We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanks, BD! What a nice thing to say, too, on top of agreeing that this young lady got some major pipes --so much so she's kinda remarkable, really.
Some of what she does is right at the front or back of a phrase --i mean the coming up from a whisper, and the fade away tremolo --and is so understated i fear it can't be heard without headphones turned up to as if she's singing a few feet away, word to the wise.
ya, mighty young and pretty for ''Not Dark Yet'' --but these folks have been living a thousand years smack dab in the middle of the East-West Invasion Parkway Turnpike --maybe there's a note of that (fatalism? resignation? indomitability?) in there somewhere, feeding that authenticity.
--think i'll join Mark and toss in another side of the repertoire: this looks like Christmas somehow, and the song is traditional-sounding, like a familiar carol perhaps. I think she must've wanted to add something to the form, so what you see here at around 1:00 is --well, foreign stagecraft. And entirely charming --obviously old and close friends, mugging hilariously and showing mastery of the tilted-head look of love. Watch the end, the group hug, heads tilt like a flight of doves changing direction all at the instant.
Anyhoo, i was thinking, these are cool folks --hope the local commies don't rise back up and thwart them again. Also occurs that those Wild & Crazy Guys the Slavic Bachelors Steve Martin & Dan Ackroyd from SNL The Funny Years, were actually wild & crazy Numbskulls to leave back in the old country such a lovely and graceful mood.