Constant Craving and Ingenue were successful with critics and the public. Without being sell-outs.
What happened afterwards?
Constant Craving and Ingenue were successful with critics and the public. Without being sell-outs.
What happened afterwards?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/01/2013|
You can see her in Las Vegas where she appears as Wayne Newton.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/12/2012|
She hasn't had the same commercial success but she has put out some beautiful work.
Check out the 49th Parallel. Just gorgeous.
And she is STILL amazing to hear live. AMAZING.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/12/2012|
She started writing way too many of her own songs -- and she still hasn't figured out a way to cross generations.
It's a shame; I saw her in concert a few months ago, and she still sounds gorgeous. Nobody does the classics better, and she's actually very funny between songs. But the average age of the audience was 50-60.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/12/2012|
I love her version of Crying!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/12/2012|
She has a strong beautiful voice, but i find all her music really really boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/12/2012|
I like her version of Valley of the Dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/12/2012|
I have to agree with r5. She's a performer I want very much to like, but I just can't warm to her. She has a beautiful voice, but not a distinctive one.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/12/2012|
[quote] She has a strong beautiful voice, but i find all her music really really boring.
[quote] She has a beautiful voice, but not a distinctive one.
My feeling is that she's not a good interpreter of songs - some people have lovely voices, but seem unable to inject real emotion/feelings into what they sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/12/2012|
[quote]Check out the 49th Parallel. Just gorgeous.
That was eight years ago.
[quote]I like her version of Valley of the Dolls.
That was fifteen years ago.
[quote]I love her version of Crying!
That was [italic]twenty-five[/italic] years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/12/2012|
She does not like being in front of an audience.
It is clearly work for her.
Lazy singer with a great talent.
Sucked the fun out of going to her concerts.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/12/2012|
I remember how she completely eclipsed rival lesbian Phranc.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/12/2012|
She's in Serbia getting a penis
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/12/2012|
wasn't she more fun as a skinny cowpunk?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/12/2012|
[quote] What happened afterwards?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/12/2012|
Phranc is really good. I saw her open for X a few years back. She came out of the LA punk scene originally.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/12/2012|
When she played the lounge singer in that lesbian lounge in THE BLACK DAHLIA I remember not recognizing her at first and thinking, "Who is that whale?"
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/12/2012|
It's a nice homage to the Marlene Dietrich look though, r17.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/12/2012|
pass the dildo please
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/12/2012|
Marlene Dietrich? I thought it was a tribute to Orson Welles!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/12/2012|
I remember reading in the paper in 1989 about k.d. lang who was going to perform on tv that evening, and that Liza Minelli had been in the audience and called this performance of Crying the single best performance of one song that she'd ever seen on stage.
I watched it that night, taped it on my VCR and it's now available on YouTube.
Hope that you enjoy it.
It turned out to be the last song of hers that I've truly loved. 23 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/12/2012|
Phranc has to make ends meet as a Tupperware lady these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/12/2012|
She did look better when she was thinner. She had better music back then, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/12/2012|
She should have never left country music--it suits her voice the best. Too bad she pussed out (lol) and let the Nashville bigots run her off.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/12/2012|
Didn't she break up with her long time girlfriend a year ago?
This was last year. She looked rough.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/12/2012|
She looks so hot in that video, r24. Sharp and butch.
She's a HUGE stoner, and that must have affected her work and look. A friend saw her a year or two ago and he was stunned at how slovenly and unhealthily fat she had become. She came on stage in a beatup sweatshirt and looked like she hadn't showered in days.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/12/2012|
LOVE her voice, great talent! i remember she was on the cover of the magazine with cindy crawford! very hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/12/2012|
She once did an ad for MAC that shows how gorgeous she would have been (when slim) with make-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/12/2012|
Like Boy George, they can't pick out good material on their own. k.d. still has a great voice. Boy George, not so much. But when he first went solo, and still had the chance of making a comeback, he couldn't because the material he chose was really weak, really bottom of the barrel stuff. His voice is shot now, sadly. Although, his 1999 album with Culture Club was pretty good. Again, because he had others helping choose the material.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/12/2012|
Boy George also had Helen Terry, who complemented his voice well.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/12/2012|
Torch and Twang is by far my fave. The duet she did with Roy Orbison is incredible, and what she and Bryan Ferry could accomplish would we unimaginable!
