Rubin Museum of Art
New York, New York
July 9, 2010
CD-R1 - Geetarz 241
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2-Dana on Keepsake
4-Dana on Nothing's What I Cry For
5-Nothing's What I Cry For
6-Dana on Set It on Fire/Set It on Fire
7-Dana on Keep on Rolling
8-Keep on Rolling
9-Dana on Summersong (correct spelling per MySpace)
11-Dana on Drive
13-Dana on Bible Baby
15-Dana on last song
16-Helter Skelter/Goin' Down
Dana Fuchs - Vocals, Percussion
Jon Diamond - Guitar, Vocals, Whistling
Naked Soul is an all acoustic and unplugged (Naked) music series held at the Rubin Museum of Art (www.rmanyc.org).
The Rubin is the only museum in North America whose entire collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (Soul).
The series is held in the Rubin's intimate 137 seat cherry wood lined theater.
When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their songs - slides of any piece of art that the artists choose are projected behind the artist during the performance.
After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum.
As described by the Rubin Museum, this was a unique experience, allowing the audience to receive an intimate performance with as few barriers as possible. It's important to point out that "all acoustic and unplugged" really does mean "all acoustic and unplugged", as no microphones or PA system at all are in use during the performance.
In a way, an audio recording doesn't really capture this gig, as the music is tied to works from the museum's collection that the performer has selected, which are then displayed during the set.
Recording also has its difficulties; with no amplification of any kind, the audience (applause, clapping, etc.) can overwhelm the performer at times, particularly during the spoken word.
The goal of the Rubin in creating this series was to remove those barriers - not just physical, but mental - between the performer and the artist, and they succeeded wonderfully.
Dana and Jon played a range of songs, from the past and from the upcoming album. The new material is just superb, the standout track might just be "Summersong". At the Rubin, Dana suggested that she didn't know if that song would "work" in an intimate setting, but it did, magnificently.
The first few numbers weren't captured, sorry.
Brought to you my my lovely fiancee, what a nice birthday present! And thanks to Dana and Jon for a great performance.
Edirol R-09 (internal mics) > SanDisk > Soundforge 9.0e > Maximize Volume (-12dB limiter, with gain compensation) > CDWav > FLAC (Level 8)
As always, please support the artist, buy the albums, and get to the gigs!
You can also check out the songs from the upcoming album on Dana's Myspace page as well.
~Geetarz, July 2010