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I bought two tickets to see Gillian Welch at the Somerville on July… - A little less than a happy high
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I bought two tickets to see Gillian Welch at the Somerville on July 11, so one of you is coming with. I will brook no argument.
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wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 23rd, 2002 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wish It Could Be Me...

Have fun at the show. She's the banjo-player, right?

komos From: komos Date: June 23rd, 2002 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wish It Could Be Me...

Of the few that were featured in the show we caught, yes, she's the banjo player. She's also one of the trio of voices in the lullaby from O Brother.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 23rd, 2002 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wish It Could Be Me...

I *love* that song...
komos From: komos Date: June 23rd, 2002 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wish It Could Be Me...

Yeah, I know... which is precisely why I mentioned it. All the better to let the sound ring in your imagination.
From: uruz Date: June 24th, 2002 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wish It Could Be Me...

Rented thaat over the weekend. So good. My sister had a question though: she didn't understand how the title referenced to the movie, and I was stunned, because I had never thought of that. Enlighten me, O sensei.
komos From: komos Date: June 24th, 2002 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)

The mystery of the "O Brother" title

It's kind of an Americana in-joke. The title refers to a Preston Sturges film from 1941 or 1942 called Sullivan's Travels. The film is about a b-grade director who decides to to turn O Brother, Where Art Thou, a contemporary novel about poverty in America, into a serious film.

Since the studio execs are expecting more of his low-brow fare and can't imagine that the project would sell, they tell him he can't make the film because he knows nothing of poverty. Sullivan sets out with full entourage in a luxury motorhome to seek out the experience. He eventually gets it, but there's a lot of mayhem and even some personal growth that takes place before he's clued in.
khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: June 24th, 2002 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't it Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, and Gillian Welsh in the "lullaby trio?" I can't remember....
komos From: komos Date: June 24th, 2002 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes! ;)

Sadly, though, Gillian, Alison, and Marylou did not play the sirens in that scene... I guess they were deemed not to look sexy/sinister enough? (In case you're interested, the sirens were portrayed by Mia Tate, Musetta Vander, and Christy Taylor.)

'Course, why 'she-devils' always need to be brunette is a mystery to me.
komos From: komos Date: June 24th, 2002 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Did I mention I needed an editor

Emmylou... Emmylou
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