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Monday, 28.04.2014, 20:20
oh what a night...
Candice Gordon (IRL)
GOT A BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
GOT ME SO BLIND I CAN'T SEE
THAT SHE'S A BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
AND SHE'S TRYING TO MAKE A DEVIL
OUT OF ME
DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME, BABY
DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME, BABY
(Song by Peter Green of FleetwoodMac, made famous by Santana)
Those coal rimmed eyes, that direct gaze - Candice baby, please. But let's get it together, here's some of her bio : Miss Gordon is a performer and songwriter from Botswana, Dublin, London and is based in Berlin and busked (travelled) around France, Asia and the U.S. and the 7 seas to boot. Label her style if you want and you might get to folk punk or you could call her the Circe of the darker than dark blues. She's been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins and Bessie Smith orP.J.Harvey and her songs are about the seemingly usual themes of death, morals, humanity, what have you. But they're written in her own voice, with her own insights and are definetely spiked with her own abberations. «Before the sunset ends», «I haven't eaten in days» and «I see a demon» are some of her titles. Other pieces are based on old folktales that have turned hallucinatory in her recollection.

Musically, the collaboration with Shane MacGowan of The Pogues was a milestone. They worked together on her firstling «Before The Sunset Ends» and she says of the experience: «He's not afraid of anything which is why he's so creative.» And about the daily grind of  beeing a musician you might find this interesting: «I love beeing on stage. I also love writing. The logistical and admin stuff actually takes up the majority of my time which I find unfortunate. Beeing in the studio stresses me out because I am picturing my money falling through the hourglass».

Mundane observations by an otherwordly artist. It's that directness by this sorceress that might be her most devilish accomplishement. And:

«She's possessed of a voice like poisoned black molasses trickling down the side of a jewel encrusted goblet held in the gnarly claw of Beelzebub himself.» - Olaf Tyaransen

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