For a wonderful lady
Polly Jean, has been a companion on the road of music with me since her album Dry (in the early 90’s) The woman’s vocal range and her emotional strength that come from her songs is mind blowing. Her Wiki
I’ve been playing her most of the day, since I managed to to get out of bed… (going to bed at dawn didn’t help) and having my fab Squeezebox with all her songs on it makes it so much easier and I can get on with other things too.Though today I just really listened to her for hours and it was the best thing I could have done. I like her uncompromising stance on saying whatever she needs to with genuine feeling as whether she is melancholic, happy, sad, raging, or being sweet in her songs it’s all there.
I’ve been meaning to play her much more lately I’ve needed to delve in and experience, I find music helps to sort out my tormented soul and bring me back to a place where I can feel content again.
I don’t have the words/feelings I want to express sometimes and PJ always delivers for me, there are many artists too who contribute to this but at this time I’m focusing on Patti Smith and PJ Harvey (see my other post about Patti)
Her style of music, which I think is extremely varied ranging from good solid rock, to piano and acoustic to screaming mayhem and back ..well maybe not that far as she doesn’t do death metal! It may not appeal to everyone but I’d find it hard to not like something. Her album Dry to me is absolutely amazing, I love all the songs and it was a great introduction to her
Good Fortune (another favourite)
A Place Called Home
This Is Love
Horses In My Dreams