Ani DiFranco

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Postby Gerry » Thu May 24, 2007 8:12 am

From Billboard.com

Ani DiFranco

May 23, 2007, 10:30 AM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco has re-recorded five old songs for inclusion on an upcoming retrospective, "Canon." Due Sept. 11 via Righteous Babe, the 35-song set sports new renditions of "Napoleon," "Shameless," "Your Next Bold Move," "Both Hands" and "Overlap" recorded with bassist Todd Sickafoose and drummer Allison Miller.

The balance of "Canon" features material from throughout DiFranco's 16-year-career, including favorites such as "Coming Up," "Untouchable Face," "32 Flavors" and "Cradle & All."

On the heels of her 2006 studio album "Reprieve," DiFranco will be back on the road for select dates this summer, beginning July 11 in San Diego. As previously reported, she will also play a July 18 benefit for Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park in the New York borough.

Here is the track list for "Canon":

Disc one:
"Fire Door"
"God's Country"
"You Had Time"
"Buildings and Bridges"
"Coming Up"
"Cradle & All"
"Shy"
"32 Flavors"
"Dilate"
"Untouchable Face"
"Gravel"
"Distracted"
"In or Out"
"Joyful Girl"
"Fuel"
"Little Plastic Castle"
"As Is"
"Napoleon"
"Shameless"

Disc two:
"Everest"
"Wish I May"
"Marrow"
"Subdivision"
"Here for Now"
"Evolve"
"Animal"
"Rain Check
"Manhole"
"Studying Stones"
"Paradigm"
"Hypnotized"
"78% H2O"
"Your Next Bold Move"
"Both Hands"
"Overlap"
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Ani live interview at 92nd Street Y in NYC - tix onsale 8/2

Postby Gerry » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:19 am

http://www.92y.org/shop/event_detail.as ... %2DLC5MM02

The music of award-winning recording artist Ani DiFranco—with its percussive guitar, insistent vocals and willingness to address sexual and social politics—defies neat categories. DiFranco has collaborated with artists as diverse as Prince, Cyndi Lauper and Utah Phillips and has inspired countless musicians to refuse to allow their art to be subsumed by commerce. DiFranco’s two-disc retrospective album, Canon, is due out in September. A book of her poetry and paintings, Verses, is scheduled to be published in November.

Date & Time: Sun, Dec 16, 2007, 7:30pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Directions

Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

Price: $35.00 All Sections

This program is part of our fall season and will be available for sale August 2.
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Postby Fool On Fire » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:24 pm

Bumping this thread cuz our newbie Marcel is an Ani fan. Hope we'll see you in here, Marcel.

...and also thinking about her piece "Grand Canyon," which always seems to take root in my thoughts on Independence Day...

I love my country
by which I mean
I am indebted joyfully
to all the people throughout its history
who have fought the government to make right
where so many sons and daughters
our foremothers and forefathers
came singing through slaughter
came through hell and high water
so that we could stand here
and behold breathlessly the sight
how a raging river of tears
cut a grand canyon of light


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I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

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if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

-- Albert King

the saints and all the martyrs look down on dying converts
"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby mhwlng » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:36 am

he Elise,

I've read *ALL* artist threads in this forum :D

re: grand canyon.
I do have most of Ani's CDs. although to be honest,
'spoken word' songs -in general- are not really for me, I'm afraid...
I read that Ani is quite fond of them...
I prefer songs like 'Gravel', '2 little girls' or '32 flavors' etc.

I did see Ani play live last year in Amsterdam, when she was touring Europe (accompanied by her husband and daughter...)
She has quite a loyal following, that seem to go to all concerts...

She's playing in Amsterdam again on october 27th 2008. with Anais Mitchell opening (Anais' first cd is one of my favorites) !

p.s. here are 2 complete professional concert video recordings (2002 & 2004) :

http://www.fabchannel.com/ani_difranco_ ... 004-11-09/

http://www.fabchannel.com/ani_difranco_ ... 002-07-12/

(it starts with an extremely irritating commercial :roll: )

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Postby Fool On Fire » Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:07 pm

Don't get me wrong. I love her songs as well. Dilate is my favorite record of hers...it's all such genius. But I do think her words are the strongest part of her artistry, and as such I find her spoken-word pieces to be equally powerful and moving. "Self-Evident" moves me to tears practically every time I listen to it.

