a while there I loved those pillow talk movies of hers and
Rock Hudson and Tony Randall.
I picked up the debut album of Nellie McKay yesterday. On the
album cover they promise, “Draw(s) comparisons to two of pop
culture’s polar opposites, Doris Day and Eminem”.
couldn’t pick it up fast enough.
"A whiz-kid teenage songwriter, plays piano and riffles through
styles from Tin Pan Alley to hip-hop".
And they’re right. She’s all over the place and it’s all good.
What a fun album. Enchanting. And watch her lyrics – she may be
doing a Doris Day song on the outside, but she’s singing some
extremely non-Doris Day lyrics on the inside. Socially conscience
Two cd set. I greatly anticipate seeing her live this July.
PS: on a somber note, I would say she is the polar opposite of
Hillary Duff, proving that the music has not died. It's doing quite
7, 2004 -- Saw Nellie McKay live tonight. A real treat.
She plays piano and sings, and her songs are silly and serious and
full of social commentary and fun at the same time. She's just
having a ball up there cutting her own swath. Like Bob Dylan when he
was 20. Or, as they say, part Doris Day, part Eminem.
Her banter with the audience in between songs is worth the price of
admission. She's funny, eccentric, eclectic, and sharp as a whip. A
fun, fun night.