It was almost inevitable. Two weeks after the end of the tour with Wilco a lot of wheeling and dealing was going on in Scarlett’s bling-bling studio. The only mystery was which Wilco song she had chosen to cover. See every time Scarlett decides to record a cover we run out of coffee twice as fast as usual, daily swearwords in the house increase -depends on the chosen original song as you can imagine- by at least 127% and there’s that indescribable yet annoyingly mischievous grin on her face. I know what I’m talking about because it had already happened with the previous covers. If if you’ve heard none of them pick your choice below or skip this step by watching these cool fellows here.
Be my baby by the Ronettes; Little boxes by Melvina Reynolds; Freed from desire by Gala;
True love will find you in the end by Daniel Johnston; Heartbeats by The Knives;
The monster inside of me by Daniel Johnston; Twist by I AM KLOOT;
Don’t mess with my man by Lucy Pearl; Santa claus is coming to town by Eddie Cantor;
Fake empire by The National; Finally by Cece Peninston; This charming man by The Smiths
It took Scarlett almost 3 days to figure out how to cover it and 1 day to record One Sunday morning. We’re now happy to unveil it: click on the image.
During this tour Scarlett took 11 trains within 10 days, played 9 songs each night, tasted 8 different beers, can at least vividly remember 7 smiles, went on stage 6 times, took 5 taxis and 4 buses, slept in 3 hotels, caught 2 planes, almost killed 1 woman on the way back after having diplomatically asked her to shut up for she was shouting into her cellphone and assimilated a bit more than 0 mg of vitamin D under the Italian sun.
We would like to especially thank her crew and the people who have been there to help and make of this tour a precious moment: Helene, Andy, Paul, Pieretta, Minas, Laurent, Aurore, Leo, Igor, Ellen, Albert, Janos, Ana, Serena, the Wilcos and their staff and all the people who came to the shows.
Swiss were the kind of audience one on stage can’t but appreciate. Receptive and enthusiastic right from the start. It is fair to say that Scarlett’s very first show in Switzerland was fun.
We reached Italy yesterday and played in Milan and we’re travelling today to Bologna for the last show of this tour with Wilco. It’s the final countdown like Scarlett sings it when about to finish a pack of crips. A bit like that: isn’t he lovely?
We’ll be glad to see you at the Estragon tonight and in the meantime we’ll enjoy that nice food of yours.
Holland and Belgium have been kindly welcoming Scarlett as Wilco’s support on their European tour. She almost got a zebra on stage in Groningen and was offered roses in Brussels. No wonder she was singing ‘Time of my life’ after that.
We can’t wait now to go to Switzerland and have the occasion to meet Albert Kuhn who has published a review in the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper yesterday. The show will be at the Volkshaus in Zurich this Wenesday, see you there!