Simple songs on the guitar, with harmonies.
Informed by a long line of protest songwriters from Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, to Victor Jara and Fela Kuti, to The Clash and Bikini Kill, Boe Huntress brings her style of simple, raw, Joni Mitchell inspired punk-acoustica on this limited edition EP, in celebration of her own birthday.
"I enjoy subtlety and nuance in song-writing, often myth-inspired, which needs untangling. At other times I write more directly and simply. This EP includes both approaches. I wrote most of these songs in tears.
The first track, Untangling The Bones is based on an Inuit myth about a fisherman who accidentally hooks a skeleton woman, he rows away terrified yet unbeknownst to him takes her home tangled in his fishing line. In his snowhut, softened by the light of his whale oil lamp he sees her differently and a compassion comes over him, he untangles her from his fishing line singing this song...
The EP also includes the song Emotional Creature as a bonus track. The words are taken from a poem by Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues. Eve Ensler is a long time heroine of mine.
Buffalo Woman is inspired by indigenous Native American tribes who consult a council of bleeding women on all major decisions.
Nothing is Forbidden is for those times when chocolate, cigars, cognac and other such aids are not available.
Believe in Love is written for activists, change-makers and lovers, as a tonic for the days when it looks hopeless. Love is often confused with kindness, for me love and fierceness are one, love is awakeness. The hopelessness is a facade. It's actually easy to make the switch to love. We're just not practised in it, we're not educated in it. We're educated in, and live in, a climate of fear. Change takes time, but it can also be right here right now. Sometimes someone comes along and does that very thing, a movement is born, a change is made. End of slavery, civil rights movement, suffragettes. Everybody has the potential to be that person who believes the impossible is possible. Everybody has the potential to see beyond what is, and take the courage to make it happen. What you believe defines everything about your life and your reality. Don't be a cynic, that is safe, that is waiting for someone else to prove it first so you don't look stupid believing something unproven. Look stupid. Be misunderstood. Take risks. Fight for the existence you want."
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