My Brightest Diamond

Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, is my soundtrack today. Her introspective mood, soaring voice and melodies and gritty guitar are right up my alley (= exactly what I like.) She comes from opera and still records chamber music. In this interview she talks about how very different it is to write and to perform, to the extent that she realizes, on stage, that a certain song that is perfect when she’s got her earphones on in the studio is simply not going to work with an audience. That’s an experience I can relate to. You think you’ve got it all worked out, it’s perfect in your imagination, it’s perfect for you anyway when you measure it against all of what you know, and then you try it out and while you’re doing it you get that reality check. So there’s simply no replacing experience, and lots of it.

So since the “Song of the Week” slot is already taken (and her lyrics aren’t great, anyway), let’s call this one “mood of the week”.



yet another song  :-) lieder zum englischlernen

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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