Happy Sunday: Time for a Singalong

Natalie Merchant has also been kind of fascinating to me. She’s a cross between every cool English teacher you’ve ever had and the girl in your class who wears peasant skirts every day. And like so many really interesting artists, the “hits” she’s scored are never that representative of what she actually does. But she still sounds great, and she totally got that water bottle at Whole Foods.

(I want to work at NPR more than ever…)

Happy Sunday: Just a Simple “Thank You”

When this song first came out, I remember having a conversation with a friend’s moronic boyfriend, about how it was repetitive. He hated it. (As far as I can tell the only music he actually liked was Metallica and, like…SlipKnot or something awful like that.) I tried to point out that simplicity was the point of the song… a straight-forward, heartfelt “thank you.” He didn’t get it. But I think it’s a nice way to end the year.

I love that she’s still doing the old dance.  Continue reading