Song of the Day, February 4: Green by Barbara Manning

BManningGreenToday’s song is Barbara Manning’s Green. It appears on her 1991 mini-masterpiece One Perfect Green Blanket. Manning’s liner notes indicate that the song was “recorded on a particularly sad day”. With just a clarinet and bass accompanying her vocal and acoustic guitar, it’s a quiet, almost somber affair that captures that spirit nicely. Using green rather than the typical blue to reflection her sadness, she engages in a bit of synesthetic exploration, giving the color a variety of attributes — “green is a cat’s purr,” for example. It’s a sweet, sad package that distills an emotional moment in a unique, resonant way.

Enjoy this sad song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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