Political artifacts in humanity's uncertain future
A few years ago, I was in Copenhagen and astonished to see Anisette's picture *everywhere* on posters announcing a live show. It said she'd won something like 12 Grammys, which seemed odd, since I couldn't remember one. But I was hanging out with a veteran Danish music biz person of the punk persuasion, who told me that although she was too young to remember Savage Rose, Anisette was a ubiquitous figure on television, did loads of cabaret, had had a tabloid-covered battle with cancer and recovery, angst with her teenage daughter...oh, and that Danish Grammys weren't really Grammys. My friend was amazed that this square old dame had any cred with old hippie me, but I assured her that her old band was actually very good.
Give me Anisette over Janis Joplin any day, although I think Janis was great as well.Anisette and Savage Rose have come up in conversations during my recent visits to Denmark.