While so many people, myself included, were excited and fawning and heaping praise on Mr. Bob Dylan for turning 80 – we missed another milestone birthday from a famous and important musician. Ms. Enya turned 60 right around the same time. Enya is Ireland’s biggest selling solo act of all time. She is the country’s […]
A bath, read some poems (Jim Harrison) listened to Enya (Dark Sky Island) alright, so it’s not “Did you watch the game last night?” And just as bloody well. I have middle NZ to thank for that. I’ll never host the BBQ.
It was back at Five Songs For Friday # 13 when I phoned up late in the day and decided to offer an evening theme. And so here we are again…this time I’ve gone for an actual “In The Evening” thing by choosing songs that all have the word evening in the title, that are about the evening – and things that […]
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising Sub Pop Records Karen Carpenter is alive. And well. She’s survived. She has continued to sing with that voice – clear as a bell. She is the modern-day torch singer. She is a soothsayer connecting us to the ugly truths of this age, reminding us of the amazing opportunities in and around the daze. She’s now writing […]
Enya, Orinoco Flow [Single] (1988) I wonder if any of the people that claim to hate Enya – to write her music off as the water-coloured soundtrack for sleeping they’re sure it is – have actually listened. I mean beyond this song. I love a bit of Enya. A bit of Enya Brennan, a bit […]