Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Today's "Best Song Ever"

Joanna Newsom "Bridges And Balloons"

Joanna Newsome bases most of her songs around her harp. Not a lap harp or a auto harp or any other sort of secondary lesser harp. A big fat harp almostthesize of her body (bigger in some angles. For any other artist this would be the whole of her press coverage. People would discuss her harp and what her use of it says about her song which are old timey and fantastical in a child like way. That the harp isn't the whole of the discussion is a testemant to her amazing voice. "Bridges and Balloons" makes for an amazing entry into her shrill often squeaky and always captivating voice.

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