Friday, May 18, 2007

Rainy Day Music

For a change, it’s raining in Melbourne today. That doesn’t by any means indicate that the drought is over, but it is a hopeful sign that things might improve in the future.

Despite the rain, I went down to Basement Discs at lunchtime today to catch another live In-Store performance. Today New Buffalo was performing. New Buffalo is the alias of Melbourne artist, Sally Seltmann who has made a name for herself as a fine singer/songwriter both here and abroad.

This was the first time I had seen her perform. As a matter of fact, I hadn’t heard of her until this performance was announced.

As you can see, she is very photogenic and has a charming stage presence. Her songs are whimsical musings on life and love and she sings them in a sweet ethereal voice. You can listen to her music on her My Space web page. I particularly liked the songs “Cheer Me Up Thank You” and “Misery and Mountains”.

She accompanied herself on piano alternated with guitar. It was an enjoyable show and although her sort of music is not really my cup of tea, it was a pleasant interlude in an otherwise dull and dreary (weatherwise) day.


chiefbiscuit said...

Melbourne certainly has a rich musical scene.
Glad its raining!

Anne S said...

CB: It certainly does. There are some interesting artists out there.

Basement Discs have another in-store next week of yet another Melbourne artist, Chris Wilson who is a sterling performer.