Live: Kathryn Williams @ The Zodiac

first_imgReviewers have described Kathryn Williams voice as ‘delicate’ and ‘ethereal’; physically she is much more corporeal. This was just one of the anomalies that crept up in Sunday night’s performance, in which Williams sang mostly songs from her recent album Relations intermeshed with tracks from her last set Old Low Light. Her songs are beautiful, in particular the rendition of ‘Birds’ by Neil Young, with a sense of the real emotion in what she was singing. Perhaps she had a little too much emotion. Williams did seem to be taking herself a little too seriously, understandable given her lyrics. “You put your lip-gloss on, you’re dressed up to the top of your knickers,” etc was a little hard to take. Perhaps it is that Williams occupies such a middle of the road market; her album Relations was Radio Two’s album of the week and her audience comprised mainly of middle aged men and teenage girls. Moreover, the ‘fragility’ of William’s voice translates to weakness in a live set, frequently drowned out by the noise of the instruments. Given that I’m a Kathryn Williams fan, it is surprising that I am so critical, but I felt her set was overwhelmingly disappointing. The songs that on the albums sound so beautiful and poignant, were performed in a manner rendering the sentiment little more than: “I’m so sad, why don’t boys like me?” This is a pity because I’m sure Williams feels that they do mean much more than that. Sunday night’s performance did little to demonstrate Williams’ abilities. If you like her music you’re better off buying one of her albums, the live version isn’t comparable.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2016 linebacker Kenneth Ruff flips pledge to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star Class of 2016 inside linebacker Kenneth Ruff has flipped his verbal commitment from Virginia to Syracuse, according to multiple media reports. Scout.com first reported the news.Ruff is the second player to commit since Dino Babers became SU’s head coach.Ruff, who attends Dillard (Florida) High School, was recruited by former UVA assistant Chris Beatty. Beatty joined the Orange’s coaching staff yesterday and has already made a difference, per Scout.Ruff is the first inside linebacker in SU’s 2016 class and puts it at 15 players overall. He’s listed at 6 feet 2 inches and 236 pounds. He also had offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and North Carolina, among others. Ruff is ranked with three stars and as the 37th inside linebacker in the class by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on December 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers lands 1st commit, 2016 OL Airon Servaislast_img read more

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