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Postby Quigley » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:36 pm

Hejira always reminds me of the Adirondacks, from a fall trip there after a big breakup a few years ago. The last verse of Refuge of the Roads is the absolute best,with the zoom-in from the moon down to a dingy washroom:

In a highway service station
Over the month of June
Was a photograph of the earth
Taken coming back from the moon
And you couldn't see a city
On that marbled bowling ball
Or a forest or a highway
Or me here least of all
You couldn't see these cold water restrooms
Or this baggage overload
Westbound and rolling taking refuge in the roads

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Postby ripersnifle » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:24 pm

Quigley wrote:Hejira always reminds me of the Adirondacks, from a fall trip there after a big breakup a few years ago. The last verse of Refuge of the Roads is the absolute best,with the zoom-in from the moon down to a dingy washroom:

In a highway service station
Over the month of June
Was a photograph of the earth
Taken coming back from the moon
And you couldn't see a city
On that marbled bowling ball
Or a forest or a highway
Or me here least of all
You couldn't see these cold water restrooms
Or this baggage overload
Westbound and rolling taking refuge in the roads

yea, wonderful verse. good post.
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Postby wintergreen » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:39 pm

is the circle game in here? it haunts me.
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Postby blues » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:20 pm

that's a great song. i listened to blue yesterday though
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:06 am

update: joni still rules
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Postby super gas » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:44 am



hot stuff right here
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Postby Viola Swamp » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:58 pm

how did it take me this long to try hejira

i can't get enough of it, hitting me really deep

forty years ago. she was the same age as i am now
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Postby ripersnifle » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:00 pm

Viola Swamp wrote:how did it take me this long to try hejira

i can't get enough of it, hitting me really deep

forty years ago. she was the same age as i am now
i came late to Hejira, too, but when i fell for it i fell for it rly hard. like a full on 3 week obsession.
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Postby Viola Swamp » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:05 pm

i think i had to be in my thirties and not live with my stepmom anymore
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Postby ripersnifle » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:23 pm

ripersnifle wrote:Finally Getting Into Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
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Postby crumbling » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:25 pm

eek i saw both of these threads bumped and assumed her imaginary disease finally got her.
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Postby ripersnifle » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:52 pm

listen to the killer Jaco harmonics on this cut

mmm
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Postby mites » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:12 am

Finally totally digging hissing of summer lawns. Second side is so wonderful. I need to listen to her late 70s stuff but I evade Don Juan's reckless daughter bc of the black face cover ;(
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Postby ripersnifle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:15 am

hellyea!
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Postby ripersnifle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:18 am

sweet bird of time and change
you must be laughing
up on your feathers laughing
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Postby mites » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:20 am

The gospel synth song at the end is truly amazing
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Postby mites » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:37 am

Man roses blue reminds me so hard of Leonard cohen. Who did what
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Postby ripersnifle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:40 am

ripersnifle wrote:
beautiful chords - pretty damn impossible to sing.
<3
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Postby Mandible » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:43 am

Hissing Of The Summer Lawns is such a heavy record lyrically, musically, conceptually. It's so completely tied to a specific time in my life right after college and having just no clue what I was doing, super angry and antisocial. I was drawn to this album because it opened up possibilities I hadn't considered, and it showcased a perspective on life that was a couple sizes too big for me at the time. But I played it a lot and grew to appreciate the feel even if it describes experiences I'll never have. It's a Sunday late afternoon record now, maybe once or twice a year, though it can take me to a very melancholy, vulnerable place. "Shades Of Scarlet Conquering" was lost on me at the time but it's an amazing piece of writing. "Sweet Bird" can bring tears to my eyes before the words even come in. I missed a lot of formative experiences growing up but I can honestly say that record is one I carry with me. I always appreciated that it was Prince's favorite album.
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Postby ripersnifle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:49 am

Mandible wrote:Hissing Of The Summer Lawns is such a heavy record lyrically, musically, conceptually. It's so completely tied to a specific time in my life right after college and having just no clue what I was doing, super angry and antisocial. I was drawn to this album because it opened up possibilities I hadn't considered, and it showcased a perspective on life that was a couple sizes too big for me at the time. But I played it a lot and grew to appreciate the feel even if it describes experiences I'll never have. It's a Sunday late afternoon record now, maybe once or twice a year, though it can take me to a very melancholy, vulnerable place. "Shades Of Scarlet Conquering" was lost on me at the time but it's an amazing piece of writing. "Sweet Bird" can bring tears to my eyes before the words even come in. I missed a lot of formative experiences growing up but I can honestly say that record is one I carry with me. I always appreciated that it was Prince's favorite album.
really nice post.

yea, i always understand when i hear fans of her other stuff saying they don't like THoSL, because, as you say, it is a really heavy record lyrically, musically, conceptually. it's kinda like she was writing a lot more broadly or socially-minded than she had on (what was assumed to be/what was received as) earlier "confessional" material. i love how ambitious the writing feels, though, especially on something like "shades of scarlett conquering" or "harry's house/centerpiece."
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Postby mites » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:10 am



this song reminds me of stuff yo la tengo does

god I love this record now
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Postby fox » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am

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Postby Viola Swamp » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:35 am

my dad put me onto this sick vid wherein she instantly blows some folkie guys minds on a tv show

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