Thursday, November 7, 2013

Misguided Angel

Margo Timmins, from linked video.
A Facebook friend posted this link to a performance by The Cowboy Junkies of their incredible song "Misguided Angel." It is softly beautiful and terrifying. The central persona in the song seems to assert her own will in the teeth of her family's wishes, but by the end of the song that apparently strong personal agency is revealed to be a complete illusion. I've listened to the performance from the Junkies' famous Trinity session a million times. This version has one voice and a single Telecaster strumming clean. Amazing.

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