There's Still The Moon
So... What happens when you hear a record, when you hear a song, so beautiful, you find yourself so awash in a supremely gentle awe, sweeping insidiously through your whole self that the moment just feels like you've heard the last song you'll ever need to hear? Tasha's There's Still The Moon, might just be that record.
Sometimes the playing is so slight, so minimal, if it was any less show Tasha would box up her guitar and ship it back to sender. She kind of reminds me of Damien RIce & Lisa Hannigan's early brushes with honesty and superunderstatement alongside.
Of course, Tasha has form for this sort of thing, hear 2018s, life-affirming, infectious when infectiousness was still mostly good, single, Kind of Love, from her debut LP Alone at Last. OMG! What is the word for falling into someone else's sigh? The LP heralded Tasha's radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself. It's a powerful message.
Tasha is the greatest at this, a ferociously gentle giantess for sure.
Here's splendid recently recorded version of that song. I mean, this video begins there with Kind of Love, but wind it back and hear the entire performance. It's its own reward, like the moon itself.
Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]
If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]