For years, I would tell friends my story of the very first time that I saw k.d. lang perform. "It was on some late-night show in the late 80s or early 90s. She sang "Pullin' Back the Reins", and my jaw hung open the entire time." It was one of the most astonishingly-powerful, theatrical, amazing performances I'd ever seen, and I immediately bought the album and started listening to her music.
And I genuinely think this is that very performance, the one I saw when I was just 23 or so and sat there, in my tiny post-college living room, with my eyes bugging out, glued to the screen. So thank you. Very, very much.