A little while ago, a horrible anti-feminist/fat-shaming meme started going around the Internet. If you’ve been online since it started circulating, you’ve probably seen it. The photo–if there had been no text added to it–is a great picture. It’s inspirational. It’s a plus-sized woman facing the camera and proudly holding a paper that says “This is what a feminist looks like”.
I have similar pictures, of me proudly wearing my This is What a Feminist Looks Like t-shirt. For example: this one, taken when I hosted an amazing event that featured the strong community of women poets and musicians within the Salt Lake community.
Back to the meme.
What on its own is a wonderful picture that speaks volumes of feminist pride and exudes confidence was stolen and the message of power was taken away by a malicious caption: ”That’s pretty much what I expected.”
When I discovered the picture, I found myself unexpectedly crushed by the implication that somehow I, as a plus-sized woman and a feminist myself, was somehow less human. Suddenly I was just as easily worth ridicule and disgust. And it wasn’t just the person (or people) who found the image and added the horrific captioning who shocked me–it was the too-many-to-count commenters who were agreeing with the idea, and carrying on the anti-feminist/fat-shaming/anti-human campaign.
I claim to have little faith in humanity among my group of friends. They hear me day after day complaining about the stupidity of people, it’s a thing that I have been doing for a long time, and it’s second nature really. But honestly, under all the bark, I don’t believe it. I generally feel that people are good, that people are capable of amazing, wonderful things. But then something like this happens. And suddenly, my faith in humanity is actually shaken to its very core. The kind of people who insulted this woman are loathsome, vile creatures. And I find it hard to believe that someone could be so very hurtful, and damaging. But it happened.
Then today, I found something wonderful.
Turns out that the stolen picture is actually of a wonderfully badass feminist activist named Kelly Martin Broderick. And she wrote an amazing post about how horrified she was to discover the picture had been stolen and used as it was. But she didn’t stop at horrified. She fought it as best as she could, trying to get the picture removed from facebook since it had been stolen, but to no avail. But that did not stop her from speaking up and speaking out.
Kelly Martin Broderick: You are absolutely my hero.
I can’t tell you how much your voice made a difference to me today. It takes extreme courage to stand up when people are attacking in droves, powered by the fuel of the internet.
I am inspired by your strength, and grateful that you were able to rise above the awfulness of the Internet-gone-bad and make your statement. Despite the awful behavior of the people behind this meme, something great came out of this. Broderick proved that strength is possible in circumstances beyond one’s own control. That even when things are not working towards our favor, we can turn the tide and remind people that our greatest strength is in fact the power of our voice, and our ability to stand strong—and not take other people’s bullshit. If the people behind the meme can use the powers of the internet for harmful purposes, we can use the internet for good. To remind those that found the meme and grew as disheartened as I did upon first seeing it that the world is not all chaos and awful.
I am so fucking grateful for Broderick’s strength, because it’s reminded me that I too am powerful. And we feminists are everywhere. And taking this kind of bullshit is simply unacceptable. Hatred, mean-spiritedness, and spite will get you nowhere. If you want to be happy, if you want to make a difference in the world, you move past those things. You remember that everyone is human, that everyone has feelings and that EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF DIFFERENCE deserves a chance to be happy and live their lives.
If you haven’t already read Broderick’s piece on xojane, you should definitely go do that. Also, contribute to the tumblr page she set up, We Are What Feminists Look Like. As she explains in the piece on xojane:
The biggest miss the creator of my meme made was not realizing the point of the This is What a Feminist Looks Like campaigns; the point is to draw attention to the fact that feminists are not all the same. We are all different.So in response, I am starting a tumblr, We Are What Feminists Look Like. A few friends have already submitted pictures and I hope many more of you folks will submit pictures or thoughts. This experience has taught me that while one cruel person can ruin my morning, I have an entire community of friends, family, and feminists to back me up.
If you were to ask me how long it’s been since Gogol Bordello has colored my music consciousness, I honestly couldn’t tell you. I know that they have not always been there, with their high energy gypsy anthems, but at the same time, I can no longer imagine a world where “Start Wearing Purple” and “Immigraniada (We’re Coming Rougher)” don’t exist.
