Monday, February 18, 2013
I should probably write something meaningful about Presidents' Day, but instead I'm going to talk about music. You see, I just finished putting together my playlist for our upcoming spring music swap. Yay! In the process, however, I had to cut a lot of songs. Ruthless and numerous cuts. Cuts that I didn't want to make. Fortunately, this means you get to listen to some of the cuts right here; a consolation prize if you will. The first of which comes from Martha Wainwright, sister of Rufus Wainwright. From her 2012 album, the title track, Proserpina, is based on the myth of springtime and is a tribute to Ms. Wainwright's recently departed mother. Have a listen to this haunting and beautifully rendered arrangement.