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KT Tunstall — Beauty Of Uncertainty
Album: Drastic Fantastic
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I need a mirror
In the eyes of a man
I need no protection from my
Bulletproof plan

Cause I've got a ticket
For all that I lack
You might think that I'm gone for good
But I know that I'm coming back

Sit at my table
Sip from my bowl
I feel like I know you now
And I will do until I get old

You might not see me
Or trust that I'll stay
But there's no sense in traveling
If we've already been that way

Night is an adder
Hidden in grass
Bite like her life depends on it
And waits to see how long you last
But you know better
You stand your ground
It might just sting a little
B'she knows you're sticking around

The beauty of uncertainty (beauty of uncertainty)[x8]
(beauty of uncertainty)
aah-aah, Ooo-oo-oo-oooo-ooo
Oooo-oo-ooo-oo-ooo-oo
Aaaah-ohowoh-oowoooh-
Aaaah-ohowoh-oowaaah
Aaaah-ohowoh-oowoooh
Ohowoh-oowoooh
Ohowoh-oowoooh
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Esta melodia faz me lembrar a musica dos Morcheeba mas em melhor ^^
Another song no one will play except RP.  This not always a good  thing.  Why is that?
One of the few times I've used PSD because whatever plays will be literally better than nothing.
 geodesmo wrote:
Music just stopped, I was about to refresh my browser and I see previous comments about a dead spot in the broadcast.   Seems you have a gremlin Bill!

 
For what it's worth, I got dead air here too.
 geodesmo wrote:
Music just stopped, I was about to refresh my browser and I see previous comments about a dead spot in the broadcast.   Seems you have a gremlin Bill!

 

Yes, it did.  And I'm clicking & clicking & K.T. isn't coming back.  OK, now it is.


Music just stopped, I was about to refresh my browser and I see previous comments about a dead spot in the broadcast.   Seems you have a gremlin Bill!


 BillG wrote:

Fixed. Sorry about that.
 
Bit abrupt again today, sorry
 AquaChick wrote:
Really, it does cut off...please fix - thanks!
 
Fixed. Sorry about that.
Really, it does cut off...please fix - thanks!
Since it always cuts out, then its just not worth playing it Bill.
 MiloD wrote:

same thing happened here too

 
And again today, barring other network issues.
  that guitar too big for you KATIE.. {#Mrgreen}
 LowPhreak wrote:

Yeah just happened on my end too.

wtf Bill?

 
same thing happened here too
 alisathegreat wrote:
Love this song, but it seems to cut out after about two minutes... heard it 2x now doing it in the same place. Please fix, Bill!

 
Yeah just happened on my end too.

wtf Bill?

Songs (2016)  KURT COBAIN by LOVEMAYU

In music happens a little bit of everything, sometimes we're surprised positively and others negatively. On this songs i was surprised also. Negatively. Songs (if you can call!!) commonplace and slight pop sounds continuously and unabashedly vulgar and lightly softened up. This happens when KT career pointed to an increase of quality of content and attitude in the music. Why is this now? There may be several reasons, but i only can think of for now, may have to do with specific options and opportunism of market, mundane and ordinary contents to more easily penetrate the youth market (which eventually produces more sales). Makes sense and is it worth an artist allowed to do this? On the one hand, you can do it or not, to me it's a preventable error, at this stage of the championship of the career of an artist with 41 years of age, no longer is a child. Even that resulting additional profits, not being sure that happens. On the other hand, leads us to question the goals of the artist. Artistic integrity? or market purposes?
So we conclude that way: the artists also have the right to their temporary musical zany antics and rantings, for reasons that transcend the objectives, or merits, or artistic quality. Therefore commercial.
And, if perhaps, this means a "artistic somersault" to continue in the future, so it might not be a bad idea this artist devote to cooking......
Wonder fella (Smileys) by EhsartemNote: This cd KIN. hasn't shown up here, and it's good to continue, and if it happens, it will be for the same reasons described above related.

