Thursday, April 12, 2007

My Life As A Ghost

So....I have had a Nice Eostre Break and Time With The Family and largely as predicted, the sun has shone. Which it did NOT when I was a kid, I can tell you. Easter Bank Holiday Monday? Long car journeys to 'beauty spots', hard boiled eggs and luncheon meat sandwiches, thermos of tea (Mother), winter jumpers, rain. A traffic jam on the way back.

All very Crying All The Way To The Chip Shop, in fact.

This holiday, however, I Have Been Mostly Listening To...well, lots of Field Mice actually, because Colin via JC set me off on a trip from 'Let's Kiss And Make Up' (ex-blog and eponymous track) to lots of emusic downloads to wondering how, given My Vintage And Tendencies, especially circa 1989-91, I had not heard these genius! music makers before (so, genuinely, thanks a million Colin/JC and goodness me, I love this blogosphere thing) ....BUT, also Tanya Donelly who I have been loving long time (Throwing Muses, Belly, etc) but whose 2004 album (great title) Whiskey Tango Ghosts I heard for the first time last week and have been PLAYING TO DEATH ever since.

It is marvellous: heartfelt, latenight, sharp and spooky - piano and acoustic guitary: lovely.

So, some tasters to encourage you to (and you really should) buy...

Tanya Donelly - 'Butterfly Thing'
Tanya Donelly - 'My Life As A Ghost'

While we're at it - her stepsister's new one is worth a listen too...


  1. What a perfect combination - The Field Mice and Tanya Donelly.

    In fact, just imagine what a Robert Wratten and Tanya Donelly duet would be like... Sigh!

  2. Love Tanya Donelly. And this one passed me by somehow. Great choice, keep 'em coming!

  3. Gracias companeros. La lucha continua.


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