Oh, found another song blogger! Ariel S Lee emailed me with a link to her online audio over a month ago, but between Blogathon and setting up my new computer i’m just getting to listen to her songs. From a quick fifteen minutes of listening, i think she warrants a new-generation Tori Amos comparison much moreso than the incredibly boring Vanessa Carlton or the good-but-not-aptly-compared Evanescence (though i wonder if she’s more influenced by Fiona Apple after listening to her excellent Smolder).
Between this new find and my growing mini-obsession with Shannon Campell and Scott Andrew i have to stay that i am at once shocked and heartened that i am no longer singing in a vacuum (check out both on Nothing New, and Scott solo on The Big Lie That Solves Everything, respectively). It always seemed unusual to me that more bloggers weren’t also closeted muscians, and that more homegrown songwriters weren’t interested in narrating the life that goes along with their music, but within the last four or five months i feel as though i’m finally part of a blogging genre rather than being the whacky one-man-sideshow of the circles i am linked in. And, what’s more, Ariel, Shannon, and Scott collectively blow me out of the water with their vocals, mixing, and production.
Which, i think, means that the bar has been raised for me to learn how to rock the fuck out on this giant debt of a new computer.