Last night I finally got to see Gogol Bordello throw down, and I can faithfully attest to the fact that a Gogol Bordello show isn’t a show….per se. It’s an EVENT. It doesn’t matter where you are in the venue–even if you’re not on the floor getting elbows thrown at you or shoved aside because a pit has broken out near you, you’re still involved. I know, because I was on the balcony of the venue they performed at In the Venue and I could not contain the energy that comes with a Gogol Bordello show. I was as involved as much as anyone on the floor, I just happened to be able to leave in one piece….and I got a few moments to check out the crowd to boot. Oh, and did I mention an amazing view of the band? No, I probably didn’t. Well anyway. Let’s back this blog entry up a few steps, and go to the beginning:
August 5, 2013.
A day that could’ve been like any other, except there was something exciting waiting at the end of the work day. I’d bought my tickets to see Gogol Bordello a week or so in advance, and even though the tickets were on my fridge and a constant reminder of what was to come–it hadn’t really hit me till the night before that I was really, ACTUALLY going to see the band that brought the term “gypsy punk” to the forefront. The band responsible for some of my favorite songs of all time, the band that went into an NPR Tiny Desk Concert and reminded the NPR staff that they cannot be contained in small spaces. THAT band. Gogol Bordello.
So work happened. Then off to the venue. Where I met up with some friends who were already there, and then another group of friends joined us. I had the fortune of going to the show with people already familiar with Gogol Bordello and friends who were not as familiar, but open to experimentation. I’m happy to report that the friend unfamiliar with Gogol Bordello was acknowledging their brilliance by the end. Anyway. We stood in line for a VERY long time. Doors–according to the tickets–were at 6:30. We didn’t get into the venue until an hour later, around 7:30. Which would’ve been fine….if it wasn’t August in Salt Lake City. For those not from here: August is blisteringly hot. And we were intimately reminded of this fact last night as we waited. I am grateful that we got there early though, even as much as we ended up wilting. Salt Lake City turned out in full force last night, the venue was packed.
The opening band of the night was Viza, who describes themselves (accurately) as an international rock band from Los Angeles. I was rather unfamiliar with the band, though I’d looked up a song prior to the show and had quickly fallen in love with that particular track (“Breakout the Violins”). The band is made up of the charmingly charismatic leader, K’noup, the mustachioed madman who has a way with the electric guitar, Orbel Babayan, and bassist Alex Khatcherian, guitarist Shant Bismejian, percussionist Chris Daniel, drummer Hiram Rosario, and Andrew Kzirian on the oud.
Look them up and you’ll likely find them described as Gogol Bordello meets System of a Down. I’m here to tell you–that description is fairly accurate. Especially if you give their album Carnivalia a listen. They immediately impressed upon me the fact that they are heavy: the rock elements are strong with this band, but it is all very tight and controlled. The band opened with a cover of the Doors “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” which may be one of my new favorite drinking songs. They brought great energy to the stage, and each of the musicians were captivating. K’noup has a strong stage presence, and couldn’t help but win much of the audience over. As an aside: A friend I was with was totally into the music and we were on the balcony overlooking the stage and she’d been reaching her hand out over the railing. K’noup happened to look up and reached back. Accident? I think not.
Viza was an amazing pick for opener for Gogol Bordello: they definitely helped get some of the crowd’s energy up, plus did that super important thing that a good opener should do: Introduced the audience to music worth looking into after the fact. I’ve spent much of this morning listening to Viza’s discography on Spotify and am planning on buying some merch when I have the funds, that way when I run across them again, I can get some autographs!
A few tracks for you, then we’ll move onto the part of the evening that may easily have made my entire year: Gogol Bordello.
Alabama Song [Whisky Bar]
bizarre video. Great song. Especially live. Next time I see Viza live, I will absolutely be singing along to this song. If you’re familiar with the Doors track….this version is way more manic and awesome.
Breakout the Violins
Vaudeville Rock at its finest. One of the best entry points into Viza’s music.
Fork in the Road
I love his vocals in this track. And his intro to the song. Viza is made up of some amazing musicians altogether, and I fully expect they are well on their way to taking over the world.
turn it up. play it loud. rock the fuck out. You’re welcome.
So Viza was great.
But of course, they weren’t the feature.
The headliner was Gogol Bordello.
And like I said earlier, Gogol Bordello has been part of my consciousness for a while now.
