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    Anna Calvi

    I'm confused. What does any of this have to do with Anna Calvi?
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    Anna Calvi

    Well, the most obvious interpretation is that it symbolized the desire the protagonist felt finally being unleashed. Since this coincides with the song's climax, the previously still painting coming to life in violent motion served as a visual representation of what she was feeling. If you're interested in seeing how other listeners interpreted the song, check out this thread on ACN: http://annacalvi.net/topic/180-desire/
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    Anna Calvi

    Don't expect Frankie's to be anything like Anna's. Fair warning. Anna based her cover more on the Edith Piaf version, so if you're curious you could check that out as well. You're right in that Anna's cultural status remains a thing to be seen. I think she has all of the potential in the world though. That, Anna has in spades. I agree that the trappings of a performance can't make up for or diminish the substance of one. I think most of the time in pop music "artists" rely more on razzle dazzle than compelling music to carry a performance. I'm just glad you didn't think she needed to add backup dancers or something.
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    Anna Calvi

    I've only recently discovered Siouxsie, but even with my limited exposure, I have to agree about the similarities. Interestingly, when an interviewer asked Anna about Siouxsie she said that she hadn't heard of her, so there's no direct influence. They did however have similar influences in Bowie et al, so that may explain the parallel development of their sound. I'm not sure what you mean. Are you talking about adding other stage elements to her production? Even with her more stripped down performance style, she's still electric in a live setting. All I can say is that if you liked her videos you'd be overwhelmed by a live show. Wow, "Conquest" is almost a direct ripoff of "Jezebel" (the original Frankie Laine version came out a year earlier). You must have a wide breadth of musical knowledge to be able to pull that song out at the drop of a dime. By the way, if you liked Anna's cover of "Jezebel" then you'll definitely want to take a listen to the B-Side of that single, an original song of hers, Moulinette. It has a similar style and tone while being more reflective in its emotion.
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    Anna Calvi

    Epic is the right word. Her music is very emotionally charged, so I can understand why you wouldn't want to listen to her all the time. She doesn't exactly make for "easy listening." If you get a chance to check out more of her songs, let me know what you think.
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    Anna Calvi

    If you want to hear the full unleashing of her voice then I'll highlight one of the videos I listed above: Her voice has incredible range and power, although she tends to use it sparingly for a more dramatic effect.
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    Anna Calvi

    That's one of her defining characteristics. She has an integrity to her emotions and a purity to her approach that would let her reside comfortably in an Ayn Rand novel. I certainly agree with you there.
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    Anna Calvi

    Hi Everyone, I haven't posted here in a long while, but I thought I'd get started again by sharing an extraordinary new artist I learned about. Her name is Anna Calvi and, well, I'm going to let her music and performances speak for themselves... These songs are from her debut album, Anna Calvi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb9fAs1AfIM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qobdDWvV9cM These tracks are from her new album One Breath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnhdFOHrix4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZug1q9ns0I I encourage anyone who's interested to listen to the entirety of both of her albums. You can start with the first one here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7FFCD79156FE813D I thought Anna Calvi might appeal to the Objectivist sense of esthetics due to the obvious passion, sophistication, and clarity of her music. I'm really interested in hearing your opinions about her. I'd also like to mention that if anyone is interested in discussing her music more in depth, I created a forum dedicated to her over at annacalvi.net -- we'd definitely welcome some more members there coming from an Objectivist perspective.
  9. I didn't know the Wall Street Journal published self-confessions.
  10. Is there something about the way the forum is currently moderated that you aren't happy with David? Are the current moderators and admins being relieved? It would be helpful if you gave us more information, so we, the forum members, can better assess your offer and what it entails.
  11. Two possible explanations for your situation are: 1) You suffer from a Madonna-whore complex where you can only feel sexual attraction for women you don't love and rationalize this by saying that your girlfriend isn't beautiful enough. Have you ever loved a woman the way you love your girlfriend and found her sexually attractive at the same time? and/or 2) Sexual attraction for you is based purely on physical beauty without any contribution by her personality or mind. If you aren't aroused by what she says to you or who she is as a person, those are good signs you have this problem. Both of these conditions require a competent psychologist or therapist to help resolve.
  12. There seems to be some problem with the quote tagging feature, where what is quoted isn't highlighted or made obvious in any way. Right now if you look at a post there's no easy way to tell what or if a person is quoting anything and where his own reply starts. Fixing this would be appreciated. Edit: Huh, quoting seems work with new posts, but old posts are still broken. Any way to fix this?
  13. As far as I can tell there's not one person involved in this adaptation that has any idea what they're doing (based on past credits). Also - a 5 million dollar budget?! And a five week shoot?! That isn't a low budget -- it's a NONEXISTENT budget. I have no doubt in my mind that this is going to go down in flames. There's not a chance in hell that a group of mediocrities can turn Atlas Shrugged in to three films in five weeks with no budget and have it end up being anything other than trash.
  14. That brought a smile to my face. I enjoyed seeing how confident and articulate she was. The kids are alright.
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