A gorgeous & melancholy cure for a heart that needs breaking: Poems for April by Alice in the River. {Music Video}

Via Julie JC Peters
on Feb 16, 2012
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Seattle singer-songwriter Alice Sandahl breaks my heart in this video. Her face, her voice, the beautifully shot video, and the stunning poetry of the song.

This is from her website, and it’s true:

ALICE sings of dark things & bright things, lost things & fast things. Your heart, listening, will beat better.

And these lines from the song:

did you get it when I sent it,

My three line lengthy message?

Did you get it in a rhythm of a five seven and five?

I meant it when I said it,

This clicking of my temples

The breaks are all for you.

Put down your Facebook and Twitter and just watch this song for 4 minutes and 34 seconds.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TBoM0Y-cDc&w=560&h=315]
Alice has more videos at her website, www.aliceintheriver.com, and if you want to see her in person in Seattle, here are her shows:


 Wednesday, February 29, 2012, High Dive

Friday, March 2, 2012, The Vera Project

Sunday, March 11, 2012, Chop Suey

supporting Lotte Kestner and Sons of Warren Oates

Sunday, April 8, 2012, Tractor Tavern

Thursday, April 12, 2012, Columbia City Theater


About Julie JC Peters

Julie (JC) Peters has been practicing yoga on and off from the tender age of 12, and it has gotten her through everything from the horrors of teenagedom to a Master’s degree in Canadian Poetry. She is a yoga teacher, spoken word poet, and writer, and teaches workshops on yoga and writing called Creative Flow. Julie also owns East Side Yoga in Vancouver with her mom, Jane.


One Response to “A gorgeous & melancholy cure for a heart that needs breaking: Poems for April by Alice in the River. {Music Video}”

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