AUGUST 2006

Giovedi' 31 Agosto 2006 / August 31

[VIDEO] SWEET ROSALYN - DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL - JULY 13, 1997

Sweet Rosalyn
Escalarre, Spain
July 13, 1997


[SET LIST] WANTHAG, NY, AUG 30

CHANGE
NEIGHBORHOOD
FIRST CUT
FAVORITE MISTAKE with JOHN
JETAIRLINER with JOHN
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
GOOD IS GOOD
REAL GONE
STEVE MCQUEEN
REDEMPTION
HOME
WILDFLOWER
STRONG ENOUGH
HAPPY
SOAK
WINDING ROAD

Recap @ http://sherylcrow.igadev.com/journal.aspx

 

Mercoledi' 30 Agosto 2006 / August 30

[NEWS] MUSICIANS TUNE UP

Gail Schiller

Aug 29, 2006

To hear NASCAR officials tell it, it was a struggling music industry seeking unique ways to reach out to consumers that initially discovered the power of NASCAR and led the way to today's large-scale promotions with Hollywood.

Sheryl Crow was the first to realize the benefit of speaking to NASCAR's fan base of 75 million people, says Sarah Nettinga, managing director of film, television and music entertainment for NASCAR.

During a full-year campaign in 2002, Crow served as the grand marshal at the California Speedway; incorporated NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. into her music video "Steve McQueen"; appeared in a NASCAR image campaign spot that ran for eight weeks during NASCAR broadcasts; did a live concert for fans at the Talladega Superspeedway that was broadcast on network TV; and performed at the NASCAR Nextel Cup banquet where the circuit crowns its champion and top 10 drivers for the year.

No money changed hands for the massive promotion that was seen as enormously beneficial for both NASCAR and Crow.

"It was the first time we showed we could do lots of things with talent," Nettinga says. "We didn't have to be limited to them just being a grand marshal. We could blow it out and make it a big deal."

The following year, Crow was one of the headline acts at a tribute concert for Dale Earnhardt Sr. that was held at the Daytona International Speedway and aired on Fox.

Also in 2003, NASCAR tried the same approach with film for the first time, putting Arnold Schwarzenegger in a NASCAR image campaign spot and making him grand marshal of the Auto Club 500 at the California Speedway to promote "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."

"It was the first time NASCAR said, 'Let's take a movie and blow it out with the talent,' " Nettinga says. "We thought, 'We've been doing it with music, we can do it with a movie.' "

Another music artist to have had a major impact on NASCAR was Lenny Kravitz, whose decision to be part of the "NASCAR, How Bad Have You Got It" image campaign and serve as grand marshal for the 2004 Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway "changed people's perception of the sport," according to Nettinga. "Lenny doesn't do a lot of stuff like that. His involvement made a lot of people think NASCAR is really cool."

Other music performers who have appeared at both NASCAR races and in TV ads for NASCAR's image campaign include Jewel, Darius Rucker, Lisa Marie Presley, Three Doors Down, Smashmouth, LeAnn Rimes and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Three Doors Down also featured Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in their video for "The Road I'm On" and arranged a paint scheme on Stewart's Busch series race car to launch their new CD at Michigan International Speedway in 2003.

Other musical talent that either appeared or performed at NASCAR races includes Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Toni Braxton, Alice Cooper, Nickelback and the "American Idol" finalists.

The most recent significant music development for NASCAR was the Chili Peppers' performance in May at the Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's, which marked the first time NASCAR staged an in-race performance.

Footage from the concert, from the track where the band served as grand marshals and from Roush Racing -- where the Peppers experienced what it's like to be pit crew members -- were incorporated into the band's image campaign spot for NASCAR.

Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com


[PICS] HOLMDEL, NJ - AUG 27

Thank you John!


[SET LIST] BOSTON, MA - AUG 29

CHANGE
NEIGHBORHOOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE- with John Mayer
FIRST CUT
GOOD IS GOOD
REAL GONE
STEVE MCQUEEN
REDEMPTION
I KNOW WHY
CHANCES ARE
STRONG ENOUGH
HAPPY
ALL I WANNA DO
SOAK UP THE SUN
WINDING ROAD
*********************
VERSION 1.0
TUE 29TH AUG 2006
boston, ma


[LIVE REVIEWS] BOSTON, MA - AUG 29

Mayer, Crow a hit with Mom, Pop and the kids
By Christopher Blagg
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It’s not often that you can find teenagers and their parents enjoying the same concert. Such was the case with last night’s double bill of John Mayer and Sheryl Crow at a sopping-wet Tweeter Center.
Of course, there was some inevitable crossover, but by and large, it was the 40-somethings howling along to Crow, while the larynx-shredding shrieks accompanying Mayer could only come from the high school girl demographic. Good times for the whole family!

Touring in support of his forthcoming new CD, Mayer’s goal seemed to be integrating his earlier sensitive balladeer persona with the more blues-based edge of his recent work leading the John Mayer Trio. For the most part, this balance was realized as Mayer handily traded off busy acoustic strums like opener “Why Georgia” with more complex tunes like the slinky blues-pop of “Vultures.”

More on than any of his other tours, Mayer’s surprisingly formidable guitar prowess threatened to trump his whispery lovelorn vocals. New tunes like the meditative groove of “Belief” began quietly only to build into a slippery soul-rock workout with Mayer ripping off muscular guitar riffs with ease.
Mayer’s maturation as a songwriter was clearly evident with new songs like the sentimental McCartneyesque ballad “Heart of Life” and the undeniably funky, almost gospel strut of his current single “Waiting On the World To Change” showing some impressive new directions. It seems he’s thankfully gotten beyond his Dave Matthews-lite phase.
Preceding Mayer on the bill was a triumphant and clearly refreshed Sheryl Crow, who took to the stage decked out in all white and backed by an eight-piece band, including a string quartet. Along with some cuts from her new record “Wildflower,” the most memorable being the country-flavored “Good Is Good,”, Crow gave the grateful crowd a veritable greatest hits package.

After she opened with a couple rocking burners including “A Change Will Do You Good,” Mayer showed up onstage to lend some guitar to “My Favorite Mistake.” Mayer’s star power must have flustered Crow, who mixed up and forgot some of the tune’s verses. After the song, Crow joked, “He made me nervous up there. He’s cute and talented.”

Despite the gaffe, Crow was in fine form, especially her patented brassy, assured vocals, which got quite a workout on songs like the booming, lung-stretching chorus of “If It Makes You Happy.” After the escapist party anthem double shot of “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up the Sun,” Crow ended the set with “Everyday Is a Winding Road.”

Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney began the night with an impressive set that came off like a cross between a less irritating version of Jason Mraz and an Americanized Coldplay.

John Mayer with Sheryl Crow At the Tweeter Center, Mansfield, last night.

Source: BostonHerald.com

 

Martedi' 29 Agosto 2006 / August 29

LIVE PHOTOS!

Hallelujah, some new pics! :-D

Credits: Sherylcrow.com

Pittsburgh, PA - Aug. 24

 

Saratoga Sptings, NY - Aug. 25

 

Peterbilt trucks! Oh yeah!

Holmdel, NJ - Aug. 27

 


[LIVE REVIEW] SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - AUG 25

Concert Review
EMILY DONOHUE, For The Saratogian
08/29/2006


The crowd at SPAC on Friday night was treated to back-to-back sets packed with hits from two of today's biggest artists, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow.

The crowd was excited to hear some of their favorite singles but was generally a bit subdued, as were the artists.

Mayer played lots of old favorites and some songs off of his upcoming album 'Continuum' which is set to be released in September.

He started the show off with 'Why Georgia' and 'Something's Missing' and then went into 'Vultures' off of his most recent album with the John Mayer Trio.

Mayer kept the hits coming with 'My Stupid Mouth,' 'Clarity' and 'Daughters' which the crowd appreciated. The crowd was quiet beyond the front sections, but his new single 'Waiting on the World to Change' got everybody off of their feet again.

The new single sounds like Mayer, but is a little jazzier and more grown up than his older singles.

Mayer finished up the show with an 'encore' that didn't include him leaving the stage because he said he didn't want to waste time and wanted to get right into playing his first huge hit 'No Such Thing' and 'Gravity' off of the John Mayer Trio album.

Mayer's set was full of old hits that reminded his fans why they stayed devoted and enough songs off of his upcoming album to make everybody excited about what Mayer has in store for us in the next album.

