Korrektiv, meet Alanna-Marie Boudreau

How To Tell You’re Old, Part IV: People you remember as sweet little moppety children with big eyes and bigger hair on a tiny little body suddenly show up as grownup-type musicians, asking for money to make an album. The Boudreaus are dear family friends; they live in a wonderful old house overlooking a bend in the Tioughnioga River. Here’s a deceptively simple song of Ms. Boudreau’s from a while back:

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  1. That’s something fine.

  2. Jonathan Potter says

    I’m thinking the 25-minute Skype session bonus prize could be projected on the big screen for some evening entertainment at Guemes/Gerasene in July. Shall we pass the kollektiv hat around?

  3. Potter, awesome idea. I’m good for $50. You want to kick in?

    • Jonathan Potter says

      I’ll kick in the $25 to get us to the $75 level. Can you inquire about her availability in July?

      • Jonathan Potter says

        I’ll also provide a projector and screen. Can someone (Quin) tell me if there’ll be wifi on Guemes. Surely there will be.

  4. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Please confirm whether this will be an Alphonse concept album. Thanks.

  5. She hits every note on target, which is very pleasing, but I’d give her ten grand to kick her voice into full throttle.

    The tissue thin mode has had its moment.

    • I want to be clear that I don’t make the criticism against her as an artist, but rather against the time and the current vocal styling.

      Boudreau is very good, and she’s adorable, and she’s writing great lyrics. And clearly, she can sing.

      • There’s a little bit of throttle on this one that Paul found.

        • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

          Recalls the best of Billie Holiday.

          Thanks, Matthew.

          • Hmmmm... says

            Yes, yes yes.

            • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

              I always hesitate to second-guess the choices of a genuine artist, which Ms Boudreau has proved herself to be.

              But I’m not so hesitant to state my own tastes, whether or not I think they are founded on anything objective. And by my own tastes, a bold woman’s voice beats an ethereal girl’s voice nine times out of ten, if not more. Which is another way of saying that — although I won’t second-guess Ms Boudreau and her muse — I hope an ever-bigger proportion of her musical output will be in the full-throated, earthy, grown-up mode of ‘Before the Sun Has Time to Rise’. If I could be assured of a few tracks that explored that sound and style, I might even be willing to divert a few dollars away from the Alphonse Completion Fund to Ms Boudreau’s next Kickstarter campaign.

    • Agreed. This is on itunes, fwiw. Not particularly fond of the drum but its got kind of a VW feel. Vocals are more lively though.

  6. Jonathan Potter says

    Alanna-Marie Boudreau needs to get her stuff on Spotify.

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