Sunday, May 14, 2006
ARTIST / BAND: JOLIE HOLLAND
SONG (MP3): SPRINGTIME CAN KILL YOU
ALBUM: Springtime Can Kill You
FILE UNDER: Alternative / Pop / Folk
INFO: I dont like Robert Johnson, Jolie Holland says, but Ive got an awesome live recording of [singer-songwriter] Entrance doing Love In Vain. His version goes, When the train left the station, there were two lights on behind/the blue light was the blues and the red light was my mind/is all my love in vain? Its a nice coincidence, then, that when writing notes on her third album, Springtime Can Kill You, Holland was on a train. What she wrote, in fact (her aversion to Johnson aside), is as unvarnished and poetic as that song. As well, its a consummately eloquent sketch of the record and through-line for this bio. She writes:
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