decks, but she declined

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 8:52 PM

Deradoorian tomorrow night at Bell House! She's the real gem.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 9:13 PM

I would pay $100,000.00 for a ticket to see Oum Kalthoum and John Lennon perform together.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 9:15 PM

I enjoyed the show, but I do think it was a bit short. I also wish Bjork had played more and memorized her lyrics. I mean, she only had 3 or 4 songs! They really should have had an encore.

Also, none of the "non-celebrity" VIP ticket holders were invited to the after party. Word at the show was that it was a "small family and close friends only" kind of thing. Well, my friend was at the party and it was a huge penthouse flat with an open bar and huge wrap around balcony. I'm not sure that it was organized by Housing Works, but I think it was a really big faux pas, considering these were the largest donors. Bjork, Brandon, and the DPs really should have extended an invitation to these people.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 9:15 PM

Instead of going to this, I went to see Star Trek.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:56 PM

Bjork looks like my grandma.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 12:24 AM

Anyone who complains that the show was a rip-off has the breeding of a junkyard dog. If you buy a ticket to a benefit show, you are doing it because you want to contribute to a good cause, and that should be satisfaction enough for you. Anything beyond that, like an amazing performance, is pure gravy. Learn some class and manners before you shoot off your crass, naive, and spoiled mouth in a public forum.
By the way, the show was amazing. In a few years, most of you jackasses who complained about it will be bragging you were there.

Posted by Maldo | May 10, 2009 12:38 AM

Dark Was the Night = Bitta Bjorka > Live Earth

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 12:43 AM

"By the way, the show was amazing. In a few years, most of you jackasses who complained about it will be bragging you were there.

Posted by Maldo | May 10, 2009 12:38 AM"


I just laughed so hard at this statement that i literally shit myself. Even with all the other moronic comments on here today about how mind blowingly amazing this show was and how the DP's are blowing up, this one above takes the cake

Do you idiots ever get out of Williamsburg????There is a whole rest of the world out there and they could give 2 shits about this show and the Dirty Projectors.

Seriously some of you, WAKE THE FUCK UP AND GET A LIFE ALREADY.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:41 AM

This thread makes me want to kill myself. Life is no longer worth living

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:44 AM

"There is a whole rest of the world out there and they could give 2 shits about this show and the Dirty Projectors."

So then why don't you go join that world? Because your comment seems to imply that you care more about this show and the Dirty Projectors more than anyone, even if your method of caring is hating.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 3:08 AM

Hey 3:08 right above this, whoever taught you psychology should never be allowed to ever teach again. You are a clueless idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 3:27 AM

really good work here everyone

you all deserve some sleep now

----- btw i bought a ticket for the SHOW, not for CHARITY, is that okay????????

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 4:40 AM

I wasn't there. I wish I had been. I talked to one of the organizers when this show was in the works, and, at least by the way he described it to me, it turned out exactly the way I would have expected. If I had been in town, I would have been glad to pay 100 bucks for it - and I'm not rich. The reason it was so short was because they probably only got all of two rehearsals before the show. Why get so worked up about it? It was still a unique event, a collaboration between two very original musical forces in two different generations. And the money went to a good cause. It makes me sad that commentators in this thread are venting their frustrations at people they don't even know know, hurling poisonous verbal arrows such as "go kill yourself" and "you're an idiot." Go out in the sunshine and stop sullying your souls with that crap.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 6:14 AM

this event was advertised and reported on numerous sites with Bjork in the headline and her pic in color below in the body copy. any reasonable person would conclude that she would be the "main attraction". and irrespective of the fact that the money, presumably, goes to a charitable cause, it is also a business transaction. if some were
unhappy that Bjork only performed for 7 minutes, given the hype of this event, then that seems like a reasonable complaint.

HW should have spelled out exactly how long each performance would be and then let the individual decide beforehand if they wish to attend. Charity or not, seems like deceptive advertising by HW, and a money grab as well.

in addition, the performers should have been fully prepared and fully rehearsed before taking the stage. anything less is unprofessional. that's showbiz, folks!