The set was definitely entertaining and the crowd appreciated it, but it didn't do as much to showcase Mayer's impressive musical talents as it could have.

Sheryl Crow hit the stage after John Mayer and started off with some of her biggest hits, 'Change,' 'There Goes the Neighborhood' and 'My Favorite Mistake,' which had the crowd on its feet. She then went into a few mellower songs, 'Real Gone' from the movie 'Cars,' 'Redemption' and 'Wildflower.'

To finish up her set Crow played some livelier hits 'Strong Enough,' 'All I Wanna Do' and 'Soak Up The Sun.'

She returned for a quick encore with a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Rock 'n' Roll,' ending the show on an energetic note.

Like Mayer, Crow packed her show with as many hits as she could fit but there were really no surprises.
The audience seemed generally happy with her set, but they were not nearly as excited for her as they had been for Mayer.

In the end Friday's show was very entertaining, but sounded a little too much like a greatest hits album of both the artists to really be interesting.

Source: Saratogian

 

Lunedi' 28 Agosto 2006 / August 28

[BOOTLEG] LIVE IN SARATOGA SPRINGS - AUGUST 25, 2006

August 25, 2006
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

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2. A Change Would Do You Good
3. There Goes The Neighborhood
4. My Favorite Mistake
5. The First Cut Is The Deepest
6. Hard To Make a Stand
7. Good is Good
8. Real Gone
9. Steve McQueen

DISC TWO

1. Redemption Day
2. Home
3. Wildflower
4. Strong Enough
5. If It Makes You Happy
6. All I Wanna Do
7. Soak Up The Sun
8. Every Day Is A Winding Road
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[SET LIST] HOLMEDL, NJ - AUGUST 27

CHANGE
NEIGHBORHOOD
MISTAKE
FIRST CUT
GOOD IS GOOD
REAL GONE
STEVE MCQUEEN
REDEMPTION
HOME
WILDFLOWER
STRONG ENOUGH
HAPPY
ALL I WANNA DO
SOAK UP THE SUN
WINDING ROAD
*******************
VERSION 1.0
SUN 27TH AUG 2006
holmdel, nj


[LIVE REVIEW] PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24, 2006

WINDING ROAD

John Mayer and Sheryl Crow launched their tour together last week at P-G Pavilion, and everyone was wondering if the two music stars would join each other on stage.

Turns out they didn't. And that's a bummer, because they're both engaging performers, though both had a few spotty moments last Thursday, especially Crow.

Mayer took the stage first, with full command of his velvety voice. Though in terms of stage presence, he seemed to be timid initially. The tousle-haired singer, with his multi-colored sneakers, admitted to a crowd of 8,500 that he hadn't regained his confidence yet.

But when he delved elegantly into "Daughters," he got his groove back, paving the way for a batch of bluesy pop-rock songs stamped by Mayer's nimble and vastly underrated guitar work. A few of those songs turned into spirited jams, causing his 75-minute set to stretch longer than expected, so he had to dispense with the clichéd silliness of an encore.

Crow would have been wise to skip an encore, too, and you'll read why in a minute.

To her credit, Crow's show started in high gear. In a white sleeveless top with matching slacks, she looked smashing. Her band sounded sharp whipping through songs like "My Favorite Mistake," "A Change (Would Do You Good)," "The First Cut is the Deepest" and the rollicking "Steve McQueen."

But she squashed the party vibe when she did a song backed by a video screen listing far-from-scintillating quotes from the Bush Administration. "God bless America!" an angry man shouted from Section 6. A smattering of boos with a slightly louder round of cheers greeted the song's conclusion. Crow should leave the politics to Neil Young.

Fans just to want to hear her sing hits like "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Want to Do" and "Every Day is a Winding Road" the three songs with which she solidly ended her set.

But then came the ill-advised encore, where she repeatedly flubbed the lines to Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner." Somehow she fell behind by line, which threw off the whole song. Having changed into a "War is Not the Answer" T-shirt, she got back on track with the final song, Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll," though that song has been done to death, and so the concert ended anti-climactically.

Source: timesonline.com


[HARTFORD SHOW] PHOTOS, REVIEWS & IMPRESSIONS - HARTFORD, CT 26 AUGUST

 

#1

It was supposed to be John Mayer (yummy) and Sheryl Crow (yummy in her own right, I guess)…but alas, John was sick and couldn’t perfom. I am still convinced that Dan somehow got a hold of him to warn him that I might try to stow away on the tour bus…anyway, Sheryl Crow kicked ass. She is beautiful, funny and can rock out. I have decided that I am going to be her when I grow up. The opening guy (who I actually felt bad for because we were all pissy that John cancelled-notice that I call him John as if I know him) was Mat Kearney. He sang 10 songs or so, 7 of which sounded exactly the same, and the other 3 were okay. I liked him more the more alcohol I drank. :) Sheryl sang all the fan faves, and closed with (get this) Rock and Roll (originally by Led Zeppelin)…takes some balls to cover that I think, and she’s got ‘em. Plus she does some cool breast cancer stuff, being a survivor and all. I was only a little hung over today….

From: http://pennygriswold.wordpress.com

#2

Sheryl Crow was awesome! That was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. She did all of her hits, some new stuff, some other stuff off of her older albums, and a few covers too. Mat Kearny opened, he was good. It sucks that John Mayer was sick and couldn't perform, I really wanted to hear some of his new stuff. But, I have seen him like five times, so whatever.

From: http://www.myspace.com/penguinonpluto

#3

Amazing show! Sheryl Crow really rocked it out. She did a full set with a lot of her older songs. So much energy - it was fantastic. She is tiny but really moves around the stage with excitement and got the crowd into it too. Matt Kearney, the opener, was great too. His style is pretty unique and easy to listen too.

There was some disappointment last night. John Mayer was supposed to be a part of this show too, but cancelled at the last minute due to illness. Was pretty sorry to hear that, because he was the reason I bought tickets, but have to say that the concert was better than I thought it would be.

From: Myspace

#4

Hottie Sheryl Crow rocked the house in Hartford last night. Unfortunately John Mayer had to cancel due to laryngitis, but Sheryl made it worth it. She performed two hours when she was only going to play for 45 minutes. Sheryl was unbelievable and really got the crowd pumped. She has had a rough year with early stage breast cancer and her break-up with Lance. I personally think he is an idiot, but what do I know. I now cannot wait until she releases more new music.

From: http://weretakingbetsthat.blogspot.com

#5

John Mayer Cancels,Sheryl Crow Shines!
Permalink Posted by: Ann Nyberg; 08/27/06 12:07:36 pm, Categories: Anchor Desk, English (US)
Ann Nyberg

Mayer cancels his appearance in Hartford due to illness....
I wondered why there was hardly any traffic going into Hartford Saturday night around the time that the John Mayer/Sheryl Crow/Mat Kearney show was about to start. My husband and I headed up to the Dodge Music Center with two of our daughters to, in particular, see Fairfield's Heart throb, John Mayer.

We parked uneventfully and then walked past an incredibly long line of people waiting in line patiently to enter the theater...this also seemed strange to me..we had to go to the "will call" window to pick up our tickets. Then everything came into focus. Over a loud speaker came a muffled voice that said John Mayer would not be taking the stage due to laryngitis and that he felt terrible about pulling out of the show last minute. We made the decision to stay and watch Sheryl Crow do the whole show.

While many of those who really wanted to see Mayer decided to leave to be able to get their full refund...the plentiful crowd that decided to stay, were treated to a tremendous event. Sheryl Crow...a breast cancer survivor "rocked the house!" Crow, in her mid-forties coming off treatment for cancer and a well-publicized breakup with Tour De France Superstar, Lance Armstrong, was powerful.

The tiny Crow all dressed in white with 4-inch heels, belted out every song that you knew and others you didn't from her new CD. Effortlessly she changed guitars, I don't even know how many times...from Fenders to Acoustics to whatever.
She is nothing short of gorgeous and showed her true rocker self. Her encore was even more spectacular. She changed into a glittery "war is not the answer" t-shirt and strutted the stage back and forth and even ended up dancing on top of a piano.

Don't get me wrong, we were hugely disappointed about not seeing Mayer, but because of his illness we got to see a show that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. You go Sheryl!!!!!