So what do you expect when you’re about to see a band for the very first band that you are completely and utterly enamored with? A band who put out a documentary like Gogol Bordello Non-Stop and whose live shows are reputed to be EPIC and part of why the band is so revered across the globe?
Frankly, you don’t expect anything….other than to be blown away and to have one of the best times of your life. Which is exactly what happened.
From beginning to end–it was one of the most amazing concert experiences I have ever been a part of. Eugene Hutz is an energetic leader, and with vocalists Elizabeth Chi-Wei Sun and Pedro Erazo backing him up and interacting with the crowd, it was impossible not to get excited. The musicians were perfect, and had some incredible stage dynamics. The set list was extensive, and covered everything from “Start Wearing Purple” to “Malandrino”, one of the tracks off of their brand new album, Pura Vida Conspiracy. I have to say that the moment the experience got surreal for me was a few songs in, when the band launched into “Immigraniada (We’re Coming Rougher)”. At that moment the realization that I was really there and in the presence of one of my favorite bands.
Reader: I don’t know if you’ve had similar experiences in your concert going experiences, but if you have you’ll know what an intense, overwhelming feeling that is.
Back to the music: Despite the fact that Gogol Bordello has been on the road pretty much non-stop since July 20th, they took the stage with frenetic energy and kept it up till the very end. The great thing about a Gogol Bordello show is not just the music and the crazy party vibe, it’s the reminder that this band is more than just a simple gypsy punk band. Gogol Bordello’s performances of “Break the Spell” and “Undestructable” reminded the audience just how powerful music can be to a movement. As Hutz said, just before the final song of the night, “Undestructable”, music is one of the real freedoms we have. And one of the most communal things we have to bring people of the world together. The fact is, the Gogol Bordello fan base is more than a fan base. It’s a familia. And I’m ridiculously happy to be part of this global music family.
I’m going to end this with a suggestion. If you’ve made it this far in my entry, congratulations. This was probably much longer than it needed to be. But the evening was one of the most amazing shows of my life. If you love Gogol Bordello and have not seen them live–make sure you change that. If you love Gogol Bordello and you’ve already seen them live–go see them live anyway.
And here are some more pictures for you, provided by some of Gogol Bordello’s super talented Salt Lake familia: Andrea Martin, Erica Head, and Brian Bonell.
And it’s his birthday. So this post is nothing more than me expressing my adoration for one of the coolest musicians of our time. It’s a true thing.
For those of you who have been living under a rock: Silveira is the mastermind behind the band, The Cliks, who’ve been rocking on a worldwide scale since 2004, touring for albums, festivals (like Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour), and winning over hearts all over the place. I’m not going to go into detail about the band, or Silveira this time around. What I’m going to do is post some videos and let you have some good rock-n-roll to color your week. Check it out. Fall in love. Buy some music.
Happy Birthday Lucas Silveira. Keep kicking ass and taking names. You are an inspiration to all looking to live their dreams, and by the way, you rock.
There are reasons to pay attention to new music. No wait, let me reword that. There is a definite reason to listen to new music. Her name is Cheyenne Marie Mize, and she is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter based out of Kentucky.
In 2010, she released her first album, an introspective, moody compilation of songs titled Before Lately. In 2011, she released her EP We Don’t Need, and performed at SXSW. NPR fell in love with her and listed her among their 10 “Discoveries and SXSW 2011.”
This year she released a new album on Yep Roc, Among the Grey, and visited NPR to record a Tiny Desk Concert. This was my first experience with her music. At first glance, it’s hard to know what you’re in for. For the first track, Mize played ukulele, the favorite instrument of hipsters everywhere, and she looks very indie chic. But once the music starts and truly gets going, you know that you are in the hands of someone who knows exactly what she is doing. Mize is powerful, without being overbearing, and unquestionably talented. Her music hearkens back to PJ Harvey—there’s a sense of depth to her music, and in the three songs featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert (Raymaker, Whole Heart, and Wait for It) she spans the spectrum of emotions—from light, to melancholic, to dramatic. And with each piece, Mize used a different instrument. “It’s a blessing and a curse,” she explained in between songs, “I’ve never been able to decide which instrument to play. Sometimes it’s helpful, and sometimes it means I just have to carry a lot of things.”
