Last night, KPRI presented yet another free show on San Diego Hornblower Excursions, this time featuring New Yorker Diane Birch. At all of 21, the girl has got some pipes and though I hadn't heard any of her music going in (though apparently she was on GMA or one of those morning shows last week) I was definitely impressed. She performed with a full band and even got the crowd to their feet when she played a cover of Tom Petty. She also did that awful Haddaway song from Night At The Roxbury, "What Is Love?", and turned it into a surprisingly beautiful ballad. That takes some serious talent, and Diane has it in droves. She also told a funny story about growing up in a religious household with a preacher for a father, and being a moody goth teenager that hung out at clubs all night thinking she was slick by telling them she was babysitting. She'd roll home at 5 or 6 in the morning with her ghoulish makeup to find them waiting. She has a song called "Don't Wait Up", that was probably my favorite song of the night, that you should really check out.
I was a little disappointed that the usual 5 or 6 people weren't recording any of the show, and I was in a bad spot to do so, but eventually I moved around to the side of the stage when it got too cold for people and they retreated to the second level of the boat, so apologies that I was recording directly into the stage lighting, but it was the best I could do. These are the final four songs from the night.
KPRI has one more free cruise coming up at the end of the month, so make sure you're registered as a Freeq for their e-mail list. You can find the other videos if you 'keep on reading'.