Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Joanna Newsom Gets Funny

I am not a Joanna Newsom fan. Spare me the pained outcry. I’ve listened, and I think it’s fine if you like her. But I don’t. On my good days I find her precious, and on my bad days I find her supremely annoying. But I’ll give her credit. She has a sense of humor. Her previous album was called Ys (pronounced “Ees”) , and her new live album is called Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band. Think of it as Joanna’s version of Born to Chase Unicorns, or perhaps The Wild, The Innocent, and the Fairy Princess Ballet. What’s the medieval equivalent of Female Boss? Duchess? Dowager? You go, m’lady.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you might call the cover art on ys "darkness on the edge of gown"

-joshua

Scott S said...

ah...this is why i like ya...someone else that finds her annoying as opposed to the second coming.