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I’ve made all my irl friends watch this video because I think, without any irony whatsoever, it may be the best song/video ever made. Like all ABBA songs, “Chiquitita” is exuberantly tragic, a celebration of sadness, a sadness delivered expressly through Agnetha Fältskog’s facial expressions and Benny Andersson’s piano solo. The world is terribly sad, guys, but we’re going to play music next to a giant snowman anyway. You might think they’re silly, but they are know what they’re doing.
(cross-posted to tumblr)
(photo by Denise Grays, flickr here)
Tamara Lindeman (Weather Station) usually sings about yarrow, mint, and amaranth: her songs are flower-pressings, not pastoral, but fierce pasture. "March" is different; there isn't hand clapping, there's foot stomping, the sound of rusty doors swinging back and forth in a storm, pots and pans clinging, wire fraying, and most of all Lindeman's low, measured voice, patient and possessed.
More Weather Station: here