Posted by outsideobserver | May 10, 2009 8:18 AM

Hey 4:40 AM - NO - it's NOT o.k. - because it was a CHARITY EVENT. That was the point. You bought the tickets for it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 9:01 AM

most of the books at housing works are like half price, so I don't get what you people are talking about it being overpriced.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 10:34 AM

John lennon and um kalthoum!!! Hahaha fuckin great. What about chet baker with nico?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 11:22 AM

Hands down, the dumbest mother fucker to add his (we know his gender b/c he refers to "his girl," just in case we were to ever doubut how absolutely fabulous and chill his life truly is)voice to the diallogue:

"Man oh man...you assholes are still at it? Seriously...I saw this thread earlier today...went out...had a burger and some wine...chilled in the park with my girl...got stoned...went to band practice...wandered around Greenpoint for a while...and then I come back home and check in here...and you losers (and I *am* convinced that there's only 2 of you having this argument) are still going at it."

Nothing like "chilling in the park" w/ the other stereotypes after band practice (couldn't let us not know he is really doing it, keeping it real w/ the rock and roll).

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 11:24 AM

Wow, 11:24, he must've really struck a nerve with you, in which case you should probably take his advice to heart and get out of the house more often. Have you looked outside today? It's beautiful out.

(Also..."chilled in the park with my girl" as proof that it's a dude? did it ever occur to you that he/she could be a female, and perhaps she's gay? Of course not, because you're probably just some troll in Topeka. Don't worry though...you'll grow up one day and maybe even move to a real city).

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 11:48 AM

Dirty ProMEHctors

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 11:49 AM

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 7:39 PM:
"bjork and dp make great music. but i have always found bjork and dave longstreth revolting to look at. they must have ugly souls."

Yeah, cause that's *exactly* how it works. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 11:50 AM

Hey 11:24, this is 8:18. Thank you for proving my point. I'm sorry your life sucks so bad that you'd rather sit at home on a beautiful day getting angry on the internets all by yourself, and that my "stereotypical life" somehow offends your sensibilities.

Frankly, I feel sorry for you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 12:10 PM

DAY OF REST


DAY OF REST

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What's Going On Sunday?

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Posted by SHUT UP ALREADY!!! | May 10, 2009 12:33 PM

12:20,

Go put on your white belt and skinny overpriced jeans and take in the sun. You really live large, while the rest of us are just shackled to the man. Your band practice is scheduled for later in the afternoon. You guys are really breaking some new ground. No one would ever know now that you were such a big Foo Fighters fan a mere three years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:20 PM

white belt? is it 2001 again?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:25 PM

12:20? white belt? dude...huh?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:27 PM

sounds like 1:20 hasn't been to a party in awhile

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:30 PM

1:20 mentioned a white belt because he lives in Topeka and is just now being exposed to that fad. In another few years he'll be exposed to the trucker hat phenomenon and will be likewise bitter for being the last one to find out about it, and therefore mock people who no longer wear them for having once worn them while still thinking that they do wear them.

Topeka...it's like a time machine for loser hipster-wannabes, only cheaper.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:31 PM

@ 8:18 pm may 9

sounds like a perfect day. did you drink sangria in the park? you give new meaning to the term "bon vivant".

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:34 PM

This is a zombie thread. it...just...won't...die...and...it...wants...to...consume...brains.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 1:50 PM

all the women are dressed like they are going to a wedding in long island. what's up with that?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 2:31 PM


What time did Dan Deacon go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 2:53 PM

lay off Topeka dude, the Midwest is a lot cooler than you come across as.

New Yorkers making fun of flyover country is so bush era... and tacky.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 2:59 PM

Hipsters will whine about anything. This was a fundraiser you fucking assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 3:44 PM

>>1:20 mentioned a white belt because he lives in Topeka and is just now being exposed to that fad. In another few years he'll be exposed to the trucker hat phenomenon and will be likewise bitter for being the last one to find out about it, and therefore mock people who no longer wear them for having once worn them while still thinking that they do wear them.


Sounds like this dude keeps close tabs on the fads. He should start a blog about it . . . Did he leave anything out from the white belt--trucker hat continuum?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 3:47 PM

BAKED POTATO

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 7:00 PM

What time did Daft Punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 7:28 PM

I did think it was funny that when they announced that there would be no encore David Byrne started laughing pretty hard.

