Thursday, October 25, 2012

lovely links: personal alchemy

     Something that amazes me about artists is their ability to turn dross into gold - to take crushing pain and tribulation and turn it into something beautiful, whether it be a song, story, or image.
    Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath were all such alchemists. Their modern sisters? Perhaps Francesca Lia Block. And recently I've decided that Tristan Prettyman may belong to their ranks as well. I've always thought of her as a "feel-good" singer/songwriter ...  but these stripped-down songs are powerful, honest and beautiful.
     

4 comments:

  1. I've never heard any of her stuff before - very pretty! I'll have to star her stuff on Spotify to listen to her non-acoustic songs later today as well, and see what the difference is.

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  2. I've never heard of her, but she's fabulous. I'm going to go find everything I can by her!

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  3. Erin - I like the more "polished" versions, too, but I really love the acoustic versions. I hope she releases an all-acoustic album sometime soon!

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