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Joanna Newsom: Komedia, Brighton

Everett True, Plan B, September 2004

THE GIRLS ARE chattering, talking in hushed whispers: "God, but she's so beautiful." Yeah, but it's a strange idyll of beauty, so Southern USA, so Gone With The Wind, so delicate, both womanly and childlike. It's divorced of artifice and purpose, existing neither to impress nor to corrupt but of itself. It's that rarest of beauty: feminine, one that other women, in particular, appreciate and admire. (Men are much more base.)

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