If you do any research on her, you’ll quickly find this is not on accident. Cheyenne Mize is a music therapist, and thus can sculpt her lyrics to fit the energy of the music.
And every album has outstanding tracks. My personal favorite from her older material: Wishing Well. The song is impossibly catchy and bluesy, and impossible not to sing along with it.
If you have not familiarized yourself with Cheyenne Mize, take a few moments to do so. You will not regret it.
Among the Grey:
Wait for It:
And if you’ve made it this far….visit NPR All Songs Considered, as linked above, and watch her Tiny Desk Concert. Just do it.
1st image by Meagan Jordan and published in Time Out Chicago
2nd image from Dan Lubbers photoset published online.
And here we unveil a whole new feature idea for the blog: a list of noteworthy links to check out, should your interests run that way. If you’ve read any interesting music blogs/articles/ etc and want to post them in the comments, I’d love to check them out! Keep in mind that applies to music related writings you may have written, oh great internet-music-blogging-atmosphere.
- SXSW–love it or hate it–is a big deal in the music world. For some smaller bands, playing SXSW means they’re on the verge to being “discovered” by the larger music population. But does it always? And given the increasing role sponsorships and big companies are playing, how much of this once heralded festival is truly about the music? Andrea Swensson, a music reporter at Minnesota Public Radio and a long time SXSW attendee shares her thoughts. Why I’m Not Going to SXSW This Year
- SXSW by the music! The great thing about this little thing we call the internet is that you don’t have to go to SXSW to experience new music, especially when the staff at NPR are so good about putting together music lists. If you’ve got some time to kill and want to check out who’s playing in Austin, check out this excellent and exhaustive list. The Austin 100. Oh, and if you’re not the biggest music geek in the world, you might not know this, but the staff at NPR’s All Songs Considered do a GREAT job with daily recaps. So if you want to live SXSW vicariously, subscribe to the NPR ASC podcast asap.
- If you’re a music person, then chances are you’ve already heard this bit of news. The ambassador for Record Store Day 2013 (April 20!) has been chosen and is none other than Jack White. Given his love of records and all the great work he’s been doing with Third Man Records, he is unquestionably the PERFECT fit. Add his incredible love for records and we have to ask ourselves, was there really any other candidate? Anyway-he issued a fantastic statement which everyone should add to their reading list. Whether you totally 100% agree or think he’s full of it, it brings up some good thoughts.
“As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves. ” Read the rest of his statement HERE.
- Speaking of Third Man Records, have you heard that Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is about to be the latest artist on Third Man Record to make a 7-inch with the label? She and Ruby Amanfu will be doing reinterpretations of Rodriguez’s “I Wonder” and Memphis Minnie’s “When My Man Comes Home”. Read a bit more here.
- Ok–final mention of SXSW in this entry, I promise. I’m sure you’ve heard whispers about a documentary that’s all about Kathleen Hanna and her work? Maybe you even helped fund it during their kickstarter campaign? Well, this SXSW the film (by Sini Anderson and Tamra Davis), The Punk Singer premiers. March 10. If you can make it to SXSW and somehow crash that movie, you’ll have to let me know how it is. ’till then, I’ll have to wait until I can finally check it out. (SOOOOO EXCITING!!!! OMG!!!) Kathleen Hanna posted about it on her blog, and a small excerpt (and then you can go read the rest of it HERE): “It has been really fun watching old footage of Bikini Kill , as that’s something I’ve never done before. I have now officially realized why we seemed so fucking nuts to people, and I say that with an absolute beaming pride. I can’t believe any of my bandmates took such a leap of faith and let me play music with them.”
- Kate Nash’s new Album, “Girl Talk” came out this Tuesday! Have you bought it? Listened to it? what are your thoughts?
What have you been reading? What new albums have you bought? What’s making you happy this week! Talk about it in the comments! Cheers!
Okay. It’s not the future really. I’m mostly referring to the fact that I haven’t written here since…well….last year! And that’s a bit tragic. There was a time where my posts to this blog were frequent, and that has obviously not been the case lately.
I think right now would be a good time to do a recap of why this blog exists, and the purpose behind it.
