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Katie Sawicki

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Melissa Ferrick, Music on August 20, 2008 by boychick1

YES – I do listen to musicians other than Melissa Ferrick, Lucinda Williams, Emmy Lou Harris…Ruthie Foster

I listen to Katie Sawicki, I especially like waking up with her (oh you stop that now but then when I think about it – never mind).

In all silly seriousness she is a major talent, a great singer/songwriter and now there is a video on You Tube that does her justice.

Enjoy (then go download all of her music on iTunes or better go to Goldenrod music and buy it, Lansing’s economy could use the boost).

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Ruthie Foster & The Ark

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Melissa Ferrick, Music on August 8, 2008 by boychick1

Lord the woman has PIPES! Last night I met my friend M. at a concert at the Ark in Ann Arbor – Ruthie Foster was playing. WOW – I expected it to be good but it far, far, FAR exceeded my expectations. The Ark is a terrific venue (holding just a few hundred people it’s an intimate space to see a concert). She played for nearly two hours and played one encore. She was touring with a fabulous drummer and five string bass player whose names unfortunately I can’t remember.

FANTASTIC!

She covers a song by Lucinda Williams “Fruits Of My Labor” and I thought I’d die in the aisles it was so very, very, good.

I will never miss a chance to see Ruthie Foster in concert – you shouldn’t either. Right now I’ve downloaded her CD from iTunes “Phenomenal Woman” and intend to listen to it on a continuous loop today, if not longer, maybe forever. Or perhaps just until Melissa Ferrick or Lucinda Williams release their new cd’s.

j.

Who’s in your’s lately?

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Melissa Ferrick, Music, Personal ramblings on April 12, 2008 by boychick1

I can’t really say “man I’ve had a week” as it’s probably been over 30 days since I have had a day off. Self employed one works when the work is there and lately for me that’s everyday. I’m looking forward to another stretch at least that long. Maybe by June I’ll have a day off. Vacation? hmmm, let’s see…it has been three years.

And still she types but I will confess to being tired tonight with many things I’d like to write about but feeling without the energy for it. So instead I am letting “When Night Is Falling” play in the background again (saw it last night) but the women are so beautiful that I am running it again. I am watching for the dialogue of course.

That said _ I thought I’d share who’s been in mine lately. Get your minds out of there (oh leave ’em there it’s lonely) I mean who is in my iPod beetches…

Frankly I think it’s a great opener and far more useful then a My Space profile.

“Let’s cut to the chase…just show me your iPod already!”

So here goes who’s been in my iPod lately…

(**** means I have everything by that artist, must have every note recorded by that artist, cannot get enough of that artist — obsessed and might be stalking them unless they are a.deceased b. male c. both or either). All capital letters means definately stalking them and ready to have their children or just rub their feet in front of a roaring fire while telling them how truely gifted they are.

****Alison Krauss
Allison Moorer
Andrea Gibson (spoken word artist)
Annabele Chvostek (she also plays/sing with Wallin’ Jennys)
**Annie Lennox**
**Be Good Tanyas**
Carol King
Cheryl Wheeler
Chris Pureka
Crooked Still
Diana Krall
Dixie Chicks
Edie Carey
Elton John
**Emmylou Harris **
Eric Merrill
**Everything But The Girl**
***Gillian Welch***
***Jane Siberry***
Joan Armatrading
Johnny Cash (all the late stuff the WONDERFUL American Recordings, there are 4)
Jolie Holland
Joni Mitchell
**Julie Miller **
k.d. Lang
Kasey Chambers
**Kate Bush**
Katie Sawicki
Kristin Sweetland
Laurie Anderson
*******LUCINDA WILLIAMS********
Mark Knopfler
Mark Simos
**Mary Gauthier
*********MELISSA FERRICK ************
******NATALIE MERCHANT ******
Nickel Creek
Old Crow Medicine Show
Pink
Patty Griffin
Po’ Girl
Randi Driscoll
Rickie Lee Jones
Rosanne Cash
Rufus Wainwright
Sarah Bettens
Sarah McLachlan
Sinead O’ Connor
Solas
**Sometymes Why**
Tom Tom Club
The Wailin Jennys
Wendy MaHarry
Winifred Horan
10,000 Maniacs

And that’s all she wrote – going to pop some popcorn and collapse on the sofa. I walked two hours today and did over an hour of cardio at the gym (’cause I needed more exercise). It helps with my excessive energy and restless mind.

