Last night I had the complete pleasure of going to a Colin Hay concert. He's the Scottish singer who led the Australian band Men at Work in the 80's.
I guess I got into his music a couple of years ago when I heard his solo work through the television show Scrubs. His music is exactly my favorite kind - acoustic, singer/songwriter, a little bit indie, and great, existential lyrics. And his voice is incredibly powerful. I noticed when he's going for the higher notes, he throws his head back and his voice gets huge and envelopes the whole room. And it looks effortless. All that, and he's hilarious, too. I had a great time.
Although they don't do his stage presence justice, here are a few vids. This is a great video of Colin in a Scrubs episode playing Overkill, and here's the audio of one of my favorites - Waiting for my Real Life to Begin. And this is Beautiful World - a song that always makes me feel good, and thankful, and has the bonus of containing one of my favorite lyrics ever - listen for ". . . where a man can still be free, or a woman if you are one."