I've never been much of an Annie Lennox
fan. I just wasn't old enough, or gay enough, to really dig the whole diva thing. Which is why her performance at Live 8 was so startling to me. Just listen to that voice--deep, bruised, ravishing. Her naked, stripped-down performance of "Why" must have left Madonna scrambling to fire her vocal coach. Who needs techno gimmicks when you sound like this?