By the way John, if you should get wind of this blog, the family would love to have you do your "make-up" concert at our house...you pick the date.

From: wtnh.tV

SET LIST

CHANGE
NEIGHBORHOOD
MISTAKE
FIRST CUT
GOOD IS GOOD
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
I KNOW WHY
REAL GONE
STEVE MCQUEEN
REDEMPTION
HOME
WILDFLOWER
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH- no stools- 'Daughters'
HAPPY
ALL I WANNA DO
SOAK UP THE SUN
WINDING ROAD
**********************
SAFE AND SOUND
JETLINER
ROCK N ROLL
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VERSION 2.0
SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH 2006
hartford, ct


[HARTFORD] TOUR NOTES! - 26 AUGUST

The Sheryl contingent consisting of herself, Rex and me have adopted a different routine on this tour. Instead of driving to the next hotel after the show, we are running with the crew and head straight to the venue, parking up, and remaining on the bus. It’s kind of like camping, although housed in a modern tour bus like ours it’s as much camping as moving from whisky to beer is classified as not drinking.

You don’t want for much on this bus- except for maybe a more stealthy early morning departure off of it. This morning, for reasons I have yet to find out, Rex’s and my exit from the bus was announced by the alarm going off. Of course to match it’s size this bus has a large horn and it lets go in repeated blasts. My first 21st century (wo)man reaction is of course to immediately retreat into the bus and hide behind the curtain. However, the continuing din and sight of some of our crew walking by with their hands over their ears indicated to me that my cunning plan was not working. Luckily Tim K one of our crew drivers rescued me by keying in the combination of the door lock and we were treated to some silence. Technology Strikes Part II.

It’s kind of early and the lights are loading in before anything else which makes sense as they go up in the air first. I see some action over on the backline bus and head towards it as I remember they all are part owners of the most powerful cappucino machine known to man. Well at least to me. The backline boys are the guys who are in charge of the amps, drums, keys- the stuff that makes the noise. Rick looks after Sheryl, Billy takes care of Peter, Soya sets up the drums (and tunes them, not an easy task) for Jeremy, Ed is over in electronic world overseeing Mike, Andy the great thrower of the bass at the end of each show is Tim’s guy. His nick name is The Fan because, that’s what he is. In fact he’s a fan to such an extent the feeling is that if Tim passed out, he could step right in ....and you lot might never know it.

It’s a little after 9am and a good friend of ours steps onto the bus with a great greeting from the boys. The reason why this tough crowd holds him in such high esteem becomes instanty apparent when he heads straight to the ice box and casually opens a cool Mexican beer. He explains that it only makes sense to him as for years he would have to drive overnight from one show to another so the only time he could relax and have a beer was when he finally arrived in the morning.

I picked my jaw up off the floor and we all launched into our personal drunken stories. The winner was a description of one gentlemen who after drinking enough to put a small horse to sleep awoke in the middle of the night in his hotel room with an intense desire to relieve himself. No doubt still drunk, he stumbled into what he thought was his bathroom- unfortunately the bright light and the ominous click behind him signified the fact that he had actually wandered into the hotel hallway and was now locked out of his room. Naked. We laughed so hard that I never found out how he got back in...

So what else happened...Rick, Sheryl and I finally got the bikes out- I did a quick ride into town to reaquaint myself with a Starbucks then came back and Rick and Sheryl went out themselves while I caught up on work.

Dinner was fantastic as ever. We have a company on the road with us. Dega. They are there everyday....familiar faces with formidable food. Let me tell you- it makes a big difference to have consistent good food and more importantly it’s good for Sheryl who has been advised to eat a wide selection of fresh and organic meals, something not normally available when the concert hall is the one providing the catering. Of course we are all benefiting from it. I feel almost guilty and constantly remind myself I must ride hard in the morning but rarely do...

Then, bombshell. 630pm and it looks like John Mayer can’t do the show. He can talk but he cannot sing. To double check the diagnosis a doctor comes to the venue under police escort and he or she confirms that he should not perform tonight. Sheryl has the choice of not playing at all or extending the set. It’s a no brainer really so we take a look at the set and add Hard to Make a Stand, I Know Why, Vegas and Safe and Sound. Where Has all the Love Gone makes a brief appearance but it gets dropped quickly. Schedule is re-set and Mat Kearney plays a little longer and Sheryl goes on at 915pm.

At 9pm everyone is hanging out in the dressing room and there is a last minute idea to include a Mayer song in the set....or at least a piece of one....a run to the bus for her iPod and a grab for lyrics from a website later and Peter and Sheryl have worked out how to shoehorn a piece of Daughters into Strong Enough....and at 918pm they launched into Change.

Got some awesome pics....but again...problems with the site. The real story is that I use a Mac and Internet Explorer is the only browser would let me post pics. The second part of the story is that since the screen on my old G4 voluntarily detached itself I had to get a new duel Intel MacBookPro and it doesn’t like IE. HQ is trying to update the system to cope with the new machine.

Aug 26 Hartford SC

 

Domenica 27 Agosto 2006 / August 27

[HARTFORD SHOW] A NICE REVIEW

Everyone was soooo bummed when they heard he wasn't playing, and a lot of people left - but the show was absolutely worth staying for. Mat Kearney was new to me, but i really, really enjoyed him..almost felt a good trade off for not seeing JM since I found a new band I like..and Sheryl Crow was absolutely off the chain, if people still say that or ever did...I saw her once before, but nothing like this - the pictures in the background, the soul, the energy, the length of the show, her outfit, her moves, her dancing on the piano, shaking her ass, shaking her other stuff, and she say over and again how sorry she was John wasn't performing, how she was in Mayer territory, how she felt like they had to step up, and then at the end she was like, so sorry John couldn't play, but we're gonna pick it up for him, and she said how much fun they were having, and it showed...TOTAL bummer that John didn't play, but an absolutely amazing. I think I fell in love with sheryl crow a little bit.

I was able to attend John's soundcheck, however, and they sounded great - he sang Slow Dancing...with a killer guitar solo...def. a shame they didn't get to play.

Feel better soon, john...

- thinkimgonnamakeamove
From My Stupid Mouth MB

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Oh! That's AMORE! ;-)


GET WELL SOON JOHN!

Just read on sherylcrow.com:

"Although he had been doing his best to rise above a niggling throat problemm, in the end John Mayer finally had to cancel his portion of the evening as it was confirmed that he does in fact have laryingitis.

Sheryl is extremely sympathetic and has elected to play a full set this evening.

It is beleived that almost 24 hours of rest should be enough for John to resume his committments of the tour starting in New Jersey tomorrow.

It goes wthout saying that all of us at Crow Towers wish him a swift recovery....


[REVIEW] SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - AUG. 25TH

Sheryl Crow offers a classic rock act

By GREG HAYMES, Staff writer
First published: Sunday, August 27, 2006

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- After a battle with breast cancer earlier this year ("I'm good now," she declared), Sheryl Crow is back, and the second stop on her current tour brought her to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday evening to kick off Travers weekend.

It's hard to remember that when she burst on the scene 13 years ago, Crow had a quirky, street-smart sound that was more akin to Rickie Lee Jones than any of the pop divas of the day. Along the way, she's lost her beatnik slur and polished her rough edges for a wider-reaching, more mainstream sound.

While she has remained contemporary, Crow is still a classic rocker at heart, as she proved with her rendition of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest," a bit of Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" tacked on the end of "Home" and an encore of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll." Her own songs are rooted in the classics, too. "Hard to Make a Stand" is a second cousin to Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane." "Redemption Day" nicks Bob Dylan, and "Steve McQueen" pays homage to Steve Miller.

Backed by a four-piece band and a string quartet, Crow switched back and forth between guitar and bass from the opening romp of "A Change Would Do You Good" and "There Goes the Neighborhood" to the closing brace of pop anthems, "Soak Up the Sun" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road."

"Strong Enough," played on an acoustic guitar in unplugged fashion with some solid fiddle playing by the string quartet leader, was one of Crow's most passionate tunes, but others -- like the chugging "Real Gone" from the "Cars" soundtrack were simply throwaways. And try though she might, Crow just never seemed to kick the concert into high gear.

After an excursion into the blues with his latest live trio album, "Try," John Mayer was back to his adult-contemporary pop roots with his 75-minute set on Friday. Yes, his guitar playing was more confident than in the past, with a tougher, meatier sound on tunes such as "Covered in Rain" and "Something's Missing." But for the most part, Mayer's pop sound still comes across like a hybrid of Dave Matthews and Michael Franks.