When I began this blog, it was primarily as a venue for me to write about the things that interested me, which happen to be topics like feminism, music, lgbtq issues, pop culture, and so on. And as time went on, I found myself separated from the college community that helped encourage my thoughts on these various topics. And thus my postings became sporadic, at best. There have been a few posts here and there about the artistic community here in Salt Lake, various other poets worth noting, and a whole slew of posts about my ridiculously awesome open mic, When She Speaks I Hear the Revolution, but other than that, the blog’s been pretty dead.
I’d like to change that. Because here’s the thing: this blog is a chance for me to express myself. And as shy and quiet as I can be, I LOVE EXPRESSING MYSELF. I love sharing my passions, I love sharing the music I discover, and most of all, I love having conversations with people about music, feminism, pop culture and other forms of activism.
So I would like to make this year the year this blog is reborn into a source of interesting material. I know I have had similar thoughts and have even made similar statements on this blog, but I’d like to make this one stick. And since there’s no time like the present to start, I’m going to share my playlist of the music I’ve been listening to. Because let’s face it, it’s been a long time since I’ve talked music here. And music has been the primary factor in this blog’s existence. So with no further ado, here’s some music for your listening pleasure.
It’s no secret the banjo has been making its way back into popular music. It seems like everywhere you look bands like the Mumford and Sons and the Lumineers are making folk accessible and fun. And while I enjoy these bands, I’ve discovered two bands who are some of my favorite indie/folk artists. And they’re worth sharing.
1) Black Prairie: “How Do You Ruin Me?”
If you’re familiar with the Decemberists, then you’ll probably know a good chunk of the players in this band. Chris Funk (dobro), Nate Query (bass), Jenny Conlee (accordion) and John Moen (drums) are all well known thanks to their work with The Decemberists, and with Black Prairie they’re creating some very new and interesting music. Other band members include guitarist Jon Neufeld and singer/violinist Annalisa Tornfelt. I discovered the band through the single, “How Do You Ruin Me,” and immediately fell in love with the haunting nature of the song, and Annalisa’s vocals. The song was from the band’s then forthcoming album, A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart, and at the time the only album I could find was their 2010 release, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. That album only solidified my love for the band. It’s an album full of musical adventures and landscapes reminiscent of scenes as diverse as open prairies and Parisian cafes. What fascinated me most, personally, about that album in particular was its mix of songs that were purely instrumental and songs with vocals, and my ability to connect with every single song, with or without vocals. It’s definitely an album worth checking out, as is their 2012 release, A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart
2) The Shook Twins: “Window”
The Shook Twins are hard to resist. They blend folk with catchy, fun songs, adding a touch of quirk here and a dose of seriousness there. In addition to that, their instrumentation isn’t exactly what one would call typical of a folk band. I mean–how many folk bands do you know that include the art of beatboxing? Add to that the telephone microphone and you’ve got some intriguing elements added to an already intriguing band. The Shook Twins, as their name suggests, is made up of twin sisters Katelyn and Laurie Shook and the core quartet is completed with Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis. They were easily one of my favorite discoveries of 2012, thanks to songs like “Window”, “Pink and Purple”, and “Time to Swim” and “Way to Wake.” Really, their 2011 release, Window, has very few songs that aren’t worth listening to, and is a brilliant album from the beginning to end.
3/4) Album Pick: Dirty Water: The Birth of Punk Attitude.”
Music genres are like people. We love putting them into boxes. When someone starts talking about punk, it’s practically impossible not to think of the late 70s and tight jeans, ripped clothing, paperclips, and “fuck the system” attitudes. But let’s face it–the elements that we now consider punk had to come from somewhere. Art and society and culture and history are all intertwined, and all of them influence and inform each other. To say this compilation is worth having is an understatement. If you are interested in punk, if you are interested in music, this 2-disc album put together by Kris Needs is a MUST HAVE. It’s an album that as soon as I have sufficient funds plan on buying. In addition to representing a wide spectrum of music that helped influence punk (and Dirty Water 2 goes even father, including artists such as Bo Diddley and Dizzy Gillespie), Needs also took the time to write the liner notes which serve as a primer to why the songs were included and their histories. The songs I’m including in this blog posts are two of my absolute favorites. I couldn’t actually tell you how many times I listened to the Deviants track, but I can tell you it was a lot. Partly because it’s almost an exact definition of the image of punk.
