Black Cloud Marc Silvers Favorite in Washington Post Express

Express columnists aren’t automatons who output opinions or dispense advice, then turn off for the week (even if they may sometimes feel that way). They all watch television, for instance. And futz around on the Internet. Some of them even read books and eat food! For the last Express of the year, they were each commanded to reveal their favorite diversions of 2011.

It reads:

Davina Sowers, of Davina and the Vagabonds.

“Black Cloud” by Davina and the Vagabonds: Davina Sowers is many women in one: Betty Boop, Mae West, rollicking blues-tinged pianist, vaudevillian show-off. She shines like a slightly wacky star on her new album, especially on the title song, in which she seductively petitions “Mr. Lucky Man” to remove the Black Cloud that hangs over her light.

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