In addition to such hits as "No Such Thing" and "Daughters," Mayer and his five-piece band (occasionally augmented by a pair of horn players) also offered a handful of tunes from his upcoming CD, "Continuum," including the overblown "In Repair" and the slow blues guitar rave-up "Gravity." The best of the batch was the soulful "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)."

The worst was "Waiting On the World to Change." Not only was it a blatant rip-off of Curtis Mayfield's classic gospel-blues "People Get Ready," but lyrically, the song was a disheartening call to apathy, with such lyrics as "We see everything that's going wrong with the world and those who lead it. We just feel like we don't have the means to rise above and beat it. So we keep waiting, waiting on the world to change."

Nashville's Mat Kearney opened the show with a half-hour set culled from his major-label debut album, "Nothing Left to Lose." Backed by a three-piece band, Kearney attempted to fuse together chiming U2-like anthems, sensitive singer-songwriter story-songs and acoustic hip-hop shuffles. Greg Haymes can be reached 454-5742 or by e-mail at ghaymes@timesunion.com.

Source: Albany Times Union


[VIDEO REPOST] INTERVIEW: ROAD TO GRAMMY 2003

 

Sabato 26 Agosto 2006 / August 26

[SOUNDTRACK] NEW SONG PENNED BY SHERYL FOR THE MOVIE "HOME OF THE BRAVE"

From Sherylcrow.com:

"...Sheryl finished a demo of a song for a movie entitled ‘Home of the Brave’. The plan is to record the final version next week. The movie which follows three soldiers as they attempt to adjust to life back in the States after lengthy tours in Iraq stars Samuel L. Jackson and is slated for release late 2006"

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Theatrical Release Date : December 15th, 2006

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0763840/


[SETLIST] SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - AUGUST 25, 2006

CHANGE
NEIGHBORHOOD
MISTAKE
FIRST CUT
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
GOOD IS GOOD
REAL GONE
STEVE MCQUEEN
REDEMPTION
HOME
WILDFLOWER
STRONG ENOUGH
HAPPY
ALL I WANNA DO-SOAK
WINDING ROAD
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ROCK N ROLL
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FRI AUG 25TH SARATOGA SPRINGS V1.0

Recap by Chris Hudson: http://sherylcrow.com/main/tour/journal.asp


[REVIEW] BURGETTSTOWN, PA - AUGUST 24, 2006

Concert review: Crow, Mayer look, sing great

Saturday, August 26, 2006
By John Young

"John Mayer's got a fabulous-looking audience -- some hot chicks," Sheryl Crow joked with the Post-Gazette Pavilion crowd Thursday night.

"And who hasn't made out to John Mayer's music?" she continued. "I have."

While Crow's comments were likely in jest, they point to a credibility gap from which both she and Mayer have suffered at times. Sure, they're both fine pop tunesmiths and instrumentalists -- but haven't good fortune and their good looks played just as big a role in their ascent of the commercial music ladder?

Both artists performed sets that went a long way toward quieting such critical murmurs of discontent. Mayer played for 75 minutes and Crow for more than 90, including her encore, on the first date of a tour together that will last nearly two months.

If any doubts remain about Mayer's chops as a guitarist, consider this: His band included Robbie McIntosh, one-time axman for Paul McCartney, the Pretenders and Norah Jones. McIntosh took a single solo, on dobro no less, during "Daughters." Otherwise, he bowed to Mayer's lead guitar prowess while simply doing a bit of finger picking or chugging along on chords.

But guitar slingers exist everywhere. What sets Mayer apart is his ever-deepening songwriting ability. The songs he played from his forthcoming album, "Continuum," ranged from the grooving midtempo blues "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)" to the upbeat love ballad "The Heart of Life" to the catchy power-pop tune and new single "Waiting on the World to Change."

The anthemic, organ-dominated "In Repair," which Mayer and his seven-piece band melodically riffed on for nearly 10 minutes, may be the best song he's yet composed. "I'm not together, but I'm getting there," went the refrain, on which Mayer is clearly selling himself short.

Crow's set featured a few missteps, mostly minor. It was hard to hear the string quartet she had onstage for most of the show, particularly when her backing quartet was really rocking. She also put four slow songs together about an hour into her show, sucking the life from a previously bounding set. Finally, the two covers in her encore were well-intended but poorly executed; Crow clearly struggled to read a lyric sheet singing Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" and fudged some of Robert Plant's wailing verses to "Rock and Roll."

For all that, though, Crow's set did a fine job of proving what a knack she has for melody and reminding fans of her staggering number of hits. Crow's voice soared on "Strong Enough" and "Everyday Is a Winding Road" but also expertly negotiated the emotional and lyrical turns of songs like "If It Makes You Happy" and "My Favorite Mistake."

Crow didn't simply play it safe, however. She took a risk in sharing her distaste for the Bush administration. Her sporting a "War Is Not the Answer" T-shirt during her encore was fairly benign. But during her song "Redemption Day," Crow had projected onscreen a number of ironic and poorly phrased quotes by the president. When the song ended with the date "January 21st, 2009" dominating the screens, a smattering of boos were heard among the cheers.

Crow also turned serious in introducing the title song of her last album "Wildflower." While she wrote the song before being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, Crow said the piece has taken on new meaning, reminding her of "what you make of each day." Crow seemed similarly invested in her lyrics while belting out "Good Is Good," a big, aching ballad from "Wildflower."

So forget about the celebrities Crow has dated and how loudly teen girls scream at the sight of Mayer. What matters is the music, and both played it boldly and well.

(John Young is a freelance writer. )

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com

 

Venerdi' 25 Agosto 2006 / August 25

[TOUR] TIMEMIT

8/25/2006 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY , United States
Doors: 5:30 pm
Opening act: 6:30 pm
John Mayer: 7:30 pm
Sheryl Crow: 9:15 pm <<<

8/26/2006 Dodge Music Center Hartford, CT , United States
Doors: 6:30 pm
Opening act: 7:30 pm
Sheryl Crow: 8:30 pm <<<
John Mayer: 9:45 pm

8/27/2006 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ , United States
Doors: 5:30 pm
Opening act: 7:00 pm
John Mayer: 7:45 pm
Sheryl Crow: 9:30 pm <<<

8/29/2006 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA , United States
Doors: 6:00 pm
Opening act: 7:30 pm
Sheryl Crow : 8:15 pm <<<
John Mayer: 9:30 pm

8/30/2006 Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY , United States
Doors: 5:30 pm
Opening act: 7:00 pm
Sheryl Crow: 7:45 pm <<<
John Mayer: 9:30 pm

8/31/2006 Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY , United States
Doors: 5:30 pm
Opening act: 7:00 pm
Sheryl Crow: 7:45 pm <<<
John Mayer: 9:30 pm

9/2/2006 Tweeter Center Camden, NJ , United States
Doors: 6:00 pm
Opening act: 7:00 pm
Sheryl Crow: 7:45 pm <<<
John Mayer: 9:30 pm

9/3/2006 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Bristow/Washington DC, VA , United States
Doors: 5:00 pm
Opening act: 6:30 pm
Sheryl Crow: 7:30 pm <<<
John Mayer: 9:15 pm


[SETLIST] PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24, 2006

Set Times

06.30 - 07.00 - Matt Kearney
07.30 - 08.45 - John Mayer
09.15 - 1045 - Sheryl Crow

CHANGE 4 on floor strht in- ext out
NEIGHBORHOOD-drms 2 bars gtr/4bars hey lets
MISTAKE
FIRST CUT-bdown a desc riff twice as long
MEMBERS ONLY
GOOD IS GOOD
REAL GONE
STEVE MCQUEEN- no cars straight in
REDEMPTION
HOME
WILDFLOWER
STRONG ENOUGH
HAPPY
ALL I WANNA DO-SOAK
WINDING ROAD
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JET AIRLINER
ROCK N ROLL
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THU AUG 24TH PITTSBURGH, PA VERSION 1.0

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Wow! A new cover! "Jet Airliner" by The Steve Miller band! This is sweeet! i can't wait to hear it!

