38 Comments (since 7 May 2013)
Superb track from a superb talent. Shame about the new video, needlessly telling the song through the medium of interpretive dance.
@AlicejustMay It's interesting to hear your opinion on the video. Did you see the short film which Laura and her new music featured in?
just dropped in to see what condition my condition is in?
@cjn22 No - I've got it earmarked to watch, though. Have you seen it - any good? I'm getting good vibes about it...
@thisismymistake Is this code? Have I missed a beat?
@AlicejustMay I warn you, it has some interpretive dancing in it. It was directed really well, and it was interesting to see Laura in different circumstances. I've only watched it once when it was first online, so I probably need to see it again before I judge it any further.
@cjn22 Ah... she'll wise up to it. Interpretive dance is only useful as sketch-show shorthand for pretentiousness.
@AlicejustMay Check my jam for a hint...
@AlicejustMay Also, #interpretativedancevideojams might be the next jam theme. Expect lots of Kate Bush...
@thisismymistake Coming right over...
she just gets better and better and she's pretty amazing already!
@LadyGulag I know - just hope she doesn't burn out by 27.
@AlicejustMay yes seen that happen too many times.
@AlicejustMay @LadyGulag About LM, what gets me every time when I see her is her incredible composure. How can a human being so young be already so self-possessed?
@AlicejustMay @thisismymistake you could easily have said the same about Dylan in the early 60s and to be honest I think she'll be round for as long.
@LadyGulag @AlicejustMay If anything I'm more reminded of Leonard Cohen, partly because of the playing style, partly because LC had a similar detachment to his profession. After all, he already had a career as a poet. But then again, Cohen was much older when he started singing.
heard her on 6music this weekend - is she american, or does she sing in accents for some kind of post-modern statement?
@MagicAlexDJS She's English, but now lives in in America, hence the slight drawl, I'd imagine.
@thisismymistake Not familiar enough with Cohen's style to be able to compare - interesting. I feel I should be far more aware of him than I am...
@LadyGulag @thisismymistake Yes, incredible composure - and she does seem to have a wise head on her shoulders, happily.
Saw Laura Marling a few months back in London, she was amazing - honest. Supported by The Leisure Society which was nice :)
She's very versatile. Great.
Oh I hit return by mistake :( I don't really care about the accents (never really thought about it for her) am too involved with loving her music. She is hugely talented. Lyrical godess. PS whilst at an Amiee Mann gig (so so) saw Bill Oddie who was enthusing (I think) about Laura Marling - so, there you go. Oh dear I do go on sometimes - sorry.
That's all right, @PartyTearsFew - I skim-read sometimes and for a moment there I thought you called me a goddess. Well, I can dream...
@AlicejustMay you truly are without any doubt.......and I think Laura is too xx
this quite an incredibly potent and sad song...
but maybe "she's not sad, she lives for the blues".
She is luvly.
Seen her live many times, she's just amazing
@AlicejustMay never really noticed her before, will give her stuff a bit more of a listen now.
Love Lovely Laura!
(Re:“What? Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor were in the basket?” - hmmmm - the Goodies theme... could well be jam-worthy....)
@fsohail Check out the 'I Speak Because I Can' album, it is gorgeous!
Will do ta @abigail.deeks Just looked it up, I remember it from the artwork now I see again, will give it a listen this time though!