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November 16, 2005

No ordinary princess...

Music , What, me? Have an opinion?

I know this isn't exactly news or anything, but, well, it was news to me. Dar Williams is amazing. I somehow managed to be basically unaware of her until just a few weeks ago. Now I'm listening to the two albums of hers I have on my iPod just a wee bit obsessively.

The Honesty Room was her first, I believe, and it's my favorite so far. The songs that stuck out to me at first were "When I Was a Boy," "The Great Unknown," and "The Babysitter's Here," but my list of "favorites" is getting longer and longer - it at least has to include "You're Aging Well" and "When Sal's Burned Down" now, and "Flinty Kind of Woman," and, well, that's probably at least half the album, so I might as well just say I love it all!!! I want to quote lyrics at you but I'll try to restrain myself, well, except for one:

"Your behavior is so male it's like you can't explain yourself to me.
I think I'll ask Renoir to tea." ("Mark Rothko Song")

Hah. I laugh every time I hear it.

The other one I have on Aurelia iPod is The Beauty of the Rain. I didn't feel as immediate a connection with this one, but it's definitely growing on me, and I think "Your Fire, Your Soul" might have to be my theme song this holiday season. And "The One Who Knows" is gorgeous and haunting, as is the whole CD, really.

She has several other albums, it seems. I know what's going on my Christmas list...

Posted by Kat at November 16, 2005 02:37 PM

i love dar williams. my favourite album so far is the end of the summer, but basically, i like them all. beauty of the rain did have to grow on me as well, as did her new album, my better self.

Posted by: Laura at November 21, 2005 10:31 AM

her older stuff is much, much better then her newer stuff - in my opinion. I know that she had "other" things that she did before the era of cds but I can't say for certain (anymore; school is ruining my real memory) what it was. I've seen her in concert and it's a real treat! She lives here in the northeast and does periodic "tours."

(What kind of cookies were you making - they sound gooooood....) :)

Posted by: Kristen at November 21, 2005 08:02 PM

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