PS: Recap from Pittsburgh show @ http://sherylcrow.com/main/tour/journal.asp (no pics at the moment)

 

Giovedi' 24 Agosto 2006 / August 24

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SHERYL CROW SETS OUT ON TOUR AFTER TURBOLENT YEAR

By Regis Behe
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sheryl Crow, who visits the Post-Gazette Pavilion tonight with John Mayer, might seem to be more of a celebrity than musician these days.

That's what happens when your relationship with one of the world's most famous athletes, Lance Armstrong, disintegrates in a public way. That's what happens when you confess -- as Crow did on the TV program "Extra" -- that her friends and former "Friends" stars Courtney Cox Arquette and Jennifer Aniston helped her get through breast cancer.

Does anyone remember that Crow's a musician? Let alone that one of her first gigs was as a backup singer on Michael Jackson's "Bad" tour? Google the pair and click on "images," and find a black-and-white photo of a seriously permed Crow, her face twisted in what can only be described as a grimace. There are rumors on the Internet that the Gloved One would only permit Crow to make eye contact with him onstage.

Like that was a burden.

n the early 1990s, Crow hooked up with the Tuesday Night Music Club, a Los Angeles musicians' collective that included David Baerwald, David Gilbert and Bill Bottrell. Crow's album, "Tuesday Night Music Club" featured versions of "Run Baby Run," "Leaving Las Vegas" and "All I Wanna Do" and cast her as a star. She earned three Grammy Awards and the acrimony of the musicians, who felt she denied them credit.

Maybe so, but it's hard to picture anyone but Crow in that "All I Wanna Do" video. And any doubts about her ability were dismissed by her subsequent successes. She's released stellar singles, including "If It Makes You Happy" and "A Change Would Do You Good" and consistently good albums, notably 1998's "The Globe Sessions."

And while there have been artistic missteps -- notably "Picture," a duet with Kid Rock -- Crow has always managed to remain a certain integrity, especially among her peers.

"Nobody has ever accused Sheryl Crow of trying to be less than a great rock legendary singer," Mayer says. "Her influences are really, really strong in the way that I want mine to be. It (the tour pairing) just really made sense to me."

Mayer says he expects to share the stage with Crow during the course of the tour, but neither artist would have a chance to consider options until the tour actually begins.

"There's so much prep work to put a show on the road, literally putting a show on the road," he says. "I think it comes so natural to us to figure out a song and play a song together that I'm not at all worried about it. I don't think it will be hard to come up with a song."

-- Alan Sculley contributed to this report

 

Mercoledi' 23 Agosto 2006 / August 23

SHERYL CROW: CANCER WILL CHANGE MY MUSIC

Singer altered diet and tried acupuncture and herbs to fight cancer

Wednesday, August 23, 2006; Posted: 9:17 a.m. EDT (13:17 GMT)

(CNN) -- Earlier this year, rock singer Sheryl Crow underwent minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer. Sheryl received an excellent prognosis from doctors and is now trying to raise awareness about the disease and the need for early detection, which she thinks made a big difference in her case. CNN.com recently invited readers to send their questions to Sheryl Crow about her battle with breast cancer.

Sheryl answers your questions below and will appear on "Larry King Live" tonight at a special time, 8 p.m. ET.

QUESTION: Hope you are feeling OK. I am just beginning my chemo. How did you feel after your first chemo? And then on a day-to-day basis?
Katie Smith, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

CROW: Dear Katie, I was so lucky. My cancer was caught early enough that I did not have to undergo chemo. I had a lumpectomy and seven weeks of radiation. I have met many cancer patients who have or are going through chemo and it seems to vary with each patient and what their individual treatment is. Hang in there.

Q: I would like to know if you used a holistic approach in addition to your medical treatment. Reason I ask is because I hear so much of holistic modalities being part of recoveries, but I am not yet convinced that they work. I wish you the best and my prayers are with you and all women battling the cancer nightmare.
Pauline Elvidge, Georgetown, Massachusetts

CROW: Dear Pauline, I remember when I was first diagnosed and I was deep into doing research on what it meant to have cancer and what I could expect from my treatment. I called a great friend who is one of the top guys at the Lance Armstrong Foundation and asked what he thought about seeking holistic treatment in conjunction with my radiation. His response was, "If your doctor isn't open to that, then you have the wrong doc." In fact, it was my surgical oncologist who recommended I check out the Tao of Wellness, where I supported my treatment with acupuncture as well as herbal teas. The idea is to fortify the immune system. I say why not?

Q: Hello Sheryl. I was also diagnosed with breast cancer at age 47 but I had the "works" -- surgery (mastectomy), chemo, then radiation. I was wondering what type of treatment you had and what stage was the cancer? I had stage III-A. I see you still have all of your hair! Hope you are doing well. From one of your "sisters" in Louisiana.
Judy, Denham, Louisiana

CROW: Hi Judy, I hope you are doing well. You sound like you have the best attitude! Yes, I was so blessed that my cancer was caught in the earliest of stages by way of my yearly mammogram. I underwent a lumpectomy and 7 weeks of radiation. I am a walking advertisement for early detection.

Hope you are somewhere out of the flooding of Louisiana! I love it there!

Q: I am wondering if there was any history of breast cancer in the women in your family or did this totally come at you out of the blue? I am faithful to get mammograms every year, but I am always so nervous about the results. My mom has had breast cancer so it makes me even more afraid of being diagnosed myself. Stay strong and positive.
Leslie Eberwein, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

CROW: Well, Leslie, the only cancer in my family was colon cancer in 3 of my maternal great uncles and my mother's half-sister died young of breast cancer. Although my oncologist didn't think that was a strong tie, my message to all is to get your yearly mammograms and know your family history.

Q: Hi Sheryl. What can I say to a friend who has just learned that her breast cancer has returned? I know she must be terrified....
Corinne, Jackson, New Jersey

CROW: Hi Corinne, I think encouragement always goes a long way. I found that when I was going through my treatment that I only wanted those around me who were positive and uplifting. There are so many incredible stories of recovery out there and the treatments are getting better and better. Its is so scary, especially for someone who has already been through it once, but having the positive support of loved ones is invaluable.

Q: Can you comment on how the United States or individual states can do more to provide early detection services to people who cannot afford mammograms or other preventive services? Thank you and I hope you are feeling well. Keep making music!
Maureen Grady, Williamsburg, Virginia

CROW: Hi Maureen, That is a great question. My treatment was upwards of $150,000 and that was with no chemo. I became so focused on what women who are low-income or uninsured do for treatment that I have been doing research on all of the places where a woman can get a free mammogram. Those places exist and soon I hope to have a list on my Web site.

Q: I'm also a breast cancer survivor. I know that you know all too well that's a diagnosis no one wants to receive. I'm just wondering about your treatment. Was it surgery and chemo or surgery and radiation? For me, in addition to the traditional methods, I also sought much needed strength from my religious faith, which I believe makes all the difference. What do you think?
Michele Campbell, Washington, D.C.

CROW: Hi Michele, I'm so glad to hear you are doing well. I have stage one ductal carcinoma in situ cancer. I had a lumpectomy and radiation. I think faith is so important. Being diagnosed with a possibly life-threatening disease is so jarring and for me to know that God had me in his hands, I never felt alone.

Q: I was diagnosed with breast cancer about one year ago. I went through aggressive chemo and radiation. So far so good. However, I seem to have daily thoughts about getting cancer back. How can I overcome these thoughts and try to live a happy life?
Nancy Lyon, Whitehall, Wisconsin

CROW: Dear Nancy, I so hear you! It crosses my mind every day that perhaps I got off too easy and that somewhere in my body is a radical cancer cell. I think the important thing is to understand that having those thoughts is going to be a part of living for a while. But, the objective is to go for it in life....move forward with normal life and try to stop and recognize that happiness exists inside of you every day...to really recognize it and celebrate it.

Q: Looking back, do you feel that you had any symptoms that you could attribute to the cancer, but at the time either ignored or overlooked?
Chase, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CROW: Hi Chase, I have very dense breasts. I have never been able to find anything in my self-examinations so I have always relied on my yearly mammograms to tell me what's going on. I had calcifications turn up in both breasts and in both breasts, the calcifications looked to be forming what looked like to be suspicious patterns. When the radiologist suggested I come back in six months to look at the calcifications, it was my ob-gyn who suggested I not wait but go ahead and be biopsied.

Because I had no signs or symptoms, I feel compelled to encourage women to know your family history and to make sure and get yearly mammograms, particularly if you have dense breasts.