   
        
               

Love this song, but it seems to cut out after about two minutes... heard it 2x now doing it in the same place. Please fix, Bill!
Tres agréable à l'écoute, belle voix et mélodie sympathique.
 
my kinda gal
 
{#Sunny}
!
The beauty of uncertain tea
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers/guide/tea.shtml

Well played KT!  {#Sunny}
Something about this tune reminds me of a Yo La Tengo song. Forget the name.
 shakitten wrote:
Is KT getting influenced by PT? I like it!
 
Interesting comment, sha! {#Think}
That first moment when her voice enters ——- jeez. WOW! 
love this

and yes! {#Arrowd}
Is KT getting influenced by PT?

I like it!
The beauty grows as the song progresses..{#Daisy}
 Atlantis wrote:

Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.

 

What do you call a statistician?  Someone good with numbers but who doesn't have the personality for accounting.  Nyuck nyuck nyuck.
I like the tunes I've heard from KT. She's soulful and sometimes rocks out, but she's not as angsty as Adele and Florence (and the Machine).
As the story (song) unfolds it becomes more and more intense and the finish is spectacular.
We are enjoying this.
 ziakut wrote:
That is one huge guitar!
 
...or one small woman :o)

That is one huge guitar!

KT Tunstall and Luke Bullen by Cape Farewell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/capefarewell/

KT Tunstall and Luke Bullen in the Arctic with Cape Farewell on the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition. Photo: Nathan Gallagher

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Never been much of a fan, but there is no doubting her wailability.

KT Tunstall On Scotland (CBS)
Anthony Mason talks with KT Tunstall about her overnight success as a musician and her Scottish roots.

"It's funny that she actually really looks like her mother when she was adopted :/  But how lovely are her rents?! (:  I adore KT, she's just so real. "      dorkslashloserrr

 


 a_genuine_find wrote:
KT ROCKED NEW YORK LAST NIGHT!!
THANKS KT & CREW!!

 
oh .... {#Redface} THANKS RP! 
KT ROCKED NEW YORK LAST NIGHT!!
THANKS KT & CREW!!

{#Music}sings as if she's right next to my ear...I can feel her breath {#Hearteyes}


 vit wrote:
Anybody who's so introspective as to  have to sing about how much they need a mirror can sing it to somebody else.
 
Oh, the audacity!  Perish the thought of songwriters being introspective.

Love everything she does except the Black Horse. Acoustic Extravaganza is one of my most played albums.


 nerakdon wrote:
Creepy, but good.
 
Exactly. 7?

That cover just doesn't fit what I've heard from this CD - I would have guessed 1984 without listening first
Creepy, but good.

The Tunstall 4 by ~justelfmusic
©2008-2010 ~justelfmusic

So then, the band..

Sam Lewis on guitar on the left
Obviously KT Tunstall on vocals and guitar
Kenny Dickenson (who went mental and broke a fluffy drumstick) on keyboard, trumpet and some other stuff
Luke Bullen on drums (
drummer and percussionist, joined Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros)
Arulf Linder on bass and cello
Plus Cat Sforza and Gita Harcourt as backing vocals




Night is an adder
Hidden in grass. . .

 a_genuine_find wrote:
KT singing

Beauty eh, no uncertainty.
 


 a_genuine_find wrote:
KT singing
 
Absolutely nothing to say.

Just like having this pic at the top of the page.

Didn't know that KT had this range.  
A nice alterantive to the pop-pop- poppy stuff... ..
I was really suprised to find out this song was by Her as i really can't stand her music as i am so used to hearing here crappy songs played to death on crappy commercial radio stations.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
KT singing
 
Drastically Fantastic...

She makes me feel like a 13 year old boy again...
 TimeWaster wrote:
Anyone else think that this could be on a Zero 7 album?
  Good call ...


KT singing
 Moak wrote:
I hate uncertainty...but am head over heels for KT and everything she has written to date.
 
 {#Clap} I agree with you on both counts! 
 planet_lizard wrote:
Fair point - I'm nostalgic for the days I lived in the middle of the bush for 10 years with no radio and no TV and just a regular supply of CDs sent by friends - pure, uncluttered listening, free of overplay and opinion. It saddens me that I don't sit down and listen to a whole album so often these days. Life back amongst civilisation is too fragmented.

