Friday, October 19, 2007

Crackling fires and a dark haired vixen

The short rendezvous with autumn here in the mythically perpetually frozen state of Minnesota is quickly coming to an end and that means that the season of flannel pajamas, toasty fires and thick quilts is just around the corner and for some that means other changes too.

As I sat gobbling down a few handfuls of Smart Start cereal this morning, I caught a video on VH1 (yes, I was up at the hour at which VH1 actually features music videos) that I had seen once before. The amazing and playfully hot Vanessa Carlton is still around.

In early 2002, Carlton had cranked out a couple of semi-memorable piano-driven hits with the videos featuring the image of an actual piano. This third video, five-plus years later, begins with that very same piano until she jumps up from its bench and it's smashed to pieces by a New York City cab.

In some ways, it signifies a new beginning for Carlton just like the transition of seasons here in suburban Minnesota. The dark-haired Vanessa Carlton sings of a fairytale and despite her mention of her record company dropping her, the fact that she is still grabbing national exposure with little radio airplay means that she is living a true life fairytale if there is such a thing.

While I don't have this tune on my iPod, that doesn't mean it's any less worthy of a coveted spot than 1,2,3,4 by Canadian songstress Feist but the warbling voice of the still young Vanessa Carlton and her piano-driven style seems like the perfect fit for what will soon be the early winter month of November

Check out Nolita Fairytale by Vanessa Carlton and let the ear candy warm your soul as you cozy up with that special someone as the fire (real or imaginary) crackles away.



1 comment:

Jay said...

Ear candy, nice.