Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How sad, how lovely

Hey everyone how are you? I feel so much better now because I gave my blog a makeover, phew. Calming... ferns, pastels, psychedelic circles... hope to encourage you guys to stay (just a little bit longer). 

Anyway, down to business. I have a new obsession. Her name is Connie Converse. You will all love her because you simply must. Connie was a folk musician active in New York during the 1950s. She ended up working a secretarial job and her music never achieved any commercial success. In 1974 she wrote letters of goodbye to her family and friends, packed her Volkswagen Beetle with all her belongs and disappeared, never to be seen again.

Her few recordings were rediscovered and released in an album 'How Sad, How Lovely' in 2009. I don't know if it's the undertone of her disappearance (it feels like she's communicating from this place of nothingness or limbo or something) but the music is truly haunting and echoey with knowledge of something spooky and odd. The lyrics are sort of vague and occasionally subtly illogical, and leave you wondering if the strange narrative she's woven really makes sense or is just an imagining.

Two thumbs up!

"In between two tall mountains, there's a place they call lonesome"


  1. Thats pretty amazing. I imagine in my head she went to Mexico and settled near some mountains or something...I wonder if this kind of thing is still possible today, with the interwebs and everything.

  2. wow that's so spooky and perfect

  3. hey Minna, this is probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard. far out, I love it!

    1. Yay! Yes I absolutely love it too, you should listen to 'How Sad, How Lovely' and 'One by One' they're on Youtube. I have the album if you want it!

    2. Yeah that'd be great! I want the album real bad. I'll buy you a brownie and a kit kat if you make me a copy. Thanks Minna, can't wait to hear it.