Saturday, August 1, 2009

st. vincent

So I have this really big problem... well two problems I guess.

1) First problem - I tend to always find myself completely and utterly angry months after I've been to a music festival. I always, ALWAYS, miss some act that I later would give anything to see live. Now, I suppose I shouldn't be so hard on myself. I mean, you are given three days - 4 to 6 if you're lucky enough to catch something like Bonaroo or All Tomorrow's Parties (in an insane year that is) - and in my most recent case, 78 musical acts.... and that doesn't even count the Comedy Tent.

So who, you ask, am I rambling about this time?

St. Vincent! St. Vincent! St. Vincent!

Now, I had heard about her months ago floating around the blogosphere. In fact I did some investigative reporting on myself (because of problem #2 which I promise to get to) and found that I had downloaded the leading track from Actor on May 21st - 2 whole days before I embarked on my great music journey of 2009. And maybe I should back-peddle my previous statement. Technically I got to see her at Sasquatch. On a break to get food, I casually stumbled over to the Wookie Stage and probably caught a whole 2 minutes.

So anyways, recently I was on EMusic perusing the goods when I came across St. Vincent again. I hadn't given the album an actual listen. I did, and subsequently, fell in love with it.

So here ya'll go. Two wonderful tracks - the first one full of moxi, the second one, very "lazy Sunday"-esque.

Actor Out of Work - St. Vincent

Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood - St. Vincent

And, if you are still interested...

2) Problem dos. I have the worst memory in the history of the world. In revisiting my memories of Sasquatch I found it very difficult remembering which Sasquatch Festivals I had actually attended. So I went back in time via my fave, wikipedia, and found that I attended in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009.

AND to bring things full circle, I actually did see St. Vincent at the Sasquatch back in 2006 when she played as Annie Clark in Sufjan's back-up band. Go figure.


  1. My favorite on the album is The Party... Perhaps I will soon rejoin the blog party... Someday... Someday.

  2. Yay! Finally getting some music dialogue going. Thanks for the comment Debbie!