Thursday, November 09, 2017

Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Things Do Change and Things Do Get Better"

The Wild Reed's special countdown to tomorrow's release of Buffy Sainte-Marie's new album Medicine Songs continues with Stingray PausePlay's 2016 interview with Buffy one year after her album Power in the Blood won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.

For me, one of the most interesting things about this interview is Buffy's response to the question about what artist she'd like to see record one of her songs. She answers Adele. And the song she'd like Adele to record? It's "To the Ends of the World," which happens to be one of my favorite songs from Buffy's 2009 album Running for the Drum!

And, of course, as always, Buffy offers words of insight and hope, including those that make up the title of this post!

NEXT: Buffy Sainte-Marie's Medicine Songs

For previous posts in this series, see:
For Acclaimed Songwriter, Activist and Humanitarian Buffy Sainte-Marie, the World is Always Ripening
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "I'm Creative Anywhere"
Buffy Sainte-Marie Headlines SummerStage Festival in NYC's Central Park
Buffy Sainte-Marie, "One of the Best Performers Out Touring Today"
The Music of Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Uprooting the Sources of Disenfranchisement"

For The Wild Reed's special series of posts leading-up to the May 12, 2015 release of Buffy's award-winning album, Power in the Blood, see:
Buffy Sainte-Marie and That "Human-Being Magic"
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Lesson from the Cutting Edge: "Go Where You Must to Grow"
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Sometimes You Have to Be Content to Plant Good Seeds and Be Patient"
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in the Blood

For more of Buffy Sainte-Marie at The Wild Reed, see:
A Music Legend Visits the North Country: Buffy Sainte-Marie in Minnesota and Wisconsin – August 2016
Two Exceptional Singers Take a Chance on the "Spirit of the Wind"
Photo of the Day – January 21, 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize
Congratulations, Buffy
Happy Birthday, Buffy!
Actually, There's No Question About It
For Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Well-Deserved Honor
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Singing It and Praying It; Living It and Saying It
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Still Singing with Spirit, Joy, and Passion
Something Special for Indigenous Peoples Day
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "The Big Ones Get Away"

Recommended Off-site Link:
The Unbreakable Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Candid Conversation with the Resilient Songwriter and Activist – Whitney Phaneuf (Acoustic Guitar, January 18, 2017).

1 comment:

richi said...

hello from Madrid! i just found out about this blog. it looks really interesting. i'm gonna read everything you've posted about Buffy Sainte-Marie (i just totally love her. it's so good we're getting a new album today) and the rest of the blog too