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    Random Joanna stuff

    I don't think we have a general Joanna chit-chat thread, so here it is.

    "Bridges and Balloons" is being used in the new T-Mobile/LG Optimus commercial. It was nice to hear a familiar voice on TV.

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    Mobile phone advert people love her!


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    that's a rather beautiful commercial.
    I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it.

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    That was the first time I ever heard her music so I'm quite thankful in a way for it!

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    that was such a sweet commercial, though I still dont know what "Orange" is, or does. Aside from being delicious?
    What a wonderful setting for a play, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    I don't think we have a general Joanna chit-chat thread, so here it is.

    "Bridges and Balloons" is being used in the new T-Mobile/LG Optimus commercial. It was nice to hear a familiar voice on TV.
    It is up now
    http://joannanewsom.mirocommunity.or...ile-phones-com

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    Came across a couple of quotes from other musicians on Joanna.

    Owen Pallett

    If something inspires people to hate it that much, is it not striking a certain chord in provoking such a reaction?

    I dont necessarily agree with that. People can say they hate Joanna Newsom or they hate the Strokes but you cant say that Is This It or Ys is a bad record. Nobody can say that.

    Some people do.

    No. People cannot say that. How could you possibly? You could say those artists are overrated, or you could say, I dont like them. But you cant say those are bad records.

    I like about half of Ys, but I certainly know people who hate it.

    To be honest, two of the five songs on it do nothing for me and I dont think theyre very good. But its such an incredible achievement that somebody in 2005 was going to make a fully orchestral record to tape. Thats fucked up!

    Why? Its hardly original. It might be bold

    Because, in 2002, Jim ORourke was talking about how he wanted to make an orchestral record to tape and about how hell never be able to make it because it will cost him a million dollars. There was this tacit acknowledgment in the indie community that nobody can make orchestral records. I remember reading that interview and sending emails to Jims MySpace saying, Dude, I can make this happen for you: please give me a call! Give me ten grand and it will happen! There are tons of orchestral records out there, but for one to be so independent and willfully uncommercial, its amazing.
    Laura Veirs

    Who do you consider a perfect songwriter?
    Laura Veirs
    : I dont know that I consider anyone a perfect songwriter. I love the songs of Leonard Cohen, Joanna Newsom, Joni Mitchellpeople who have that emotional delivery. Its such a gift.
    Rickie Lee Jones (Joanna's a RLJ fan so this makes me happy)

    Among the current generation, Jones cites harp player and singer Joanna Newsom and singer Cat Power as musicians she likes. She added: "There are really new things going on too, honest, not tricks, no gimmicks, yet powerfully creative. But damned if i can think of any."
    They have good taste!

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    I love you, Owen, but...

    To be honest, two of the five songs on it do nothing for me and I don’t think they’re very good.
    Which two songs are you talking about?!

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    I know! I found that strange.

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    "Does nothing for me" and "not very good" are two very different things if you ask me, too. The entirety of Ys did nothing for me for the better part of a year, but I never once thought it wasn't any good. I just thought it wasn't clicking, and I was right, because then it did (in stages). So if he doesn't like/get two of them, I understand that, but to say they're not good is very bold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillorbiting View Post
    "Does nothing for me" and "not very good" are two very different things if you ask me, too. The entirety of Ys did nothing for me for the better part of a year, but I never once thought it wasn't any good. I just thought it wasn't clicking, and I was right, because then it did (in stages). So if he doesn't like/get two of them, I understand that, but to say they're not good is very bold.
    exactly. You took the words right out of my mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillorbiting View Post
    So if he doesn't like/get two of them, I understand that, but to say they're not good is very bold.
    Especially since he's arguing that nobody can say that Ys is a bad album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vardger View Post
    Especially since he's arguing that nobody can say that Ys is a bad album.
    Yes, I noticed this glaring contradiction too

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillorbiting View Post
    "Does nothing for me" and "not very good" are two very different things if you ask me, too. The entirety of Ys did nothing for me for the better part of a year, but I never once thought it wasn't any good. I just thought it wasn't clicking, and I was right, because then it did (in stages). So if he doesn't like/get two of them, I understand that, but to say they're not good is very bold.
    hmmm, I am going to ask him which two songs and hopefully let you all know

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    This review of The Milk Eyed Mender made me laugh.

    Utterly bonkers. This sounds like Bjork and Kate Bush giving Toyah Wilcox a kicking behind the bike sheds while the Penguin Cafe Orchestra look on. By no means bad but perhaps you should listen to the clips on the Amazon page to help you decide if you should acquire the taste or not. "This side of the blue" and "The book of right on" are the standouts for me but maybe that is because I was familiar with them to start with. Strange but rewarding.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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