Archive for April, 2010

REVIEW: Edith Frost, Wonder Wonder

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Edith Frost’s new album Wonder Wonder is stunning. In the first place, Ms. Frost’s vocal range is more or less without rival right now. It is not just where her voice can go; more importantly, it is her sublime expressive power. Beyond what she can do with her voice, Ms. Frost is a consummate songwriter. On this album, produced by Rian Murphy and engineered by Steve Albini, her songs find the appropriate instrumentation: deep strings, piano, breezy percussion, guitars floating in and out seamlessly. This is not an easy album to classify. At times, it is reminiscent of the country greats of old. But there are other songs exposing a playful side to Ms. Frost, or a dalliance with cabaret drama. Still other times one can almost hear the kind of horse’s gait JJ Cale mastered (underpinning “Further” and the last song “You’re Decided”, for instance). (more…)

It’s Never Too Late for a Lifetime of Adventure

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Do you have trouble believing that you, too, could get in shape and enjoy an adventurous lifestyle? Denver resident Alison Weiss didn’t let such worries stop her from pursuing her goal of completing an adventure race. In the process of doing so, she discovered a new passion and direction in life.