It's so much fun to be at one of her shows and watch her, stoned out of her mind, hopping around in her enormous boots and cargo pants. LOL. I miss going to Ani gigs.

~Elise
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

-- Amy Ray

born under a bad sign, been down since I began to crawl
if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

-- Albert King

the saints and all the martyrs look down on dying converts
"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby mhwlng » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:28 am

Fool On Fire wrote: Dilate is my favorite record of hers...


I agree, that's a great album.

The first Ani album that I got was 'little plastic castle' (1998)

Fool On Fire wrote:It's so much fun to be at one of her shows and watch her, stoned out of her mind


Did you go see her, in this millenium :lol:
Because, I think that she changed a bit in recent years. (see above concert links) no more nose ring and purple hair...
Although she still wore the same cargo pants last year...

I do plan to go see her again in October, (If I don't have to travel for my work... :roll: )

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Postby Fool On Fire » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:45 am

mhwlng wrote:Did you go see her, in this millenium :lol:
Because, I think that she changed a bit in recent years. (see above concert links) no more nose ring and purple hair...
Although she still wore the same cargo pants last year...


Yeah, when I saw her in Knoxville last year she was *way* high...talking about sparkling lights and stuff. It was hilarious...and somewhat comforting to know that even though she's a mother now, she hasn't given up on all her wild ways.

have fun seeing her! I'm jealous. :)

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twist the words and place the blame, and tell me now, aren't we the same?

-- Amy Ray

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-- Albert King

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"what makes the water holy," she said, "is that it's the closest thing to rain..."

-- Josh Ritter


...the blues is the roots...everything else is the fruits...
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Postby mhwlng » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:43 am

I'm going to see Ani tonight (supported by Anais mitchell and Hamell on trial)

I hope that I can get the new 'red letter year' cd at the gig...
I haven't heard it yet.

There is going to be a live webcast :

http://www.fabchannel.com/anais_mitchel ... 008-10-27/

http://www.fabchannel.com/hamell_on_tri ... 008-10-27/

http://www.fabchannel.com/ani_difranco_ ... 008-10-27/


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Postby marybeth » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:29 am

Have fun!
http://www.marybethdamico.com

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Postby mhwlng » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:56 am

Here are some pictures (there's more on flickr)

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Too bad Anais' set was only 30 minutes.
She isn't doing any solo gigs in Holland,
I would have liked to see that...

I video'd only a few Ani and Anais songs:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=91463B4D4669EA69

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=255F995E66479C7A
(select high quality)

the fabchannel high quality streams aren't up yet (should be within a couple of days)
I counted 5 hi-def cameras!


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Postby TontoBronto » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:48 am

FWIW, audio of the show is available on Dimeadozen for members there. Taper lists the show as
Ani diFranco

Oct. 27, 2008
Amsterdam
Paradiso
HOLLAND

01-01 Anticipate
01-02 Half Assed
01-03 Angry Anymore
01-04 Red Letter Year
01-05 Swan Dive
01-06 Untouchable Face
01-07 I Know This Bar
01-08 Coming Up
01-09 Emancipated Minor (with Hamell on Trial)
01-10 Promiscuity [new song]
01-11 Sunday Morning
01-12 Nicotine
01-13 Present/Infant
01-14 Swim
01-15 Two Little Girls

02-01 Splinter [new song]
02-02 Alla This
02-03 Shameless
**
02-04 Both Hands
02-05 32 Flavors (with Anais Mitchell and Hamell on Trial)


line-up:
Ani diFranco - vocals, guitar
Todd Sickafoose - upright bass
Allison Miller - drums
Mike Dillon - vibes, percussion

Length: 95 minutes.


Please note: this is a heads-up to those who may want to download the torrent themselves and NOT an offer to provide copies.
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Postby marybeth » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:52 am

Those are great pictures Marcel!
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Postby mhwlng » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:08 am

marybeth wrote:Those are great pictures Marcel!


Thanks Marybeth!

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Postby mhwlng » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:28 am

I just noticed that fabchannel put Anais and Ani online :

http://www.fabchannel.com/anais_mitchell_concert/2008-10-27/

http://www.fabchannel.com/ani_difranco_concert/2008-10-27/

Hamell's set is still not available

you need:
Adobe Flash player 9.0.115 or higher
A broadband internet connection of at least 500kb/s

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