Saturday, May 12, 2012
Sweeter for me
"Don't mess with me, just take me home"
Come lay, help us lay young Billy down.
"As I remember your eyes
were bluer than robin's eggs,
my poetry was lousy you said
where are you calling from?
- a booth in the midwest"
You guys, ah, JOAN BAEZ. Hello! Where has she been alla my life!? I thought I got everything I needed from Joni Mitchell and only ever gave any real time to 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and 'Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer' (obviously) but I just got the album 'Farewell Angelina' and some other stuff of hers and have been listening to it solidly all day while I was working a shift at my gallery job and WOAH. Joan has like a real grunt or something, something really guttural that somehow hits home in the sweetest folkiest way. Her songs are very solidly narrative, in contrast to Leonard and Joni who I feel are narrative in a more floaty, abstract way.
Above are some pix of me showing you the clothes I got at Savers today, and a rainbow painting that I did for fun. I was feeling weird on the train home with only Joan for company - someone behind me was reading aloud and the sun was making me squint and I was leaning against a seat with my flared pants dragging on the ground - I was very conscious of being a single entity, of being something so solid and yet so transient like a Baez sentiment.