Monday, February 21, 2011

Scary Folk

Emily Portman was one of the nominees up for 'best original song' at the BBC Folk Awards a few weeks back. Her song was - STICK STOCK from her lovely album 'the Glamoury'.

Folk enchantress spins 12 eldritch fairytales
'A bewitching collection from one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences. Portman's concertina couples with strings, harp and guitar in seductive arrangements, while her deceptively innocent voice self-harmonises lyrics soaked in folk tales, myths and disturbing dreams (check "Little Longing", a lullaby to a sawdust baby). "Tongue-Tied", "Three Gold Hairs" and "Mossy Coat" draw magical energy from the streets and seascapes of her Newcastle hometown, while the strange dischords of "Stick Stock" are needle pricks against a malevolent stepmother.' **** Rob Young UNCUT.

STICK-STOCK
This song is about a murderous stepmother who kills her stepdaughter and bakes her in a pie. It has a devilish tune and l can't get it out of my head...arghh!
I've got loads to do today so will leave you with her song below.
Perhaps the tick tock tick tock rhythm will get me into the swing.

3 comments:

Pearl said...

No wonder you have this in your head...now it is in mine!! This is a spooky song but I like it!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope you are doing well.
Hugs,

PEA said...

Oh thanks, now I have it in MY head!!! Arrgghhhhh! lol I'd never heard it before but I really like it although I can't get over how ghoulish the words are! I'm glad I don't have a step mother, otherwise I'd be scared of eating her pies!! lol xoxo

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