Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Love Letter to PJ Harvey

First of all, many apologies for not updating this blog, work has been very busy and I had no time for pleasure.

Secondly, I started this back back in September and I haven't yet posted a PJ Harvey song, this is travesty!
So, this is my love letter to PJ Harvey because more than any other artist, she has been with me every step of the way since 1992...that's an 18 year relationship for us.

I've always been touched by the rawness of the emotions that fill up her songs, how she manages to capture that mixture of feelings, the sadness and anger, the excitment and's at time so subtle yet so much in your face. It's damn corny but I've never felt alone with PJ Harvey. Yup...this is love

Nobody does a women scorned like Polly Jean, few people can do a women in love like her either, that's probably why.
She's got such a tiny frame but such a big voice and she's never been afraid to take risks with it.

The women in PJ Harvey'songs are sexual animals, they're strong, they're adventurous, they're also soft, generous, guided by love, haunted by jealousy,joy and pain but always asking for more...

So if you've never ventured into her world, it's probably not for the faint hearted but it's definitely worth the detour:
Her albums in my own personal order of preference ( favourite at the top)

* Is This Desire? (1998)
* To Bring You My Love (1995)
* Dry (1992)
* Rid of Me (1993)
* Uh Huh Her (2004)
* Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
* White Chalk (2007)

She also released 2 albums with John Parish.

One last track for the road

I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks, not sure I'll update the blog very often but I'll try...maybe


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Johnny Flynn " Kentucky Pill"

Johnny Flynn is part of that trendy new London folk scene, led by Noah & The Whale, Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons...

He's actually been making music since 2006 and has 2 albums under his belt with a new one on the way ' Been Listening'
You may have seen him live as support to Mumford & Sons recently. But the biy is about to shine on his own.

Here is the first single out of the new album, which should be out at the beginning of June:

His Myspace is HERE