Don't get me wrong - I'm a fan but have no problem with someone not liking her music. It's not for everyone - she developed her musical skills as a jazz pianist and has a smooth sound with no rawness or edge to it, which many people find boring. No argument there - just a matter of taste/opinion. But if you try to claim she's irrelevant or not talented or unoriginal, I'll argue that all night (and I'll have a lot of big names in music on my side of the argument). Of course, if you're smug enough to declare yourself a spokesperson for all of NYC, you might not care what Dave Grohl, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Robertson, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and folks like that think. What do they know? They don't even comment on blogs. And Norah is down to earth enough to collaborate with all those legends and still play little clubs in NYC with her side projects. Neil Young will invite her to be a headliner at Farm Aid 25 and a couple weeks later, she'll play with her all-female folk/country band (Puss'n'Boots) as the opening act to Poundcake at the Living Room. Woman's net worth is something like 30 milllion bucks and she is perfectly happy to open for Poundcake in front of 200 people, just to have fun playing music.
Behind the scenes: Norah Jones cover shoot (VIDEO)
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of singer-songwriter Norah Jones posing for the magazine’s latest cover.
Tue Jun 19 2012
Norah Jones stopped by our headquarters to step in front of the camera and to taste a few of the delectable items in our roundup of the best budget dining in New York. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the shoot above. And if you can’t make it to her highly anticipated gig in Central Park this summer, fear not: We've compiled a massive guide to this season's outdoor concerts in New York City—for every kind of music fan.
i hate to agree with sandra, but in the name of full disclosure, i will confess that i find norah jones' music, largely, to be a major bore. i only watched this because i think she is an incredibly beautiful woman. purely physical and shallow, i know. she has a cool voice, which works nicely in some collabos (esp. the foos' "virginia moon"), but her songs are dull to me. i do agree with trevor, though, that sandra seems bitter and weird, especially about the album cover aping an earlier iconic image, something that has been done gazillions of times in music. and how do you spell it both "norah" and "nora" within 2 sentences, sandy?
Poor Sandra. Norah gets to write music for Bob Dylan, but she has all this creativity and just gets to write pithy messageboard comments that nobody reads. Life isn't fair. Like her or not, Norah has been versatile enough to collaborate on critcally acclaimed projects with legends of blues (Ray Charles), country (Willie Nelson), alternative (Foo Fighters), hip-hop (Outkast), and jazz (Herbie Hancock). Lotta brainwashed people lining up to work with her.
Why did you put Norah jones on your cover? She is not relevant in NY. We are a unique, anti-fitting in crowd, looking for inspiration in our beautiful city and forever setting the standards and edge in food, music, art, and style. Norah Jones is the Mr. Brainwash of the music world. Nothing about her is original, including her new album cover that is an exact rip off of a Russ Meyer Movie Poster. Nora, it's not inspired, if it's mimicked exactly! The only helpful thing for featuring her is that now I will never frequent the tired food tucks she mentions, or do any of the things she suggests because they are now officially blase. Thanks! Sandra