“A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.”
– George Washington
This post is dedicated to the more than five million women around the world who joined the march against Trump last Saturday, the day after his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States,
Also on Saturday, Maggie Roche, one-third of the singing Roche sisters, died aged 65.
There was a charm to the sisters’ harmonies and a wit in their songs, and I felt compelled to delve through my archives for tracks which I feel convey a similar ethos or empathy. I have no idea what the lyrics mean for several of my choices, but the key to understanding is to listen.
01. The Roches – I Fell In Love
02. Prelude – After The Goldrush
03. Dida Pelled – Losing You
04. Silje Nergaard – He Must Have Been Telling A Lie
05. DaiQing Tana – Silent Sky
06. Virginia Rodrigues – Salvador Não Inerte
07. Mary Fahl – Dawning of the Day
08. Tanya Tagaq – Damp Animal Spirits
09. Mari Boine – Cuovgi Liekkas
10. The Bulgarian Voices w. Angelite – 300 Pushki (Rifles)
11. Sheila Chandra – Quiet 1
12. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Tell My Sister
(Note: # 2 is a Neil Young song) .
The Unthanks sisters from Northumbria in England sing about a local pastime, pigeon racing.
Roches Retrospective (not my link)