Just jump on the stairmaster, tune it to hill climb – turn up the tunes. OHhhh movie turning up passion-

Over and out(redundant) on Friday-
j.

Who’s in your’s lately?

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Melissa Ferrick, Music, Personal ramblings on April 12, 2008 by boychick1

I can’t really say “man I’ve had a week” as it’s probably been over 30 days since I have had a day off. Self employed one works when the work is there and lately for me that’s everyday. I’m looking forward to another stretch at least that long. Maybe by June I’ll have a day off. Vacation? hmmm, let’s see…it has been three years.

And still she types but I will confess to being tired tonight with many things I’d like to write about but feeling without the energy for it. So instead I am letting “When Night Is Falling” play in the background again (saw it last night) but the women are so beautiful that I am running it again. I am watching for the dialogue of course.

That said _ I thought I’d share who’s been in mine lately. Get your minds out of there (oh leave ’em there it’s lonely) I mean who is in my iPod beetches…

Frankly I think it’s a great opener and far more useful then a My Space profile.

“Let’s cut to the chase…just show me your iPod already!”

So here goes who’s been in my iPod lately…

(**** means I have everything by that artist, must have every note recorded by that artist, cannot get enough of that artist — obsessed and might be stalking them unless they are a.deceased b. male c. both or either). All capital letters means definately stalking them and ready to have their children or just rub their feet in front of a roaring fire while telling them how truely gifted they are.

****Alison Krauss
Allison Moorer
Andrea Gibson (spoken word artist)
Annabele Chvostek (she also plays/sing with Wallin’ Jennys)
**Annie Lennox**
**Be Good Tanyas**
Carol King
Cheryl Wheeler
Chris Pureka
Crooked Still
Diana Krall
Dixie Chicks
Edie Carey
Elton John
**Emmylou Harris **
Eric Merrill
**Everything But The Girl**
***Gillian Welch***
***Jane Siberry***
Joan Armatrading
Johnny Cash (all the late stuff the WONDERFUL American Recordings, there are 4)
Jolie Holland
Joni Mitchell
**Julie Miller **
k.d. Lang
Kasey Chambers
**Kate Bush**
Katie Sawicki
Kristin Sweetland
Laurie Anderson
*******LUCINDA WILLIAMS********
Mark Knopfler
Mark Simos
**Mary Gauthier
*********MELISSA FERRICK ************
******NATALIE MERCHANT ******
Nickel Creek
Old Crow Medicine Show
Pink
Patty Griffin
Po’ Girl
Randi Driscoll
Rickie Lee Jones
Rosanne Cash
Rufus Wainwright
Sarah Bettens
Sarah McLachlan
Sinead O’ Connor
Solas
**Sometymes Why**
Tom Tom Club
The Wailin Jennys
Wendy MaHarry
Winifred Horan
10,000 Maniacs

And that’s all she wrote – going to pop some popcorn and collapse on the sofa. I walked two hours today and did over an hour of cardio at the gym (’cause I needed more exercise). It helps with my excessive energy and restless mind.

Just jump on the stairmaster, tune it to hill climb – turn up the tunes. OHhhh movie turning up passion-

Over and out(redundant) on Friday-
j.

More Ferrick, 70 People At 7,000 Feet

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Melissa Ferrick, Music, Natalie Merchant on April 4, 2008 by boychick1


In less then 24 hours I will be sitting at a Melissa Ferrick concert (and I am a Ferrick concert virgin, at 45, how very embarrassing) – so in preparation I have been buying and listening to all things Melissa Ferrick. I had a nice collection of her music and now I think I have nearly all of it. The only reason I don’t have all of it, is that I try to behave myself (and once in awhile buy groceries before music or books).

That said – I have been greedily consuming Ferrick and listening to my favorite albums (those being the live albums) and I have to say if I was forced, under great duress to have only one of Melissa’s albums. Well it would be 70 People At 7,000 Feet – the album was released in November 2003 and is a live recording of a concert she played with drummer Brian Winton in Flagstaff, Arizona.