P.S. They can both be disheveled and unattractive at times. Who cares? I listen to the voice, ahem.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/12/2012|
She is a gifted singer. Too bad she did let herself go. Now she looks unnervingly like a male acquaintance of mine and it's hard to watch her.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/12/2012|
If only she used make-up, she might look like she's Chinese.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/12/2012|
R30 & R31, have you heard the recent "Somebody to Love Me" by Mark Ronson feat. Boy George? It's really lovely, one of my favorite songs of the last few years. Boy George sounds great, especially when he's singing with Alex Greenwald near the end.
Physically, he suffers sharing a spotlight with Ronson and Greenwald, but vocally, he holds his own. Linking to a live version I love, though the more produced radio version is more polished.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/13/2012|
Phranc has been selling Tupperware for years. She has a sense of the absurd...
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/13/2012|
She'd look like a chinese guy in make-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/13/2012|
As far as commercial success in popular music goes, she got her one-shot to be a one-hit pop-artist after crossing over from country, and that's that. She has a niche and I guess she does alright. I can think of many singers ( especially from the early 90s period for some reason) who had that one huge song and great album in that kind-of adult-contemporary-pop genre and never did anything again.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/13/2012|
And Chinese people are somehow not attractive, you're suggesting???
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/13/2012|
R22 she slides and scoops too much when singing. A little bit is good but a lot of it makes it looks like u have a pitch problem and ure cheating when singing
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/13/2012|
[quote]I can think of many singers ( especially from the early 90s period for some reason) who had that one huge song and great album in that kind-of adult-contemporary-pop genre and never did anything again.
Damn, I wish I had her career...
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/13/2012|
She'd look like a Chinese Elvis impersonator (not that there's anything wrong with that).
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/13/2012|
Back in the late 90s...anyone remember those days... *crickets*...I was looking at the movie posters outside the theatre on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood. Then k.d. lang walks up and starts looking at the posters also. Was this the start of our lifelong friendship? Was she admiring my adidas sneaker/sandal combo? And then Leisha Hailey (of future "L Word" fame) walked up and said, "Hey" and k.d. said, "Hey" and they both walked into the theatre...without me. An afternoon of Sapphic love dashed in the blink of an eye. I still wonder what could have been had Leisha flaked out, to film another Yoplait commercial, or something. Come back to the Sunset 5, k.d. lang, k.d. lang.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/13/2012|
She got old and fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/13/2012|
wow. She looks bloated. hope it's not booze.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/13/2012|
I'm with r2- she did a benefit in TO where I happened to be around for the sound check- goosebumps- her voice is so incredible...
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/13/2012|
Kathy is a fantastic singer but not a very good songwriter. She shines when she performs other people's songs. But her own stuff is weak and boring.
George is a good, not a great, singer. His voice now is raspy and damaged-sounding, which I actually really like. He can still pull it off. But he's a good songwriter. He's written some beautiful, lyrically edgy songs and I actually prefer his solo work to the more AM radio friendly Culture Club stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/13/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/13/2012|
She's one of my favorites; best voice of her generation, IMHO.
Agree she does much better with others' material. There are so many times when I hear or think of a song and think, "Gee, wouldn't it be great if kd lang covered that?"
Isn't she vegan? Can't understand how a vegan can be so "big"!
Heard she's moved to Portland, but haven't seen her around town yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/13/2012|
Jane Siberry opened for her on several dates on her most recent tour. Are they a couple?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/13/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/13/2012|
She looks like that closeted queen Brent Spiner.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/13/2012|
Always thought her singing lacked passion and her songs weren't very good, and to look at her is to retch. Linda Ronstadt was much better in every way.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/13/2012|
she got so fart
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/13/2012|
I once heard a terrific version of No More Tears (Enough is Enough) sung by k.d. lang and Andy Bell.
