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Newsom, Joanna, “Yarn and Glue”, [Self-released], CD-R

This is the 2nd E.P. (2003) from the Gelfling-esque (obscure Dark Crystal reference), Gunny-Sax wearing, harp-playing angel that is Joanna Newsom. 5 songs of Miss Newsom doing what she does best , singing in her peculiar voice while playing the harp. Tracks 1, 2 & 5 are also on her full length album (the Milk-Eyed Mender.) A lot of people find her voice hard to take, but I find it pleasantly childlike. I also find the combination of her unique voice with the soothing quality of the harp to be beautifully unnerving. I mostly admire her song writing talents. Listen carefully, her words speak volumes. Miss Newsom lives in S.F. and is apparently second cousin of politician Gavin Newsom. She recently played shows with Devendra Banhart and Cat Power. It might be an acquired taste for some, but I find it all delicious. Try track 4 to start…



  • Reviewed by ophelia necro on January 19, 2005 at 1:42 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    What a great review. I LOVE Joanna Newsom. This review was written by someone who is not a cross between a moron and William Shatner.

  • Comment by Hunter, October 7th, 2005 10:06 pm

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