Nice review of my “In Another World” album in Germany’s Folker Magazine

Positive Review of Marjorie Cardwell's  "In Another World" album, in Germany's Folker Magazine, January 2013

Review of In Another World in Germany’s Folker Magazine

Brief but glowing review in Folker magazine

There’s a nice review of my album in Folker magazine out of Germany this month! It translates, roughly, as follows:

“A Northern Irish woman, now living in in Australia, Marjorie has a great voice, and starts this cathartic album with the soul-stirring, un-self-pitying “Hole in My Head”, in which she addresses her  brain tumor that was diagnosed in early 2012, before embarking on a thoroughly positive album full of energetic folk, pop and rock oriented songs. Wonderful.”

Don’t forget the album is available directly from us  as a CD or download through Bandcamp at www.marjoriecardwell.com – however I’ll let you in on a secret: my CD is currently (Jan 2013) on sale at CD Baby so for a limited time you can get it for a really good price there… http://bit.ly/mccdbaby

Of course, if you prefer, it’s also on iTunes, Amazon and a lot of other download sites as well.

Many thanks to Peter Holmstedt of Hemifrån for passing my album along to Folker magazine!

~ Marjorie x

PS: The original review in German is: 

“Die Nordirin in Australien mit toller Stimme startet dieses kathartische Album mit dem anrührenden, keineswegs wehklagenden ‘Hole in My Head’, in dem sie ihren Anfang 2012 diagnostizierten Gehirntumor thematisiert, ehe sie dann ein durch und durch positives Album voller energiegeladener, musikalisch an Folkpop und -rock orientierten Songs startet. Bewundernswert.”

If you speak German and can help us with a smoother English translation we’d appreciate it!

 

 

Harpocrates – a Poem for Harpo Marx

Harpocrates

 How do I love Harpo Marx?
My word, the ways are many!
(Though words can’t tell the worth of him,
Who never needed any.)

 His language was a woman’s wig,
A pocketful of pasteboard –
That coat concealed a horn, a fish,
Three hundred knives, a washboard.

 His heart revealed his love for wife,
For life, for fun, for fairness,
For family, friends, for four bless’d kids:
All full of love’s awareness –

That every noise he made was smart
And every thing he touched was art.
Groucho wept when Harpo died,
But when he played, the angels cried.

by Marjorie Cardwell

A poem for Harpo Marx

2012

Harpo Marx of The Marx Brothers playing his favorite instrument, the harp.

When Harpo plays his harp…

This “20 Album” thingo off the top of my head (by Marjorie Cardwell)

One of those Facebook questions doing the rounds…

Larry Norman – Only Visiting This Planet
Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
Buzzcocks – Love Bites
The Beatles – Revolver
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers – Rock’n’Roll With The Modern Lovers
Alpha Band – Statue Makers of Hollywood
Elvis Presley – Gospel Album
Al Green – Belle Album
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong duets
Sam Phillips – Cruel Inventions
Hank Snow – The Day Tragedy Struck
Hank Williams – Greatest Hits
Ricky Nelson – Greatest Hits
George Jones – Greatest Hits
John Lennon – Rock and Roll
Neil Young – After the Goldrush
Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelly – best of
The Harder They Come – Soundtrack
American Grafitti – Soundtrack

 

