Courtney Barnett’s Americana Vibe Was the Perfect Soundtrack for the Cooling Summer Eve Thoughts: Courtney Barnett at This Ain't No Picnic 8/27/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Courtney Barnett’s strange lands Americana vibe was the perfect soundtrack for the cooling summer evening as she played with the backdrop of the rosey Angeles mountains behind her. She’s an Australian but sings with a SoCal flair. She dances with her guitar as she plays and I can feel myself falling in love. Barnett has a funny way of looking at the mundane every day through the eyes of an alien and says, “Well isn’t think odd if you think about it?” It is a sentiment that I sympathize with and that sentiment is what has made Barnett’s music the success that it is today.
After welcoming the crowd with her crooked Americana song, “Avant Gardener,” her music kicks into a memory of punk midway through her show as she plays “Pedestrian at Best,” singing, “Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you. Tell me I’m exceptional, I promise to exploit you. Give me all your money, and I’ll make some origami. Honey, I think you’re a joke, but I don’t find you very funny.” I’d let Barnett disappoint, exploit, and sad laugh at me every day if she’d let me, just as long as she keeps making that great music….”
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