the Buzz for November 12th, 2010


Dar Williams — “Closer to Me”
(from The Beauty of the Rain) — Closer to Me - The Beauty of the Rain

I spent much of the morning and afternoon lollygagging around San Antonio with A, and had not the foresight to schedule a dispatch from the hive before I left, which is why this is getting so posted so late this evening. (Dreadful sorry!) Sherry Ann introduced me to Williams thirteen years ago — she literally called me up and insisted that I go buy her latest record (which is one of those things that is cute when I do it, but a little mystifying when I’m on the receiving end), and my obedience resulted in the discovery of one of modern folk’s true, unique talents. Most of Dar’s material consists of inward reflections of her own tortured spirit, but here, she turns her gaze to a lover, daring him to dream big, and to set foot outside the invisible confines of his own settled soul.