Q: After undergoing all of your treatments and thru the initial diagnosis, what would you say is the biggest change you've found within yourself and how has it affected your outlook on life?
Barb Brennan, Victoria, British Columbia

CROW: A lot of breast cancer survivors I've spoken to attest to having a similar experience. The idea that metaphysically the breasts represent nourishment and that there is a connection with breast disease and a lack of nourishment, whether it be allowing others to nourish or lack of self-nourishment, is one that strikes me. For me, it was a time of awakening to the idea that perhaps I had not allowed other people to take care of me but instead had always put everyone else and their needs before me and my needs. It is a trap a lot of women fall into because by nature we are nurturing beings. Now, I am conscious of checking in with myself to make sure I am doing only things I want to be doing and not worrying about everyone else. A big change for me!

Q: What is the best thing that you can say or do to help someone go through his or her ordeal with cancer? My mom has breast cancer. Sometimes I feel like if I try too hard to be there for her I would be smothering her or making it seem like I think we don't have that much time together. In the back of my mind I want to make the best of whatever we have left together, be it 5 or 40 years. I just don't want to make it uncomfortable.
Steven Sampson, Douglasville, Georgia

CROW: Hi Steven, That is such a good question. I think for me it was just comforting having people who love me nearby. It is difficult to understand the experience unless you are going through it yourself, but to be there, available to listen, to talk, to just sit, to be in the next room, to cook, to do little things, etc., is invaluable. I think what most people going through illness want is to feel that life is as normal as possible, at least that was my experience, and to know that when you want your loved ones there, that they are there, and when you need space that they understand but will be nearby.

I think it is as hard for those in the support position as it is for those going through the treatment. You feel helpless and scared. Hang in there....

Q: My friend was diagnosed with breast cancer in April. Since then, she's undergone two surgeries and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. She's a very independent woman and I believe it is challenging for her to be in a situation where we all want to help her. How do you suggest we support her without overdoing it or "babying" her too much?
Rebecca, Sparks, Nevada

CROW: Hi Rebecca, Steven just asked a similar question. Hopefully, it will be helpful to you.

Q: I can only imagine what a diagnosis of breast cancer does to one's emotional state and I hope that your recovery will be complete and that you will have no recurrences. I wanted to ask you how having cancer has impacted your choices for your future, personally and professionally. Have you reached that stage of enlightenment that we should do the most with the time we've been given? Please accept my best wishes for continued good health.
Diane Sambor, Antwerp, Belgium

CROW: Hi Diane, I do feel there was a colossal shift in my life when I was diagnosed. My situation was interesting in that I was also going through a lot of personal upheaval and the experience really dictated that I show up for myself in ways I had never done before. I am a person who typically tries to take care of everyone, needs to be right with the world, etc. It is my nature and it is not a particularly healthy way to live because at the end of the day, you wind up at the bottom of your list of those you take care of.

I am very conscious now of only doing the things I want to be doing. I am aware of the fact that sometimes no is the answer, no matter how hard it is to say. And, I guess the biggie for me is knowing that it will never be my goal to prove to anyone that I matter.

These are big concepts for me but I am compelled to let these new ideas inform the way I live from here on.

Q: Your life being in the spotlight, as it is, how do you deal with such a personal thing? Do you have an inner circle of friends and family that you fall back on for support? Finally do you think your experiences you've had with your illness will influence your songs?
Steve Morris, Florence, South Carolina

CROW: Hi Steve, Man, I had the most wonderful support around me at all times. My mom and dad were with me as well as my brother and two sisters and their families. Everyone took shifts coming out to LA to be with me. I also had my longtime college girlfriend, my manager, and a wonderful flock of women here in LA around me. I was very comforted. My mom made 12 different kinds of soup and my girlfriends took me to radiation. It was, overall, a very heartwarming experience.

I think everything about what I went through physically and emotionally will definitely, for better or worse, wind up on my next record. Yikes!! May not be a light pop album!

Q: I recently read your interview in Vanity Fair and was so impressed by your integrity and stamina. I just read a report yesterday that stress has been linked to ovarian cancer but there have been no causal links demonstrated between breast cancer and stress to date. Do you feel that stress may have contributed to your development of stage one breast cancer? I would also like to ask, do you think there is enough being done regarding awareness of cancer, breast cancer in particular, and what more would you like to see done (i.e. programs, educational efforts)?
Catherine, New York, New York

CROW: Hi Catherine, I have to believe that stress is not good, period. There is a pretty goofy movie called, "What the Bleep Do We Know," and it talks about the fact that the cells operate at their fullest capability when we are relaxed and positive...that the cells actually change shape when we are stressed. It is my belief that disease is a breakdown in physiology and what has to be determined is, if we all walk around with cancer cells, it is at which point that the cells begin to change shapes or start to form patterns that really matters. What is causing our immune system to stop working at it's highest potential? What is causing the cells to mutate, to multiply, etc.?

I think there are amazingly great advances being made in cancer research. I've met so many amazing doctors who are impassioned and convicted about finding a cure. Just the advances that have been made in the last few years regarding gene research as well as effective treatment are encouraging. We are past the time when the mastectomy is the only solution. It has only been in the last 20 years that lumpectomy and radiation/chemo became a viable option to having the entire breast removed.

Q: What are your thoughts about treating cancer holistically? Organic foods/diet? Did you use any of these alternative means to improve your health and rid your body of the cancer?
Nick Giammusso, Williamsville, New York

CROW: Hi Nick, I believe anything that can be used to support the immune system is valuable. I went to a wonderful Chinese doctor at the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica and received acupuncture as well as herbs. I also met with a nutritionist who specializes in wellness. I completely changed the way I eat. I am very conscious about what I put into my body. I eat all organic, clean food, a lot of fish, colorful vegetables, etc.

Source: CNN.com


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[ITA] SHERYL CROW: IL RITORNO PIU' GRADITO

Primo tour dopo la lotta con il cancro

Ha vinto la battaglia più difficile, quella contro un cancro al seno, e ha dovuto anche affrontare la separazione dal suo compagno, il ciclista Lance Armstrong. Ora Sheryl Crow può tornare a fare quello che più ama: cantare. L'artista del Missouri inizierà da Pittsburgh, il prossimo 24 agosto, un nuovo tour nel quale sarà accompagnata dal cantante John Mayer e dal rapper cristiano Mat Kearney.

Lei lo ha chiamato un "nuovo contratto con la vita". E in effetti il 2006 per Sheryl ha segnato una svolta. Il tunnel del dolore, con la separazione dal compagno seguita poco dopo dal trauma della scoperta della malattia. Ma alla fine del tunnel è arrivata la luce.

La Crow è salita per la prima volta sul palco, dopo essersi sottoposta alla terapia, il 18 maggio, ad Orlando in Florida, in occasione di una convention privata, per poi fare la sua prima apparizione pubblica il 12 giugno, al Murat Theater di Indianapolis. Ma ora si parla di un vero e proprio tour, il che significa che tutto torna alla normalità e il peggio è dietro le spalle.

Se Sheryl è riuscita a superare un momento così difficile lo deve anche all'aiuto di due amiche, Courtney Cox e Jennifer Aniston (guarda caso star del serial Friends). "Ho guardato a Jennifer per trarne un esempio - ha detto - ho ammirato molto la sua eleganza e grazia nell'affrontare l'abbandono da parte di Brad Pitt".

L'esperienza della malattia invece l'ha spinta a divenire un'attivista sul fronte della lotta al cancro. La Crow si è sottoposta a un intervento e poi a un ciclo di radiazioni e da qual momento il suo nome appare spesso nella lista delle celebrità che aiutano a raccogliere fondi. "Da oggi - ha detto - sono in compagnia delle altre duecentomila donne che ogni anno ricevono queste diagnosi. Siamo la prova che è importante identificare questo male al più presto, siamo la prova di quanto siano fondamentali le nuove cure".

Fonte: TGCom (http://www.tgcom.mediaset.it/spettacolo/articoli/articolo324209.shtml)

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Nota a margine:

L'autore di questo articolo non deve essere molto informato, altrimenti avrebbe scoperto che Sheryl e' attivista sul fronte della lotta al cancro (e non solo) da almeno una decina d'anni. Probabilmente e' stata anche questa sua consapevolezza ad averle salvato la vita.


