Song Reflections: Tori Amos “Spark”

“Spark” is a song about having the power to change yet not being able to wield it effectively. She’s convinced she could hold back a glacier Which echoes a different quote,  one from Marienne Williamson, made famous by Nelson Mandela: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our …

Fair to Midland: Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True

I’ve been thinking about these guys a lot since they’re coming to St. Paul this Thursday (March 24, 2011).  Ever-cryptic Fair to Midland is a fascinating and talented alternative metal band from Texas, one of the best of young indie acts I’ve heard. What makes them so good? Well, to …