 

I had a friend who did exactly that, and I'm nostalgic for the days when I used to accompany him to HMV on his occasional trips home and help him fill up a shopping trolly with CDs and then watch the look of amazement on the shop assistant's face.

Nice to have him around again though.

I really like the way this piece builds up.
 Atlantis wrote:

Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.

 
 I disagree completely with the first two sentences, but the last metaphor is funny! {#Roflol}

This song is really growing on me, as is KT herself. Edging towards a nine and a bit of a crush... {#Hearteyes}

Mrowl! I love a strong woman with a big instrument :o). Crass innuendo aside, I've always thought that KT is one Fife's better exports, together with Ian Rankin and King Creosote (a childhood mate of hers), with intelligent music and a strong voice, and this number reinforces that view. I must get my mitts on this CD at some point. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

Edit: I bought this CD up in Orkney a few weeks back, and it's the dog's bollox, every song a cracker. And yes, I'd have bought it even without herself and her big instrument and kinky boots on the cover, honest :o)

If she does more stuff like this, that shows what an appealing vocalist she can be, she could quite possibly turn me into a fan.  Certainly got tired of her other, overplayed stuff.
Another artists I seriously didn't get the first time I saw her (saw her Jools Holland solo thing with the delay pedal).  But then perhaps this album is just that much better material?  Not sure.  Liking what I've heard recently though.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Lovely chord changes.  I like this song .. very calming and peaceful ...
 

Similar progression is found in 'Wicked Game'
Misterfixit wrote:
Lovely chord changes. I like this song .. very calming and peaceful ...

Thanks, I agree.

 patrick_larson wrote:
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Woops. Fell asleep.
 

Funny Patrick, I really LOL'ed on that one.
 Atlantis wrote:

Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.

 

Which makes it just fine for me as I do my debits and credits . . .  {#Wave}

Man, that bass looks like it weighs more than she does!!! Good tune. 8
 I'd tell you how wrong you are, but subtlety is obviously lost on ya.  

Atlantis wrote:

Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.
 


 jlind wrote:
Very radioheady, although not quite as good
 

Naw .... this has an actual melody.
 Atlantis wrote:

Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.

 

This comment annoys me so much, on so many levels,  I'm going to increase my rating from 8 to 10. {#Razz}

( I'm an accountant; I adore KT Tunstall; this song is beautiful and poetic; the comment's hideous grammar)


Very radioheady, although not quite as good
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Woops. Fell asleep.
Lovely chord changes.  I like this song .. very calming and peaceful ...
 Hannio wrote:


Not enough cowbell for you?
 
Not enough anything, mate.  It is so bland and lifeless.  If song's were occupations, this one would be accountancy.

I am SO SICK of hearing KT Tunstall over and over and over and over and over.  PLEASE - there are MUCH better artists out there to listen to.

a solid NEGATIVE 2 just due to the number of times we are subjected to hearing her.

 Atlantis wrote:
Yup, this would be my nominee for the dullest song ever award.
 

