A friend of mine e-mailed me her horoscope for today, gleaned from the Village Voice‘s Web site:
You have two options, Virgo. The contrast between them reminds me of the difference between Norah Jones and Ani DiFranco. Jones’s work is “tasteful and listenable,” said The New York Times, though “nothing much happens in her songs.” Shakingthrough.net wrote that though Jones can be maudlin and subdued, she creates “a winning collection of polished (albeit innocuous) gems.” About DiFranco, the Times noted that “it’s worth putting up with a few overbearing moments to hear someone so willing to take chances.” Billboard said DiFranco’s latest CD is “raw–for better (the immediacy of the performance) and worse (traces of off-key harmonies).” So which way will you go: bland and classy like Jones, or rough and stimulating like DiFranco?
Here’s the funny part: my friend happens to be a jazz singer. Her response: “I have a lot more options than just these two!” I should damned well think so….