I was going to embed the video for Janelle’s “Tightrope” featuring Big Boi, but it’s been disabled on YouTube. Too bad, it’s a great song — arguably one of the best singles of 2010 — and a really fun video that will make you want to get up and move.
I was looking forward to seeing Janelle for the first time at the Outside Lands Festival this year, but she didn’t go on stage until way past her time (held up in traffic is what I heard). As much as I wanted to see her, I wasn’t going to wait around for her to show up and risk missing the next band I wanted to see that day — Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
In retrospect, given the fact that I saw Edward Sharpe at Bonnaroo and the high energy of Janelle’s videos and footage I caught afterwards of her set at Outside Lands, I probably should have stuck around.