I paid 100 bucks and I thought it was well worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 9:24 PM

"New Yorkers making fun of flyover country is so bush era... and tacky."

You think it's tacky because you are from the midwest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 9:52 PM

"By the way, the show was amazing. In a few years, most of you jackasses who complained about it will be bragging you were there."

Oh just throw yourself off the Brooklyn Bridge already you fucking faggot!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 9:53 PM

"lay off Topeka dude, the Midwest is a lot cooler than you come across as."


Bitch, please.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 9:54 PM

This is almost as good as the naked wizard getting tazed thread, but not quite.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 9:56 PM

this thread doesn't have fuckall on the wizard dick thread.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 10:07 PM

142 comments? Damn. The most annoying commenter is the going who keeps on saying that "it's the same person posting over and over".

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 12:16 AM

end of dickussion

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 3:34 AM

hyperballad more like hyper boring

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 5:54 AM

Wow, 9:53, you really changed my mind by calling me a "fucking faggot." That's a good way to convince me and everyone else of the integrity of your position. Did you learn that strategy in debating class?

Posted by Maldo | May 11, 2009 9:04 AM

"New Yorkers making fun of flyover country is so bush era... and tacky."


Go away, stupid democrat.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 9:09 AM

"Wow, 9:53, you really changed my mind by calling me a "fucking faggot." That's a good way to convince me and everyone else of the integrity of your position. Did you learn that strategy in debating class?"


You're the fucking moron for coming in here on your high horse acting like you're taking the moral high ground defending the event while name calling the people who are merely voicing their valid concerns over the price of the event. God forbid, people expressing their opinions on a public forum, oh the humanity!!

Now that we know you obviously had the financial backing to attend the event, I'm sure you had a few bills left on you after the event ended to head over to Chippendales to get your helmet shined. Yuck!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 9:19 AM

Dude, um, your hideous homophobia is showing.
And I was not calling out anyone for complaining about "the price of the event," or decrying anyone for "expressing their opinions in a public forum." I defy you to produce one quotation from me that says either of those things. You're mistaking criticism for censoring, which is the unmistakable mark of the reactionary bozo.
My point, which you obviously missed by a country mile, is that it was a BENEFIT and, as such, attendees are first and foremost making a DONATION to the CHARITY out of the GOODNESS OF THEIR HEARTS. Complaining about the quality of the show is just plain crass. As are you, sir.

Posted by Maldo | May 11, 2009 9:30 AM

Benefit, my ass. People went to this b/c they wanted to see Bjork. Stop kidding yourself.

You think even a quarter of the people who went to that David Lynch thing even know what the fuck TM is? I've got a bridge for sale, btw...

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 10:20 AM

We just stood outside for a while hoping there would be some way to get in. Sad. Oh well. I'm glad to see the pix and report. Thanks!

Posted by Jesse Aaron Safir | May 11, 2009 10:41 AM

@ 9:30 am

quite right about the homophobia.

disagree about the event. i'd venture a guess most people went to see the show and the fact that it was a charity, is in my opinion, merely incidental. most wealthy or extremely rich folks, rarely do charitable events for purely or solely altruistic reasons. not judging, but let's face it: charities are HUGE Tax write-offs for these people.

also it's not crass to complain about the show. the charity and event are were two separate things. depending on one's expectations some were thrilled, others were disappointed. given the ads for the show the reactions expressed are not surprising.

Posted by outsideobserver | May 11, 2009 10:43 AM

10:20 & 10:43
The fact that it's a charity event is not incidental - it's the whole point of the thing. You bring in artists that people might want to see to bring in the people to fund the charity. Ask the artists what their impressions of the event were. My guess is that their answers would be something like, "It was a cool way to do something different, collaborate with a few other people, and raise money for a cause." I'll bet they didn't get paid, themselves, and if they did, I'm sure it wasn't the rate that they're usually accustomed to for putting on a "full show" of the sort that you might have been expecting. Forgive me for sounding snotty here, but I think that if you let your expectations of what this event would be, because of the non-specificity of the length of sets and level of collaborations in the billing, outstrip what one might be lead to reasonably expect from the readily available facts that it was a small charity event at a bookstore/café, you have to carry some of the blame yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 11:10 AM

11:10

if what you say is true, that the charity supersedes everything else, then why not advertise the event as "a musical event with some very special guests" ?. but, no. when include someone as famous as Bjork, you add a cache that the event otherwise would not have had. how many people blow $500 bucks a tkt too see this event w/o Bjork?

another example i can give is that Lou Reed is doing a charity this thurs. for Jazz Musicians. on his site he clearly states that he will be performing ONE WHOLE SONG.
everyone will know what to expect.

