Snuck into the second half of Rufus Wainwright’s New Haven show a few days ago. Just him alone on stage, singing and playing the piano/guitar, but still I was entranced. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone more comfortable with the role of “performer”. Perhaps he is a little chatty for my tastes, but it seemed to make the girls swoon (somebody please explain this phenomenon to me).
I especially like this new song, “Zebulon”, about a would-be conquest from middle school; instead of going into a nice chorus where you’d expect, it just sits on a repeated, unresolved chord for awhile and starts a new verse. Good for him for not trying to resolve said chord in the end.