View Full Version : Dar Williams
01-17-2002, 09:32 AM
So, anybody listen to her?
Wifey and I went last night to see her at a local venue called The Birchmere. Cool place. Lots of petuli oil and lesbians :)
But I really dig her. She's got an amazing voice and her songs are awesome. And I just want to get this off my chest. I find it utterly repellent that people equate paganism (or wiccan? i don't know her specific label) with evil. It's clear from her music that she holds so dear nature and people and her relationships, and there's absolutely nothing evil or corrupting about it. No humility, no groveling, no guilt. Just a strong connection and respect and love.
Anyway, good music. Folk singers are cool, they tell good stories and chat with the audience. I like that.
01-17-2002, 09:40 AM
Dar Williams is very good... I've got a couple of her albums.
I like the lyrics, and like her voice. She's good at telling a story, and painting a picture for you.
I've always had this wierd taste for folk music. Don't know where it came from. I guess it's kind of comforting... nostalgic in a way.
If you like Dar Williams, you could also try Tom Russell. He's got very similar style. In fact, he's worked with Dar Williams a fair amount of times, I think. "Cold Missouri Waters" is a song that still almost brings tears to my eyes...
01-17-2002, 02:44 PM
Never heard of her. I'll do a Morpheus search though.
As one of the resident experts on evil (I'm not just an expert, I'm a member) I have to say that while some individual Pagans and Wicans are evil people, as a group they generaly are not.
The eagerness of some people to judge others bothers me.
01-17-2002, 02:59 PM
[abe simpson]She's evil I tell ya, eeeevillll.......[/abe simpson]
01-17-2002, 07:59 PM
Yes, ironchef, you and your wife are lucky that you weren't tied up and bled out in an evil, sacrificial ceremony. :rolleyes:
Anyway, back to reality. I've never heard of her. What is her voice like, if you had to compare to other well-known singers?
01-17-2002, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by Ladogaboy
Yes, ironchef, you and your wife are lucky that you weren't tied up and bled out in an evil, sacrificial ceremony. :rolleyes: the only bloodshed i could've seen happening there would've been on account of me having my hand on wife's knee and a militant feminist taking a swing at me for it ;) it's funny, i've got hobbits on my mind right now after just finishing The Hobbit and reading The Silmarillion, but she's what I picture an elf being. she has this wonderful soothing voice and she loves the trees and nature.
heh, i'm a goofball.
Originally posted by Ladogaboy
Anyway, back to reality. I've never heard of her. What is her voice like, if you had to compare to other well-known singers? unfortunately, i don't know enough female singers to really draw much of a parallel. i suppose if you've heard shawn colvin and liked her, you might also like Dar. but at least grab a song or two off morpheus, they're good.
i only know a few, but check out The Ocean, When I Was a Boy, Iowa, Christians and the Pagans (funny :)), Babysitter Song, As Cool As I Am. Those are probably the ones I know best.
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