I love seeing Laurie Anderson live; I've seen her about four times and have never been less than electrified. I was lucky enough to
I love seeing Laurie Anderson live; I've seen her about four times and have never been less than electrified. I was lucky enough to have bought the VHS version of Anderson's concert film, Home of the Brave, back when it came out briefly in the early 1990s. Laurie has been promising to put it out on DVD someday, but so far it's remained unavailable in digital form. It featured a great collection of talent, including Adrian Belew on guitar and Joy Askew on keyboards, and perhaps was best known for featuring appearances by William S. Burroughs, including a brief tango with Laurie. And great songs, too. This is my favorite piece on the tape; the studio version of "Sharkey's Day" on Mister Heartbreak is one of the great aural set pieces, and its power is somewhat muted in a live setting, but the stage work here is phenomenal, so it makes for a very cool show.