Sunday, April 21, 2013

Florence at the Austin City Limits

When home on Saturday nights, I will usually engage in watching Austin City Limits, and last night was a episode I missed.....with the talented Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. I loved watching her perform in her flowing gown and bare feet.....just like a girl dancing in private in her bedroom. And then there's that wonderfully talented voice...right up there next to Adele. And how magical it sounded gin infused.


  1. I enjoy Ms. Welch on many levels. In the studio, definitely. However, I take exception with her live performance vocal technique. I would suggest tracking down an appearance she made on SNL. If it had not been for the choir backing her, I think the whole affair would have been rather disastrous. She frequently yodel/screams/yells her high notes, her vibrato is out of control, and she doesn't so much hit notes as takes a stab at them. That said, she is lovely to look at, a masterful performer, style beyond expectations. We have a history of overlooking vocal flaws in favor of style (Marlene Dietrich, Stevie Nicks), and I believe Ms. Welch - with her incredible songwriting ability, falls in this category. - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

    1. Yes Upton, I would have to agree on the yodeling at times, not sure why they do this. Last nights was probably her best performance I think. And thank you for such a nice comment and welcome to the Casa!

  2. P.S. Love your blog! - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

  3. I know you adore Adele, but give me Florence any day!

  4. Yes I too saw this show and she was so good on here. One of her better performances.


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