Why does the caged poet sing? What and how does she sing? Let me count the ways. The words, names, numbers, slip sneakily through the bars off into the night. Each day dawns with the challenge and charge of having more to say. Always more. And in honor of this rampant multiplicity, there's a sub-genre in the True Margrit Catalog--the "number songs". On our 2010 album, "The Juggler's Progress" we had: "500 Years" and "50,000 Names." On our upcoming album we will feature "The 500 Block of A Thousand Oaks" and the mathematical-metaphor-laden, "Obvious Solutions". Mmm, mathy.
It’s not a brand new trope--long ago, in 1999 we released "Deceptively True" which included "The Thirty Words for Snow" So, imagine my surprise to hear that one of my very favorite artistes of all time--the one and only, illustrious, fabulous Kate Bush-- has a new album dropping this very month called, "50 Words for Snow"!! Whoa. What are the odds? 50,000 to 1? Thus, on the magical date of 11/11/11 (All ones! Nothing is bigger than one!), we offer a special free download "single" called: 50,000 Words For Snow and you get: TWO SONGS FREE-- "The Thirty Words for Snow" AND "50,000 Names".
The number for the price is zero. A zero. It's a circle. It has no beginning, middle, or end. It goes on forever, it is eternal, it never stops. But it never starts. It mysteriously contains the entirety of the ever-expanding cosmos. It holds the great nothingness of the void. It will afford you hours of entertainment. And scare the bejesus out of you. And lead you gently home.
There's so much more to say--but I'm trying to keep it to fifty thousand words or less.
released November 11, 2011
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