Friday, June 25, 2010

She Always Comes Through

Over the past decade, I've found myself often disappointed in the output of Ani Difranco. She used to be an idol of mine. Alright. She is still is an idol of mine. If it wasn't for her, I don't think I would have learned to play guitar. Wanting to play her songs forced me to learn to play. I thank her for that.

But, as the years have gone on, her music has suffered. It's never as bad as people make it seem. It still way better than most out there. But, she was lyrically so amazing, and that has suffered.

She seems to be phoning it in now and it's unfortunate. Her fans are urging her to take a break. Raise her kid. Come back when you have the time to spare and devote. But she can't. She has a business to run and she is the money maker.

So she puts out albums/songs and you grow to love them because, like I said, they are still better than most out there.

But it has become a rare occasion that a song of hers grabs you from the get-go and pulls so much emotion out of you that you almost can't stand it.

A lot of people have complained that ever since she settled down and got happy, that she can't write anymore. Well, everyone needs to listen to the following song, which proves, that you can write a happy song and it can be so ridiculously full of heart and meaning that you find yourself crying at work whilst listening to it.

It is simple. It is sung from the heart. It is "Hearse". Enjoy.


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