|Downtown Providence, RI--1938 Hurricane (RI Historical Society)|
Today's Frolic will be brief as we have visitors from Quebec—not to mention a swirling and churning she-storm making its way up the East Coast—converging upon us at any moment.
Our French visitors should be here this afternoon. Irene, if her wrath shan't dwindle, will make her presence known Saturday evening and she may prove to be a force that we New Englanders haven't encountered since the great New England hurricane of 1938. (Though we've weathered significant storms since, but not the sort labeled "Category 3" that also make landfall.)
All this dark, tempestuous she-talk of late reminds me of another force: Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel.
Obel's power can be found in the substratum of classical music, simple melodies and often morbid lyrics. You can find more about Agnes here. Her debut album, Philharmonics, was released in September, 2010.
Obel's pitch perfect voice lingers long after the storm has passed.
Be safe, my East Coast friends. Be safe.