Hi, I’m Sarah McLachlan. I realize that the entire DFW metroplex is entrenched in an ice storm today, and that you are likely stuck at home on your couch. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones with power, please take a few moments and tune your television to the Lifetime network, or perhaps the ABC Family channel. Within minutes, you’ll likely run into my heartbreaking ASPCA commercial. Somehow, I have now managed to make your already shitty day a thousand times worse. Stay warm, Dallas!
Sarah McLachlan: “Ice” (Written By Sarah McLachlan)
From the album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Arista Records, 1994
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
Sarah McLachlan: “Angel” (Written By Sarah McLachlan)
From the album Surfacing
Arista Records, 1997
This is one of a hundred reasons I’ve been DVRing shows since I bought our first replayTV unit with amazing commercial skip technology! nearly a deacde ago. It’s not that I don’t support the causes – I do – I just don’t like guilt manipulation. I can feel guilty without being manipulated into doing so.
If I was to do a post like this, I would have gone with this song. Too obvious?
Reblogged this on jamforjelly.
My wife worships Sarah McLachlan, admittedly with good reason, but even she admits that sometimes The Sarah can turn the melancholy up to eleven. She found a version of Sarah doing “The Rainbow Connection”, which seemed like the paradise merging of her two favorite things (Sarah and all things Kermit.) And then she played it and said, “Wow, songs to open your veins in a warm bathtub.” I’ve heard it. It’s true. I would add James Taylor’s dirge-like version of “Handy Man” to that wrist-slitting soundtrack, but that’s just me.