Log in

No account? Create an account
The Others: A Dar Williams Fan Community's Journal [entries|friends|calendar]
The Others: A Dar Williams Fan Community

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

Emerald [05 May 2015|03:21pm]

I was part of the crowd funding project for Dar's new album Emerald and received it the other day. Anybody else get it? So far "Weight of the World" is my favorite track.
post comment

is this community still active? [02 Sep 2013|12:54pm]

So my favorite Dar Williams songs are "What Do You Hear In These Sounds", "After All", "You're Aging Well", and "You Rise and Meet the Day"...does anyone have any suggestions for other songs or albums? The only two albums I have are Many Great Companions and Out There Live, and I literally can't stop listening to Many Great Companions. :)
5 comments|post comment

"Fanfiction" (of a sort) based on the song "Iowa" [12 Jan 2013|11:44am]

I thought at least some of the Dar Williams fans might be interested in this: this past holiday season, I took part in the "Yuletide" annual fanfiction exchange (it basically works like a 'Secret Santa' sort of thing: you write a story that someone else has requested, and you also receive one) and wrote someone's request for the story behind the song "Iowa."

Most of the other stories in the gift exchange are more traditional fanfiction--i.e. about characters from a television show or book or film--but since this story is very much about the narrator in the song, it's also fanfiction, in a way, even though people can read it as an original short story if they want. It's also set in the "West Wing" universe (but there are no characters from that show in it).

It's called "A Great and Gruesome Height."
post comment

Really late playlist posting [27 Jan 2011|09:47am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

 I'm embarrassed to be posting this so late, but I wanted to get it out there, in case it interests other fans of Dar--

This is from Dar's show at the Birchmere (Alexandria, VA) in November, 2009...I just found it in my never-filed In Box...

Calling the Moon
The Easy Way
Beauty of the Rain
Spring Street
If I Wrote You
The Buzzer
You are Everyone
Are You Out There
The Holly Tree
The Hudson
The Mercy of the Fallen
Midnight Radio

encore: Book of Love

Anyone else going to her show at ARTisphere this Sunday?  Still trying to figure out childcare, but I hope to make it!

post comment

Promised Land tree [31 Dec 2008|12:58pm]

The Promised Land is a terrific album! I had the good fortune to hear her perform much of it live in Northampton, Mass last week.

Does anyone know what the tree she's holding on the cover is? I assume it's a baby tree sapling, but why does it look dead and dried up?

I bought a t-shirt at the show, and it's so soft and comfy and it's cut flattering, too! But it has an outline of this tree on it, and it is confusing me. :)
1 comment|post comment

Dar in Inside Chappaqua magazine [12 Sep 2008|05:17pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Just thought I'd mention that there's an article about Dar in Inside Chappaqua magazine (an apparently free local magazine). Article's online here.

(x-posted to dar_williams)

post comment

The Promised Land [09 Sep 2008|02:27pm]

Anyone have Dar's new CD "The Promised Land" yet? I'm sure it's amazing and I can't wait to hear it!
3 comments|post comment

Dar's Birthday 2008 [04 Mar 2008|01:09pm]

Hi all - just wanted to say that Dar's birthday is coming up (April 19) and would like to invite you to participate in the 2008 Dar's Birthday Project! You can sign up at http://www.pledgebank.com/darsbirthday2008 and you can read more about the project at http://sagreen.tripod.com/dar/birthday

Hope you will join us!
post comment

DAR SHIRT FOR SALE [17 Nov 2007|03:47pm]

In the spirit of living a simpler life, I'm getting rid of things I've never worn. One of these things is an "are you out there" shirt. It's blue, a size medium (real size, not juniors size), and says "are you out there" on the front and on the back: "though the static walls surround me, you were out there, and you found me I was out here listening all the time...-Dar Williams" and has a radio tower behind it. Anyway, I'd love it to go to someone who will wear and enjoy it. I'd love to get $14 OBO (which would include shipping) for it. You can email me at erinfae@mtholyoke.edu. I recently left my job, so $10 pays for half my groceries for a week. It's a good situation. You get a shirt and I can buy butternut squash and tofu and eggs. Yes, a beautiful idea.

