I happened upon Ani DiFranco's So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter double set at the Goodwill for $1.99 the other day. Score! I love it. The set is divided into two cd's: Stray Cats and Girls Singing Night.
I am always (this has been going on for years!) astounded at how Ani DiFranco can capture things so perfectly. I know the Ani fan can be kind of a stereotype at this point, but I will just have to be cliche', cuz she always gets it right. Plus, I will remain a devoted fan of a woman who maintains that dresses are for wiping faces! Yup :)
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
"this melancholy that i carry makes me feel so grown up
at my kitchen table
doing shots of resignation
i never thought i'd see the day when i would say
i give up
and break the stallions of my wildest expectations"
"i said, look at you this morning
you are, by far, the cutest
but be careful getting coffee
i think these people wanna shoot us
or maybe there's some kinda local competition here
to see who can be the rudest"
"watching children run
with their arms outstretched
just to throw those arms around their grandpas' necks
watching lovers plant kisses
old men to their misses
at the arrivals gate"
Oh there's tons of them! Here's a really cool site of lyrics.