kd lang loves her job

It’s pretty obvious that kd lang likes what she does. She walked out onto the stage with a bounce in her step and a grin on her face that I might be able to replicate if – and my apologies to my darling girlfriend on this one – you told me I’d won the lottery and never had to work again, and hey, by the way, Drew Barrymore is waiting outside in a limo to take you off for a long weekend in Bermuda and ****REDACTED****.

Sorry.

Anyway, lang clearly is tickled pink by what she does and it comes through in her performance. She sung a little over a half-dozen songs and interspersed them with some brief patter and a fair amount of playful dancing. That’s not to say she doesn’t move well, but there was a definite sense of whimsy in it.

In five years of seeing Lyle Lovett’s annual show at Wolf Trap this is the first time he’s had an opening act, but I’d say she was a good lead in. My only disappointment is that they didn’t do a song together.

That grin, by the way? Just as big and as firmly in place when she walked off at the end as when she came on. We all should be so thrilled by what we do.

4 Comments so far

  1. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 10:47 am

    Wow, sorry to be rude, but damn, that girl’s gained some weight!


  2. Darling Girlfriend (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 10:57 am

    Interestingly, she started her set by saying she had been close with Lyle for many years and during that time his hair had gotten bigger and his band had gotten larger while her hair has gotten shorter and her band has gotten smaller. She finished the thought by saying, “I guess that just goes to show size really doesn’t matter to me.”


  3. MBFan#2 (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:10 am

    She is looking more like the older Wayne Newton by the minute.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m a fan of my fellow countrywoman, kd, we go back to the days of when she wore her crazy wedding dress and sneakers at the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the American Music Awards. I loved her collaboration with Tony Bennett. Her rendition of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” left me weeping.

    But alas, we are all getting older…


  4. Don (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:37 am

    Yeah I last saw her about 8 years ago when I scored some free tickets to a show she did at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, attached to the Miami Beach convention center. My first thought when she walked on stage for this show was “she got a lot thicker.”

    Ah well, as long as she’s healthy and happy. It clearly hasn’t hurt her singing quality or power. She had amazing capacity to hold and project a note.



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