Saturday Music Interlude — Courtney Barnett performing Avant Gardener

Courtney Barnett hit the U.S. music scene from left field, actually from Down Under.  She is a singer-songwriter/poet who started her own label, Milk! Records.  In the words of Betty Clarke at The Guardian, “(Barnett’s) music is intoxicating, blending country, garage and grunge-indebted rhythms with frank, focused lyrics that turn the mundane profound.”  While the circumstances may not be exactly the same–“an anaphylactic panic-attack in the midst of an Australian heatwave”–we have all had days like this.