Posted by outsideobserver | May 11, 2009 11:22 AM

Hurry up and die so I can take a shit on your grave!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 11:23 AM

For what it's worth, I'm a pretty committed supporter of Housing Works (a pretty decent chunk of money and a lot of time). And while I could afford what I paid for seats at this show, it was a lot of money, and while I'm happy to support Housing Works, part of my motivation for paying that much for seats was the belief that I'd see something that would be enjoyable and special.

However, I really felt ripped off at the end of the show. The show was promoted as a Bjork show with Dirty Projectors, and while I liked the Projectors a lot, I really felt like I didn't get what I was promised; for Bjork's name to be all over the promotional material and to be a way to get people to buy these tickets, I would expect her to sing for more than about 3 minutes. (She sang short stretches in 3 songs.)

Right or wrong, I feel like HWUBC bait-and-switched me into giving them money by promoting something I didn't get, and that impairs my relationship with them, and they won't be fooling me again. I'm not criticizing them other than to say that I think it's poor donor management.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 1:28 PM

Hurry up and take a shit so I can die on your toilet!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 1:33 PM

Guys, guys....We may have different opinions about the show, but there's one thing we can all agree on:

Anyone who uses the phrase "too spent" should be slapped.

Posted by Anonymal | May 11, 2009 1:36 PM

This is the initial write-up by Stereogum. Not sure how this is any different from what was actually performed:
"In a brand new collaboration, Björk will perform music composed for her by David Longstreth. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Björk with Longstreth and Projectors' Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle. The band will also perform material from Dirty Projectors' oeuvre, using only voices and one acoustic guitar. There will be two openers, Kurt Weisman chosen by Longstreth and Ólöf Arnalds chosen by Björk. -[Stereogum]"

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 1:38 PM

Dana Plato (1964-1999) Ten years gone, never forgotten

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 1:46 PM

Speaking of Stereogum, they just put up some amazing photos that make these bv photos look like amateur shots taken by someone who didn't have a photo pass but shot anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 2:12 PM

^^^
ok, Stereogum

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11:23 am

I just took a shit on your mother's face.

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bjork is suck a babe hehe

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Olof Arnalds played from about 9:15-9:45. Though her songs are folkie, she had a lot of energy and the volume was up, and Bjork had just been on stage, and Olof talks just like Bjork and she was great and the crowd was way into it.

Posted by Themed Events | December 19, 2009 2:13 AM

i did think it was funny that when they announced that there would be no encore David Byrne started laughing pretty hard.

i paid 100 bucks and I thought it was well worth it.

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You really live large, while the rest of us are just shackled to the man. Your band practice is scheduled for later in the afternoon.Forgive me for sounding snotty here, but I think that if you let your expectations of what this event would be, because of the non-specificity of the length of sets and level of collaborations in the billing.

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Forgive me for sounding snotty here, but I think that if you let your expectations of what this event would be, because of the non-specificity of the length of sets and level of collaborations in the billing, outstrip what one might be lead to reasonably expect from the readily available facts that it was a small charity event at a bookstore/café, you have to carry some of the blame yourself.

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Right or wrong, I feel like HWUBC bait-and-switched me into giving them money by promoting something I didn't get, and that impairs my relationship with them, and they won't be fooling me again. I'm not criticizing them other than to say that I think it's poor donor management.

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You're the fucking moron for coming in here on your high horse acting like you're taking the moral high ground defending the event while name calling the people who are merely voicing their valid concerns over the price of the event. God forbid, people expressing their opinions on a public forum, oh the humanity!!

Now that we know you obviously had the financial backing to attend the event, I'm sure you had a few bills left on you after the event ended to head over to Chippendales to get your helmet shined. Yuck!

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