Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 20th May 2020, 1:26 PM
Simon and Garfunkel say to Dave Gahan, 'We're struggling with a line: 'Parsely, sage, rosemary.' Will we ever find an ending?'
'Of course,' says Dave. 'It's just a question of thyme.'
Here is one of my favourite female singers of all time. There is something very magical about her. I only know one song by her (that's one more than most other folk know) which can last anything between four minutes and half an hour depending on how she is inclined to string it out. I've seen loads of films accompanying it during the years I have been following the Ethiopian peoples' music but I became all excited when finding this one yesterday. Really excited. It's trance music basically - and a great armchair sitting drug. I think it's utterly fantastic:
Bezawork Asfaw -Tizita (11 min version) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbU7azgrvk
As a footnote, Mr GK mentions the Cocteau Twins. I think Bezawork segues well into This Mortal Coil's version of Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren" which is again the very talented Elizabeth Fraser. I feel that she has vocal stylings which are somewhat beyond the United Kingdom. Ethiopia, among other places, perhaps.
This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFWKJ2FUiAQ