Narina Pallot likes hugging trees, reading The Guardian, and Freeview television. She travels on public transport, and hit the shops before gigs. Jacobs Creek fuels the set and numbs the nerves. She is, at heart, a hippy and emulates the 60’s peace movement in her style and lyric. Family is even closer to heart, and even closer to the exit door selling t-shirts and memorabilia. Love plays out in her story – love lost, love gained, and well, you know, the other stuff associated to that. The reference was made many times; 57 I counted. Narina Pallot has just been nominated for a Brit, but remarked that this is only good for selling a few records.
I learned all this yesterday evening whilst watching Narina play at the Manchester Academy. Each song was punctuated with a colourful story. It was far from scripted, and often more entertaining than the music; although I must confess this was good too – great in fact.
So, Social Computing woven into a performance?? The stories are removed from the blog and brought to life on stage. It is about life in the end, and opening up more meaningful interaction when you are with people, even an audience. Reflection allows us to paint a colourful story, computing is the messenger, and social is just that – social.