Cry Over This

Crowded House song Together Alone is what British music blogger Paul Sinclair wants played at his funeral. Sinclair chose the track as part of the Guardian series ‘Six Songs of Me’. “The lyrics deal with death and separation and the song has a very earthy spiritual feel to it since it features a New Zealand Maori choir and log drummers,” Sinclair says. “It’s such a moving song – Neil Finn is one of the best songwriters on the planet, but it has never really been trendy to like Crowded House even though the Together Alone album was one of the finest records of the 1990s. Anyone who is not crying at my funeral will be when they hear this.”


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…