Last night, I had the urge to watch and rewatch PJ Harvey’s 1995 video for “Down by the Water,” one of the creepiest songs of all time … OF ALL TIME! Maybe all the people wearing red for International Women’s Day reminded me of PJ’s satin dress.
“Down by the Water” was a single from Harvey’s third album, To Bring You My Love, which I listened to obsessively throughout 1995. I’ve wanted to see Harvey in concert since then, but I’ve missed every New York show. After watching the video a dozen times last night, I thought, “Maybe I’ll check for tour dates, just in case.” Lo and behold, there are two New York shows, and now I’m going to both! I always say it’s good to just go along with it when one’s mind wanders, but that’s in terms of creative work. Normally, my wandering mind doesn’t lead to concert tickets I’ve wanted for 22 years.
Harvey’s tour dates are listed in her Twitter header. Don’t miss her!