Never been able to find it though.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/13/2012|
i have it on mp3 r55, do you want me to upload it somewhere?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/13/2012|
i thought their version sucked, the definitive one is the original, as always
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/13/2012|
saw her live a few years ago in an perfect-acoustic concert hall in fort worth. she was magnificent. funny, and works with excellent musicians
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/13/2012|
I first encountered her in our native Alberta, when she appeared at age 17 in a country musical directed by a friend of mine. She was just Kathy Lang back then, with big country-girl hair. After the show was over, I told my director friend, "The big girl's got a helluva voice, but she sure can't act." About a year later, I was working on a different show, and encouraged that show's director to audition her for a mostly singing role. She came in, guitar in hand, and sang us a dull song. Both of us thought she seemed high...it was a terrible audition and we didn't hire her. To her credit, she clearly did the audition out of obligation, not because she wanted the part. Not long after that, she was a star. No doubt about the voice, it's great, but she isn't a capable song-writer, never mind a great one, and the impression I've always had is that she isn't exactly smart, but she is eccentric, even a bit wacko.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/13/2012|
R26, she doesn't look that terrible considering she's what in her 60s? That's more or less normal aging.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/13/2012|
[quote]Jane Siberry opened for her on several dates on her most recent tour. Are they a couple?
I doubt it. They've worked together in the past and obviously admire each other as artists. k.d. covered a couple of Jane's songs on Hymns of the 49th Parallel.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/13/2012|
He used to be so hot...but I never understood why he wore a skirt on Pee Wee's Christmas Special.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/13/2012|
k.d. on Pee-Wee's Christmas special:
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/13/2012|
R63, I have an old videotape of the PeeWee Xmas special -- traditional holiday viewing at our house! kd, Cher, Dinah Shore, Charo -- what's not to like?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/13/2012|
She'll be the next Barbara Cook (pun intended). She has taken care of her voice and she may be able to sing for many decades to come. She may only have a niche following.
She should shoot Len Mink. He led her on to believe she had songwriting talent. She shines on that duets album with Tony Bennett.
She has a fantastic standards album in her future. Maybe she'll do a Rod Stewart type big arena tour if her standards album hits it big like fellow fattie Linda Ronstadt.
She sings shitty songs beautifully. She needs to sing great songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/13/2012|
kd is making it on her past not her current songs, which all sound like artsy coffee house crap and lame tunes. I had the displeaseure of seeing her new show. She did her new album which sounds like.....artsy coffee house crap and lame tunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/13/2012|
yeah, why doesn't she put out a xmas album like rod stewart? i'm sure it'll be a big hit! i'll buy it for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/13/2012|
[quote] she doesn't look that terrible considering she's what in her 60s?
Alas, she is only 50!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/13/2012|
Did I get in before all the man/butch & fat jokes- no? Oh well?
Torch and Twang was one of the greatest country western albums evar. I still can't keep myself from toe-tapping along whenever I hear any song on that album. Classic.
She's never been an asshole of a celebrity and always supported the gays. She seems like big stoner. I hope she's doing okay.
In other Lesbian news. I saw Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls on some Food Network competition as judges. Amy looked good and right for her age but Emily Saliers looked... ill. She was well overweight and had this odd smile on her face and shifted around like she couldn't stand still and she was ... acting almost childish. It was weird. Does anyone know if she's okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/13/2012|
R69 - Emily Saliers had some sort of 'personal emergency' last year, which resulted in a few Indigo Girls dates being cancelled. There has been speculation about her health, but nothing publicly confirmed.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/13/2012|
R56, I would love to have that! Trying to figure out a way...
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/13/2012|
r63: Ouch. That's a song k.d. should have knocked out of the park, but that was just awful. Stupid dress (rather see her in jeans instead), bouncing around throwing her arms about and bellowing the lyrics, even going off-key at times.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/13/2012|
@ R68, oops! That's unfortunate. Guess the years in the sun and maybe alcohol(?) finally too their toll.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/13/2012|
[quote]She sings shitty songs beautifully. She needs to sing great songs.
You could say this about quite a few singers of the last couple of decades - Whitney Houston, Celine, Sinead, Boy George. The problem isn't the singers - it's the songwriters. There aren't any.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/13/2012|
Amy and Emily were guest judges for a quick-fire challenge on Top Chef Masters a few weeks back. Why? No idea. The chefs were clearly told to act like these were the biggest pop stars in history gracing their show. Anyway, it was extraordinary because Amy has barely changed, she looked great. Emily looked like a sloppy Walmart-shopping, McDonald-eating frau. She was very heavy, and she looked sloppy like she threw on a stretched-out dirty t-shirt. She seemed a little bit loopy, sort of skittishly giggly, hard to explain.