[BOOTLEG] LEAVING NORFOLK - JULY 13, 2006 *** SETLIST AND ARTWORK CORRECTED ***

Wildflower Tour 2006
Constant Convocation Center
Norfolk, Virginia (USA)
July 13, 2006

Audience Recording

SET LIST

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
WILDFLOWER
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY
REAL GONE
ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE
ALL I WANNA
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK
WINDING
ROCK AND ROLL

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Martedi' 22 Agosto 2006 / August 22

OUTRAGEOUS! TAKE FOUR

 

Lunedi' 21 Agosto 2006 / August 21

[VIDEO] LARRY KING LIVE PREVIEW

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Sabato 19 Agosto 2006 / August 19

[VIDEO] A CHANGE - ATLANTIC CITY, JULY 14

 

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Venerdi' 18 Agosto 2006 / August 18

[VIDEO] STRONG ENOUGH - LANCE THANKS AUSTIN

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MATT WHITE JOINS SHERYL AND JOHN MAYER

Matt White will be opening for Sheryl and John Mayer in the following shows:

Aug 29 - Mansfield, MA
Sep 2 - Camden, NJ
Oct 8 - Nashville, TN
Oct 9 - Pelham, AL
Oct 11 - West Palm Beach, FL
Oct 12 - Tampa, FL

Congratulations and good luck! :-D

http://www.mattwhitemusic.com

 

Giovedi' 17 Agosto 2006 / August 17

AWWWWWWWWWW


Sheryl with Fraze Pavillon General Manager Karen Durham
Kettering, Ohio. July 11, 2003

Yummy tummy!

Its been a long time since I rock and roooolleeeeed


[TV] HOPE IS THE LAST TO DIE

According to CNN.com, Sheryl will be on Larry King Live wednesday Aug 23 at 8 PM (ET).

Oh, good lord, it's a farce, or what?

 

Mercoledi' 16 Agosto 2006 / August 16

[BOOTLEG] LILITH CAMPFIRE - Aug 3RD, 1999

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Tweeter Center
Mansfield, Massachusetts (USA)
Aug 3rd, 1999

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Martedi' 15 Agosto 2006 / August 15

[ITA] LA BIO DI SHERYL SU ONDAROCK

http://www.ondarock.it/Crow.html

A parte il fatto che si sono dimenticati di mettere la voce nell'indice, sentite cosa scrive Mr. Francesco Serini:

"Per il secondo lavoro omonimo, la Crow si ispirò a un artista country anni Sessanta, Bobbie Gentry, famoso per un unico successo "Ode A Billy Joe""

Scusate, Bobbie Gentry ha forse cambiato sesso ultimamente? No, perche' l'ultima volta che ho controllato era una bella donnona del Sud! LOL

E' altresì opinabile l'ispirazione della Gentry nella gestazione del secondo album.

Poi ancora:

"Il suo pigmalione Dylan dà il suo contributo per il classico blues di "Mississippi", scritto scrisse appositamente per lei."

Altra cazzata. "MIssissippi" era un outtake dall'album "Time Out of Mind", non l'ha dunque scritta appositamente per la Nostra.

Sorvoliamo poi sulle inesattezze e superficialita' qua e la.

BUON FERRAGOSTO!

 

Lunedi' 14 Agosto 2006 / August 14

JOHN MAYER ABOUT SHERYL

You’re about to tour with Sheryl Crow. What do you admire most about her?

She has great molecular density. I’ll tell you what I mean: I could have played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. I’m, like, nine-one, big head of hair. She’s what a rock star should be: eyes that will pin you against the back wall, a smile that radiates.

Source: LIFE Magazine

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Could not agree more, Mr. Mayer!


[BENEFIT] INSTYLE - 1ST ANNUAL ACCESSOIREE

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Aug 8, 2006, New York City - A bidder signs a tan leather hand-made belt donated by Sheryl Crow at the In Style Magazine and Accessories Council "AccesSoiree", a VIP shopping sale to benefit the Children's Action Network,

http://www.fotobank.com/editorial/N009-0833/9.html?1&page=1

http://www.childrensactionnetwork.org/

 

Domenica 13 Agosto 2006 / August 13

[MAGAZINES] GLAMOUR: THE MISSING PAGES ;-)

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Paul: can you describe these pictures in your calif-hippy beach slang? :-)


[MOSAIC] V GRAHAM NORTON - JUNE 11, 2002

Ahahah, oh, how lovely she is!


[BOOTLEG] LIVE AT ROXY BAR - NOVEMBER 17, 1998

Live at Roxy Bar
Sogegross, Bologna, Italy
November 17, 1998

TRACKLIST

Acoustic Set

01. My Favorite Mistake
02. Mississippi
03. Strong Enough
04. A Change Would Do You Good
05. If It Makes You Happy

Bonus Tracks

06. The Joker
07. Do Right Woman

Track 1 DOWNLOAD- (gigagone)
Track 2 DOWNLOAD - (gigagone)
Tracks 3-4-5 DOWNLOAD - (rapidshare)
Tracks 6-7 DOWNLOAD- (rapidshare)

Tracks 1-5: Broadcast recording (TV - VHS)
Track 6: Studio recording (VHS)
Track 7: Broadcast recording (PCM DVD)

Quality
: A/A+

Artwork

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[MAGAZINE] PEOPLE - Aug 21 ISSUE

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Double thanks to Amy!


[MAGAZINE] US WEEKLY - Aug 21 ISSUE

 

 

Sabato 12 Agosto 2006 / August 12

SHERYL CROW ON AIDS BENEFIT ALBUM

Some of music's top names are contributing cover songs to an AIDS research benefit compilation titled Between The Covers that will be released in Canada by Nettwerk on September 12.

The disc rounds up some of the most celebrated covers of the last few years, including Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" and Sheryl Crow's "The First Cut Is The Deepest." It will also include some lesser-known versions, such as Tori Amos' take on Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

In conjunction with the album's release date, VH1, VH1 Classic and Logo in the U.S. will air a half-hour special on the undertaking that will be hosted by the Bacon Brothers, whose cover of The Beatles' "If I Needed Someone" is included on the compilation.

Proceeds from the record will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, which raises funds for research into treatments and cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.

Here are the tracks Between The Covers:
# Lenny Kravitz — "American Woman"
# U2 — "Everlasting Love"
# Madonna — "American Pie"
# Rod Stewart — "Downtown Train"
# Sarah McLachlan — "Ol'55"
# Tori Amos — "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
# Dixie Chicks — "Landslide"
# Eric Clapton — "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
# Norah Jones — "Cold Cold Heart"
# Maxwell — "This Woman's Work"
# Sheryl Crow — "The First Cut Is The Deepest"
# Alicia Keys — "If I Was Your Woman/Walk On By"
# Bacon Brothers — "If I Needed Someone"
# David Bowie and Mick Jagger — "Dancing In The Streets"

—Scott Bryson

Source: http://www.chartattack.com

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Yes I know, it's for a good cause... but I fucking hate that song! Just irritate me. The tragic thing is that many friends of mine like that song, while I cringe every time I hear it. And don't mention the radio .. aaaahhh

Sheryl, I love u, but please, stop singing First Cut!

Ok, stop whining! LOL

PS: Smells Like Teen Spirit covered by Tori Amos is really awesome!


[BLOG] SHERYL CROW IN LAS VEGAS



Ok so this is not really Next Face news...but it is one more stop on the Surreal Train for this blogger. Last night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas I was stageside for an intimate concert with Ms. Crow and 1,000 of her closest friends. She asked if there were any "good men" available to fill the void in her life as it were. I was thinking I might apply for that job, become Mr. Crow, and leave the blogging to someone else. Then I woke up.

She was absolutely fabulous

SOURCE: http://nextface.blogspot.it/2006/08/sheryl-crow-in-las-vegas.html

 


WXRV RADIO, THE RIVER - JOHN MAYER/SHERYL CROW - CONTEST

http://www.wxrv.com/


[MAGAZINE] PEOPLE: DOUBLE TALK, SHERYL CROW & JOHN MAYER (YEAH!)

"I thought he was cute and just wildly talented",: says Crow, 44, of Mayer, 28, explaining why the Grammy winners are co-heade-lining a cross-country tour that kicks off Aug. 24. Between gigs, they'll be indulging their passion for Pint Pong on Crow's own table. "I just hope it doesn't get nasty," Crow jokes. "We've been known to not talk to the other band for winning." The duo warmed up with verbal volleys as PEOPLEs Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna refereed.

