A Show Review Poem

by Gregory Schwartz

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Perfection from studio to stage.

Perfection from opening to close.

Perfection in humanity through and throughout

The ten thousand plus audience in attendance.

Garbage does a twelve song opening set.

Significant for the communal experience as

Shirley Manson’s stage engagement explains.

How grateful they are not to play for a near empty house

Ninety ninety seven was the bands first tour opening for Alanis.

Woman Supporting Women.

Their performance is eclectically flawless,

Alanis Morissette.

Alanis Morissette charges the stage with pure liberation

Free movement, unabashed joy,

Smiling with a full on appreciation of emotional connection.

A masterful lesson of microphone placement, breath control and

vocal oneness aiming her voice and vision with precise intention.

As Alanis, band and sound team know what to do with the moment

Alive with intuition as each heartbeat sets up the next lyrical phrasing.

Twenty three songs. three encores.

Sisterhood will not be inactive.

Brotherhood will not remain closeted.

This is an aspect of reality as rights have been taken away

and for those who’s rights are being threatened.

Please don't censor your tears.

Garbage and Alanis Morissette with each performance

will tear a hole in the sky.

Letting the light of daybreak pour down upon those

Staring In the leading role of their present day movie,

Sharing a past life story while living within the chorus of loves’ futuristic song.


 PNC Bank ~  Holmdel, free state NJ


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