It’s late in a day that saw us spend about 11 hours out working in the yard today. A hot, sunny, windy, glorious Manitoba spring day. Our neighbourhood has 115-year-old elm trees which are awesome, but this is not so awesome for the lawn. The grass struggles to grow and has done so for the 18 years we’ve lived here. Today we, along with two other couples on the street, shared the rental of a dethatcher and aerator. Two passes of the dethatcher, each pass followed by raking, then aerating, followed by more raking, then spreading manure all over the grass, followed by grass seed and fertilizer. And now, watering it all.

Photo of a newly-seeded lawn.
Some of our yard work today. More to come.

So, I’m going to lean on my ever-reliable Guy Garvey to come through with a tune since I’m knackered, as he might say. 

I believe today’s selection may have been a listener’s recommendation to Garvey; on Sunday, he featured the song “Bare,” by Rosie Carney, who I’d never heard of before. As it played, I was confident I knew the voice. Then I realized she sounded just like a voice I’ve known for many years; I could picture the artist, but it took a while to recall the name — Jane Siberry, an eclectic, art-rock/electronic artist from Canada who I listened to a fair bit in the early 1980s.  She was well-known for the song, “Calling All Angels,” which appeared on the soundtrack for a TV program, In Search of Angels. Siberry was not at all popular with my “friends 2.0,” so it was usually solo listening sessions where I’d hear her.

Anyway, I find Carney’s voice to be an almost identical match to Siberry’s. What do you think?

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the audio for the song from Rosie Carney’s official YouTube channel:

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