Monday, June 28, 2010

After having followed her music career for years & years, I am still completely enthralled at how gifted, how beautiful Joanna Newsom & her creations are.
Her lyrics are rich & raw, and my god, watching her play the harp gives me chills like few other musicians have before.

This video says it all:
And the signifieds butt heads with the signifiers,
and we all fall down slack-jawed to marvel at words
While across the sky sheet the impossible birds...
in a steady, illiterate movement homewards.
(from: this side of the blue)

3 comments:

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That's beautiful. Her voice reminds me of the folk cd's I have.

allie said...

yes! yes! i just love her so much, her music reminds me of some of the best times in my life. we saw her at a music festival before "milk eyed mendor" came out and i was blown away. is it possible for someone to be so freaking pretty and awesome? then i found out she's dating andy samburg...that guy has great taste in ladies!

Chris said...

I saw her somewhere before. can't remember if it was from an interview on the morning news radio or through an article online. either way I followed her name to her site and been listening to her music since.