Connie Converse

Connie ConverseConnie Converse.

Her song Talkin’ Like You (Two Tall Mountains) has a fresh melody on the words “don’t see why they call it lonesome…” It’s chromatic and dissonant, leaping up (to a note referred to as the key’s tritone), then drifting back down by half-steps into more well-worn paths. Very unusual. It has a delicious kind of pungent flavor. Plus the song has the line “…up in the tree there’s sort of a squirrel thing…”

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This is kind of like Vashti Bunyan’s story, except instead of being discovered and re-emerging to great acclaim like Vashti Bunyan, Connie Converse is still little-known, and still gone. She packed up her VW bug at the age of fifty, wrote some goodbye notes, and disappeared.

You can listen to the whole recording, and buy it if you are so inclined, here:

Connie Converse – How Sad, How Lonely

 

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  1. Hey there!

    I read your post a while ago about Connie Converse and I want to thank you for writing it!

    I thought you might be interested to know that for a couple of years now I have been producing a documentary about Connie. In fact, I just launched a Kickstarter campaign a couple of nights ago! Take a look at it here:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/453344810/we-lived-alone-the-connie-converse-documentary

    Feel free to give me your feedback, share with other people who may be interested, etc. I am trying to get Connie the recognition she deserves!

    Thanks,
    Andrea

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