Monday, July 14, 2014
My Music Monday
This going with the last song I hear in the car or #10 on an iTunes liberry shuffle works though. It kind of takes the pressure off - and that is not a bad thing.
Today you're getting Dar Williams.
I heard Williams on NPR back in the very early '90s singing "the Babysitter's Here", and went out and bought her debut disk, which she was then promoting. I went on to purchase her next 6-7 solo disks and have seen her live twice. Apparently she has two other original material disks out that I have missed.
Granted, she's not major label material, but that works in her favour. She puts out what she wants, when and how. While I really liked that song or two NPR played so long ago, I wasn't a huge fan of the entire disk. Her subsequent material got stronger.
On 2005's My Better Self, she does a not embarrassing cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".
It is the same album from which I got today's selection, "Beautiful Enemy".
I'm glad my Music Roulette landed on this song, as might be my favourite from this album. I hope you don't mind it. Maybe you'll even enjoy it.
...and it's rare to get a song with the word 'hegemony' in the lyrics. And by 'rare', I mean 'never'.
Dar Williams - "Beautiful Enemy"