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Rescuing strays: Noveller - 2010-03-20 - Bottom Of The Hill SF
'I didn't realize the show started', said your humble narrator, as he pressed 'record'. As Sarah of Noveller built up her guitar drones via sample-and-hold looping, folks quieted down and stared forward, in rapt attention. I will not hopefully offend anyone (see Anonymous responding to my use of 'little person' in my Chameleons VOX post) if I happen to point out that this was being delivered by a very attractive young woman from Brooklyn.
Up until it all suddenly stopped. A photographer had inadvertently stepped on a power strip and brought it all to a halt, creating one of those memorable Awkward Moments this side of one of those Letterman interviews, forever seared into your mind.
'Um, can you please not lean on the power strip? Yeah, like, just...just, don't touch it at all, please.'.
Nonplussed, she introduced herself, and a bit unsure on how to proceed, then said she would fix it, and started the song 'St. Powers' over. And it was all better.
I'm not sure if 'Noveller' refers to the online microblogging site (subject to its fair share of satire) or arises from something buried deep in the collective conscience, but the music Sarah Lipstate makes is lovely beyond words.