05 April 2009

this interlude brought to you by Polly Jean Harvey....

So,  PJ Harvey was on "The Tonight Show" last week....normally, I'm not watching TV at this hour, but we had just returned from town after a run, and my sister had it on...I came in as they were teasing the performance, going into a commercial break.  

As the commercials played, I turned to my sister and said, "Y'know, I just realized I've been watching this woman go insane for almost 20 yrs* now....I wonder where she's at..."

don't get me wrong, I love the kid.   her first couple records are in my pantheon as a most perfect representation of primal female rage...eternal, blood-soaked sounds.    Stab-you-in-the-heart passion, just great stuff, she absolutely rocked.   

You knew then she was crazy, but this was a craze of heartbreak and destruction that all humans know to some extent.

Since then.....she seems to be drinking a cocktail of multiple personalities - I've dug some stuff, didn't others....but each new rekkid did feature different tweaks of sound, as well as seeming to unhinge a different portion of her....

...and then the commercials ended and the "Tonight Show" performance began......wow....I'm still not certain what I saw, but I know what I saw was f'*@ing nutzo....I just wish it had been Carson hosting so I could've watched him drop dead.....

ahhh, god bless ya, Polly Jean.  

50 years ago you would've been institutionalized and spat out like Nicholson at the end of "....Cuckoo's Nest".   In my century, you're platinum....

(*17 years, to be exact.  Dry came out in 1992.....17  f''*@ing years....)


  1. Holy f#$king nutzo. Awesome. And you're right, this may have killed Carson.

    Good hearing you on the voice box. Send me an email, or maybe call on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

    Diamond Dave!


  2. The puppy started barking at the computer as I played this. Seriously, even the dog hated it!