Weekend Music: Look What I Found!


Camille and Kennerly have a massive archive of these duets on their channel. I subscribed the minute I viewed the first one. They cover all genres, and always dress for whatever they’re playing. What do you think? Do I add a category to the Playlist and follow all their social media? If you like this, let me know. Given that I don’t feature any single artist more than about once every six weeks, The Harp Twins’ archives are inexhaustible.

Other Stuff:

  1. I will be less active than usual on the Twiitters and the linkups this weekend. I have to turn down the noise and get a lot of editorial work done over the next couple of days. Think of it as the calm before the epic storm of contributor blogging that’s about to hit the Internet.
  2. I’m withdrawing Just Gene’O from the A to Z Challenge, but Sourcerer is definitely in and the theme reveal is just about done. Reasons will be explained in the #WeekendCoffeeShare post tomorrow and I will contact A to Z directly and request removal in the next week or so.
  3. The Feminist Friday discussion is happening at Gretchen’s right now.
  4. One more — the setting of the video reminded me of this. My photo stash is running down pretty low, but the weather is about to turn and I’m going to be capturing images 30 and 40 at a time soon. Since the flowers close-ups are working so well, what about this: gravestones. I could produce many, many images from cemeteries and mix them in.


There’s a Drumming Noise Inside My Head That Starts When You’re Around – Florence & the Machine

I’ve recommended a few other bands so far in my series on music, like The Lumineers and The Black Keys. Both of those bands have a simpler sort of sound, from a folk origin like with the former, or from just being two musicians with the latter. So how about a different sort of band?

Florence & the Machine. It sounds even from the name like it’s a large thing. The sort of band where you might expect a song called Cosmic LoveTheirs can be both a large sound, and can focus in and be all about the haunting vocals of the lead singer, Florence Welch. Also, they have a harp.

Florence & the Machine

I thought I would share a bit of the fun of this band, and a few of their songs. The recent news is that they are working on a third studio album, but along with the first two, there are also deluxe editions and B-sides and live albums galore to choose from while you wait – plenty to check out!

Great Lyrics and Intensity

What the songs are about, the lyrics and images and ideas, are part of what is so great. Some songs are full of images, full of ideas and things we would understand. Full of love and emotion and feeling.


Okay, and not Doctor Who references. Well, maybe… They are British…

I found that image a while ago on Tumblr, and lost the original provenance from where I found it, but it stuck with me. I love her intensity in the image used – it combines well with the lyrics and the song. I think intensity is a good word – thinking of songs like Kiss With a Fist or Girl With One Eye.

Along with strong images and intense songs, however, they also work with a lot of metaphorical and poetical language. I love it. And, as is fitting with the name of my series, I don’t understand it much at all.

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