Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Turnin' Out Lights

Artists: Maggie & Terre Roche

Album: Seductive Reasoning

Song: "West Virginia"

Maggie Roche wrote a 99 dollar song that is hidden on a 99 cent album. "West Virginia" is so fragilepiano creaking, voice angelicthat it needs to be heard on a pair of headphones late at night. Such profound music resonates during these still hours. That's when distractions are few and thoughts, perhaps, more melancholic. Moments of doubt, discouragement, and despair can be alleviated by a few resonant songs, bringing reassurance to a distressed soul. That these particular musicians can distill beauty from tragedy, light from darkness is why I'll keep listening. I hope you will, too.

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