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My Garden  ~ June 20th 2010

I’m sitting in my garden at my outdoor table and chairs, smelling my honeysuckle bush in blossom writing this on the laptop, I love my wireless router… 😀

June is a lovely time in my garden, I’m not the best gardener in the world, but in June my garden seems to get itself together and look fabulous with very little effort from me, my dad helped me quite a few years ago to plant some shrubs and bushes I’ve added a few more over the years and now it has kind of grown into itself. (Though I’d love a man to come round and mow the lawn on regular basis)

I’m sat here barefoot with my feet in the grass, (I’ve got a nice canopy umbrella as I wouldn’t be able to see what I’m typing if I didn’t.) I’m sat here being so hardcore drinking milk (soya)

I’ve managed to get my squeezebox boom from the kitchen outside enough so I can hear it very well (though it’s in the shade as don’t want that overheating) I can change the music as I have my duet remote control. I’m listening  to a shuffle playlist of P J Harvey I’ve already covered my love for her here.

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For a wonderful lady

PJ Harvey

Polly Jean, has been a companion on the road of music with me since her album Dry (in the early 90’s) The woman’s vocal range and her emotional strength that come from her songs is mind blowing. Her Wiki

I’ve been playing her most of the day, since I managed to to get out of bed… (going to bed at dawn didn’t help) and having my fab Squeezebox with all her songs on it makes it so much easier and I can get on with other things too.

Though today I just really listened to her for hours and it was the best thing I could have done. I like her uncompromising stance on saying whatever she needs to with genuine feeling as whether she is melancholic, happy, sad, raging, or being sweet in her songs it’s all there.

I’ve been meaning to play her much more lately I’ve needed to delve in and experience, I find music helps to sort out my tormented soul and bring me back to a place where I can feel content again.

I don’t have the words/feelings I want to express sometimes and PJ always delivers for me, there are many artists too who contribute to this but at this time I’m focusing on Patti Smith and PJ Harvey (see my other post about Patti)

Her style of music, which I think is extremely varied ranging from good solid rock, to piano and acoustic to screaming mayhem and back ..well maybe not that far as she doesn’t do death metal! It may not appeal to everyone but I’d find it hard to not like something. Her album Dry to me is absolutely amazing, I love all the songs and it was a great introduction to her

Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea

Good Fortune (another favourite)
A Place Called Home

This Is Love
Horses In My Dreams

Beautiful Feeling

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