PEOPLE: Any touring pet peeves the other should know about?

CROW: I hate it when the other act plays better [laughs]
MAYER: I'm going to be challenged every single night to really focus and give he kind of show that Sheryl does.
CROW: Awwww. That's so nice.
MAYER: Sheryl, I have a question. You're at a place in your life where making it isn't an issue. How much of hwat you do feels like an obligation?
CROW: I just went through [breast] cancer treatment and it set up my life differently. The things I used to dread, I dont do anymore. I dont feel guilt for saying no. And its reintroduced me to the joy of playing where you walk out and it feels like an epiphany, inspiring.

PEOPLE: What else has changed?

CROW: I sleep quite a lot now. I just live a healthy life - exercise, eat right. Not like the old days - sex, drugs and rock n roll. If you looked at my tour rider before the cancer, you'd be shocked. I'd eat Fritos and powdered sugar doughnuts every night.

PEOPLE: Rumors of romance are inevitable: two hot, single people on tour together....

CROW: I was asked a month ago about us being involved. And I was like, "Wow, We're not even touring yet."
MAYER: If there's a rumor about it, that just makes you cooler. Let em talk.

PEOPLE: So how ARE your love lives?

CROW: I'll have my press agent John answer that.
MAYER: Nobody really wants to be single. Everyon'es looking for the right thing. I'd be willing to give up anything, anytime for that and I'll be Sheryl would too.
CROW: You're so sweet. And I'm pleading the Fifth.

PEOPLE: Other than being single and loving Ping-Pong, what else to do you have in common?

MAYER: Great hair!!

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Eheh, this one will be an exciting, HOT tour :-)

- 12

 

Giovedi' 10 Agosto 2006 / August 10

[VIDEO] SHERYL GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS


 

Mercoledi' 9 Agosto 2006 / August 9

[MAGAZINE] GLAMOUR - SEPTEMBER ISSUE

 

Thanks a lot Nancy!


INTIMATE & INTERACTIVE: MOSAIC

 

 

Lunedi' 7 Agosto 2006 / August 7

[VIDEO] MY FAVORITE MISTAKE - INTIMATE AND INTERACTIVE

 

November 29, 2005 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Domenica 6 Agosto 2006 / August 6

OUTRAGEOUS! TAKE III

Dear Sherlock, that's really outrageous!

Everybodys gone surfin
Surfin U.S.A.!

 


[2001] ADOPT A SHERYL MINEFIELD GALA (VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION)

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TODAY SHOW 2006

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[MAGAZINE] PRIVE' - CURRENT ISSUE - NETHERLANDS

 

Tnx Ms. Hawkeye!


PICS - 1994/1997

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MTV Video Music Awards 1994

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Photo 1: date 1996 - location: unknown - credit: Sawatski
Photo 2: date: Nov 7, 1996 - location: Cologne, Germany - credit: Röhrbein
Photo 3: date: july 4, 1995 - location: Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany - credit: Horstmann
Photo 4: date: july 28, 1997 - location: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - credit: Reuters
Photo 5: date: december 16, 1994- location: unknown - credit: dpa

 

Sabato 5 Agosto 2006 / August 5

[BOOTLEG] RARITIES FROM THE 80s & 90s - "ST. LOUIS EMBASSY SESSIONS"

  • Back to School (promo jingle - 80s) - MP3
  • Stolen Moments (Sheryl Crow/Jennifer Condos - BMI #1412496 - 1990/91) - MP3
  • Destiny (Sheryl Crow/Oliver Jay - BMI #1778379 - 1990/91) - MP3
  • Ways of Love (Sheryl Crow/Oliver Jay - BMI #1778583 - 1990/91) - MP3
  • The Joker (Pompatus of Love ending song) - MP3

 

Venerdi' 4 Agosto 2006 / August 4

[MAGAZINE] GLAMOUR - SEPTEMBER ISSUE - THE COVER!



Uh, three is the perfect number!


[BOOTLEG] SHERYL CROW - LIVE @ FENWAY PARK, JULY 8TH, 2006 - second show

An excellent recording from the second show. Thanks Izaak!

Setlist

01. Dave Matthews Intro
02. A Change
03. Good is Good
04. My Favorite Mistake
05. First Cut is the Deepest
06. Steve McQueen
07. If It Makes You Happy
08. Strong Enough
09. Real Gone
10. Soak Up The Sun
11. Everyday is a Winding Road
12. Rock and Roll

58:19:00

- - DOWNLOAD Archive 1 (tracks 1-2-3) - 75 mb
- - DOWNLOAD Archive 2 (tracks 4-5-6) - 85 mb
- - DOWNLOAD Archive 3 (tracks 7-8-9) - 86 mb
- - DOWNLOAD Archive 4 (tracks 10-11) - 71 mb
- - DOWNLOAD Archive 5 (track 12 ) - 38 mb

All tracks use lossless FLAC, linear PCM at the standard 1411 kbps (CD Audio)


Artworks

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Taper: Izaak Micah
Location: Section B4 Row 9 Seat 29/30, ~16" stand ORFT
Source: MK4 > KCy I > VMS 02b IB > R1 (24/44.1)
Conversion: WAV > PC > Soundforge 8.0.53 (normalize and some minor fixes of volume) > CDWav 1.94.5 > FLAC 1.7.1


NEW PICS - SHERYL AND CHEYENNE KIMBALL


Photos: Frank Mullen/GIE

Atlanta, Georgia, June 27, 2006

 

Mercoledi' 2 Agosto 2006 / August 2

[MAGAZINE] SHERYL ON GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

Sheryl will be featured in the september 2006 issue (on sale tuesday) of Glamour magazine, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

Source: NY Post


[BOOTLEG] SHERYL CROW - LIVE @ FENWAY PARK, JULY 7TH, 2006

Surpriiiiise! :-)

Man, that's an awesome recording. Sheryl sounds really good and her energy is BLAZING! Wow!

Thanks Kazmo for your excellent work!

Setlist

01. Dave Matthews Intro
02. A Change
03. Good is Good
04. My Favorite Mistake
05. First Cut is the Deepest
06. Steve McQueen
07. If It Makes You Happy
08. Strong Enough
09. Real Gone
10. Soak Up The Sun
11. Everyday is a Winding Road
12. Rock and Roll
<- BRUTE FORCE!


Sample file (wma - 932 kb)

- - DOWNLOAD Part 1
- - DOWNLOAD Part 2

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Taper: Kazmo Kramer (Beantownyankee AT gmail DOT com)
Location: Secton A3 Row 4 Seat 6
Source: SP-CMC-2A(A-B @ `15) > SP-SPSB-1 w/bassrolloff @ 95Hz >Nomad JB3
Conversion: Nomad JB3 > USB > WaveLab 5.0a > CDWav 1.71 > Flac Frontend 1.7.1 (Level 8)

 

Martedi' 1 Agosto 2006 / August 1

[BOOT] CRASH AND BURN - LIVE AT SUN DOME, TAMPA, MARCH 20, 1999

It's a nice performance, but the sound quality is anything but good, especially on the higher frequencies. I think the recording level was too high, that march 20...

Anyway, enjoy! ;-)



LARRY KING LIVE: INTERVIEW POSTPONED, AGAIN...

"WAR IS HELL, MAN" (Bart Simpson)


CROW TOUCHED BY CANCER TATTOOS

Sheryl Crow has a permanent reminder of her breast cancer battle - medical tattoos. The rocker is very fond of the little tattoo dots on her chest - and has no plans to erase them. She says, "In order to line up the machine, they do these little tattoos and I've kept my tattoo because it is a reminder for me; it's a reminder of that time; it's a reminder of how I want to look at my life. "I want to remember. I don't want it to fade on me so fast."

Source: Contactmusic.com


CROW DATING FILM DIRECTOR

Sheryl Crow is celebrating winning her cancer battle by diving back into love. The rocker, who split from cycling champ Lance Armstrong at the beginning of 2006, is dating an unnamed film director. Crow confided in US chat show king Larry King off air on a recent taping of his CNN show. She refused to name names, but confessed she is dating again, adding, "It's terrifying."

Source: Contactmusic.com


CREEPY (BUT SWEET) PIC

Damn Vann Siegert!