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Inherent Vice (Official Trailer) 

voice-over/narration by Joanna Newsom.

Opening in limited release on December 12, 2014 and expanding on January 9, 2015.

"Have you come, then, to rescue me?"
He laughed and said, “from what, ‘Colleen’?”
You dried and dressed most willingly.
you corseted, and caught the dread disease
by which one comes to know such peace.”

Well, it’s true that I came to know such things as
the laws which govern property
and herbs to feed the babes that wean,
and the welting weight for every season;
but still
I don’t know any goddamned “Colleen.”

Joanna Newsom's "Earth Goddess" Character Will Narrate Paul Thomas Anderson's <i>Inherent Vice</i> »



endlesstoads: The question about the relation between Easy and Does not Suffice reminded me of how I've not heard many people talk about the humor and self-irony in Easy, and anyone who ever fell in love can understand that and smirk slightly when she sings "I intend to love you", "you please me even in your sleep", "all the livelong day(…) I will love you" (!!!), "how about that livelong day?", "speak my name and I appear", and this is completed when she sings of how easy she was not. What do you think?

Yeah i agree completely. There is a lot of irony when you listen to both songs or read their lyrics side by side. It’s also just sad for me whenever i listen to Does Not Suffice and my playlist will cycle back to the beginning of the album to play Easy again, because you can hear such a contrast of course from the end of the relationship to when it had just begun.

Anonymous: your tumblr is perfect! thank you for existing!

thank you very much! 

Anonymous: Does anybody else think there may be a connection between Easy's "I am easy, easy to please" and Does Not Suffice's "to remind you of how easy I was not"? I've just been thinking about it recently.

yes, absolutely! i feel like the lyrics in does not suffice were meant to go with the lyrics in easy, one hundred percent.

coruscatinglove: I tell people it's fairy tale-like. I can never think of how to describe Joanna Newsoms music either...

i know! i always say ‘she’s really good but she may be different than what you’re used to.’ with other artists i just throw out a genre that fits them best and thats it. but with joanna it’s hard to place her in any one category. and i never like to say ‘oh it’s harp music’ because i feel like i’m doing her music a disservice by just labelling it as that, since it’s so much more.

tldr it’s hard being a joanna fan haha


If someone asked you to describe Joanna’s music to them, how would you reply?

edit: thank you!

ludivicotechnique: I'm like the "Autumn" question person, I love HOOM because it has all of my favourite Newson songs on it, but it also has a few songs that I never got into. For contrast, Ys isn't my favourite album but I love all the songs on it. And MEM, the only song I don't quite like is Three Little Babes. I hope her next album isn't quite as sprawling as HOOM

yeah i’m like that too actually. HOOM has most of my favorite songs on there and i agree with you on Three Little Babes. I wouldn’t mind if her next album is about 14 tracks or so: not as short as Ys in the amount of tracks but not as long as HOOM in terms of length - somewhere in between.