Thanks so much for reading
Erin Fae
1 comment|post comment

You know you're an obsessed Dar fan when... [01 Oct 2007|12:14pm]

[ mood | creative ]

You burst into song upon meeting someone from Iowa
You clap and cheer everytime you hear the word "babysitter"
You have been to Spring Street
You are a fan of at least one other bands/artist that you wouldn't have heard about if it hadn't been for Dar
You taught yourself to play guitar with one or more of her songs
You have asked your dad if you can be a Pagan
You bought (and read!) both of the Amalee books, even though you are over 25 years old
You tell people that you were the opposite gender as a child (i.e., if you are female, you say 'when I was a boy')
You don't go to therapy to find out if you're a freak, but you go for a "fifty-minute hour"
When your therapist says "Oh," you say "What, you think I'm angry? Does that mean you think I'm angry?"
You have protested the Treacherous Use of Fur
You want teenagers to kick your butt- unless, of course, they are "Teens For God"
You have called the moon
You went fishing in the morning, and you waded into the ocean in your workboots, and you learned the sea
When you babysit for the neighbor's kids, you dress like a hippy and teach them to make the peace sign

Can anyone think of some more? That's all I can come up with for now.

3 comments|post comment

Live Video for "As Cool As I Am" [13 Sep 2007|05:07pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

From the upcoming DVD, "Live at The Bearsville Theater":

We hope to add another song soon!

2 comments|post comment

Dar at Ravinia [10 Sep 2007|09:37pm]

Hello, fellow Dar fans!

I was lucky enough to see Dar live at Ravinia last Friday with thisisnotemily.  The performance was gorgeous, and so as not to forget it I wrote down the songs she played so that I could make a playlist.  The problem is, I simply can't remember the very first song she played.  Was anybody else at that concert, and could help me remember?  Thanks in advance.

x-posted to dar_williams
post comment

Dar DVD [15 Aug 2007|03:44pm]

[ mood | mellow ]

From darwilliams.com:

Announcing Dar Williams Live At Bearsville Theater, a live DVD coming October 16, 2007.  Stay tuned for complete track listing and ordering details!


post comment

bootlegs [12 Oct 2006|01:05pm]

Does anyone have live recordings Dar Williams concerts that are available for trade; or know where I can get some? 

1 comment|post comment

new community for Philadelphia-area folk music fans, musicians and events [25 May 2006|01:00am]

phillyfolkscene - for Philly-specific concert listings, and for discussion of Philly-area artists, venues and festivals.

Please feel free to check out this community, especially if you're in the Philadelphia area, and post your upcoming concert news, reviews of recent local shows, or concert photos (under a LJ-cut please.)  If you have any suggestions to expand the community profile, especially the interests list, please comment.  And if anybody would like to be a co-maintainer,  email me please. 

Thank you!


xposting to personal lj, folkfans, and assorted fan communities
1 comment|post comment

music this july in Seattle area [12 Apr 2006|12:14am]

Hi, fellow Dar fans. How's it going?

I'm a New Yorker and an acoustic music fan. I've just taken a summer job in Tacoma, WA, and I'm looking for advice from people familiar with the area (it's not far from Seattle, so info about Seattle counts, too). My biggest questions are twofold: can you point me in the direction of cool local acoustic music venues, and can you recommend some local singer/songwriters whose music I might be into?

Obviously, I'm looking for artists in the tradition of Dar. For reference, I'm also interested in the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Gregory Douglass, Eddie From Ohio, Girlyman, We're About 9, Robbie Schaefer, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Austin Willacy, Mieka Pauley, Richard Shindell, Tracy Chapman... you get the idea...

Thanks for the advice. Sorry for cross-posting.
-- Marisa

PS: Does anyone know when the 7/2 Indigo Girls tickets go on sale?
8 comments|post comment

[07 Apr 2006|11:52am]

Has anybody seen this? Freaking cool ;)

ETA: the sound should be turned on :)
5 comments|post comment

shot in a million [27 Mar 2006|12:34am]

while visiting a friend in philly a few weeks ago (loved it) we caught the dar show on the 12th at some venue in jersey (scottish...something..only been to jersey twice, so i had no clue where we were. all i remember is that it was a theatre, used more for plays and very lowkey shows).

regardless, there was this fantastic singer opening for her, john (g)______?, and i'm trying to remember who he was and kicking myself for not bringing this up earlier/writing down.

was anyone else at the show/have any clue as to whom i've been speaking?
7 comments|post comment

Apparently no Dar at FRFF this year :( [22 Feb 2006|01:17am]

[ mood | sad ]

Here's the FRFF newsletter from Anne Saunders x-posted from the dar-list (emphasis is mine):

Here is a copy of our first FRFF 06 Enewsletter for the list, and unfortunately this is not a Dar year for us, every 2-3 years is tho. Also, will be restarting our discussion group shortly via AOL groups, am starting a sign up via our website shortly since the group we had courtesy of an MIT grad student for several years is no more, Anne

Read more...Collapse )
1 comment|post comment

That's today, people! [26 Jan 2006|12:58am]

January 27th is the Second Annual

LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day!

Your normal life will be waiting for you when you get back. If you decide to come back.

(click for more info)
1 comment|post comment

[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]