This might be the one album I would take with me to a deserted island period – (were I forced to do something that hideous) because to choose between Lucinda Williams World Without Tears, Natalie Merchant The Carpenters House Daughter, or Melissa Ferrick 70 People At 7,000 Feet is a choice I cannot imagine being able to make. Unsuffer Me (and how can I travel to an island without a recording of that)?

How I struggle – the trials and tribulations of my banal existence.

Back to 70 People At 7,000 feet. Well I had this to say about it at Amazon.com…

If I could buy just one Melissa Ferrick album (the thought terrifies me as I need them ALL) this would be the one. Ferocious guitar playing, terrific vocals. It’s so hard to believe three instruments are producing all of this fabulous sound – those being Melissa’s guitar, Brian’s drums and the most important instrument of all her voice. Buy this CD – you will not be disappointed. She shreads – just over the top on so many cuts, her marvelous, on the spot improvisation. Few artists, many with grammy’s all over their mantle are able to go up to a microphone with a guitar and perform like Ferrick can. She rocks!

Then like Ferrick on an acoustic guitar I went on a rift to iTunes and left the same review…then I went to Goldenrod Music and I did the same damn thing. She’s independent more happens when we make noise.

That noise is great at a concert while she’s singing Drive and can get loud and raucous on the internet. Call your local radio stations and request Ferrick – be heard, so she’ll get heard more! I googled “Melissa Ferrick + Music Reviews” and I was saddened at the dearth of things I could find.

The woman has pipes, is an amazing guitar player and songwriter. Like a Miles Davis of Rock and Roll, a true artist – she improvises, improves, remixes in the studio and on the spot at her live performances. That is an artist and musician.

So having now listened to 70 People At 7,000 feet all day long…in the car, walking clients dogs, in the gym, in the sauna, back to client’s, sitting here finally at home. YES MORE – 70 People at 7,000 Feet.

Go buy it – if you have it – buy it again it’s that damn good! Buy it from
CD Baby and the artists make more money…buy it from Goldenrod Music you’ll be supporting a wonderful group of women who hail right here from my backyard in Lansing, Michigan. Trust me, we need the economic boost.

Buy it if for no other reason then there is an eleven…count ’em ELEVEN minute version of Drive, that’s sick it’s so good and full of on the spot improvisation and remarkable guitar rifts.

Hey…11 minutes gives you more time you know.

Have fun shopping.

Peace, love, read, buy music (burn your tv)…
janet

(did I mention that i really like this cd? I mean I’d have her children and I have never wanted to have anyone’s children.)

World Without Tears

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Music on March 7, 2008 by boychick1

Lucinda Williams – one place I go to recharge the batteries. A tragically beautiful song about putting ones feet to the hard surface of the concrete and you keep walking. Every day is a gift – no matter how difficult, there is a side of the situation that is facing the light.

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

If we lived in a world without tears
How would heartbeats
Know when to stop
How would blood know
Which body to flow outside of
How would bullets find the guns

If we lived in a world without tears
How would misery know
Which back door to walk through
How would trouble know
Which mind to live inside of
How would sorrow find a home

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

How would broken find the bones
How would broken find the bones

Two Poets, one set to music…

Posted in Lucinda Willliams, Music, On Poetry on December 15, 2007 by boychick1

Lucinda Williams “World Without Tears”. Poetry put to music. Her father is poet Miller Williams, he wrote a poem for President Clinton’s inauguration.

Miller Williams commented that his daughter’s album “World Without Tears” is the closest thing she has done to writing poetry. I disagree it is poetry. She is simply one of the best, if not the best (I was going to say female) songwriters of this generation. Songwriters period – male or female. The best.

Here’s Lucinda… (and a poem by her father follows)

From Miller Williams…

Compassion

Have compassion for everyone you meet
even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit,
bad manners, or cyncism is always a sign
of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on
down there where the spirit meets the bone.

I think that Lucinda has her father’s poem in her heart and mind when she creates her own art. Inside the jacket of her new album “West” she has the quote from her father’s poem “where the spirit meets the bone”.