Thursday, December 2, 2010

Victoria Vox at Iota

Victoria Vox, ah, I have to say, you were my favorite.  She plays the ukulele.  Really.  Fine, I'll put in a bad picture:

And she pairs it with a cello.  And then she sings with this lovely whole full voice and is bizarrely successful in also singing the sound of a trumpet player.  No electronics, no loops, just singing like a trumpet - as my friend asked, "How do you figure out you have that skill?" 

And Vox writes songs about (this makes me ridiculously happy just writing it) sexually frustrated tugboats that want to get it on with an ocean liner.  I'm not making it up:  And yes, the video features the trumpet singing.

She also has her own holiday songs, including "Surfing Santa," because she got tired of hearing the same things over and over and over again.  I admire the sentiment, although my grinch tendencies limit my enthusiasm for holiday music. 

Victoria Vox is a member of 1% for the Planet and donates 1% of all sales to non-profits for the Earth, so you can feel extra socially conscious and virtuous if you buy her album and listen to "Mother Nature." 

Of course, you might have also have fun if you order the "Uke Can Squeeze This" Vox panties. 

Despite the fact that by the tail end of the evening, I was clearly not all there (woohoo! fever setting in! love those December colds!  And overuse of exclamation points!)(!), Victoria seemed extremely polished to me. Wish I had made it to the end of the show, but disease overtook me and I departed.

And now, me and my fistful of Kleenex are going to collapse. 

p.s. I want to learn to play the cello.  Such a beautiful instrument.

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