My guess is she is on some sort of medication which is causing her to bloat and to be slightly off in her behavior. High doses of Prednisone? Or maybe atypical antipsychotic meds? Her skin looked awful but no news there, she always had acne and I remember photographers sometimes shot her face in part shadow to conceal it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/13/2012|
She no longer seems to be into the songs she's singing. It's as if she shows up just to get paid.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/13/2012|
Speculation about Emily Saliers is a movement disorder, Parkinson's type. Lots of prednisone. She's got steroid bloat.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/14/2012|
Is she still friends with Etheridge, Ellen and Rosie?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/14/2012|
Lez-lezzes don't make good musicians-singers. The only one I like is Lesley Gore (that I can think of at the moment). Hate Melissa Etheridge, the Indigo Girls, this one. . .
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/14/2012|
I have to say I am baffled by comments that kd doesn't sing with emotion. At the Vancouver Olympics her performance was so powerful I froze in front of the tv and it felt like time stopped. Many others had the same experience. I know that some of her songs are not that accessible but that voice is so beautiful I'd listen to her sing the names in the phonebook. No one is perfect. Not her not any of us. Some of us age well, some don't. Some remain thin, some not so much. We all are what we are, and she is the most wonderful vocalist I have heard.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/14/2012|
She doesn't rock, none of her songs are danceable or have energy, she's not versatile and her voice doesn't convey anger like Linda or Cher can.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/14/2012|
[quote] Lez-lezzes don't make good musicians-singers.
R79 - You really need to get out more!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/14/2012|
name some then, only one I could think of was Lesley Gore.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/17/2012|
Oh it guess Linda Perry is a good songwriter, I don't like her as a singer-performer, 'though.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/17/2012|
[quote] Isn't she vegan? Can't understand how a vegan can be so "big"!
She clearly has a constant craving for cupcakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/19/2012|
She peaked a while ago.
The problem with fame, is it creates a world around you of yes-people, dishing out complements at every turn, so you lose the ability to tell if what you are doing, is actually good.
When you are first trying to make it, your only option is pump out good tunes. (Unless you are the Corporate teen beat act of the week, in which case marketing compensates with over promotion and insider media connections)
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/20/2012|
Shadowland and Torch and Twang are great albums,Ingenue and Drag are very good. But the rest...not so much. Do love her voice and she can still have something of a career if she would do other people's songs and standards, I think. Her Hallelujah was stunning, even if that song has been way overdone.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/20/2012|
I'm still bothered that I caught her sneaking bacon on her breakfast omelette at Studio City Farmers' Market. Vegan my ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/20/2012|
Canadians are not capable of not eating bacon. It is like Americans and hamburgers.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/20/2012|
[quote]I'm still bothered that I caught her sneaking bacon on her breakfast omelette at Studio City Farmers' Market.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/20/2012|
Fun fact: "Miss Chatelaine" is about her being named Woman of the Year in 1988 by [italic]Chatelaine,[/italic] Canada's premier frau rag. The drag she donned in the video and the live performances she did at the time was an inside joke about the magazine retouching her cover photo to make her look like she was wearing makeup.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/20/2012|
Sorry I don't know how to embed videos. I'm an eldergay.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/20/2012|
She's just too fat. No amount of talent can overcome that.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/20/2012|
[quote]wasn't she more fun as a skinny cowpunk?
Yes she was, R14.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/20/2012|
[quote]She's just too fat. No amount of talent can overcome that
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/20/2012|
Her cover of "Secret Love" at the beginning of the documentary film "The Celluloid Closet" is one of my favorite tunes. She is amazing on it. Sadly, it was never released.
I do love her music and she has a very distinctive voice. (The poster who claimed she didn't is misguided, to say the least.)
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/20/2012|
She does a good cover of Talking Heads' "Heaven." I think it's on youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/21/2012|
It must be difficult to get up in the morning and have to decided if you'll be k.d. lang today or Wayne Newton.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11/21/2012|
I agree with the opinion expressed above that kd through most of her career has been a better interpreter of songs than a songwriter.... And yet Ingenue, her most successful record, was entirely original songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/21/2012|
[quote] a better interpreter of songs than a songwriter
I can't imagine anyone considering kd to be a good songwriter.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/21/2012|
She is one of my favorite singers. I don't care how big she is or anything else about her. She is a great singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/21/2012|
Loved her cover of "Skylark" in [italic]Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/21/2012|
[quote] She is one of my favorite singers. I don't care how big she is or anything else about her. She is a great singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/01/2013|