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...