I am gradually coming down off of a week-long high of two seasons of the HBO series Carnivale. The story is over, because the show was canceled, unfortunately. But I am still stuck in the fantasy of this Depression-era circus subculture.
Joanna Newsom's new album, which I got ahold of in the midst of my Carnivale binge, really seems to create a similar world, supplying music and lyrics befitting of this sad, beautiful imagery.
I can't wait 'til the weather warms up here... so I can don some bias cut dresses and low slung heels, and wait for the carnival to come to town.
Here's Lola - ta da! - to do
her famous Spider Dance for you!
Lighten up your pockets!