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Pages for Have One On Me added to site

Fri 14 April 2017

Posted by Rufous Nightjar in Site news   

I am pleased to say that the site finally has a section dedicated to Have One On Me. This leaves The Milk-Eyed Mender as the only album not covered here.

Studying the stock of Have One On Me in such broad swathes highlighted just how ambitious in scope the album ...

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'Transcriptions' update

Sun 05 March 2017

Posted by Rufous Nightjar in Site news   

It would seem that I last updated the site about three months ago. The main addition this time around is the inclusion of a couple of transcriptions of audio interviews: the recent In Conversation with Dave Eggers and an Ys-era video that surfaced last year. These can be found ...

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Visions of Joanna: Mentally travelling through Divers

Wed 14 December 2016

Posted by Rufous Nightjar in Criticism   

In circling around Divers, I seem to be getting further from its centre. Joanna Newsom apologises to James Joyce in the liner notes “for liberties taken”, giving readers a signpost to gyrating landmarks of early 20th-century such as Finnegans Wake (Joyce), Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov), and A Vision (W. B ...

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Reflections on and in "A Pin-light, Bent"

Wed 16 November 2016

Posted by Rufous Nightjar in Criticism   

“A Pin-light, Bent” has the barest of arrangements of any song from Divers. In fact, it is the cycle’s only solo: the only musician credited in the liner notes is Joanna Newsom, on harp and vocals, and the recording features none of that chorus of multiplied Newsoms heard elsewhere ...

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High days, holidays, hejiras: travelling through Divers

Sun 25 September 2016

Posted by Rufous Nightjar in Criticism   

This piece explores the theme of travel running throughout Divers, recently highlighted by a recent post at Blessing All the Birds and also explored by Michael Hicks. However, I want to introduce it by talking about the Joni Mitchell album, Hejira. Every song on that album relates to travelling or ...

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