SEE ALSO: DC’s Top 20 Albums

Big Quiz Thingo by Marjorie Cardwell

I answered one of these questionnaires on Facebook…

1. WHAT IS YOUR GIVEN NAME AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
My Christian name is Marjorie which means ‘pearl’. Pretty hideous, eh?
2. DO YOU LIKE YOUR NAME?
No. I only like it when French people say it and then it almost sounds nice.
3. IF YOU COULD PICK ANY NAME IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU PICK?
Ariane
4. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU CRY, WHAT MOVES YOU?
Injustice, cruelty, kindness.
5. ARE YOU RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED?
right
6. STAR TREK, STAR WARS, OR FIREFLY?
Star Trek.
7. WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVORITE FOODS?
Chips, Chocolate and Champagne.
8. DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING WITH CHILDREN?
I enjoy having a laugh with children.
9. WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?
Honesty, loyalty and fun.
10. WHAT TYPES OF HUMOR DO YOU ENJOY MOST?
The sort that incapacitates or surprises me.
11. LORD OF THE RINGS, HARRY POTTER, OR THE GOLDEN COMPASS?
The Lord Of The Rings…duh!
12. WHICH LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
English and French. Unlike Dave I wouldn’t presume to suggest I speak any German or Latin, although I should.
13. HAVE YOU EVER INTUITIVELY KNOWN ABOUT SOMETHING BEFORE IT HAPPENED?
All the time.
14. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR OR COLORS?
Yellow.
15. YOUR LEAST FAVORITE COLOR OR COLORS?
poop.
16. WHAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
Tried to beat a train by ducking through the barriers. It still makes me shiver
17. WHAT IS YOUR SILLIEST FEAR?
The word ‘tasty’.
18. YOU WOULD RATHER SWIM IN A SWIMMING POOL, LAKE, RIVER, OCEAN?
Pool.
19. FAVORITE CELEBRITY YOU’VE BEEN COMPARED TO?
No one. I’m only ever compared to embarrassing people, except for Wanda Jackson – that was cool
20. LEAST FAVORITE CELEBRITY YOU’VE BEEN COMPARED TO?
Rita McNeil
21. FAVORITE FILM: DRAMA?
Pirates of the Carribbean II
22. FAVORITE FILM: COMEDY?
Gregory’s Girl.
23. FAVORITE FILM: ACTION?
Once Upon A Time in Mexico
24. FAVORITE FILM: ROMANCE?
Indiscreet
25. FAVORITE FILM: DOCUMENTARY?
None
26. FAVORITE FILM: CHILDRENS?
Jungle Book because of Louis Prima
27. FAVORITE SOCIAL SITUATION?
bed
28. LEAST FAVORITE SOCIAL SITUATION?
Parties with people I don’t know and probably wouldn’t like if I did
29. THE CAUSE OR CAUSES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
The Word
30. THE CHARITY THAT YOU MOST RECENTLY DONATED TO?
Bushfire Appeal
31. STRANGEST CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER?
Tim Finn speaking gibberish to me in NZ.
32. QUALITIES YOUR FRIENDS SAY THAT THEY MOST VALUE IN YOU?
Enthusiasm
33. WHICH CULTURES INTEREST YOU MOST?
American and French
34. FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAVE VISITED?
France
35. PLACES THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT?
France
36. IF YOU COULD TALK WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY, WHO WOULD YOU PICK?
John
37. WHAT ARE YOU IGNORING RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO ANSWER THIS LIST?
Eastenders!
38. WHAT IS PLAYING ON THE TAPE/CD/MP3 IN YOUR CAR THESE DAYS?
Darts live in 1978
39. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Yellow
40. WHAT SKILLS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN THAT YOU HAVEN’T YET LEARNED?
Speaking French fluently.
41. DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Guitar although today I played piano for a bunch of year 7s and got away with it.
42. FAVORITE SMELLS?
David
43. FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITES?
Sitting.
44. FAVORITE LANDSCAPE AND CLIMATE?
Snow anywhere
45. HAIR COLOR?
Sort of light brown, dark blonde reddish in bits.
46. EYE COLOR?
Hazel/brown/green – it depends
47. WHAT IS THE LAST MOVIE YOU LOVED?
Slumdog Millionaire
48. ARE YOU A HUGGY PERSON?
Sometimes.
49. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU MOST RECENTLY READ?
The Gospel of John
50. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
The Bible
51. WHAT IS THE PICTURE ON YOUR WALL CALENDAR?
Something to do with chocolate
52. FAVORITE SOUNDS?
The Beatles
53. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
The Beatles
54. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can make children happy to be learning grammar. It’s very magical and scary.
55. DO YOU HAVE RECURRING DREAMS, OR A FAVORITE DREAM?
Levitating. Sometimes I’m convinced I actually can because I’ve done it so often in dreams.

– Marjorie