April 13, 11:47 AM
Natalie Merchant, formerly of 10,000 Manaics, has finally come up with another solo album after nine years of silence on that front.
Her two-disc Leave Your Sleep dropped today with 26 tunes focused on the once 10,000 Maniacs front woman’s musical interpretation of poetry.
Merchant focuses on the works on 27 lauded and enduring United States and British poets from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Among them are Ogden Nash, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Edward Lear.
The last effort by Natalie Merchant was Motherland, released in 2001. A talented singer/songwriter, this musical lifer Natalie joined 10,000 in 1981 while a college student, and stayed with the group until 1993.
October 26th, 1963
10 + 26 +1+9+6+3 = 55 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Insight. Clarity. Brilliance. Reading & writing. Mindfulness. Philosophy. Brainstorming. Cogitate. Words. Definition. Dictionary. Encyclopedia. Reference. Answers. Solutions. Problem solving. Proprietary. Patent. Copyright. Publisher. Writer. Author. Books. Manuscript. Screenplay. Plays. Novels. Literacy. Wordsmith. Contents. Comprehension. Cognition. Intellect. Intelligence. The mind. The brain. Cerebral. Synapse. Thoughts. Ideas. Notion. Vocabulary. Spelling. Discernment. (In)correct. Right/wrong. Clear. Perception. Realizations. Brainpower. Strong mind. Open-minded. Broad-minded. Think. Use your mind. Open your mind. Free thinking. Open your eyes. Eyes wide open. I can see clearly now. I get it. Knowledge is power. Those who can read see twice as well. A way with words. Food for thought. Feeding your mind. Two heads are better than one. By writing we learn to write. Putting pen to paper. Pad of paper. Original ideas. New ideas. Put your thinking cap on. Problem solving. Mental processing. That’s the idea. That’s my idea. Clearheaded. Clearing your mind. Clear blue skies.
10 + 26 +2+0+0+9 = 47 = her personal year (from October 26th, 2009 to October 25th, 2010) = The future. Tomorrow. Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Legendary. Notable. Noteworthy.
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