Not enough cowbell for you?
I hate uncertainty...but am head over heels for KT and everything she has written to date.
Anyone else think that this could be on a Zero 7 album?
Too bad radio burned some of her stuff right on out, but there is clearly something sweet and deep at work and going on here...YES 
Haven't been much into her, but I certainly like this!
Anybody who's so introspective as to  have to sing about how much they need a mirror can sing it to somebody else.
I like everything of hers except that woohoo song
Yup, this would be my nominee for the dullest song ever award.
Lovely song.
Wow. I had no idea that was her. She does have a good singing voice!
yeah...she nurtures my addiction to pop songs with trick lyrics....my lasting guilty pleasure...
KT Tunstall is the most refreshingly unique voice to come along in many years. You might be able to name an artist that sounds remotely similar to her, but no one sounds just like her. Her unique voice alone has earned her a singular spot in the music industry. Add to that the absolutely great songs that will stand the test of time and the performances that she delivers, I get excited every time she turns up on RP or anywhere else.
1wolfy wrote:
Only one thought comes to my mind....Lovely... :hearteyes:
Indeed. This is great stuff.
Only one thought comes to my mind....Lovely... :hearteyes:
alph wrote:
I agree with you to an extent; but somehow, pop music always manages to invade your life, no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
Fair point - I'm nostalgic for the days I lived in the middle of the bush for 10 years with no radio and no TV and just a regular supply of CDs sent by friends - pure, uncluttered listening, free of overplay and opinion. It saddens me that I don't sit down and listen to a whole album so often these days. Life back amongst civilisation is too fragmented.
planet_lizard wrote:
So don't listen to FM radio. Overplaying only spoils music for you if you are listening.
I agree with you to an extent; but somehow, pop music always manages to invade your life, no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
auburntigerrich wrote:
My only regret is that her first album was mangled and raped by FM radio.
So don't listen to FM radio. Overplaying only spoils music for you if you are listening.
GREAT KT Track. I like the wailing at the end
The ugliness of boring songs.
KT Tunstall on going green Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has become one of a growing number of performers who are making their concerts greener. klik the link above to watch a recent interview on Scottish Television about this ever pertinent issue. Good on ya KT! :clap:
mirror in my eyes KT
My only regret is that her first album was mangled and raped by FM radio. I'll call back to the "creamy and rusty" comment... that sums it up. Katie rocks the house.
rickhoran wrote:
talk about shoving an artist down the listener's throat. Good grief, it seems i have to hear something from this cd at least 3 times a day. And its so mediocre.
U could quit whining and mute or log off, whatever!
mattt wrote:
Is this a Chinese eye chart? It is eye ART.
iamkevin wrote:
please,this child was lied too.she has no talent.
More than me, who is to criticise? I like her singing.
please,this child was lied too.she has no talent.
Mewsique wrote:
Creamy and rusty at the same time!!!!
and just a touch of Morcheeba
a_genuine_find wrote:
Is this a Chinese eye chart?
Mewsique wrote:
Creamy and rusty at the same time!!!!
nice description!
Creamy and rusty at the same time!!!!
a_genuine_find wrote:
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. High and low depend on each other. Before and after follow each other. Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn't possess, acts but doesn't expect. When her work is done, she forgets it. That is why it lasts forever.
Well, crap. So much for rating the song... :grumpy:
madaxeman wrote:
Here in Scotland, we call them "Shag me boots" Katie MUST know that :naughty:
and it's a bad thing because...
I am liking her more and more, this song is deeper than pop. Hopefully she will continue to get better and better, she is very talented.
DoctorHooey wrote:
I take the opposite approach. I'm very happy when someone I've discovered outside of the mainstream gets well-dserved recognition. That means they'll make more records, and will have an audience for the work that I admire.
Thank you... I hate the 'lets keep it to ourself' mentality that is so prevalent around here...
out_to_lunch wrote:
Are they still saying not in germany? I know Hasselhoff is big....
....actually, he's NOT. Myth.
rickhoran wrote:
really? i guess that explains the cd cover pose.
The cover art does not do the music justice. It simply doesn't fit.
:yell:KT is a great talent!! :yell: Go to the Netherlands
This is actually the best thing I have heard from her.
EssexTex wrote:
She has substance...and depth
really? i guess that explains the cd cover pose.
She has substance...and depth
talk about shoving an artist down the listener's throat. Good grief, it seems i have to hear something from this cd at least 3 times a day. And its so mediocre.
auburntigerrich wrote:
I wish ClearChannel had never found her; now the secret is out. Somehow, a hidden diamond artist is more appealing to me than the same artist after being ransacked by national publicity. This is brilliantly arranged. 8 bonus points to Katie for the buildup.
I take the opposite approach. I'm very happy when someone I've discovered outside of the mainstream gets well-dserved recognition. That means they'll make more records, and will have an audience for the work that I admire.
Mack wrote:
Is the guitar huge? or Is the girl tiny? :think:
Not sure why they went with a fire bird BASS?!
She's coming along nicely!
This song gets better and better the more I hear it...very haunting and... beautifully uncertain?