Friday, July 17, 2009

Lisa Hannigan: "I Don't Know", but I am game

Look for the blond child who dances at 2:45. Also, look for an entire 4 man band hidden away in a closet.

h/t ... Cute 12 year old girl in You Tube video has lyrics on sidebar

The "I am game" part especially draws me in.

It reminds of John Lennon kicking around an attic of an art gallery, and seeing a painting by Yoko Ono which consisted of one word: Yes

It also reminds of a Wallace Stevens poem:
The Well Dressed Man With A Beard

After the final no there comes a yes
And on that yes the future world depends.
No was the night. Yes is this present sun.
If the rejected things, the things denied,
Slid over the western cataract, yet one,
One only, one thing that was firm, even
No greater than a cricket's horn, no more
Than a thought to be rehearsed all day, a speech
Of the self that must sustain itself on speech,
One thing remaining, infallible, would be
Enough. Ah! douce campagna of that thing!
Ah! douce campagna, honey in the heart,
Green in the body, out of a petty phrase,
Out of a thing believed, a thing affirmed:
The form on the pillow humming while one sleeps,
The aureole above the humming house...
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.

Lisa Hannigan is from Kilcloon, in County Meath, Ireland. In Irish language, Kilcloon is "Cill Chluain", and means "Church of the meadow".

Viva Irish girl singers! Let's transition, from a folk singer from Kilcloon, to my fave rockabilly girl, hailing from Dublin: Imelda May.

Imelda performs "Big Bad Handsome Man".

Irish girl singers are a slice of wonderful.

The End Zone likes girl singers in general. It's a blog principle:

Jenny Silver
Brandi Carlile
Nina Simone: "Sinnerman" from "The Thomas Crown Affair"
Aretha: "Say a Little Prayer"

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