Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Joe! She's written 65 songs... 65. They're all about you. They're all about pain.

*Droooools excitedly about seeing Dar Williams tonight*

I love this song, The Christians and the Pagans. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I found Dar Williams while working for Austin City Limits and I was still young enough that I rarely discovered new musicians on my own that I really liked. I was so blown away by how many of her songs were political, and they're mostly my favorites (Are You Out There, The Babysitter's Here, Teen For God, The Pointless Yet Poignant Crisis of a Co-Ed). Even her songs about love are weird and witty with an infectious beat (The Blessings, Closer to Me, It Happens Every Day, Another Mystery).

I admit I'm less familiar with her more recent albums, though I do own them. Mortal City and The End of the Summer are still easily my favorite albums and I think it could easily be because I played the shit out of them the year I was in Austin. If they had been tapes they would be battered and dead.


Veloute said...

I'm dripping with envy. Have a fabulous time! She is so awesome live. Those are my favorite albums, too.

My all time favorite song is Iowa. Or maybe it's Are You Out There. Or February. Or Hallelujah. Or The Ocean. Oh, whatev.

Ellen Aim said...

omg, she NEVER plays here! She has played in Austin but I think this may be the first time she's hit Dallas...well, at least when I've been living here!

Are You Out There was the one that hooked me first,
I've got a big soft spot for it...