the new yorker

by devonsp

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POSTED BY  JULY 16, 2014

At the end of 2009, a friend of mine who lives in the Bay Area mailed a mix of his favorite songs of the year to a bunch of people—a muso’s gesture of holiday good will. While listening to it for the first time, I heard a song that made me turn around and stare at the computer, as if it could explain to me what I was hearing. Who was this? It wasn’t a revolutionary sound—it amazed me because it was great. An acoustic guitar, and then a young woman’s voice, warm, confident, gentle, singing, “It’s good to get out of the house.” There was no barrier between it and me—I loved it immediately… (read more)