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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Kate Wolf

Posted by shanoah on January 17, 2009

I could do a gaming followup, Sean, but I’m in more serious of a mood today for some reason.

So, I thought I’d play some of the amazing music of the tallented Kate Wolf. There are songs of her’s I can’t play, due to not being readily available on youtube. The Ballad of Weaverville, for one, (which I always found quite entertaining) and the ever depressing and amazing Agent Orange, an anti-war song about agent Orange’s cancer-causing effects on the people returning from Vietnam.  Given that she died of leukemia in 1986, that strikes hard.

Anyways, here are three of her more popular songs:

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

Just rich evocative imagery in this song. And she has such depth and power to her voice  anyways that it’s amazing to listn to. The video fits fairly well in this case, too.

Give Yourself To Love

This is probably her best known song. Which does not make it a bad one. It’s also the name of a good two disc collection of a bunch of her songs, incidentally.

Green Eyes

Another song that basically kills me with stong gripping vocals. She actually is responsible, basically, for inspiring a new generation of folk singers in California. Of course, I spent a lot of my early years in nearby areas of California, so that’s where I first heard her music…

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