For this Tiny Desk Concert, there are three players—two guitarists, Brian Elmquist and Zach Williams, and one mandolin player, Kanene Pipkin. Williams, is the primary singer, and all three have amazing harmonies.
“You Never Need Nobody” is a bit slower than the recorded version and while it lacks something that I like from the recording, this version makes up for it in other ways. At the end, they are wonderfully tight when they hit that dramatic pause.
Its possible the singer is sickly as he sniffs quite a bit through the second song, but his voice sounds great. At the end, she jokes that he is sweaty and he really is.
“Two Sides Of Lonely” is much slower but the chorus is powerful with their harmonies. You can see how hard the lead singer and the mandolin player are singing–even the blurb says “with Zach Williams singing every word as if it’s the last time he’ll ever get the chance.” The bridge is just gorgeous.
On “Teach Me To Know” it’s fun to watch their hands strum in synch. This song is faster with some cool little guitar lines. There are just wonderful harmonies all the way through. As the blurb says, “Their voices harmonize with Williams’, sometimes making vocal power chords and at other times supplying delicate textures.
“You Don’t Love Me” jumps right in with big harmonies. For this song, Williams puts down his guitar–presumably so he can sing even more intensely.
It’s really amazing seeing bands put so much intensity into their music.
[READ: January 20, 2017] LastMan 4
This book was originally written in French (and called Lastman there as well). These editions were translated by Alexis Siegel.
The art is black and white (and grayscale) and the characters are what I can only describe as very French looking. The faces are very minimal, with some of them looking almost bleached out but for eyes and a mouth. Some of the men are rather grotesque-looking while the women are getting sexier with each book (one quite over the top). No question about the age level of this series now–things are getting much darker and much more intense–keep the kids away.
In the previous book, a bunch of thugs were all ogling a pop star in a magazine, wondering if “they were real or fake.” In this book we actually meet the pop star (but we don’t learn if they are real or fake). Her name is Tomie Katana and she was married to Richard for a while before he left.
We also find out (finally) what Richard did to make him flee the city. It has to do with a previous fight–I suspect we will learn more details about exactly what happened in a later book.
The book opens in Zotis Inc, the company with the biggest pop stars, the biggest sporting events and the biggest everything. Including The Fight Fist Funeral Cup. Marianne is talking to one of the executives of the company who sets her up with a car and a hotel for the night. When Tomie hears her mention Richard, she runs out to try to talk to her. She even runs out into the street–fighting off paparazzi–but to no avail. (more…)