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posted Friday, February 18, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 07

A dyke About town: Rocking out at Lisa Koch's birthday bash
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle Women's Chorus Mercy and Cuteness sneaked into the Seattle Women's Chorus' rehearsal for their upcoming concert on February 25 and 26. Cuteness said it was fun to watch Dennis Coleman work. Mercy likes seeing his animated face rather than his back, as she does in concerts. They could see why their friend, chorus girl Melody, says he is 'amazing.'

There was lots of laughter. Cuteness noticed that Dennis doesn't complain about chorus members chatting. Mercy said, 'Yes, but he gets a lot of work done, too.'

Cuteness' favorite songs were 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' 'Bittersweet Tango,' and 'I've Got the Sun in the Morning' with a sweet solo by Sarah McGrath. Mercy also liked 'Mary Beth and Sue,' and 'These Boots Were Made for Walking.'

Cuteness questioned the casting of Lisa Brown and Betsy Bruce as soloists for 'Oh, Happy Day.' She felt the gospel song should have had a more energetic interpretation.

Lisa Koch birthday bash
Mercy and Cuteness loved Lisa Koch's birthday bash at the Triple Door on February 9. Lisa opened with the hilarious 'Just Don't Look Good Naked Any More.'

Comic Georgia Ragsdale weighed in with a joke about Koch's age: 'Lisa is so old, she has friends who watch the weather channel for the music.'

Lisa's favorite singing companion, her brother David, joined her for the funny Mason Williams song, 'There Once Was a Prince.' Also hysterical was the Smothers Brothers song, 'Herman and Sallie.'

Roxanna Ward sang her version of the Roberta Flack song, 'The First Time Ever I Sat on Your Face.' She introduced a surprise guest, Cris Williamson. Cris nailed Gershwin's 'Someone to Watch Over Me.' Mercy loves this song because it reminds her of Cuteness. Ward came back with a dyslexic chorus version of the song 'Things Few Are of Favorite My These.'

The Barstoh Gay Men's Chorus came on to sing 'We're Coming Out' and 'It's Lovely Weather to Go to Gay Pride Together With You.' Everyone laughed at the new song, 'Don't Let Your Son Go Down on Me.'

Jen Todd and Mel Watson provided nice guitar, clarinet, and voices on 'Don't Hold On.' Their 'This Is What Life Is Made Of' was also well-performed.

Cuteness' favorite jokes were Vickie Shaw's about her grandchildren. She said that when the 2-year-old was having a tantrum Vickie told her, 'Your father drinks because you cry.' Also, when the baby wouldn't stop weeping, she said, 'If you don't shut up, I'm going to put you in the trunk and let you use the tire as a pacifier.'

Everyone came out to jam to Koch's own lyrics to 'White Rabbit.' 'Big Yellow Taxi' and 'Chain of Fools' were also strong closers.

Just Kids
Mercy has been happily wrapped up in Patti Smith's Just Kids this week. It is the story of her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. The two were lovers in their youth, before he came out. Prior to their success, they were very poor. Her language is poetic and story involving. The book evokes New York City in the late '60s and early '70s with telling details. The artist's death is heartbreakingly described.



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