Saturday, April 19, 2008


Ive been up to my elbows in cleaning for Passover. The first seder is tonight so firstly a Happy Passover to all who may partake.

Now can't leave without a little music for the weekend. I think Gillian Welch would be fine company. Gillian is a singer songwriter originally from NYC, raised in LA and settled in Nashville. Her music is alternately described as haunting and soothing. I find a little of both in there.

She records mostly with her musical partner, David Rawlings, whom she met back in 1992. She only has four albums out, but her songs have been recorded by a pretty pedigreed crowd of musicians, such as Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffet and Trisha Yearwood to name but a few. I happen to love her "Look at Miss Ohio" song which you can see her performing on her MySpace. Below is a video of her and David Rawlings singing "Time the Revelator;" very spare, very lovely.


HerSpace: Gillian

Well, time to run. Have a wonderful Passover and weekend. Thanks for dropping by.


Doug said...

Is this when I say L'shana Tovah? Whatever you and the family should be wished, I wish you.

Pretty song, too, thanks.

Tom & Icy said...

This is interesting.

Miz BoheMia said...

I second my dear hermanito up above! Have a happy, happy Passover indeed!

Man did I miss you!

Big neshikot to all...

tsduff said...

Wow. My eyes are wet after listening to the harmony and haunting sounds of your Saturday spin. Wow. Maybe it's just the mood - whatever - thank you Gina. Music is my drug - truly it moves me sometimes. MOre than most things can.

I took my first harp lesson today.

Wishing you happy Passover today. I've only attended one Seder in my life - and it was very very cool.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

I think that is so cool that you keep doing these Saturday Spins. If it weren't for them, I'd never hear anything new! That was indeed a lovely song - sparing as you say. I see myself outside at night on a warm summer night relaxing under the stars when hear it.

Happy Passover lil' g :-)

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL @"pretty pedigreed crowd of musicians"

That song feels like someone was shot to death, but didn't die, and now is learning to walk again. Go, Queen of fakes and imitators, go!

Thank you, G, it was wonderful!

Happy Passover, great meats!

G said...

Doug, you can save that greeting for September, but thank you for your good wishes just the same.

T&I, I thought so too.

MIZ B!!!!! and a somersault for good measure!!!!Thank you so very much. I am so happy to see you back in the groove! Man did I miss you too. Welcome back and big neshikot to you and yours. xox

Terry, it had the same effect on me, as does music. My drug of choice. I heard "Look at Miss Ohio" as I pulled into work the other day and had to sit in the parking lot to listen. Their harmonies are just golden.

A harp lesson! Nothing mundane about you sister. Enjoy it and thank you for your good wishes.

Jeff! What are you doing out of the house? :) I love listening and exploring new music, so why not share it for whomever ambles by on the weekend? Glad you did and thanks for good wishes.

Ariel, heh heh - they come with papers to prove it.

I like that synopsis. Love your viewpoint. Thanks but great meats? Have I heard that before? We actually did have some pretty good meat...

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL! Sorry about that. I meant good. I don't always choose the right English phrase. I think I was trying to say, grand, wonderful. :-)

G said...

Ariel, whatever you say is grand/wonderful :)