Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'll be your harvester of light

Sometimes, in the wee small hours of the morning, I stumble across something that I had no idea existed only seconds before but now cannot imagine living the rest of my life without. It could be a photo. It could be an essay. It could be anything. And last night it was “Winter Song.” I just fell instantly, insanely in love. Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson's voices have a lilting beauty together that transcends space and time. The song is steeped in the sweet sadness that sometimes sets in this season. But it's that gorgeous kind of melancholy you almost wish you could wrap around yourself like a blanket. And then there's the video. Oh kittens, the video.

If your heart doesn't grow three sizes at the sight of little animated Sara and Ingrid together, well, then there's no roast beast (or roast tofurkey, for all my vegetarian friends) for you tomorrow. Plus, if you ignore the separate beds, you can totally read a lesbianish subtext into that video.

The song is part of the wonderful holiday collection “The Hotel Cafe presents...Winter Songs.” The CD includes seasonal originals and classics by female singer-songwriters including Brandi Carlile, KT Tunstall, Fiona Apple, Colbie Caillat and many more. Naturally, I downloaded the whole thing from iTunes immediately. Best yet, a portion of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to support breast cancer research. (If you download individual songs, be sure to include the “Auld Lang Syne” medley to still donate.) My only complain: Katy Perry, seriously? I guess there really is no escaping her. Blessedly, there is a “delete” button. And not even Katy can ruin the beauty of all these women's voice making a joyful noise. May the wonder of winter fill your heart with love, peace and light.

23 comments:

Melanie said...

Hat tip, Ms. Snarker. I always find the freshest and most fetch stuff here. Happy Snarky Holidays.

Annenymous said...

Lovely song! I discovered Sara Bareilles last summer accidentally while googling for something else. I automatically fall in love with lady singer-songwriters. :)

Anyway, I haven't bought her music yet, but will soon.

Merry Christmas all!

Butch Boo said...

You have a truly wonderful Christmas!

Thanks so much for that it did indeed make my heart swell and reminded me of my trip to Iceland with my girlfriend!

Love

BB

X

Pugs said...

Awww, that is so cool! I love Sara Barilles but had never heard of the other lady. Now I love her too.

Thanks Ms. Snarker and you have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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Nadou said...

This song is so beautiful.
By the way I love your blog. =)
Merry Christmas

Looking for my Lost Life said...

I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. I absolutely love this album and you just helped me decide what my friends will be getting for Christmas.

TheWeyrd1 said...

I'm beginning to think with all the Katy Perry pop ups in the lesbianish word that maybe she likes kissing girls MORE than her supposed boyfriend (and who is he anyway?)... Loved the video, very cute and very lesbianish for sure!

pyewacket said...

Wishing tidings of comfort and joy to Miss Dorothy and all my fellow Snarkerettes!

XO

= ]

so-wicked said...

Woo! Thank you, Ms. Snarker for this rec. Winter Song is truly a real Christmas gem, a gorgeous song. And it looks like this album is going to be my new favorite Christmas CD.

Happy Holidays, Dorothy. :)

Missiz Me said...

All my best wishes, Ms. Lovely Dorothy Sexy Snarker! May you enjoy the holidays and make all dreams come true in 2009!

Oh! And thanks for the tip ;) Nice song!

narcolepsy_slds said...

I have been emotionally unstable all day (due to a crappy week at work, complete lack of sleep and a surreal relation of workhours/sleephours) and this one finally broke me.
lovely song, will go and download.

have yourself a merry christmas.

madmags said...

AwwGeeeWhiz, just so damned cute!! I do believe my heart is fluttering.
Thanks, as always, Ms. Snarker for finding such delights for us.
I wish you and all my Snark Sisterhood very Happy whichever Holidays you may be celebrating. May they be Merry and GAY. ;)

Lopey said...

Love this song! When I saw it on NewNowNext for the first time, it made me feel all...settled, ready for this season. :) Lovely.

REFLEXOS di LUNA said...

Lovely.
We enjoy your blog very much and appreciate all of the things you write.
We will return soon.

Reflexos & Luna

Anonymous said...

So heartwarming. I loved the video.
Thank You.
Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

loved that post, thank u. and brandi carliles
song on there is amazing too. thanks, happy holidays

Karin said...

Haven't listened to it yet, but sure it's wonderful. Not surprised that Katy Perry is included. Apparently the lesbians "love her". UGH. She's performing at Dinah Shore (I emailed into comments and Mariah Hanson - Club Skirts - emailed me back directly) and apparently LA Pride and GLAAD are trying to get her to perform at their events. That brings an even bigger ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH. Apparently she's reaching out through humor. Seriously?

On a lighter note, can't wait to listen to this album and Merry Christmas to you!

YoungWithoutYouth said...

I was so pissed when Sara Bareilles' single 'Love song' came out here in the UK. She became uber popular, and I'd been by her side at least a year before this. Luckily, for me but not for her, Ingrid isn't yet a household name. I can still enjoy the sound without the crowd. I've known about Ingrid much longer than Sara, and love them both wholly. Ingrid and Joshua Radin's 'Sky' duet isn't bad either...

I also knew about this song before it's making - the pro to mailing lists - but I hadn't caught the video. Animated Sara and Ingrid are so cute!

almostpeople said...

Well dang, that song nearly made me cry.

Merry Christmas.

blkdykegoddess said...

nice to know i'm not the only one totally obsessed with this song :)

elle said...

oh for the love of mike! i'm cryin'. CRYING, i tell you! tears were rolling down my cheeks bec. of this little video...but then when everything bloomed i lost it! thanks a lot ms. s...
oh for pete's sake...
crying!...
wtf?

Anonymous said...

Lovely song and video - thanks for sharing the goodies.