Thursday, May 29, 2008

Adam Sandler and Pro Wrestling, This Is Not

Music obviously has a number of different purposes. It can be used to evoke emotions, change minds, express opinions and affect pretty much every other damn thing on the planet. Rarely, however, is it used to convey such colorful storytelling as Christa Couture does on her sophomore LP, The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker. With a voice that readily calls to mind Ani Difranco, CC's style seems slightly more reminiscent of Joanna Newsom to me. Joanna probably is a bit more out there with her songs, but both do with their lyrics what a skilled painter does with a brush, creating a canvas that seems both all encompassing and somehow immediately familiar at the same time.

For your listening enjoyment, allow me to present to you "Sad Story Over." Over a tinkling quarter-note tack piano, interspersed strings and a steady drum line, Ms. Couture does her vivid word thing to near perfection. I particularly like the "Ha Ha Ha Ha" insertion just past the midway mark, but maybe that's just me.

mp3: Sad Story Over



Blogger Ashleigh said...

How. Did. I. Miss. This. One?!?

I love it x 100.

Thursday, May 29, 2008  

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