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This Week's Sources of Inspirado: A Harpist, View Drama, Bringing Back the Gospel and One Purple Unitard

Posted by Miss Ess, April 28, 2007 04:53pm | Post a Comment
This week has been so "meh." Overall there's been a definite lack of what I like to call "inspirado" and I just have not been totally on fire these last couple of days at all. 

That said, there have been a scant few sources of this aforementioned inspirado lately: 


I have been listening to the new Joanna Newsom EP, Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band, an awful lot. It's gorgeous, of course, esp her harmonies with Neal Morgan on "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie." That's my favorite thing at the moment.

  ... And there has been so much going on on my favorite show, The View, this week too, with Rosie announcing that, sadly, she is not coming back next season and Alec Baldwin trying to explain his heinous behavior towards his daughter. So much drama! 

One thing that has been the source of inspirado during this weirdo week has been the new Mavis Staples record, We'll Never Turn Back. How can anyone possibly not simply adore Mavis Staples? I feel like this album is even more powerful than some of her older ones.

All the songs are protest songs, and she wraps her gospel voice all around them and makes them so moving all over again. It was produced, seemingly like most things, by Ry Cooder. Mavis's voice will never grow old. The cd is supposed to be inspiring and I would definitely say it achieves its goal. When I hear Mavis Staples killing it like that, I want to go back for the billionth time to another one of my favorite things, The Band's film The Last Waltz to watch the Staples Singers perform "The Weight."  It's a perfect song, to me, the writing, the performance...the inspirado...

In the same film, I also like to watch an overweight Van Morrison absolutely throw down while wearing a purple sparkling unitard, but that's a whole 'nother blog. Should you be in need of your own inspirado, here's "The Weight" from The Last Waltz.



that Marty Scorsese sure knows how to shoot a band, don't he?  and despite his flailing arms, Rick Danko sure is foxy.  oh and don't you just love Pops Staples?  ooh it all just gives me the chills a little bit.

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