The world needs more Ruth-Ann Boyle.

And if one version is not enough, there is always the remix.

I didn’t know there was a Disc 2 for Interpol’s Antics. Nobody told me. Until such time as someone did tell me, that is, which was just the other day, see. Since then, of course, I’ve been fully aware that there’s a Disc 2, and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve been living a fuller and more fulfilled life because of it. Here’s a piece of what I’m talking about:

Not Even Jail (Daniel Kessler Remix)

And Then Some …

July 13, 2007

Ani diFranco Car, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 2006

Originally uploaded by Douglas Bass

Signature songs are tricky creatures.

The artist is likely to grow weary of it, playing it rarely and then only after too much badgering to bear. They do it by rote, singing and playing only to be done and move along.

Thankfully, this is not always the case.

Just days after the fall elections of November 2006, Ani Difranco took to the stage in Boston. The alt-folksinger was incredibly happy, very pregnant — her first child would arrive two months later — and surrounded by fans who adored her. Her late in the set rendition of “32 Flavors” is a rich and easy affair, almost a lullaby. And when the audience joins in, something already good becomes something altogether better.

Ani Difranco – “32 Flavors (Live)”
(from Boston 11.10.06.)