Happy Easter : roll away your stone, I’ll roll away mine? Yeah, it’s a special time of year for me. This time last year, I was in a lethal relationship with a (more than mildly) psychotic man that was quite quickly killing me. Easter being what it is – a celebration of life trumping death, I managed to find enough strength to finally make a life sustaining choice and leave. A long hard 365 plus followed to allow me to look back on that hell today, feel extreme relief for setting myself free and abiding gratitude to friends, strangers and family who helped piece together the broken bits.
Since this is a celebratory post (my baby blog is now officially 1 year old :: hip-hip-hooray!) C’mon, let’s get, let’s get, let’s get… Stoned? Yup. Send in the music (Dax’ll get the marijuana)! Thanks to good old Grey’s I stumbled across the broken vocals and lyrical loveliness that is Julia Stone. It’s All Okay all but stole my heart…
“… we may say we’re broken, we may say we’re weak * but we knew before we started oh the secrets we would keep * and it’s all ok, cause love will find a way to be what love is …”
And in keeping with my current covers phase, her soon to be released album By The Horns being produced by Thomas Bartlett (think The National… oh wait – I haven’t properly introduced you yet, have I? My bad, I will. But it’ll have to wait til I introduce Dream King…) which means there’s a hauntingly feminine version of Bloodbuzz, Ohio out in the ether.
Finding Julia got me well and truly Stoned – since she used to be a the other half of a sibling set, I took a listen to the cool indie folk rock duet from down under. She and her handsome (+equally talented) brother, Angus performed as solo artists but the need for a backup singer often resulted in them winding up on stage together. So it seemed both logical and natural that they collaborate. Ah yes, the convenience of blood… and the beautiful harmony it creates. Their ‘duo-licios’ website is a pretty little trip in itself, so go visit and check out their video for Bloodbuzz, Ohio – it’s is positively magical…
“… you took me in gave me something to believe in * that big old smile is all you wore * girl you make me want to feel * things I never felt before …”
Now that we’re all suitably Stoned, I’m off to make a paper aeroplane, launch it across the stormy seas then slouch on the couch and nibble on chocolate eggs… happy happy y’all!