Saturday, September 08, 2007
My Weekend Crush
It’s fairly ridiculous that it has taken me this long to get to Ani DiFranco. I have, by my count, every single one of her albums (minus some official bootlegs and various collaborations). Lately, I’ve been listening to “Dilate” again with a certain amount of nostalgia. But anytime I put on one of her records, it’s like reacquainting myself with an old friend. This Tuesday, the Little Folksinger will release her first career retrospective, the appropriately titled “Canon.” As Ani’s art and life have evolved, I have grown along with her. Yet through the years her music has remained passionate and true. Whether she sings about affairs of the heart or affairs of state, Ms. DiFranco never fails to move me. Fiercely honest, she is a poet with a warrior’s heart. If truth is beauty and beauty is truth, then Ani is both. Happy weekend, all.