Stone of stumbling and rock of offense (wordweaverlynn) wrote,
Stone of stumbling and rock of offense

Where Am I?

I'm reading only a few entries, randomly, and responding to even fewer.

I owe everybody email and/or responses.

For a week or more I've been immersed in possessions: sorting, packing, moving, shifting, unpacking, selling, choosing, discarding. Over and over.

I'm not moving house, but I am, shall we say, completing the last few moves, while I prepare for someone else to move in here. It's tiring physical work, but I'm finding it exhilarating. I'm actually cackling as I stack books to be sold. (I'm up to 20 boxes to sell, 7 to donate.) Sometimes I am also breaking into tears. Letting go isn't always easy. But it's time.

Meanwhile, here are a couple of clips of Bonnie Raitt singing duets. I was looking for "Sweet Forgiveness," because it's been an earworm/filk for me all day. ("Tweet forgiveness.") I found these instead.

Not every rock singer can hit the notes reliably in a live performance. Others are on-key but don't have a pleasant tone. Even some studio performances are whiny or screechy -- deliberately, I guess. Bob Dylan can get away with it because his voice suits the material, and anyway he's a god of poetry.

But even without the elaborate sound-mixing of a modern studio, Bonnie Raitt has a rich, full, adaptable voice. Listen to this. Dear God, that woman can sing. And "Angel from Montgomery" is a classic.

Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt singing "Blowin' Away," a song both recorded. This version is not identical to either of theirs, but it is exquisite. The harmonies are beautiful enough to rip your heart out

How are you doing? And what are you listening to?
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