Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Joanna Newsom is astonishingly good

the one track that keeps playing on my MP3 player is "Peach, Plum, Pear" she does this trick with multiple voices half way through the track that just makes the hair on the back of your neck go mental, and there's this harpsichord or clavicord all through it that is just a dream.

Newsom's own comments about her songwriting echo the intention in my writing, namely, 'Among the responsibilities of any writer is that, no matter what else, they know what they mean. So, even if no one else knows what you're talking about, you do. The listener can sense that, even if they don't get the literal meaning. The faith that they place in the clues and the connections and the secrets of the lyrics is of the utmost importance.'

very strong contender for the best thing I've heard this year.



kek-w said...

Have you heard her new Lp "Ys"...came out late 2006; one of my albums of the year...fabulous stuff...

Mike Philbin said...


I have
It is