|Example of Withershins, aka Widdershins|
This is my first ever post for Alphabe-Thursday as well!
It comes to you from Jenny at "off on my tangent" blog where I have been enjoying her Saturday Centus and thought I'd give this a try! If you want to join in, or check on other posts go here
My W for today is all about "Withershins, or Widdershins"
....which originally came to me from the album, Withershins.... and wondering how does a musical group decide to name their album something like Withershins? ...so I searched Withershins!
....it's an interesting word that means: advancing in an unfortunate direction, and traditionally was believed to be unlucky. Or a direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun, anti-clockwise. Contrary to REASON!...backwards......!
Old English - "backwards, (sdrawkcab) withershins" Icelandic "against" Danish and Swedish veder, More at wither, sense. Hmmm, and they thought this was a good title?!
But, originally this all began with the album Withershins, (and the hunt for a W word) and it is performed by an all sister band, (beautiful voices of) Asya, Chloe, and their younger sister, Maia joined their band in early 2007. Incidentally they do not give out their last name in interviews, and they named their band "Smoosh" (a long story about that) and are an American indie pop band from Seattle, Washington. The album Withershins was released on June 29th 2010.
and why not listen to a very lovely tune by......
Withershins Smoosh with their song"the World's Not Bad"
|The Album "Withershins" by the all sister band "Smoosh"|