Postcards are a way of sending a short message, just enough to check in. Their shortness would seem to make them perfect for songs. Here is what three artists do with them.
Wendy Wall: Postcard to the Stars
I have previously told my Wendy Wall story here, and reviewed her latest album here. So suffice it to say, she is a favorite of mine.
Wall’s postcard is not bound for Hollywood. She sends it off into space, to whoever might be listening. The song is a humble account by one example of what it feels like to be human and on earth.
Mark Knopfler: Postcards From Paraguay
Mark Knopfler presents a white collar criminal, on the run and in a hurry. He must leave the scene of the crime now, and has not even the time to send a postcard.
Bare Naked Ladies: Another Postcard
Finally, Bare Naked Ladies find themselves on the receiving end of some very unusual fan mail.