Shaking off the funk, how Tsuru gets his groove back on, & Fall Of Spring by Lonely Drifter Karen

Photography by DocoPhoto

Oh man, I need some mojo, STAT!  You ever get like that, where gumption & you are strangers?  Yeah, I’m kinda there right now.  Don’t know if it’s just all. the. stuff. going. on. or if it’s just  a weekend of rain or if it’s just the denouement from so many exciting adventures???  Not sure, but your boy Tsuru is ready to shake off the funk!

Fortunately for me, there’s always the wonderful people of our community to help put a smile on my face, whether it be the fantastic people in Our Society (my interwebbal home, if you will), the awesome connections over at the twitters & facebooks (we got like 18 “likes” on our status update about being #1 on Elbows last week!  In internet points, that’s like 50!), or waking up to find a new post from one of our contributers (seriously, ari is like a venti cup o’ awesome!) WOOOOT!

Also, at the end of the day, there is the music.  Always the music.  If there is one thing I’ve learned in these years of bloggerin’ — BLOGGERIN’! WHAT’S YOUR PRICE FOR FLIIGHT! FOR FIIINDIN’ MIISTER RIIIGHT! It’ll be all right…….. tonight — is that if there is one constant, one thing I can always count on, one thing that will help me get my “groove back on” is that there is always, ALWAYS great new music to listen to and this time, it comes in the form of Fall Of Spring by Lonely Drifter Karen.

Now, I had/have no idea who or what a Lonely Drifter Karen is, it sounds like the nickname for that kind of girl, the hippie nomad of yesteryear, primed for a some horror movie character to pick-off somewhere in the middle of a crappy matinee flick.

*Begin scene*

Karen was a lonely drifter, wandering & hitchhiking her way across the country and back, where ever her heart or the wind would lead her.

Ch-ch-ch-ch Ha-ha-ha-ha Ch-ch-ch-ch Ha-ha-ha-ha

“What’s that nois–”

*machete plunges into Karen from a masked man*

A look of surprise & terror as she gives out a silent scream before crumpling to her death.

*End Scene*

I assumed this was not the case for this band so I went to the most respectable place I know for information, youtube, and I found all this!  It’s like an AV Club Secret Santa Xmax Gift Exchange!


WOO!  I’m sensing a definitely cutesy Francophile-type vibe — what the hell is that supposed to me? — involving clever instrumentation & maybe a bicycle!  So, a load up of the and “Dis-In-Motion” starts off quietly & stark, there’s a sense of the carnival, some theatric, something involving a ferris wheel maybe, going on.  In fact, the song play likes a date to the carnival!


Oh wait, no, not THAT kinda sound, more like a Parisian carnival, all sepia tone with muted colours.  More Amelie than Kenny Loggins (“Dangerzone era, not hippie era).

Though, I do suddenly have an urge to hear a really bad 80’s montage. This will do:

Niiiiice.  So many memories.  Lonely Drifter Karen is nothing like that, so go have a listen, I’m going to go find a Tab.

1. Dis-In-Motion
2. Show Your Colours
3. Russian Bells
4. Railroad
5. Ready To Fall
6. Something’s Scorching
7. A Roof Somewhere
8. Julien
9. Eventually
10. Side By Side
11. Wonderous Ways
12. Seeds (feat. Emily Jane White)

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3 comments for “Shaking off the funk, how Tsuru gets his groove back on, & Fall Of Spring by Lonely Drifter Karen

  1. April 27, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    i am smitten for her beautiful/funky voice.

    good luck with the funk.

    xo Alison

  2. April 29, 2010 at 1:50 AM

    That bikes vid is serious HAWTSAUCE..!!

  3. April 30, 2010 at 2:11 AM

    wow nice info man.

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