Category Archives: Music

Folk Thursday: The Blizzard

Did I post this last winter? Probably. It’s still gorgeous.

I wish I could say the same for that dress. Ma’am. I realize you are tiny enough to wear things you found in the children’s department, but that does not mean you should.

Ah, well. The ’80s were a time of questionable fashion choices for all of us. And some of us are going to take a little time this evening to thank God ours weren’t videotaped for posterity, because I am pretty sure that while this concert was being recorded, I was in my best friend’s basement, playing Epyx Winter Games and eating Schwan pops in acid-washed bluejeans and a T-shirt at least four sizes too big for me … so, y’know, glass houses, I guess.

Emily

Folk Thursday: Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter

This cover of “Amelia” is easily the best thing I’ve heard since Judy Collins sang “Diamonds and Rust” with Joan Baez. Joni Mitchell is a hot mess, but daaaaaaaaamn, can that girl write.

If you don’t own Hejira, you really ought to remedy that ASAP. It’s been reissued on vinyl, which is really the best way to hear it. I’m much more tolerant of cold nights when I can curl up in the living room with Hejira on the turntable and drink hot cocoa with extra marshmallows. Which is probably what I’m going to do for the rest of this evening. I’m a little fuzzy around the edges, and I could use a quiet evening in my pajamas.

Emily