Last Poets: “Subway”
The Deviants: “Garbage”
5. My Brightest Diamond “We Added it up”
From the very first notes of the song “We Added it Up”, I knew I would enjoy My Brightest Diamond’s 2011 release, All Things Will Unwind. And indeed, I loved every moment. From the cheerful, optimistic to the more dramatic turns, to the quietly beautiful moments, every song felt perfectly placed. There’s not much that I can say about Shara Warden that hasn’t already said before, so if you’re not familiar with the music of Shara and her project, My Brightest Diamond, I suggest you fix that now.
Sometime last year I checked out Regina Spektor’s Live in London album from The Salt Lake City Public Library. If you’re familiar with the album, you know that the album also came with a live dvd. I made sure that I watched it before I had to turn it back in, which was wonderful, and ended up being the reason I fell in love with Regina Spektor all over again.
Not a week goes by that at least one of her songs does not grace my ears. And the funny thing is, it wasn’t any of the super familiar songs that had me falling head over heels once again. It was not “Samson”, it was not “On the Radio,” or “Apres Moi.”
It was a song that she performed without accompaniment and truly showcased not only her quirk, but her knack for making something quirky into something more, something…deeper.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of being acquainted with this song, I shall help fix that for you right now. Enjoy.
Now that August is upon us, I can finally start to look forward to my favorite music festival–The Women’s Redrock Music Festival. You might remember me gushing about the festival in earlier entries. It’s an incredible weekend full of beautiful Utah scenery, red rocks, blue skies and that good ol’ soul energizing thing called music. It’s an experience that just cannot be forgotten. It’s the thing you come back from on Sunday/Monday and then rave about to anyone who will listen. It’s the kind of experience that leaves a mark.
This year is gonna be a good year. Every band/musician on the roster is unbelievably talented, each with their own way of approaching music, of creating art and performing. For a detailed list of who’s playing–visit the Official Women’s Redrock Music Festival page, and be sure to buy your tix while you’re there!
This blog series will highlight individual bands/musicians and we’re going to start off with the Friday Headliner, Raining Jane.
If you’re looking for a band that can mix amazing music with a dedication to their community and a truly independent spirit, then Raining Jane is absolutely the band for you. RJ has been around since forming in the UCLA music scene in 1999. The band is made up of Mai Bloomfield (cello, guitar, vocals), Chaska Potter (guitar, vocals), Mona Tavacoli (drums, vocals, percussion) and Becky Gebhart (bass, guitar, sitar). This is a band that doesn’t fit well within the confines of genres. They are independent, yes, acoustic, yes, but they are so much more. A basic youtube search will introduce you to their cover of Pat Benetar’s “Love is a Battlefield”-which is an incredibly haunting cover of the song- and to their track “Browntown” which is an instrumental featuring the sitar.
The band has toured extensively and worked with artists like Sarah Bareilles and Jason Mraz. In fact, they co-wrote the song “A Beautiful Mess” which was featured on his platinum album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The band has released three full albums and an EP and when they’re not focusing on touring or recording albums, they make sure they give back to their community.
In 2010, Raining Jane helped establish the Rock’n’ Roll Camp for Girls: Los Angeles. I may be a little biased here, but I think that’s awesome. It’s one thing as an artist, to be good at what you do. It’s another thing entirely to take your love for that craft and share it, make a community out of it, and–in this case–give girls an opportunity to pick up an instrument and go from making noise to making music.
I’m going to leave the text off here and let you, dear reader, see what all the hype is about. Turn off whatever you’re listening to for a moment–just a few songs, at least, and give Raining Jane a listen. This is a band worth listening to. And if you’re loving what you’re hearing, be sure to visit their website for a full listen to their 2011 album The Good Match and to buy their music!
I love the cello in this. And the percussion. This is definitely a song that inspires reflection and meditation.
This is the kinda song that makes me go into “HELL YES! THIS IS WHAT MUSIC SHOULD BE” mode. It’s amazing.
This may well be one of the most haunting covers I’ve ever heard of this particular song. With the cello and the vocals, the song has totally been recast in a very different light.
lesson from Jason Mraz right here: You should be so lucky to have Raining Jane as your band! Just sayin’!
And finally…just because we’ve gotta go out on an upbeat happy note:
Raining Jane will be taking the stage at Women’s Redrock Music Festival August 10, at 9:30 pm. For more details on event/location/other bands, please visit the official Women’s Redrock Music Festival page.