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Some artists drift in and out of your life. Not their fault usually.

It’s just that you sometimes latch on to what they are doing, and other times you miss what they are up to and the moment is gone.

Joanna Newsom is one of the artists featured on a cd put together by Paul Weller that comes with the latest Mojo magazine.

I remember seeing her on Later with Jools Holland and read album reviews which made me think I should like her and her music, but for some reason I didn’t.

Perhaps a little too way out and wacky, vocally a touch mannered for my taste.

So it’s encouraging to find that Weller’s chosen Joanna Newsom track, ‘Colleen,’  is great.

And then I go on to her website and find that she’s playing a couple of just-announced solo gigs next week in the UK – headlining ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ at Butlins in Minehead.

It’s a bit of a hike for me, but if you’re in the vicinity, get along and when the moment comes to make requests, shout ‘Colleen’ at the top of your voice.

Joanna Newsom – Drag City website

Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band – Colleen

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