19 May 2010
M&Bs introduced me to Joan Armatrading. Which just shows how honest to her own taste she is, a great quality in anyone.
I used to spend time pretending to like things because I felt I ought to, and rejecting music, in particular, that didn't fit in with my sonic politics or persona or some bullshit like that.
What an idiot. Happily, that was a short stage.
Anyway, a terrific singer, musician and voice. (And I'll just ignore the lesbians in the first 500 rows.)