Friday, May 25, 2012
The Full Catastrophe! The Nields!
Katryna and Nerissa Nields have come out with a new album. For anyone who a) grew up in Western Massachusetts or b) loves good folk music, this is terribly exciting.
I fall into both of these categories.
The Nields were big on the coffeehouse/Lilith Fair circuit when I was an impressionable high-schooler and, now that I'm a impressionable mother of two, they've come out with The Full Catastrophe, their ode to parenthood, marriage, and how good life continues to be.
At first listen, I was pleasantly surprised to find that, while some of the songs were about children, they weren't necessarily for children. (Family-friendly is terrific. But I have a shockingly low tolerance for elephants stomping about. For example.)
Certain tracks jumped out at me; Back At The Fruit Tree, a bouncy ditty about how needs and priorities change once kiddos enter the picture. The Creek's Gonna Rise, a gorgeous song about the inevitability of time. And I Choose This Era, a sweet track about wanting to be right where you are.
The Full Catastrophe's themes of how crazy and exhausting and wonderful this phase of life is makes for a fun listen. And, much like having a sleepy-eyed toddler crawl into your bed at 6am, it's welcomed with a knowing smile.
Want to win your own copy of The Full Catastrophe? Of course you do.
-Comment here. Tell me about your love of good music. Or just say hi. (Worth one entry!)
-Tweet about this giveaway and link back here- but make sure to come back and lemme know you did so! (Worth TWO entries!)
-"Like" Lollygag Blog on Facebook or post about the giveaway on Facebook- but, again, make sure to let me know! (Worth TWO entries!)
I'll choose a winner (with the help of our good friend The Randomizer) on next Friday, June 1st. So, go! Go tell your friends!
I'll wait right here. I've got some good music to keep me company.